The Waste Management Forum

Venue: TBC,Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2010 End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2010
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High consumption rates, coupled with high population growth rates of various cultural backgrounds, in
turn fuelling expedited urban development and construction, pose a plethora of challenges for the
agencies involved in waste management in the Middle East. With over 50 million tonnes of Municipal
Waste which contributes to a total of over 200 million tonnes of waste generated in the region, the
figures hold a grim reflection of the future of the environment as we see it today.
Sustainability is the order of the day and in light of the growing scarcity of natural resources worldwide
this has become essential. The development of innovative and efficient recycling processes has led to
wastes becoming raw materials, which make good environmental and economic sense. Moreover,
making the most of the material and energy potential of wastes benefits the climate considerably.
Options like landfill and incineration can be studied to arrive at viable alternate solutions, though we
may still feel that that too much waste ends up on landfills or in waste incineration plants. Further
developing waste management at a regional as well as an international level towards climate-friendly
closed cycle management with even greater resource efficiency will continue to be a priority over the
coming years and therefore, advanced significantly.
The Waste Management ME Forum will provide us the possibility to exchange points of view concerning
the future and, at the same time, aim to mutually benefit from the experience of diverse countries, with
the state-of-the-art knowledge of the different technologies in use, as well as the unique challenges that
the industry faces today.
Conference Focus
· Policies & Regulations: Related enforcement and its implications
· Global climate change and Waste Industry
· Waste Avoidance & Resource Management
· Waste Procurement Strategies for Municipal Waste and Recycling
· Develop and introduce innovative technologies to improve the safe handling and disposal of
· Heighten the focus on achieving zero waste at landfills
· Waste & Energy - cross derivatives


Additional Information

Advisors Dr. Fatemah Al Shatti, Kuwait Petroleum Company, TL –Waste Management Marwan Rizkallah, UNDP, Project Manager – Jeddah Municipality Rodney McCulloch, DP World, Regional Manager – Environment Tamim Buraikan, Saudi Aramco, Environmental Engineering Bassam S Tawabini, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Asst Professor Martin Brocklehurst, Environment Agency, Head of Environment Dr. Noman Fazal Qadir, Dubai World, Manager – Environment Invited Speakers: Eng. Hassan Mohammed Makki, Director of Waste Management, Dubai Municipality Dr. Fatemah Al-Shatti, Team Leader-Waste Management, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Dr. Habib N. El-Habr, Director and Regional Representative,UNEP- West Asia Matt Spannagle, Carbon Technical Advisor, UNDP Dr. Badr Al Harahshar, Director, The Centre of Waste Management Eng. Rashed Karkain, Head of Technical Support and Studies Section, Waste Management Department Dubai Municipality Ahmed Juma Al-Zedjali, Head of Waste Management Section, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Sultanate of Oman Dr. Daoud Kadhim, Environmental Expert, Ministry of Environment and Water Jeremy Byatt, Director, Environmental Responsibility Bee’ah – The Sharjah Environment Co. Eng. Mohammed Atiq, Environmental Engineer, Fujairah Municipality Michael Nates, Director - Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, ACWA Power International Olabode Esan, Manager – Waste, Masdar Dr Neil Kirkpatrick, Head of Environment and Sustainability Royal Group Chris Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Brendan Jack, Head of Sustainability & Environment, Nakheel Ali Al-Suwaidi, Senior Operations Director, Burj Khalifa, Emaar Properties Rodney McCulloch, Regional Manager – Environment, DP World Kelwyn Davies, Manager - Environment and Waste, ALDAR Properties