3rd National Conference on
Waste to Wealth: The Action Agenda

03 February, 2015, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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Waste to Wealth

With a population of over 1.2 billion, rapid urbanization and modernization of India is simply inevitable. Most of the cities are under-prepared for the rapid growth, because the infrastructure lacks serious development. Waste Management has become a matter of great concern. Residues from industrial activities in the form of waste often end up in landfills or waster bodies. Such untreated waste leads to environmental and health problems. Thus efficient cost-effective waste management is an absolute necessity going forward.
Waste management is the "generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of solid wastes". There are various types of solid waste including municipal (residential, institutional, commercial), agricultural, and special (health care, household hazardous wastes, sewage sludge). The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics.
Waste To Wealth: Way Ahead
Waste to Wealth is about creating economic benefits out of what was traditionally regarded as waste. Generation of waste is inevitable in all industrial processes. Each industry is unique in its waste generation spectrum. In the background of rising energy costs, scarcity of resources and deterioration of ecological systems, innovative mechanisms to shape waste into useful ingredients (energy and other useful products) represents an appealing solution to several pressing problems.
Waste as a resource: The philosophy of waste management has further evolved from focusing on public health by collecting waste and environmental aspects by properly disposing of waste. This philosophy is the basis for 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) approach in waste Management.
Waste Categories
  • Urban waste (municipal, electronic, household and other solid waste)
  • Industrial waste
  • Biomass waste
  • Biomedical waste.
There is a need for a complete rethinking of "waste" - to analyze if waste is indeed waste. A rethinking that calls for
WASTE to become WEALTH
TRASH to become CASH
Waste is an expensive resource which needs to be treated in order to maximize both environmental and monetary benefits.
Why Waste To Energy?
It has been estimated that there is a potential for recovery of about 1300 MW of energy from industrial wastes; this is projected to increase to about 2000 MW by 2017.
These measures would reduce the quantity of wastes, generate a substantial quantity of energy from them, and greatly reduce pollution of land, water and air, thereby offering a number of social and economic benefits that cannot easily be quantified. In addition to energy generation, waste-to-energy can fetch significant monetary benefits.
Conversion of ‘Waste to Wealth’ is an imminent and pertinent topic, which requires the collaborative effort of industrial representatives and policy makers to find sustainable and economically viable solutions.

ASSOCHAM’s Waste to Wealth initiative aims to foster the dialogue amongst diverse stakeholders to highlight the progress made and reflect on the gaps and the efforts required to expedite larger adoption and truly unlock the huge potential of the Waste to Energy in the country enable wealth generation and critical energy ‘savings’.
  • To strengthen awareness of waste management through Government  policies, national programs, its effective implementation and follow-up
  • To explore waste management technologies, pathways and operating environment
  • To market waste management technologies and products
  • To understand and share the best global practices in managing different types of wastes like 3R approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • To harnessing the potential, addressing the gaps, employment generation and economic development through waste management
  • To build, promote and strengthen the industries, SME’s, institutions, professional waste management bodies and trade associations
Focus Areas
  • Are cities hands-tied or is change possible?
  • Understanding and operative execution of waste management cycle
  •  As per waste management chain - Source Segregation, Collection, Treatment and Disposal to Resource Generation
  •  As per action category - Policy issues, Technology issues, Financing issues
  • Handling emerging waste streams : E-waste and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Generate a revenue model and facilitating Public Private Partnerships
  • Opportunity and potential of reusing waste to generate energy, understanding and adopting of successful global models
  • Environment protected and cost effective technologies to manage waste efficiently with minimum damage to public health and the environment and also creating opportunities from it
  • Scope and future of waste management in India
Speakers Profile
Government Officials, Diplomats, Industrialists, Academia, Research Institutes, Environmentalists, NGOs, et al
Who Should Attend
Directors, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Managers, Heads, Specialists, Engineers, Supervisors, Team Leaders of:
Municipalities, Government Agencies, Autonomous bodies, Boards & Corporations, Private sectors, PSUs & Joint Ventures, Consultancy organizations, Environment & Water Management Plants, Waste Management Engineering National & International Organizations, Bilateral & Multilateral Agencies, Representatives from Foreign Countries & Embassies or High Commissions, HSE etc.
From industries such as Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Chemicals, Construction, Heavy Industries – Steel, Automotive, Cement, Power & Utilities, Water Authorities, Manufacturing, FMCG, F&B, Packaging & Bottling, Government Agencies, Municipalities, Ministries, Operators and other related Stakeholders

Expected Output And Benefits From The Event

The Conference will have inaugural session, two technical sessions and a closing session. The details are given in the annexure.

Followings are the expected outcome and benefits of the conference.
  • Renewable energy will be the core focus area of this Event. This Conference will be a conclave of the key players from various sectors and industries. It will provide an opportunity for networking and fruitful collaborations between Government and Private Sector to address the problems of rising Energy issues in the country.
  • This event will showcase new innovations, institutional models, new technologies by the industries, government, private sectors, research organization, NGOs, community groups, individuals etc. to find effective and sustainable solution of critical energy issues and concerns.
  • This Conference will also endeavor to build a partnership among the key players to take up the responsibility of rising energy crises.
  • Through this Conference, we shall be promoting new technologies and innovations in the field of energy that could be feasible alternative to conventional source of energy.
  • A speaker profile booklet & exhibition booklet will be circulated to all the participants. We shall also print bulletin that will contain brief of the session & will be available to all the participants.
  • In addition, we shall be taking out the proceedings of the conference in the form of a publication after the Conference and also distribute soft copy of the same.
  • Conference Partner : Rs. 6 Lakhs
  • Platinum Partner : Rs. 5 Lakhs
  • Gold Partner : Rs. 4 Lakhs
  • Silver Partner : Rs. 3 Lakhs
  • Delegate Kit Partner : 2 Lakhs
  • Special Partner : 1 Lakh
  • Logo Partner : Rs. 50,000
  • Back Cover : Rs 45,000/-
  • Inside Cover: 40,000/-
  • Inside Pages : 30,000/-

Registration Fees: 

  • Participation Charges: Rs. 2,000/- Per Delegate.