Resource Management

There is a strong focus on Resource Management globally and with the shift to a Circular Economy also the Waste Management Sector has to find its new role and investigate how it can contribute to this transition.


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ISWA established the Task Force to identify opportunities how Waste Management could have the most efficient involvement into the Circular Economy, possible ways how waste management could be integrated into resource management and what are the barriers that have to be overcome in order to succeed.

The Task Force has conducted six studies which include the contribution the Waste Management Sector is already making to the Circular Economy and Resource Management, the recovery and use of secondary raw materials, fuels and energy, and fertilizers and carbon matter, respectively. The key findings will be presented and discussed at the session.

Target Group Audience:

- Politicians and policymakers making decisions related to environmental policy, green economy or waste and resource management related issues.
- NGOs and organisations involved in issues related to resource efficiency and the green economy.
- Waste managers and ISWA members needing to be better informed about resource management.

The Special Session at the World Congress 215 in Antwerp will serve as the official forum to present and discuss the results of the Task Force work. The focus of the session will be interactive between the audience, speakers and the panelists.

Structure of the session:

Welcome by the session moderator and introduction of the panel members - Ana Loureiro
Presentation of the Key Findings of the Task Force - Björn Appelqvist

Panel discussion. Panel members:
Björn Appelqvist, ISWA Task Force on Resource Management
David Newman, President of ISWA
Peter Borkey (OECD)
Elisa Tonda (UNEP)
Gary Crawford, Veolia

Followed by an interactive session with the audience who will be expected to express their views on a series of set questions that will influence the final task force output

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