(September 23) IWMI in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Sri Lanka organized a 1-day stakeholder workshop, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, as part of a project led by the RRR theme at IWMI on Opportunities for sustainable municipal solid waste (MSW) management services in the Batticaloa district via improved resource recovery and reuse.
The project is funded by UNOPS as a component of the European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) in Sri Lanka. The objective of this project is to recommend business strategies for the recovery and productive reuse of MSW of compost plants in the Batticaloa district, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the provision of sustainable waste management services by the respective local authorities in the Batticaloa district.
The final project results were presented at the workshop and discussed with the different stakeholders for feedback. The workshop gathered around 60 participants including agriculture instructors from the Department of Agriculture in Batticaloa, representatives of the agrarian development centres and related local authorities. The workshop was also attended by Mr. M.Uthayakumar, Municipal Commissioner and Mr S.Thananjeyan, Deputy Commissioner, of the Batticaloa Municipal Council as well as Mr. R.Kokuladasan, Deputy Director of Agriculture (Extension) of the Department of Agriculture, Batticaloa. IWMI was represented by Miriam Otoo, Sudarshana Fernando (Resource Recovery and Reuse Expert), Mohammed Aheeyar, Nilanthi Jayathilake and Ganesha Madurangi (Consultant at IWMI); and from UNOPS Simonetta Siligato and Sivakumaran Sithamparanathan.
View the presentation made by IWMI:
- Presentation by Miriam Otoo: Opportunities for Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in Batticaloa District
- Presentation by Sudarshana Fernando and Nilanthi Jayathilake: The Performance and Potential of the Municipal Solid Waste Compost Plants in Batticaloa (Technical Assessment)