Latin America and the Caribbean Special Session

This edition of ISWA World Congress 2019 will include a Latin America and the Caribbean Special Session to present the experiences and challenges that define these countries, attending their sensibilities and the necessities their own citizens are demanding.

These policies require an important effort and an unit of action on waste management that particularly prioritize a sustainable development in Latin America, designing a comprehensive strategy as a joint global challenge necessary for fighting, among another priorities, against the climate change.

This parallel session will be developed in Spanish or English, which is the official language of the congress.

En esta edición del ISWA World Congress se desarrollará una sesión especial Latinoamérica-Caribe para exponer las experiencias, retos y desafíos que conforman estos países atendiendo a sus sensibilidades y a las necesidades que los propios ciudadanos demandan.

Estas políticas requieren de un esfuerzo importante y una unidad de acción en materia de gestión de residuos particularmente que prioricen ese desarrollo sostenible en Latinoamérica diseñando una estrategia integral como un reto global conjunto necesario para luchar, entre otras prioridades, contra el cambio climático.

Esta sesión paralela especial se desarrollará en castellano e inglés como idioma oficial del congreso.

7 OCTOBER, MONDAY

14.00 – 16.00

CONTEXTO DE LA GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS EN LA REGIÓN LATINOAMERICANA

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Moderador: Atilio Savino, ISWA Regional Development Network Representative, The Latin American Region (Argentina).

A overview of the general context in MSW management in the Latin American and Caribbean Region will be provided in this initial panel. Few cities have official recycling plans and only a very small fraction of waste materials is recovered. Policies and governance issues will be presented and discussed.

  • The responsibility of generator in Latin America
    Presenter: Lucía Barcia, Presidente, Impactos Ambientales (Argentina)
  • Assessment of current MSW management systems in Mexico.
    Presenter: Nina Tsydenova, Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
  • Life-cycle assessment in the MSW management system of Montevideo and of potential alternative scenarios.
    Presenter: Felipe Manuel Bastarrica, Univ. Bologna (Uruguay)
  • Impact of women’s rights due to inadequate waste management and the need to generate public policiesPresenter: Alberto Huiman Cruz, CEO, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)
  • Classification of waste according to his Hazard according to European and American regulations 
    Presenter: José Acosta Llinares, Environment Manager, Grupo AGQ Labs (Peru)
  • Environmental governance in Latin America: a local model for a global problem in developing countries
    Presenter: Lucía Barcia, Presidente, Impactos Ambientales (Argentina)
  • 16.30 – 18.00

    GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS E INCLUSIÓN SOCIAL

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    Moderator: Cristina García López, Researcher, Univ. Aachen (Germany)

    Some countries have informal scavengers. Scavengers (pepenadores, gancheros) are informal recyclers who make a living by picking and sorting recyclable fractions for recycling. The scavengers may pick out waste from the waste collection points or, what is more common, from landfill sites. Scavenging is connected with great health risks as no procedures are done to protect the scavengers from diseases.

    • MSW management with social inclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Presenter: Matías Tarando, City of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    • The centrality of the waste pickers’ work for the development of recycling in Brazil
      Presenter: Larissa Campos – Univ. Federal Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    • Inclusive recycling for sustainable development in Colombia
      Presenter: Ana Márquez, Unicamp (Colombia /Brazil)
    • Path and challenges of the recyclers in Buenos Aires
      Presenter: Francisco Suárez, Univ. Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina) & Pablo Schamber, CONICET UNQ-UNLa-UNAJ, (Argentina)
    • Waste Management in situations of natural disaster: responsiveness to prevent epidemics in Peru
      Presenter: Alberto Huiman Cruz, CEO, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)

    8 OCTOBER, TUESDAY

    09.00 – 11.00

    RELLENOS SANTARIOS

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    Moderator: Amaya Lobo García de Cortázar, Researcher, Univ. Cantabria, representing the Basque Council of Civil Engineers (Spain)

    In many cities in Latam most MSW is disposed in dumpsites with no access or sanitary control. Several cases regarding social issues and negative environmental effects such as GHG emission or leachate treatment will be presented and discussed.

    • Landfill methane emissions: assessing the suitability of MBT compost like output in landfill biocovers
      Presenter: Rodrigo Pontiggia, Benito Reggio Ambiental (Argentina)
    • Modernization leachate treatment technologies
      Presenter: Pablo García, Wehrle Medioambiente (Spain)
    • Preliminary study at the pilot plant scale of the landfill leachate inertization process based on dispersed phase
      Presenter: Joaquín Reina, COII (Spain)
    • Subsurface horizontal filter for leachates and wastewater co-treatment: specific surface of the support at the passive aeration system influence
      Presenter: Luis Felipe Aranibar Munita, Univ. Cantabria (Chile)
    • The history of pollution and social-political injustices caused by La Chureca dumpsite (Nicaragua) and its slow road to recovery
      Presenter: Timothy Bouldry, Coordinator, ISWA Scholarship Program (USA), Kevin López & Noemi Gutiérrez
    • How the dynamic plume method can be used to assess odour impact
      Presenter: Carlos Nietzsche Díaz Jiménez, Olores.org (Spain)
    • LandGEM and IPPC result Haitian landfill (Truitier) compared to local GHG emission inventories
      Presenter: Pierre-Georges Verdieu, Univ. French West Indies

    11.30 – 13.00

    LA ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR EN LATINOAMÉRICA

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    Moderator: Francisco Galván, Director, SIMAR Sureste (Mexico)

    A number of case studies showing the first steps towards a circular economy in the Region will be presented. Topics such as education, networking or waste source segregation will be analyzed and discussed.

