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Abschlusskonferenz am 7. April 2022 zu dem Projekt

Modernisierung der Abfallbewirtschaftungsverfahren in Indien durch Kapazitätsaufbau (ReWACa)

12th Hanseatic India Colloquium

“Solid Waste Management: an Indo-German Dialogue”

Hamburg, 7th April, 2022, 9:30h – 17:00h

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We, the Organizing Committee, invite you cordially to register and attend the above mentioned Conference being planned in Hamburg on the 7th April, 2022. Registration is free but mandatory to participate at the Conference. Restrictions due to Covid-19 apply, as admission to the conference hall is based on prevalent vaccination requirements and only first fifty registrants will be admitted.

Solid waste management is a challenge for both developing and developed economies of the world. We have planned this Conference, under the aegis of GIZ, German Agency for International Cooperation and supported by NUE Foundation/Environment Lottery Bingo in Hamburg. Increasing urbanization and economic growth result in increasing generation of waste, posing a serious threat to the environment. Therefore, it is timely that the Indian Stakeholders in Solid Waste Management initiate a dialogue with the German Experts. This has become possible under a project sponsored by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. We wish to discuss the achievements and results from this project and find ways and means to further promote international collaboration to find solutions to this important issue of waste management.

To promote Indo German collaboration between industry and academic Institutions in India and Germany for research and development of new technologies to cope with solid waste management issues in the developing world.

We expect that scientists, researchers, activists and practitioners from academia and industry from India and Germany will participate to elaborate
scientific ideas, share experiences, discuss environmental issues, and find innovative strategies for waste management. The aim will be to learn and improve from each other’s experiences and based on expertise available already in Germany, efforts will be made to develop recommendations and suggestions for enhancing the existing waste management systems in India. With this aim in view, the proceedings of the Conference will be published - that will include not only papers presented at the Conference but also invited articles from eminent experts from both the countries who may not be able to attend the Conference.

Following topics will be included in the Conference:

  • Solid Waste Management, recycling, landfill
  • Economics of Solid Waste Management
  • Composting and biological treatment
  • Solid Waste Management with reference to Smart City development
  • Management of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and plastic waste
  • Development of innovative technologies for example use of Artificial Intelligence or Neural Network to generate Models for Prediction of Municipal Solid Waste Generation
  • Waste to wealth

Two Co-Organizers, one from Germany and one from India, will be responsible to develop the Concept, Faculty, Speakers, Scientific Program, and to publish the proceedings as a book.

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Dirk Weichgrebe
Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover, Germany


Dr. Babu Ambat, Executive Director
Centre for Environment and Development
Thozhuvancode, Vattiyoorkavu P.O, Thiruvananthapuram-695013, India


Hanseatic India Forum e. V., Hamburg
Contact Person:
Dr. Amal Mukhopadhyay
Chairman of the Board
Baumschulenweg 26, 22609 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 0049 40 41161360
Mobile: 0049 163 3243522 (Whats App)

Auditorium of the Consulate General of India in Hamburg
Kohlhöfen 21, 20355 Hamburg
The Conference is being planned as an „in presence“ event. However, online access (Hybrid mode), will also be available. Registration is mandatory for online participants as well.

Registration to participate will be without cost but registration will be mandatory to enter the Conference hall. For Registration please send an E-Mail to

Conference Flyer

Program Flyer

Registration form participants

Abstracts of the presentations in the Colloquium

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