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IGCS Winter School 2019: Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste and e-Waste

How can waste be reduced and recycled in rapidly growing cities?

February 23 – March 9, 2019
IIT Madras, Chennai


With rapid urbanisation and increasing population around the world, solid waste generation is bound to increase multiple times in near future. It is essential to reduce and to manage this huge generation of waste effectively in future, sustainable, and SMART cities, whatever the case may be.

Electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste, is another upcoming challenge which has to be dealt as TECHNOLOGY and DIGITISATION (SMART Technologies and Internet of Things) will be an integral part of cities at a much larger scale in future. Though most of the e-waste is recyclable, very little is actually and scientifically recycled at present.

In this winter school, we focus on how to deal with these challenges sustainably. Knowledge transfer from experts in the field to the participants of the school will be through a combination of lectures, focused team project works, and field visits. This knowledge can be further used and developed by the participants in their respective areas.

Apply until November 18! You will find all information here.