SWANA

Keynote: Closing Dumpsites

Closing the Dump Sites and Proclamation (1 CEU)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:00 – 11:50
Ballroom I & II

Speakers:

Antonis Mavropoulos, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) President, Greece

Antonis Mavropoulos

Antonis Mavropoulos is a Chemical Engineer and he holds an Advanced Management degree from IESE Business School. He has been involved to waste management since 1994. He has completed more than 150 projects in 15 different countries and he has worked as an Associated Researcher of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is the author of several scientific and technical papers dedicated to different waste management issues, especially to regional planning, risk assessment, landfill design and treatment issues. He also curates the blog Wasteless Future.

Timothy Bouldry, Program Director, The ISWA Scholarship Programme, Nicaragua

Timothy Bouldry

Timothy Bouldry’s internationally recognized photographs of dumpsites are from the perspective of informal recyclers. He has explored this topic in various parts of the world to expand his concept that instability can force communities to work at open dumpsites. His topics include families moving to dumps for work because of extreme poverty, war, indigenous tribe migration, corruption, governmental neglect, lack of funding, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters. He currently lives in Nicaragua, where he directs The ISWA Scholarship Programme that is supporting 47 children who were once working in child labor inside two trash dumps known as La Chureca and Nueva Vida. Read his stories at: ISWAkids.com.