THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE 2ND WORLD CONFERENCE ON WASTE MANAGEMENT 2021

The 2nd World Conference on Waste Management 2021 (WCWM 2021) which was held from 04th and 05th March 2021 in Virtually, Under the theme “Towards a Sustainable Future Through Circular Economy”. The conference was hosted by Association for Environment Management and Sustainability and Tsinghua University, China. INSEE Eco cycle was the Main Sponsor and International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) was the Main Organizing body.

WCWM 2021 covered a range of disciplinary areas such as policy and law, newest interdisciplinary approaches in Waste Management and Recycling, career and employment opportunities, to name a few along with the speeches from renowned speakers representing both academia and industry who are experts in waste management., The conference also offered a global platform to create new contacts in the field of Waste Management and Recycling by providing valuable networking time. The conference welcomed 40+ participants from 15 countries around the world.

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INAUGURATION CEREMONY

The opening remarks of WCWM 2021 were made by the Conference Co-Chairs Assoc. prof. Dongbei YUE (Dean, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China) and Dr. Randika Jayasinghe (Head of the Department, Department of Biosystems Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura together and representing main sponsor INSEE Eco cycle Lanka, the director Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara address the gathering together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Conference Convener/Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

KEYNOTE FORUM AND PLENARY SPEECH

The Keynote forum was one of the significant sessions of the Conference and it was enlightened by Prof. Ajith de Alwis, from Sri Lanka (Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Ministry of Science Technology and Research) under the title “Being Sensitive to Waste as a Resource: The Way Forward to Go Circular!” and Emma Burlow (Founder, Lighthouse Sustainability) from United Kingdom under the title Creating a More Circular Economy from Theory to Practice” and Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara from Sri Lanka (Director, INSEE Eco cycle Lanka) (Private) Limited) under the title of ‘Transforming to a Circular Economy, Practical Implementations of Waste Management in Sri Lanka’.

Plenary Speeches were delivered by, Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan from Northeastern University, United States under the title Aligning Financial Returns and Well-Being: Life Cycle Thinking”. Eng (Dr) A.G. Thusitha Sugathapala from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka under the title of ‘Role of Circular Economy in Environment Management of Cities & Human Settlements’ and Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara from Deakin University, Australia under the title of “Circular Economy – Measuring Alternatives and Enabling Uptake”

prof ajith de alwis waste management conference

Prof. Ajith de Alwis


[ Keynote Speaker ]

Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI)
Ministry of Science Technology and Research
Sri Lanka

mr. sanjeewa chulakumara

Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara


[ Keynote Speaker ]
Director, INSEE Eco cycle Lanka (Private) Limited,
Sri Lanka.

head of circular economy, resource futures united kingdom

Emma Burlow


[ Keynote Speaker ]

Head of Circular Economy, Resource Futures,
United Kingdom

dr. madhavi venkatesan

Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan


[ Plenary Speaker ]

Northeastern University,
United States.

eng (dr) a.g. thusitha sugathapala

Eng (Dr) A.G. Thusitha Sugathapala


[ Plenary Speaker ]

University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka.

dr. mayuri wijayasundara

Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara


[ Plenary Speaker ]
Deakin University,
Australia.

PARTICIPANTS FROM MORE THAN 12 COUNTRIES

WCWM 2021 consisted of over 27+ participants from 12+ countries around the world, including Australia, , Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan,  Philippines, Algeria, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States. WCWM 2021 created a platform for academicians, researchers, students, industry experts, policymakers, professionals and enthusiastic attendees to share their diverse experiences, discuss, argue and ultimately to find solutions to the issues related to the relevant subject.

Effect of lignocellulosic components and its ratios on anaerobic digestibility of aquatic weeds

Masaaki Fujiwara
Soka University, Japan
Japan

Re-thinking urban mining

Sara Piccirillo
University of Naples Federico II
Italy.

