WQCS – Public Discussions

 

ABOUT THE EVENTS

 

The WASTE QUANTITY AND COMPOSITION STUDY project will include the following two public events:

  • September 2 – HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA (Focus Group Discussion)
    • Reports on hazardous waste management best practice by the Swedish experts
    • Reports on hazardous waste management in Armenia by the experts from the key agencies
    • Open discussions on issues and solutions on hazardous waste management in Armenia
  • September 6 – SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA (Public Presentations and Discussions)
    • Reports on sustainable waste management best practice by the Swedish experts
    • Reports on WASTE QUANTITY AND COMPOSITION STUDY tentative results by the Swedish experts
    • Open discussions sustainable waste management and circular economy transition in Armenia

Both events will take place from 9 am to 5.30 pm at the AUA Manoogian Hall (American University of Armenia, Paramaz Avedisian Building, 40 M. Baghramyan Ave.). The agenda for both events is presented below.

Download the event agenda here.

To attend any of the events please register.

To register to any of the events please kindly fill in this form.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 

Ms. Karin Eberle

Ms. Karin Eberle, M Sc Chemical Engineering, has over 20 years of international experience in waste management, having worked as a consultant with municipal and private companies but also at the Asian Development Bank in project preparation. Today, apart from being an international consultant, she is the sustainability manager of LL Group, which offers a waste management and entrepreneurial services in Stockholm.

Ms Eberle has worked with all aspects of SWM from source-segregation to treatment, e.g. setting up biogas plants in rural Georgia, and final disposal, e.g. detailed engineering of sanitary landfills. She is a board member of the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association and chairman at the Swedish Association for Road Transport Companies’ Advisory Board for Environmental Services, which are active in policy and regulations review as well as circular economy, fossil-free solutions, new SWM technology, etc.

She has regional experience from Armenia, in training programs on SWM to Armenian experts (2003-06) and in the procurement of services for waste collection and sanitary cleaning in Yerevan (2011-12).

In this project, she is the team leader and responsible for recommendations for a sustainable, strategic SWM system.

Mr. Anders Lärkert

Mr. Anders Lärkert, M Sc Civil Engineering, has 35 years of international experience in waste management.

Before becoming an international consultant, Mr. Lärkert was the CEO of a private waste company (later Suez Sweden) Sweden. Thus, he is well acquainted with both daily operation on waste collection and treatment as well as the business aspects and PPP on sustainable waste management.

Mr. Lärkert har strong regional experience from particularly Russia (investigating Investment alternatives of SWM projects in the Komi Republic) and Uzbekistan (SWM Master Plan) but also Azerbaijan on the training of a local waste company and Armenia in the international bid for waste collection operators.

He is particularly experienced in waste logistics and is in charge of data collection and the Waste Composition Analysis in this project.

Ms. Ingrid Håstad

Ms. Ingrid Håstad, M Sc Environmental studies, has over 30 years of international experience in the environmental regulatory framework and waste management.

She is a specialist on hazardous waste, healthcare waste and WEEE (electric and electronic waste) related to EU regulations. Before becoming a consultant, Ms. Håstad worked at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and with environmental health and protection issues at local environmental health boards.

She is also engaged in emergency response/disaster assessment by e.g. Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

She has recent experience from Russia, working with Mr. Lärkert in Komi on investment alternatives but also Kazakhstan (SWM Action Plan) and Georgia (SWM Emergency Action Plan).

In this project, she is responsible for data collection and capacity development concerning healthcare waste and other hazardous waste plus e-waste (WEEE).

 

AGENDA  

September 2 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA

Focus Group Discussion

Time Section / Topic Speaker / Leader
8.45 – 9.00 REGISTRATION  
9.00 – 9.15 WELCOME WORDS American University of Armenia 
9.15 – 10.00 WHAT IS HAZARDOUS WASTE? 

 

– Definitions and classification
– Sources of HZW (industry, commercial areas, building/construction waste, household waste, clinics/hospitals, etc.)

Ingrid Håstad
10.00 – 10.45 WHY IS HAZARDOUS WASTE A PROBLEM?

 

– Environmental and public health impacts on short and long term
– Occupational health and safety
– Dumping of HZW
– Contamination of non-hazardous waste etc. 
– Q/A

Ingrid Håstad
10.45 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 – 11.45 INSTITUTIONAL & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

 

– Rules and regulations in Armenia
– International bench-marking 
– Institutional setup, roles and responsibilities

Ingrid Håstad
11.45 – 12.30 COLLECTION & TREATMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

 

– Examples of HZW types with special systems e.g. healthcare waste, e-waste, batteries, etc. 
– Examples of HZW management in other countries, problems and solutions 
– Q/A 

Ingrid Håstad
12.30 – 13.30 BREAK  
13.30 – 15.00 PRESENTATIONS BY KEY GOV’T AGENCIES ON THE STATUS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA

 

– Ministry of Health
– Min of Environment
– Min of Emergency Situations
– Q/A

Representatives from key agencies
15.00 – 15.15 COFFEE BREAK
15.15 – 17.00 PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON GAPS AND SOLUTIONS/OPPORTUNITIES IN ARMENIA Ingrid Håstad
Karin Eberle
17.00 CLOSING REMARKS  

 

September 6 SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA

Public Presentations and Discussions

Time Section / Topic Speaker / Leader
8.45 – 9.00 REGISTRATION  
9.00 – 9.45 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

 

– About “Waste Quantity and Composition Study” Project 
– Reporting on the “Waste Governance in Armenia” and other studies related to sustainable waste management

Alen Amirkhanian
Narine Avetyan
Harutyun Alpetyan
9.45 – 10.45  WASTE QUANTITY AND COMPOSITION STUDY

 

– Introduction of the project in an international context
– Project scope and objectives
– Project expert team
– Project methodology 

Karin Eberle
Anders Lärkert
Ingrid Håstad 
10.45 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK  
11.00 – 12.00  WASTE QUANTITY AND COMPOSITION STUDY

 

– Presentation on the data collection process 
– Presentation on the study preliminary results 
– Q/A

Karin Eberle
Anders Lärkert
12.00 – 13.00 BREAK  
13.00 – 15.00 SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

– Challenges and solutions
– International examples, lessons learned 
– Feasibility of Application of Pyrolysis and Plasma Gasification Technologies in Armenia
– Observations and recommendations in the Armenian context
– Discussion 

Karin Eberle

Anders Lärkert
Ingrid Håstad
Natella Mirzoyan

15.00 – 15.30 COFFEE BREAK  
15.30 – 17.00 WASTE MANAGEMENT IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

– Integrated solutions
– Sustainable urban development – urban/rural linkages
– Circular Economy
– Armenia towards Circular Economy
– Discussion 

Karin Eberle
Harutyun Alpetyan
17.00 CLOSING REMARKS
 
Alen Amirkhanian
Harutyun Alpetyan