The webinar focussed on building capacity in the area of landfill closure practices. With cities in India experiencing overflowing landfills and preferring to identify and design newer scientific landfills, it is key to understand, the closure practices behind capping existing landfill sites and alternative resource recovery practices like bio mining.
Mr Kaushik Chandrasekhar, Associate Fellow, TERI
His background spans the fields of municipal solid waste management, environment law and climate change. He has specific interest in food and plastic waste management and has had the experience of working with the municipal and state governments in India conducting solid waste audits and techno-economic feasibility assessments. He brings with him a culture of management consulting and expertise in wet, plastic waste management and RDF co-processing in cement plants.
Professor Brajesh Kr. Dubey
He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering) in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Dr. Dubey has more than 16 years of research, teaching, training and industrial outreach experience in the areas of Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Ground Water and Surface Water Quality issues associated with environmental contaminants including those from waste disposal sites. He also works in the area of Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainable Engineering.
The webinars are being organized under a project funded by UNEP- Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Waste Initiative. TERI and Abt Associates come together to organize a series of webinars for the city network participants as a form of continuing education for improving practices.
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