Re ECF Project: 2009-14

Project Title: International Conference on Solid Waste Management for Sustainability in Resource Management

Applicant: Prof. Jonathan W.C. WONG of Hong Kong Baptist University

Total Approved Grant: $400,000

Duration: 29/6/2010 to 30/6/2011

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

The project aims to organize an international conference that could bring together various stakeholders from academia, industry, government and non-government organizations to deliberate on issues pertaining to solid waste management so as to have a better understanding of policy needs, technical and scientific inputs, financial requirements and social changes required for sustainable resources management.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
The five-day conference has attracted academics from local and overseas institute, professionals in waste management business, particularly members of professional association, researchers, consultants, NGOs, government officials and students. Interested parties and the general public were also invited to the public workshop. The total number of participants reached over 400, coming from 33 different countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The conference delivered 66 Poster presentations and 133 Oral presentations, including 13 keynote speeches. The conference provided an excellent opportunity for exchange in the advancement in waste management policy and advanced treatment technology. The success of this conference has led to a strong request from the participants for a second conference to be organized in Hong Kong again.