Islamabad—International Symposium on Solid Waste Management” will be held at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on Friday (July 13, 2012) at PSF Auditorium.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali will be the Chief Guest at inaugural ceremony of the Symposium to be held at 10:00AM.
PSF has organized the Symposium to take up urban, hospital and industrial waste issues that need to be addressed urgently, as inefficient disposal of waste is the main source of pest attack on economic crops and poor practices adopted for waste disposal have become one of the leading causes of environmental deterioration.
Ms. Giulia Costa, an international expert on waste management from University of Rome, Italy will deliver a presentation on waste management.
The stake-holders, involved in waste management, from different organizations like Engineering Universities; City Development Authorities (CDA, LDA RDA,) representatives from Ministry of Climate Change, PCSIR, COMSATS, NUST; members from donor agencies such as UNIDO, UNDP, UNEP and UNESCO and principal investigators of NSLP’s (Natural Sciences Linkages Programme) ongoing projects on environment are participating in the Symposium to share their experiences.