Keynote Speech at 7th International Conference on Recycling and Waste Management

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019/10/03 - 2019/10/04
    Melbourne, Australia

    Organisers: Allied Academies

    The 7th International Conference on Recycling and Waste Management (“Recycling 2019”) presents a platform for discussing the strategies and techniques to be developed to deal with the present scenario of waste management for a better future. The theme of the conference is “Recycle Today to Indulge a Greener and Cleaner World Tomorrow”.

    During a session on wastewater management and recycling of resources with a focus on implementing safe, innovative, and cost-effective water recycling in agriculture, urban environments, and potable reuse as well as integrated reuse systems, Dr Serena Caucci, Senior Research Associate with the Waste Management unit, will bring in her expertise on wastewater and water reuse management as a global catalyst for resource recycling transformation.

    Water quality criteria are an indispensable part of water reuse projects aiming to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 6.3 explicitly encourages the use of wastewater. For the effective monitoring of such global goals, political buy-in by Member States is crucial. In addition, criteria can affect the development, public acceptance, and the economic viability of water recycling projects.

    Currently, no uniform criteria exist, including the monitoring strategy. In this talk, we briefly present the evolution of water reuse criteria worldwide and discuss emerging issues related to ecological and public health risks that have not been addressed adequately in existing criteria. The talk will focus on EU countries, their water recycling framework, and how the lack of water recycling criteria is a cause of implementation delays.

    Using wastewater as an economic asset through the safe use of wastewater in agriculture (SUWA) is a cost-effective way to sustainably manage resource recycling and ensure healthy produce. The emphasis on reusing environmental resources is also an important nexus priority where resource reuse can shed light on the interconnections between water, soil, and waste.

    In this context, translating scientific research into an evidence base supports decision makers in bringing forward sustainable water reuse implementation. The interdependencies within the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus will be highlighted and the Nexus Approach as a catalyst for the transformation of resource recycling defined.


    This conference will bring in specialists from the waste management and recycling communities from all over the world giving a global platform for discussing the current issues and putting forward solutions for them.

    Recycling 2019 will have a different mode of participation with over 15 keynote talks, 50 invited talks, and 100 technical paper presentations each day.

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