Waste Management 2010

Venue: Tallinn

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Date/Time: Jul 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2010
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The International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment is organised every two years by the Wessex Institute of Technology in collaboration with other institutions. This fifth conference follows the success of previous meetings held in Cádiz (2002), Rhodes (2004), Malta (2006) and Granada (2008).

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 domestic and industrial waste discarded by society. 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 minimisation, clean technologies, waste monitoring, public and corporate awareness, and general education.

Conference topics include:
- Advanced waste treatment technology
- Wastewater treatment
- Resources recovery
- Waste incineration and gasification
- Waste pre-treatment, separation and transformation
- Methodologies and practices
- Landfills, design, construction and monitoring
- Soil and groundwater clean-up
- Public awareness
- Air pollution control
- Hazardous waste
- Waste management
- Construction and demolition waste
- Costs and benefits of waste management options
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs)
- Energy from waste
- Electrical waste
- Rare metals
- Computer modelling
- Methodologies and practices
- Risk assessment
- Nuclear waste
- Environmental economics assessment
- Laws and regulations
- Biological treatments
- Agricultural wastes