    • How can we enhance waste segregation at source? An answer from Bolivia
      Presenter: Adeline Mertenat, Project Officer, Eawag (Switzerland)
    • Metallic powder particles recycling for additive manufacturing processes
      Presenter: Aitzol Lamikiz, Full Professor, Univ. Basque Country (Spain)
    • Educate for a circular economy 
      Presenter: Bárbara Rodrigues, Senior Environment Engineeer, Resíduos do Nordeste (Portugal)
    • Circular economy as a technical network
      Presenter: Ana Márquez, Unicamp (Colombia/Brazil)
    • Resources assessment and valorization for a circular economy business model
      Presenter: Ainara García, Researcher, Tecnalia (Spain)

    14.30 – 16.00

    UNA MIRADA  AL FUTURO

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    Moderator: Moderator: Pilar Vázquez Palacios, President, ANEPMA (Spain)

    If compred with developed countries, the Latin American & Caribbean region has a long way to go towards a sustainable waste management. A number of reference visions will be presented in this session.

    • Recyclability evaluation of waste tablets
      Presenter: Renato Ribeiro Siman, Univ. Espirito Santo (Brazil)
    • 360º vision of the urban cleansing model in Bilbao
      Presenter: Marta Barco, Bilbao City Council (Spain)
    • Sewage sludge solar drying and gasification for energy recovery
      Presenter: Virginia Pérez López, Researcher, Ciemat (Spain)
    • Where does the marine litter come from? Looking to improve waste management to ackle its hotspots in the Municipality of Santos, Brazil
      Presenter: Gabriela Otero, Senior Technical Coordinator, Abrelpe (Brazil) & Asa Bergérus Rensvik, Remediation and Waste Unit, EPA (Sweden)

    9 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY

    09.00 – 10.30

    RESIDUOS ORGÁNICOS Y BIOGÁS

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    Moderator: Ricardo Rollandi, President, ARS (Argentina)

    Organic waste can be managed in a centralized (big scale) or in a decentralized (small scale) way. For big scale projects biogas production can be a suitable solution. Several issues, such as source separation, aerobic or anaerobic biogas production, biodigestion technologies or digestate management will be presented in this session.

    • Organic waste management and its potential in Tier-2 cities of Colombia
      Presenter: Vishwas Vidyaranya, Value Investment Colombia SAS (Colombia)
    • Analysis of potential use of biogas produced at a landfill in Paraná, Brazil
      Presenter: Joao Travesa, CEFET RJ (Brazil)
    • Decision making tool to improve bio-waste management 
      Presenter: Mónica Delgado, Univ. Cantabria (Spain)
    • Natural based solutions for anaerobic digestate valorization
      Presenter: Rocío Pena Rois, Aimen (Spain)
    • Decentralized small-scale composting for bio-waste management. Case study in Tolosaldea
      Presenter: Joseba Sánchez Arizmendiarrieta, Founder, Luar Ingurumena (Spain)

    10.35 – 10.55

    POLÍTICA DE LOS RESIDUOS EN ESPAÑA

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    Moderator: Anabel Rodríguez, Executive Director, FEC (Spain)

    New challenges in the Spanish waste policy
    Alicia Pollo Albéniz, Ministry for Ecologic Transition (Spain)

    11.00 – 12.30

    PASADO, PRESENTE Y FUTURO DEL MANEJO DE RESIDUOS EN LATINOAMÉRICA: PISTAS HACIA UNA GESTIÓN SUSTENTABLE ADAPTADA A LA REALIDAD REGIONAL

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    Moderator: Anabel Rodríguez, Executive Director, FEC (Spain)

    After a 3 day long Latin American & Caribbean session, key messages will be summarized and tips will be provided for a roadmap towards a  sustainable waste management in the Region, adapted to the social, economic and environmental context. This will be conducted in a Round Table, with the participation of:

    • Atilio Savino, ISWA, Regional Development Network Representative for the Latin America Region (Argentina)
    • Carlos Silva, Director, Abrelpe (Brazil)
    • Francisco Javier Galván, Managing Director, Simar Sureste (México)
    • Alberto Huiman, CEO, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)
    • Chiara Fioretto, Executive Manager, CEGRU (Uruguay)

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