Recycle and MPIWMS International Conference on Waste Management.

One of the major environmental problems faced by India is solid waste management. India lacks appropriate strategies, methods for mobilization of financial resources and the necessary infrastructure for organized waste management. This leads to low collection coverage, especially in poor or marginal areas of the cities, and to uncontrolled disposal. In India, approximately 36.5 million tonnes of solid waste is generated annually and only about 10-40% of the municipal budget is utilized for solid waste management. Up to 50% of the waste generated daily remained uncollected in the cities; the remaining waste is collected irregularly, dumped in an uncontrolled manner, or burnt on vacant plots or on the outskirts of cities. This widespread practice leads to significant health hazard to for the population and to a rapid degradation of the urban environment. The Symposium is a forum to deliberate upon several aspects of Solid Waste Management such as: Status of Solid Waste Management in India, Environmental Impact, Technologies available for Waste Minimization and Utilization, Energy from Waste, Modern Techniques of Waste Management, Innovative Solutions, Sustainable Solutions, successful Public Private Partnerships etc

TEQIP PROGRAMS Solid Waste Management- Challenges and Opportunities.


The programme aimed to give technical know-how relating to integrated solid waste management approaches that are being used in implementation of solid waste projects for the participate belong to faculty members of engineering colleges and polytechnics as well as for participants from ULBs (Municipal corporations). The participants were exposed to the concept of integrated solid waste management (ISWM) and technical and governance elements of ISWM. Participant understood the technical know-how relating to ISWM approaches that are being used in implementation of solid waste projects. During the QIP course, a lot of interactions took place between the faculty members and the participants, both from ULBs and academia. This resulted in more ULBs-academia interaction on practical problems. Interactions with participants from academic institutions explored the possibility of starting new courses on ISWM for undergraduate students and holding continuing education programs and dissemination of knowledge to other academic institutions. The institutions, sponsoring the participants, have established networking with the host IIT and other engineering colleges. This will result in increased flow of knowledge among the institutions with possible collaborative research work. These institutions can start new courses on SWM, based on the knowledge and exposure gained by the participants by attending the QIP course. ULBs will benefit with the technical know-how relating to ISWM approaches. The participants were exposed to the analysis of solid waste and compost in the laboratory and different types of composting techniques i.e. rotary drum and vermicomposting.


Events Organised

1. National Round-table technical meet on “Hybrid Renewable Energy Sources for Public Transportation Systems” 11 - 13 October, 2010 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

2. QIP-STC on ‘Integrated Solid Waste Management” 9-13 January 2012 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

3. “Environmental Awareness Campaign” 7-8 April, 2012 at Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

4. “Symposium on Solid Waste Management at IIT Guwahati (RECYCLE 2013)” 6th April 2013 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

5. “Annual Symposium on Solid Waste Management (RECYCLE 2014)” 6th April 2014 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

6. “RECYCLON” An Event on Waste Management, 4th November 2014 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

7. TEQIP-STC on ‘Solid Waste Management- Challenges and Opportunities” 12-14 January 2015 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

8. “Symposium on Management and Procurement of Integrated Waste Management System” 06-07 Feb. 2015 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

9. TEQIP-STC on ‘Biological Treatment of Solid Waste” 8-10 February 2016 at Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

10.“International Conference on Waste Management (RECYCLE 2016)” 1-2 April 2016 at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.

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