Responsible Consumption and Production for Climate Action: Towards Effective Waste and Resource Management amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The State of the Environment – #PlanetTalks with Dr Simi Mehta on Responsible Consumption and Production for Climate Action: Towards Effective Waste and Resource Management amid COVID-19 Pandemic by Prof Shyamala Mani.
Greetings from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of the Center forEnvironment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at IMPRI, India Water Portal, and Department of Energy and Environment, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), Delhi, we invite you to a #WebPolicyTalk –
The State of the Environment
#PlanetTalks with Dr Simi Mehta
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: December 15, 2020; Tuesday
Time: 11:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook live
Dr Shyamala Mani, Sr. Advisor, WASH and Waste Management, CEH, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Professor (Retd.) and Advisor, MPD 2041, SBM(U) & Climate Centre for Cities, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
Dr. Shyamala K. Mani, Advisor, WASH and Waste Management, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has a Ph.D in Environmental Science from JNU and an MPH from School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, USA. A national science talent scholar, a recipient of ICAR Fellowship in Agri. Microbiology and Fogarty International fellowship in Environmental Health, she has presented in several conferences and seminars in India and abroad. She received the UNCHS Global 100 award for waste management and sanitation in Bangalore in 1998, Plasticon India award for Plastics Reuse and Recycling in 2005 and recognition from UNU-IAS, Japan for Regional Centre of Expertise on waste management in pilgrimage places in 2007.
Dr. Mani joined NIUA in December 2012 after working at the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) for 25 years, as Programme Director (Waste and Resources Management). She now consults for NIUA under Swachh Bharat Mission and Public Health Foundation of India, Gurugram under various projects for the Centre for Environmental Health. A member of several professional organizations, she has published in reputed books and journals. She helped formulate the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 1998 and 2016, Municipal Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2000 and 2016, Plastics Waste Rules 2011 and 2016 promulgated by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
At NIUA, she has been involved in coordinating projects related to urban and regional sanitation, renewable energy planning, improving urban services through training and capacity building and building climate change resilience in cities through education and innovation. She has been involved in capacity building and training of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) under Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission (SBM) in 2016, 2017 and is currently Team Leader of the SBM SWM Exposure Workshops Project 2018-19. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for selecting SWM projects for Department of Science and Technology (DST), Chairperson of TIFAC committee for Technical Needs Assessment for Waste sector for UNFCCC under Ministry of Science and Technology and a member of Integrated Solid Liquid Waste Management under Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Dr. Mani is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI) network, a global health initiative supported by the NIEHS, NIH Washington DC, USA. She is also in the Advisory Committee for development of curriculum for IGNOU certificate course on Healthcare Waste Management, Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Environmental Health & Occupational Safety. Dr. Mani has mentored many students for masters and PhD and is currently sector advisor in solid and liquid waste management for Delhi’s Master Plan 2041 and the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), New Delhi. Along with several academic researchers in Asia, Africa and South America, she has completed the book Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Developing Countries: Technologies, Best Practices, Challenges and Policy in the process of being released by Elsevier in September 2019, in which she is the Regional Editor for Asia.
Her main interest is in improving public health in India through research, training and in helping build climate resilience in economically weaker sections through innovation and education.
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI; Fulbright Scholar, Ohio State University, USA
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