Landfill and Waste Treatment 2021 Virtual Seminar and Exhibition

This year will be different…we are going VIRTUAL!

The Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group KZN Branch will host the IWMSA’s biennial landfill seminar and exhibition from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 November 2021. 
Traditionally known as “Landfill (year)”, the seminar has been renamed “Landfill and Waste Treatment 2021”, because the IWMSA understands that the traditional focus on landfill, whilst essential, must be complemented with alternative waste management solutions to form an “Integrated Waste Management Facility”.

More about this virtual seminar and exhibition

A virtual event brings with it many new and exciting opportunities. This virtual Seminar and Exhibition will be accessible to all in Southern Africa and abroad, allowing the whole Landfill and Waste Management Industry to participate and contribute.  With no travel and accommodation costs, attending this high-value, low-cost seminar will be easier than before!

The organisers will ensure delivery of an unforgettable event with outstanding content while providing many opportunities for attendees to make meaningful connections with sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and other attendees. 

Given the suite of waste management legislation that government has instituted, the theme adopted for the 2021 seminar is.

“Waste Management Facilities – Have we Reached Our Destination?”

Who should participate?

Although the event typically attracts 120-150 delegates, more than 200 are expected to join the virtual seminar. Delegates will include decision makers and influencers involved in the design and operation of integrated waste management facilities. 

This seminar will provide a virtual technical forum for a gathering of leading experts, including scientists, landfill operators, company owners, municipal entities, government authorities, and other professionals interested in the science of waste management.

Closing date for all exhibition bookings & registrations: 14 October 2021

Register Here

Contact us:

For any queries about the event you can contact the Seminar Secretariat:

Heather Sheard

IWMSA, KZN Branch Manager

Tel No +27 31 109 0000

Email kzn@iwmsa.co.za

For any queries regarding the virtual platform and exhibition you can contact Cebisa Conferences:

Lesley Ferreira

Cebisa Conferences

Tel No +27 82 494 5475

Email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

 

KZN Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group Committee

Mr Logan Moodley

Logan.Moodley2@durban.gov.za

Mr John Parkin

john.parkin17@gmail.com

Mr Graham Payne

graham@tgcengineers.co.za

Mr Peter Davies

peterdandassociates@gmail.com

Mr Paul Pratt

paulp@kaytech.co.za

Mr Clive Hitchcock

CAHI@fibertex.com

Ms Meera Govender

MEEG@fibertex.com

Mr Geoff Purnell

purnellg@telkomsa.net

Programme:

The programme will include an address by senior staff of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on “Facts and Fairy Tales in Waste Disposal Facilities Development”.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The programme will be validated for ECSA and SACNASP CPD credits.

Provisional Programme:

LaWTIG 2021 Keynote Speakers:

Kelvin Legge

Keynote Address: “Facts and Fairy Tales in Waste Disposal Facilities Development”

Kelvin R Legge: BSc; Pr.Eng; FSAICE
Chief Engineer
Department Water and Sanitation
Directorate: Integrated Environmental Engineering

Kelvin Legge holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, 1982. On graduation, he maintained the Legge family uninterrupted commitment to public service in the Department responsible for water resource management, as served by his grandfather, and father since its inception in 1910. In 2021 he has now served the Department of Water and Sanitation for 39 years.

His experience includes the design and construction of bulk water resources and associated infrastructure, augmented by materials and technology investigations pertaining to fluid flow through soil, filter systems and geosynthetic materials.

He was involved in the development of waste management and related regulations, and review of their engineering implementation. Diverse responsibilities have included grave and archaeological rescue, agriculture and housing developments, including the provision of services.


John Parkin

Keynote Address: “Landfill & Waste Technologies: Raw Truths & Broken Promises”

John Parkin: BScEng (Civil) MScEng (UKZN) PrEng
Former Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering
Cleansing & Solid Waste Department (DSW) eThekwini Municipality

John started his career with a firm of consulting engineers, and after a short stint he moved to the then Durban Corporation in 1979 and worked in various sections, including Structures, Construction, and Housing and finally moved to the Sanitation Branch in 1988 (Which has since had several name changes and is now he Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit (DSW).

John has 33 years’ experience in the Waste Management Industry. His specific areas of competence are Landfill design and operations, Transfer Stations, Fleet Management, Research, CDM, Landfill Gas Extraction, Waste Treatment Technologies and Waste Related Carbon Tax. He has been a committee member of the IWMSA KZN LaWTIG since its inception.

John retired from the position of Deputy Head : Plant & Engineering in the Cleansing & Solid Waste Department ( DSW) of eThekwini Municipality in July 2017. He currently runs his own waste management consultancy.


