ISWA Climate Change Declaration signing

Conference Topic: Climate Change

ISWA, along with 30 member countries signed a Declaration on Climate Change and Waste and Resource Management with a commitment to take into account the potential of the waste and resource management industry to reduce GHG emissions by integrating and prioritizing appropriate management strategies in national plans and initiatives; by creating a robust agreement that provides clear, long-term and predictable legislative and fiscal frameworks; by supporting businesses and society-led initiatives and by public investments and mechanisms to de-risk investments in green technologies.

  • The reduction of GHG emissions through proven waste and resource management techniques
  • Strategies that use big data and the “Internet of things” to influence the reduction of GHG emissions and other climate changing factors
  • Research and proven projects that show compost as an effective method of carbon sequestration

Conference Program: Climate Change

Young Professionals

7:00 – 10:00

Student Design Competition — Part II

8:00 – 20:00

Registration Open

9:15 – 9:45

Round Table Meet & Greet

Kick-off the week at the informal meet & greet round tables. Connect with old friends and make new ones.

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speakers

Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President
Richard Allen, SWANA President

ISWA Award Presentations Part 1

Young Professionals

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction of the Key ISWA Issues

Young Professionals Group

Climate Change

11:00 – 11:45

Climate Change Keynote Session

11:45 – 12:45

CEO Roundtable Keynote Session

Jim Fish, Waste Management
Steve Jones, Covanta
Gustavo Coria, CEAMSE (Argentina)

12:45 – 14:00

Flying “Sparcs” and “Ugly Foods” Luncheon

To show our commitment to mitigate organic waste, we”ve designed a beautiful lunch using Sparcs (that”s scraps spelled backwards) and other “ugly foods”.

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Smart Technologies

14:00 – 15:00

Smart Technologies Keynote Session — Smart Cities: The data-driven evolution of waste management

Nate Morris, Rubicon
Marianne Blanc, Suez

Circular Economy

15:30 – 17:15

Circular Economy Keynote Session

15:30 – 15:45 — Introduction of Circular Economy Segment, ISWA Working Groups and SWANA Technical Divisions

15:45 – 16:45 — John Bradburn, General Motors

16:45 – 17:15 — Nelson Switzer, Nestle Water NA

Smart Technologies

17:15 – 18:00

Smart Technologies Keynote Panel: Smart Technologies and their impact on Collection & Transportation of Waste

Facilitator: Don Ross, Kessler Consulting

Antonis Mavropoulos, President, ISWA
Jason Gate, Compology
Don Diego Padilla, Fleetmind
Vivek Agrawl, WGCTT Chair, ISWA
Marc Rogoff, SCS Engineers

14:00 – 18:00

Concurrent Sessions

18:30 – 21:00

Opening Reception — Exhibit Halls

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Young Professionals

21:00 – 23:00

Young Professionals Networking Event

6:30 – 7:00

Morning Stretch

(Looking for volunteer activity leaders. If interested, contact mb@swana.org)

8:00 – 9:15

SWANA Awards and Business Meeting

All are welcome.

8:00 – 10:00

Concurrent Sessions

9:30 – 10:30

Megacities Solid Waste Leaders Keynote Panel

Kathryn Garcia, City of New York
Jim McKay, City of Toronto

10:00 – 14:00

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break in the Exhibit Hall
Climate Change

14:00 – 14:45

Climate Change Keynote Session
Marine Litter

15:00 – 15:45

Marine Litter Keynote Session: Introduction of Marine Litter Segment

ISWA Marine Litter Task Force

Marine Litter

16:00 – 16:45

Marine Litter Keynote Session:

Chad Pegracke, Living Lands & Waters

Marine Litter

17:00 – 17:45

Marine Litter Keynote Session:

14:00 – 17:45

Concurrent Sessions

19:00 – 23:00

Gala Networking Event

Dinner and entertainment at Camden Yards, the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles, a major league baseball team.

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