With Success of 1st & 2nd Editions of GCC Waste Management Forum, IMNBI have taken the responsibilities to continue supporting GCC Waste Management Subject by Planning for this 3rd Edition.
Waste management is an important part of the urban infrastructure as it ensures the protection of the environment and of human health. It is not only a technical environmental issue, but also a highly political one. The impact of waste management on the environment has been widely recognized in the GCC Region. The Environmental contamination by trace and heavy metals through industrial wastes is one of the main health problems in the country. Pollution of the environment by toxic metals has accelerated dramatically in recent years due to increasing industrialization, leading to highly contaminated biosphere and atmosphere. With increment of GCC population, GCC generates more waste the some other part of the world solid waste per year. The per capita waste generation is estimated at 1.5 to 1.8 kg per person per day.
At the 2nd GCC waste management & recycling Forum, key industry stake holders would gather to discuss and share on the key factors associated with waste identification, handling, storage and disposal. With the top industry experts sharing on the innovative methods used in the industry for the reduction of waste.
The conference provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and work on the current situation of waste management in GCC amongst professionals, researchers, government departments and local authorities. Waste Management is one of the key problems of modern society due to the ever expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. Society is increasingly aware of the need to establish better practices and safer solutions for waste disposal. This requires further investigation into disposal methods and recycling as well as new technologies to monitor landfills, industrial mining wastes and chemical and nuclear repositories. This creates a need for more research on current disposal methods such as landfills, incineration, chemical and effluent treatment, as well as recycling, clean technologies, waste monitoring, public and corporate awareness and general education. Unfortunately many of the policies adopted in the past were aimed at short term solutions without due regard to the long term implications on health and the environment, leading in many cases to the need to take difficult and expensive remedial action. The desired direction of Waste Management is towards sustainable strategies.