Waste management research wins two awards

Dr Costas Velis (School of Civil Engineering) has received two prestigious awards, as co-author of paper ‘‘Wasteaware’ benchmark indicators for integrated sustainable waste management in cities’.

Dr Velis (third from left) and the team receiving the CIWM James Jackson Award.

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The award-winning paper introduces a valuable set of indicators to quantify the way cities manage their solid wastes. It has already been applied to 40 sites around the world, making it the most complete set available world-wide.

The research paper won the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) James Jackson Award, which recognises the best formal written paper on the topic of waste management.

Iswa awardThe team receiving their ISWA Publication Award. 

It was also recognised by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), winning the ISWA Publication Award, which honours author’s exceptional contributions to the field of solid waste management.

Dr Velis was in the core team who developed the indicators, and his research team statistically processed these ‘wasteaware’ city profiles for the recently released UNEP Global Waste Management Outlook.

Dr Velis lectures in Resource Efficiency Systems at the University, and coordinates a recently established network on Circular Economy and Resource Recovery (CERRY) as part of the Cities and Sustainable Societies Theme. He serves on many international initiatives, including the ISWA Resource Management Task Force and chairs the scientific committee of the Waste Atlas Partnership.

See the research paper

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