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The Success Story of the 3rd World Conference on Waste Management (WCWM 2022)

The 3rd World Conference on Waste Management (WCWM 2022) was held from 10th – 11th March in Virtual Platform under the theme “Challenges & practices on waste management and COVID-19 post-pandemic.” The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka and hosted by the Association for Environment Management and Sustainability (AEMS) with University Putra Malaysia and Xiamen University Malaysia. Academic Partners were Institute of Water and Energy Sciences, Pan African University, Algeria, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST). Sustainable Practices from USA and Eco Spindles from Sri Lanka have joined as the Strategic Partner and Industry Partner. INSEE Ecocycle Sri Lanka joined as the main sponsor of WCWM 2022.

The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 40+ Academicians, Researchers, Scholars, Activists and Professionals from 15+ 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 across the globe.

INAUGURATION CEREMONY AND SPEAKERS

The opening remarks of WCWM 2022 were made by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Latifah Abd. Manaf from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Representing the official Partner universities, Prof. Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman, Director of the Centre for Corporate Strategy and Relations from Universiti Putra Malaysia addressed the gathering. The keynote speakers were Zoë Lenkiewicz, WasteAid Senior Technical Advisor and Head of Communications, United Kingdom, Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara, Director of INSEE Eco cycle Lanka (Private) Limited, and Executive Committee Member of Siam City Cement Lanka Private Limited, Sri Lanka, Sian Cuffy-Young, Waste Management Educator, Consultant, and Social Entrepreneur from Trinidad and Tobago, and Prof. Dr. Latifah Abd. Manaf. Professor and Deputy Dean, Post Graduate, Research and International, Faculty of Forestry and Environment from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. GS. TS. Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail from Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Putra, Malaysia), Dr. Faradiella Mohd Kusin, Associate Professor and Professional Technologist from Department of Environment, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan from Northeastern University, USA joined WCWM 2022 as the Plenary Speakers.

Resource Persons

Dongbei-YUE
DR. DONGBEI YUE

Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor and Associate Dean,
School of Environment,
Tsinghua University,
China.

DR. LATIFAH ABD. MANAF
Prof. Dr. Latifah Abd. Manaf

Conference Co-Chair / Keynote Speaker

Professor and Deputy Dean (Post Graduate,
Research and International),
Faculty of Forestry and Environment,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Malaysia.

SIAN CUFFY-YOUNG
SIAN CUFFY-YOUNG

Keynote Speaker

Waste Management Educator,
Consultant, and Social Entrepreneur,
Trinidad and Tobago.

Zoe-Lenkiewicz
ZOË LENKIEWICZ

Keynote Speaker

WasteAid Senior Technical Advisor and Head of Communications United Kingdom.

Mr.-Sanjeewa-Chulakumara
MR. SANJEEWA CHULAKUMARA

Keynote Speaker

Director, INSEE Eco cycle Lanka (Private) Limited Executive Committee Member, Siam City Cement Lanka Private Limited.

Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan
DR. MADHAVI VENKATESAN

Plenary Speaker

Northeastern University, USA.

Dr.-Sharifah-Norkhadijah-Syed-Ismail
Gs. Ts. Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail

Plenary Speaker

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra
Malaysia

Dr. Faradiella Mohd Kusin
Dr. Faradiella Mohd Kusin

Plenary Speaker

Associate Professor and Professional Technologist,
Department of Environment,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Malaysia

Participants from more than 25+ Countries

WCWM 2022 consisted of over 40+ participants from 15+ countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Russia, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam. The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had representation from almost every continent and regions across the world, to share views and ideas on Climate Change and network with international colleagues.

Technical Sessions

WCWM 2022 comprised of Five (05) Technical Sessions and One Poster Session. The Technical Sessions were under the below themes:

  • WASTE AVOIDANCE, MINIMIZATION AND INNOVATIONS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • PLASTIC AND E-WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • RECYCLING AND UPCYCLING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Special Features of WCWM 2022

Publication workshop

Workshop on Tips for getting published in journals

The dissemination of research findings is a critical component of the scientific research process. The Publication Workshop on “Tips for Getting Published in Journals” was moderated by Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Praj Industries Chair Professor from Department of Energy Science and Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). Prof. Santanu is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, Springer Nature. All conference participants actively took part in this workshop.

workshop

Workshop on Proper Solid Waste Management Practices

Workshop on Proper Solid Waste Management which provided valuable insights to all participants was moderated by GS. TS. DR. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail (Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia).


Gs. Ts. Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Universiti Putra

Session Chairs of WCWM 2022

Evaluation Panel Members of WCWM 2022

Reviewing Committee of WCWM 2022

Supporting Journals

Environmental Claims JournalEnvironmental-Claims-Journal-WCWM-2022

Online ISSN: 1547-657X
Editor in Chief Howard M. Tollin, Esquire – Sterling Environmental Services, Woodbury, NY
Publisher Taylor and Francis
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The Journal of Environmental Education

Online ISSN: 1940-1892
Editor in Chief Alberto (Tico) Arenas, The University of Arizona, USA
Publisher Taylor and Francis
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Sustainable Environment Research

Online ISSN: 2468-2039
Editor in Chief Dr. Tsair-Fuh Lin, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Publisher BMC- Part of Springer Nature
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Partners of WCWM 2022

Co - Hosting Partners

Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Malaysia

Association for Environment Management and Sustainability (AEMS)

Xiamen University Malaysia,
Malaysia

Academic Partners

Institute of Water and Energy Sciences
Pan African University
Algeria

National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), Taiwan

Strategic Partner

Sustainable Practices,

USA

Main Sponser

INSEE Ecocycle, Sri Lanka

Industry Partner

Eco Spindles, Sri Lanka

Organizing Partner

The International Institute of Knowledge Management – Sri Lanka