Professor. Cristina Trois

Keynote Address: “The Sustainable Landfill of the Future as Fulcrum of the Circular Economy”

Cristina Trois: MScEng; PhD; PrEng
Former Dean and Head of the School of Engineering at UKZN
Full Professor in Environmental Engineering
Currently the National Research Foundation South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate Change (SARCHI) at UKZN

Cristina holds an MScEng (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Department of Geo-Engineering and Environmental Technology of Cagliari University (Italy). She is a Professional Engineer (Italy1997), and has been working at UKZN since 1999.

She is a C1 rated scientist with the National Research Foundation and her main fields of expertise are: Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Waste and Climate Change in Sustainable Cities, Waste and Resources Management, Control, Management and Treatment of landfill emissions, Renewable Energy from waste and Greenhouse gas control from zero waste in Africa and developing countries, Alternative Building Materials.

She developed and coordinates the first Master Programme in Waste and Resources Management in South Africa. So far, she has graduated over 60 postgraduate students, and an average of 8-10 undergraduate students successfully complete their final-year dissertations under her supervision, every year.

Prof Trois is co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications; and serves on the editorial/review panel of several International Statistical Institute Journals and actively collaborates with leading national and international Institutions.

She is Chair of the joint secretariat for the Southern Africa Region of the UN-IPLA Programme (International Partnership for advancing waste management services of local authorities) and the IWWG (International Waste Working Group), Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering and has over 20 years of working experience in waste management. She has been the principal investigator as well as the project coordinator of many feasibility and R&D waste management/waste minimisation/treatment/design projects with municipalities in South Africa and Africa.

She is advisor for waste management strategies, waste to energy projects, CDM projects and waste treatment projects for National Government, the Department of Science and Innovation, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, the South African National Energy Development Institute, local government and the private sector.

Registration:

To provide a high-value, low-cost seminar registration fees have been structured as follows:

REGISTRATION FEES

Category

Registration fee (incl VAT)

Member (IWMSA or GIGSA)

R 3,400

Non-member

R 4,000

Presenter

R 2,800

Student

R 1,050

 

Closing date for all exhibition bookings & registrations: 14 October 2021

Register Here

Submit an Abstract:

The Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group (LaWTIG) of the IWMSA KwaZulu-Natal Branch invites you to submit an abstract for the Landfill and Waste Treatment 2021 Virtual Seminar and Exhibition, taking place online on 3-5 November 2021.

This seminar will provide a virtual technical forum for a gathering of leading experts, including scientists, landfill operators, company owners, municipal entities, government authorities, and other professionals interested in the science of waste management.

The theme adopted for the seminar is

"Waste Management Facilities - Have we reached our Destination?"

Topics include but are not limited to:   Waste Policy & Legislation; Waste Management Strategies; Waste Characterisation, Minimisation and Recycling; Biological Treatment; Thermal Treatment; Landfill Design & Waste Disposal.

The abstract submission guidelines can be found here

The abstract submission deadline is 15 July 2021.

Submit an abstract

For any technical queries please contact:

Mr Peter Davies

Email peterdandassociates@gmail.com

Exhibition:

The exhibition will consist of virtual booths where manufacturers and professional service providers are able to showcase their brands, products and services to potential clients.

Attendees will be able to visit the virtual exhibition booths. They are able to email, live chat, or book and attend a one-on-one meeting/ appointment with an exhibitor via the exhibitor’s preferred, secure platform.

A virtual exhibition booth can be secured for R8,625 (incl VAT).

For more information or demo on the virtual booth facilities please contact:

Lesley Ferreira

Cebisa Conferences

Tel No +27 82 494 5475

Email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

Book an exhibition booth

For more information or demo on the virtual booth facilities please contact:

Lesley Ferreira

Cebisa Conferences

Tel No +27 82 494 5475

Email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

Contact us:

For any queries about the event you can contact the Seminar Secretariat:

Heather Sheard

IWMSA, KZN Branch Manager

Tel No +27 31 109 0000

Email kzn@iwmsa.co.za

For any queries regarding the virtual platform and exhibition you can contact Cebisa Conferences:

Lesley Ferreira

Cebisa Conferences

Tel No +27 82 494 5475

Email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za

 

KZN Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group Committee

Mr Logan Moodley

Logan.Moodley2@durban.gov.za

Mr John Parkin

john.parkin17@gmail.com

Mr Graham Payne

graham@tgcengineers.co.za

Mr Peter Davies

peterdandassociates@gmail.com

Mr Paul Pratt

paulp@kaytech.co.za

Mr Clive Hitchcock

CAHI@fibertex.com

Ms Meera Govender

MEEG@fibertex.com

Mr Geoff Purnell

purnellg@telkomsa.net

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