Lecturer’s waste management paper wins award

A Leeds academic’s most recent publication has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

ICE President presenting the award to Dr Costas Velis (second right), with co-authors Professor David C Wilson and Dr Lilijana Rodic

Dr Costas Velis with the other award winners.

Dr Costas Velis (School of Civil Engineering) has been awarded a Terford Premium Award, part of the 2014 Publishing Awards, for producing one of the best papers in the 27 peer-reviewed journals of ICE in 2013.

Dr Velis was nominated by his peers who found his work to ‘be of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering and science community.’

The award-winning paper examines the latest concepts for waste and resources management in developing countries, providing an up-to-date global overview indicating progress with waste collection and also big outstanding challenges.

Dr Velis, Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems, is involved in many prestigious initiatives, such as the first Global Waste Management Outlook commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Globalization and Waste Management Task Force of the International Solid Waste Association, and the Waste Altas Partnership. The latest Waste Atlas report on the 50 biggest dumpsites of our planet featured recently in the Guardian.

Dr Velis, along with his co-authors, was presented with the award during the annual ceremony, held at ICE’s London headquarters.  The paper ‘Integrated sustainable waste management in developing countries is free to view on ICE’s Virtual Library.

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