About the Summit

APAC News Network is glad to announce ‘Global Waste Management & Innovation Conclave’ in association with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) as Knowledge Partner to be held on 9-10 December 2020.

In the backdrop of COVID-19 Pandemic, the waste management, sanitation and pollution control attains further significance to contain the spread of the disease and infection. While the prevailing Corona crisis has thrown several challenges at the man-kind, it also has triggered the opportunity for innovations, enhancing the role of Information and emerging technologies.

This virtual conclave aims to highlight the innovations and best practices in waste management including cutting-edge technologies, strategic solutions, case studies, urban planning and infrastructure for sustainable growth and way forward.

This important conclave will act as a knowledge exchange platform for policymakers, thought leaders, state administrators, technology & industry leaders, innovators, NGOs, international experts who will be discussing on the importance and best practices of waste management, technology & innovation, pollution control, research & development, for sustainable growth and way forward.




9-10 December 2020

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Knowledge Partner

Country Partner

Supporting Partners

Environment Partner

IT Partner

Keynote Speaker

Durga Shanker Mishra

Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India

Key Speakers

Neetu Kumari Prasad

Member Secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Government of Telangana

G Asok Kumar

Additional Secretary & Mission Director, National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI

Dr Andrew Fleming

Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad

Prabhjot Sodhi

Head – Circular Economy
UNDP India

Mehnaz Ansari

Senior Regional Representative, South Asia, Indo-Pacific Region, US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Hari Chandana Dasari

Collector & District Magistrate, Naranyapet, Government of Telangana

Shiv Anant Tayal

District Magistrate, Bemetara, Government of Chhattisgarh

Charulata Somal

Managing Director, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC)

Dr G. Srijana

Commissioner, GVMC and MD & CEO, Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited

Pamela Satpathy

Commissioner, Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation & CEO, Warangal Smart City, Government of Telangana

D. P. Mathuria

Executive Dir. (Technical), NMCG, Ministry of Water Resource, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, GoI

Hitesh Vaidya

Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

C. W. Shakeel Ahamed

Managing Director, Hubli-dharwad Smart City, Government of Karnataka

Shashidhar Kurer

Managing Director, Belagavi Smart City Limited, Government of Karnataka

Sujiv Nair

Global Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Ramky Enviro

Kumar Pathak

Environmental Engineer, E-waste Section, Telangana State Pollution Control Board

Satya Adamala

Head – Bio Medical Waste Management, RAMKY Group

Ekta Narain

Director, Recykal (Rapidue Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)


Environmental Engineer, Telangana State Pollution Control Board

Maya Vivek

Founder, Oorvi Sustainable Concepts Pvt Ltd (Creators of Brand HolyWaste)

Participation From

  • - Policy Makers and Regulators from Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • - Ministry of Drinking & Jal Shakti
  • - Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
  • - Central Pollution Control Board
  • - National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)
  • - State Pollution Control Boards
  • - State Urban Development Secretaries
  • - Smart City SPV CEOs
  • - Municipal Commissioners
  • - Heads of Water and Sanitation Departments
  • - ULBs and Related Government Agencies
  • - Experts from the Sustainable Urban Development
  • - Foreign Embassies
  • - Global Leaders and Industry Experts in Water Waste and Solid Waste Management

Key Focus Areas

  • - Innovations in Water Waste Management
  • - Innovations in Solid Waste Management
  • - Role of IT and Emerging Technologies
  • - Bio-Medical Waste Management Systems
  • - E-waste Management and Recycling
  • - Best Practices and Innovations in Pollution Control
  • - Citizen Engagement Technologies
  • - National Cleanliness Mission - Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • - Sustainable Urban Development
  • - Smart Infrastructure
  • - Urban Innovations
  • - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • - Waste Alternates
  • - Support Policy Agenda Setting to meet future challenges