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

Room: 0C

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

 

  • 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 policies
    Presenter: Alberto Cruz, 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

Room: 0C

Moderator: Carlos Silva Filho, CEO, Abrelpe (Brazil)

  • 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)
  • Path and challenges of the recyclers in Buenos Aires
    Presenter: Francisco Suárez, Univ. Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina)
  • Waste Management in situations of natural disaster: responsiveness to prevent epidemics in Peru
    Presenter: Alberto Hulman, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)

8 OCTOBER, TUESDAY

09.00 – 11.00

RELLENOS SANTARIOS

Room: 0C

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

  • 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)
  • Study of the different models of community composting sites for their classification and regulation
    Presenter: Ilse Bilsen, VITO (Belgium)
  • 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

Room: 0C

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

  • 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, Environment Technician, Resíduos do Nordeste (Portugal)
  • Circular economy as a technical network
    Presenter: Ana Márquez, Unicamp (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

Room: 0C

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

  • 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)
  • Brazil marine litter project presentation (TBD)
    Gabriela Otero, Senior Technical Coordinator, Abrelpe (Brazil) & Asa Bergerus, EPA (Sweden)

9 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY

09.00 – 10.30

RESIDUOS ORGÁNICOS Y BIOGÁS

Room: 0C

Moderator: Ricardo Rollandi, President, ARS (Argentina)

  • Organic waste management and its potential in Tier-2 cities of Colombia
    Presenter: Alejandro Martínez, Univ. EAN Bogotá (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)

11.30 – 13.00

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

Room: 0C

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

Round Table

  • Atilio Savino, ISWA, Regional Development Network Representative for the Latin America Region (Argentina)
  • Carlos Silva, Director, Abrelpe (Brazil)
  • Lic. Francisco Javier Galván, Managing Director, Simar Sureste (México)

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