Third International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment (WASTE MANAGEMENT 200)
Event Date/Time: Jun 21, 2006
End Date/Time: Jun 23, 2006
Waste Management will be reconvened in 2006 following the success of the conferences held in Cádiz in 2002 and Rhodes in 2004. The meeting will address the need for the exchange of scientific information among experts in this rapidly growing area of research and applications. Waste management is becoming one of the key problems of the modern world, an international issue that is intensified by the volume and complexity of waste discarded by society's domestic and industrial waste. Unfortunately, many of the practices adopted in the past were aimed at short-term solutions without sufficient regard or knowledge for long term implications on health, the environment or sustainability and this, in many cases, is leading to the need to take difficult and expensive remedial action.
With our growing awareness of the detrimental environmental effects of current waste disposal, there is a significant onus of accountability for effective waste management. Better practice and safer solutions are required. Not only is there a need for more research on current disposal methods such as landfill, incineration, chemical and effluent treatment, but also on recycling, waste minimization, clean technologies, waste monitoring, public and corporate awareness, and general education.