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Role of Academia in Development of Effective Waste Management Infrastructure in India

academia in waste management
Organized on Aug 16th, 2023

The goal of the triple helix of academia, governments, and industrial organizations is to create knowledge and speed up innovation in order to address the current global difficulties of waste management. Governments provide legal protections for contacts and exchanges between the other two sectors; organizations serve as the setting for the production of goods and services, and academia serves as a hub for the development of cutting-edge knowledge and innovations. Ideally for academia, the expansion of the body of literature that supports more effective waste management includes the production of patents, initiatives of startups, the development of legislation, governmental measures, and the writers’ own experience.
This webinar talks about the key initiatives that academia can develop for the implementation and development of waste management in India, as well as how successfully academia is currently able to emphasize the adoption of sustainable solutions and technologies for treating waste as a resource, avoiding its disposal in landfills through research and development and awareness practices.

Prasad Modak, MD @Environmental Management Centre & Director @Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation Management Centre
Dr. Prasad holds a total experience of more than 40 years with specialties in Environmental policy, Environmental assessment, ESG at financing institutions, business and sustainability, the circular economy, and capacity building in environmental management. Dr. Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multilateral, and bilateral developmental institutions in the world.

Chetan Zaveri, VP Environment @ AECOM
Mr. Zaveri is a registered professional engineer (India), holding a MSCE (USA) and a Bachelor’s in chemical engineering (India). He is a board-certified environmental engineering member (BCEEM) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in the specialty of hazardous waste management, Solid Waste management, and Remediation by Eminence. He is also a recipient of the International Waste Manager (International Status) title from ISWA, Austria.

Indumathi M. Nambi, Professor & Researcher @IIT Madra & Founder @Waste Chakra

She is a professor with a demonstrated history of working in multiple areas of Environmental Engineering, including technology development in water, wastewater, and waste treatment, resource recovery from industrial waste, sustainability, and environmental impact assessment. She is a strong education professional with a PhD focused on Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. She is the program coordinator of the Carbon Zero Challenge, an eco-technology and entrepreneurship contest.

Moderator- Dr Brajesh Kr Dubey, Professor @IIT Kharagpur
Prof Brajesh Kr. Dubey is presently Professor – Circular Engineering, Dept of Civil Engg, Chair – School of Water Resources at the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), India. Dr. Dubey has over 17 years (post PhD) of socially focused applied research experience within the broad fields of environmental, sustainable/resilient systems and circular economy approaches, addressing the nexus among sustainability, resiliency, infrastructure, waste, energy, health, and the environment including advocating the need of science-based policy. 

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