Public Health & Quality of Life | 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste
Join us for a month-long dialogue on public health and quality of life as frameworks for waste management in June, 2014.
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In June, 2014, through four live online panel discussions including some of the leading thinkers on waste, public health and quality of life, we will explore short, medium and long term solutions to waste management for public health and quality of life using examples from selected locations around the world.
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At be Waste Wise, we want to hear what is relevant and interesting for you. Based on your priorities and suggestions, we are bringing together some of the best waste management experts, thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the following four topics:
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The exert panel will reflect on the arrival of plastics in the marine environment, consider how we got here and most importantly what we can do, with insights on a number of global projects and local innovations.
Paul Dumble, Independent Waste Systems Specialist
Paul Dumble is an independent waste systems specialist with over 40 years of experience ranging from research, development, production and distribution of industrial, building and FMCG retail products, to the circular economy, waste, resource and emissions management. As an international player, he works at country level advising government entities on policy and strategy implementation of sustainable waste management systems. He is a reviewer and author contributing to waste issues in regional and global UN Environment /IPCC publications and is currently engaged in providing technical assistance to the DFID marine plastic waste project in Vanuatu and the lead author (with two brilliant co-authors) of the Waste Management Outlook for West Asia.
Libby Peake, Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance
Libby Peake is senior policy adviser on resource stewardship at Green Alliance, a UK based independent charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment. There, she works closely with other NGOs, academics and businesses to promote better use of resources throughout the economy. This includes managing the Circular Economy Task Force, a forum for policy, innovation and business thinking on efficient resource use in the UK. She is an expert and trusted commentator on resources and waste topics including: plastic; ecodesign; chemicals regulation; resource efficiency; and recycling. Before joining Green Alliance, Libby spent ten years at environmental publishing house Resource Media.
Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery
Adam Read is the moderator of this interaction. He is the Director of External Affairs at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery. Adam has specialized in waste management policy development, strategic decision-making, behaviour change, procurement and training for the last 19 years, first as a municipal waste management officer, then as a University based researcher, and for the last 12 years as a consultant working globally on waste services and strategies.
Acknowledgements: Natali Ganfer is the research consultant for this Public Health & Quality of Life theme, which is a part of the 2014 Global Dialogue on Waste. She structured the panels and helped conduct a survey to choose the panels.
Maria Tsakona is the Curator of this theme. She has been involved since this theme was just an idea and made periodic contributions to making the theme possible. She also helped structure the panels and suggested appropriate panelists for each topic.
We want to thank Mr. N. C. Vasuki (Former President of ISWA) for his continuing contributions to bridge the waste solutions expertise gap worldwide. He inspired the idea of conducting a discussion on the relevance of sanitary landfills in low and middle income countries.
We would also like to thank Dr. Nicolas Escalante (Universidad de los Andes) for continuing to provide inputs through surveys, and Dr. Mario Russo (IPVC, APESB, ISWA), Ann J. Reier (Philips Healthcare), Jonathan Rivin (University of Wisconsin), Nelson Gouveia (Universidade de São Paulo), Andrea Atzori (Bacino PD 2) and Victor Nascimento (INPE) for taking the time to tell us their priorities for this theme.