Re-thinking urban mining

Veronika Smejkalová
Brno University of Technology,Technická
Czech Republic

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment on Food Waste Valorization to Valuable Resources

Dr. WOON Kok Sin
Xiamen University
Malaysia

Daniela Varela
Institute of Technology
Carlow

Vlastimír Nevrlý
Brno University of Technology,Technická
Czech Republic

Hasan Suphi A
Istanbul Technical University
Turkey

Samuele Marinello
Centro EN&TECH
Italy

M.K.C.S.Wijewickrama
University of South Australia
Australia

Sergio Tordo
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

Kirujika Kanagarajah
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Jaroslav Pluskal
Brno University of Technology,Technická
Czech Republic

Noor Azwani Azmar
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

Frances Roi Seston Tampubolon
Bogor Agricultural Institute
Indonesia

Arosha Hemali
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Zufarzaana Zulkeflee
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

Aimi Nadhirah Roslan
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

Mariateresa Giammetti
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

Pranshu Bhatia
Soka University
Japan

K.H.S.K.Jayakodi
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

R.M.N.Sulochani
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka

Maria Cecilia D. Salangsang
Soka University
Japan

A.W Sagara Pushpakumara
Wayamba University
Sri Lanka

Amardeep Sharma
Dross Management Systems & Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd
India

Breitner Szot Marczewski
General Motors
USA

Farida Karambu Gitonga
Tlemcen University
Algeria

Lakmini Edirisinghe
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Areeba Haroon
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

WCWM 2021 comprised of five (5) technical sessions. The technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • BIOENERGY AND BIOFUELS FROM WASTE
  • MATERIALS RECOVERY FROM WASTE
  • RECYCLING, UPCYCLING AND COMPOSTING
  • SOLID WASTE, WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND MATERIALS FLOW MANAGEMENT

OVERALL BEST WINNERS AT WCWM 2021

  • Woon Kok Sin (Xiamen University Malaysia,Malaysia)
  • Z ,Jamaluddin, J. (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Salangsang, M.C. D., (Soka University, Japan)

SPECIAL FEATURES OF WCWM 2021

WCWM 2021 conducted two workshops with parallel to the conference through two different areas of waste management. Through these workshops the participants were able to get knowledge about practical scenarios of waste management and get the opportunity to network with the expertise in the relevant areas.

WORKSHOPS

INDUSTRY SESSION

Waste Management researchers, projects and companies participated to present their latest findings and technology at the conference. There were two industry sessions and Participants was able to grab the practical knowledge about the novel technology and find the opportunity to collaborate with industry.

Session 1 : Local Strategies to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution: Emerging Trends and Lessons in Asia.

Conducted by: USAID’s Municipal Waste Recycling Program Team

Henri Disselkoen

Henri Disselkoen

Chief of Party for the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program

Bryan Winston

Bryan Winston

Grants Manager for the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program

Sharmen Hettipola

Sharmen Hettipola

Program Manager for the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program

Session 2 : Sustainable Waste Management Solutions for the Industries in Sri Lanka.

Conducted by: INSEE Ecocycle Lanka

Najila Ranganath

Mr. Najila Ranganath 
Senior Manager – Commercials
INSEE ECOCYCLE LANKA (PRIVATE) LIMITED

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dongbei YUE, Tsinghua University, China
  • Randika Jayasinghe, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Emma Burlow, Resource Futures, United Kingdom
  • Ajith de Alwis, Ministry of Science Technology and Research, Sri Lanka
  • Amir Ikhlaq, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Zufarzaana Zulkeflee, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mustafa Nadhim Owaid, University of Anbar, Iraq
  • Zawawi Daud, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof Ong Say Leong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. Ts. Dr. Aeslina Binti Abdul Kadir, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sudeep Thakuri, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Rejina Maskey Byanju, United Arab Emirates, Nepal
  • Roslinda Seswoya, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mustafa Khamis, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof. Dr. Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. P. Agamuthu , Sunway University, Malaysia
  • Pow-Seng Yap, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

crossref waste management conferenceAll accepted abstracts for the 2nd World Conference on Waste Management 2021 – (WCWM 2021) published in the Book of Abstracts bearing ISBN 978-955-3605-85-6

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy Journal

clean technologies and environmental policy journalSCImago Journal & Country Rank

Online ISSN ISSN 1618-9558
Editor in Chiefs Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar
Publisher Springer

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Waste Management Journal

SCImago Journal & Country RankOnline ISSN ISSN 0956-053X
Editor in Chiefs Dr. M. Barlaz
Publisher Elsevier

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ORGANIZERS & PARTNERS

Hosting Partner

School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

 Tsinghua University,
China

Strategic Partner

safe enviro

Safe Enviro,
London

Strategic Partner

sustainable practices usa

Sustainable Practices,
USA

Main Sponsor

World Conference on Waste Management

 

INSEE Ecocycle Lanka

Organized By

tiikm

The International Institute of
Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka