January 13, 2014

Welcome to ETIA Talks – a series of panel discussions

An initiative of the students of the MSc Program “Environmental Technology and International Affairs/ETIA” at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology provides a platform for discussion and learning: ETIA Talks

The idea is to augment what they learn in the classroom with an evening of discussion with experts in the field. The series of three evening talks starts with WASTE[D] EFFORTS – Affording Waste Management in Developing Nations on 23rd January 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Festsaal Diplomatische Akademie. For the detailed program click <media 34010 _blank - "APPLIKATION, 201401 ETIA Talks, 201401_ETIA_Talks.pdf, 3.1 MB">HERE</media>.

Proper management of solid urban waste is necessary to avoid the spread of diseases and further pollution of the environment, and is one of the main challenges facing the world today. As the world population continues to rise with the largest share coming from developing countries with densely populated mega cities, it is crucial for these nations to adopt a feasible waste management strategy. The panel discussion hopes to address some of the challenges faced by developing nations in implementing management of solid waste in urban settings.

Prof. Dr. Paul Brunner (TU Vienna), Prof. Dr. Christoph Scharff (ARA AG), Dr. Heinz Leuenberger (UNIDO), Mr. Peter Benedet, MBA (Samsung Electronics Austria)

Please register at: etiatalks(at)gmail.com – Free entrance!

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