City Waste is an inaugural four-day event that will take place from 11-14 October 2009. The Middle East’s rapid growth over the past years has brought about significant waste management challenges to the region.
In response to these challenges, the City Waste 2009 will be a platform to discuss and share strategies on the increasing quantities of generated waste as well as the need for innovative waste management solutions.
The event will be officially inaugurated by the UAE Minister for Environment & Water, H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, on the first day of the main conference, Monday 12 October 2009.
Eng. Hassan Mohammed Makki, Director of Waste Management Department, Dubai Municipality, will provide a keynote presentation on strategic insights into the Clean Up the World Campaign. He will reveal new waste systems and upcoming green technologies that are being utilised by the municipality, such as vacuum waste collection systems, underground storage facilities, and underground compactors for commercial districts.
City Waste 2009 will feature speakers from Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Municipality, The Government of Ajman, the Arab Urban Development Institute and Institution of Civil Engineers UK. They will be joined on the agenda by a host of international waste experts from the private sector.
Commenting on the summit, Mark Siddorn, Director – Environmental and Waste Management, Tatweer Real Estate & Zoning (TREZ), states “This inaugural event will be an excellent tool for the Gulf region. City Waste 2009 covers interesting and relevant topics which will no doubt facilitate great knowledge sharing at a time when environmental sustainability is on everyone’s mind.”