Webinar Waste Management in Sustainable and Smart Cities

Advanced waste management is crucial in a sustainable city to ensure the overall quality of the system for citizens and the environment. Further, waste management is considered critical in a smart city to optimize resources and efficiency. In this webinar, we will talk about waste management in sustainable and smart cities.

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  • Explore the future of cities

    The UN forecasts that today’s urban population of 3.2 billion will rise to nearly 5 billion by 2030. It means three out of five people will live in cities. This will impose immeasurable pressure on the infrastructure and resources of cities: in particular waste and sanitation. What’s more, the total volume of waste generated globally is expected to increase by approximately 50% already over the next decade. As known well, the majority of this increase will take place in cities. Hence, waste management will always be critical when building smarter and more sustainable cities around the world.

  • Better waste management for smart and sustainable cities

    We are all aware that improved waste management contributes to enhancing sustainability and reducing global Green House Gas emissions and local air pollution. Further, innovation in the area of digitalization writes the rules of improved waste management and provides better opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness. In this webinar, we will discuss how cities must utilize high-tech for waste management operations and work together to become more sustainable. 

Waste Management In Sustainable and Smart Cities
  • Date 1 July 2021
  • Time 2 PM CET
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Get to know the webinar speakers

Ramli bin Mohd Tahir carries over thirteen years of working experience in the waste management industry beginning in the year 2008 when the Selangor State Government (“SSG”) has agreed with the proposal of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (“KDEB”) on the acquisition of shares in Alam Flora Sdn Bhd (“AFSB”). Currently, under his management, he has 562 staff including Hebat Abadi Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of KDEBWM, and over 1,100 subcontractors which service the current twelve Municipals, with a manpower strength of over 10,500 workers. KDEBWM now emerged as one of the leading GLCs in Selangor and Ramli has driven the company to win the Malaysia Smart Waste Solutions Company of the Year 2018 Excellent Award by Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific Smart Waste Solutions Company of the Year 2019 Excellent Award, winner of Prominent Business Brand Award by The BrandLaureate in 2019, Malaysia Smart Waste Solutions Company of the Year 2020 Excellent Award by Frost & Sullivan and The International Business Review (IBR) ASEAN Awards for the year 2020 under utility sector category.

Ramli bin Mohd Tahir Managing Director and Board Member of KDEB Waste Management

Carlos Silva Filho is a Brazilian lawyer specializing in Administrative & Economic Law, who started working in the waste industry in 1999 as a legal advisor at ABRELPE – Brazilian Association of Waste Management Companies, ISWA National Member in Brazil. In 2008 he became ABRELPE’s Executive Director and in 2012 its President. Mr. Silva Filho has been dedicated to developing waste-related Regulations, Waste Plans, Communication Strategies, and Data research and analysis. Mr. Silva Filho has been a member of ISWA since 2005. In 2011 he became a member of the ISWA board, was elected Vice-President in 2014, and in 2015 he co-founded and chaired the ISWA Young Professionals Group. In 2020 Mr. Silva Filho has been nominated and elected as ISWA President.

Carlos Silva Filho President at ISWA

Umutcan Duman is co-founder and CEO at Evreka. He is also the founder and member of many organizations operating to improve both entrepreneurship and the global network of entrepreneurs. In recent years, his success and visionary perspective are awarded by reputed organizations. He is ranked in important lists such as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fortune 40 Under 40. Today, Umutcan Duman manages Evreka with the objective of reshaping the waste management industry and creating greater value for the world. Besides, he strives to explore areas open for improvement and leads innovations that provide numerous industries with advanced technology for operational excellence. Additionally, he is a triathlete.

Umutcan Duman Co-founder and CEO at Evreka

Arne is managing partner at ecoconsultants an Austrian consultancy focussing on environmental engineering consulting in general and waste related consulting and expert`s services in particular. He has been active within ISWA for the last 20 years, lately he has been responsible for the relocation of the ISWA General Secretariat from Vienna to Rotterdam as Interim Managing Director from 2018 – 2019. In his role as associate editor of ISWA`s journal Waste Management & Research he was an active part of the editorial group for 15 years and has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 2019.

Arne Ragossnig Vice President at ISWA