NYCWaste - Program

Program

Monday, April 25, 2016




8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee and Networking
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome - Rosemarie Wesson, Associate Dean for Research, Grove School of Engineering, CCNY
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Setting the Stage for Sustainable Waste Management:

A Global Overview  

  • Marco J. Castaldi, Director, EEC|CCNY 
  • "Economic Development with Sustainable Waste Management" - Nickolas J. Themelis, WTERT, Columbia University
  • "Plastics: Too Valuable to Waste" - Craig Cookson, Director of Sustainability and Recycling, American Chemistry Council
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2: Megacity Waste Management

  • Bettina Kamuk, Head of Department, Waste to Energy, Ramboll
  • "Zero Waste in New York City" - Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, The New York City Department of Sanitation
  • "Developing an Integrated Solid Waste Management System in the City of Edmonton" - Christian Felske, General Supervisor - Engineering Innovation,

    Utility Services, City of Edmonton
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 3: The Hierarchy in Practice: Waste Management Processes and Technologies

  • "Sustainability as a Driver for the Waste Industry" - Jamie Bohan, Senior Director of Recycling and Technology Development, Republic Services
  • "The Waste Treatment Hierarchy and Quality vs. Quota Recycling" - Peter Chromec, former CEO, Hitachi Zosen Inova, USA LLC
  • Demetra Tsiamis, Associate Director, EEC|CCNY
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Coffee Break and Poster Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Session 4: Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact

  • "Human Health Assessment of Waste Management Practices” - Sarah Foster, Principal, CPF Associates Inc.
  • "Materials Management and Associated Impacts" - Dale J. Carpenter, Chief of Sustainable Materials Management Section, EPA Region 2
  • “Sustainable Waste Management: Low Hanging Fruit for Climate Change Mitigation” - Paul Gilman, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Covanta
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout (Workshop)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Follow up
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception

Tuesday, April 26, 2016




8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Coffee and networking
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome - Charles J. Vörösmarty, Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative, CUNY ASRC, Distinguished Scientist, NOAA-CREST
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 5: Social Implications and Public Opinion

  • "MSW Management without Harm:  Social Movements and Sustainable Technologies in a Changing World" - Samantha MacBride, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, CUNY
  • "The Politics of Zero Waste" - Cole Rosengren, Freelance Reporter, Graduate of CUNY School of Journalism
  • "Public Perception of Waste to Energy in NYC" - Casey Cullen, Sustainability Coordinator, Cosentini Associates, former CCNY Capstone student
  • Charles J. Vörösmarty, Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative, CUNY ASRC, Distinguished Scientist, NOAA-CREST
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 6: Research at the Forefront of Waste Conversion

  • "Assessment of MSW Generation and Management in the U.S. via Facility-Based Methodology" - Debra Kantner, Internal Research Program Manager, Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
  • “Research & Development at Covanta Energy” - Steve Goff, Vice President of R&D, Covanta
  • Marco J. Castaldi, Director, EEC|CCNY 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 7: Policy and Market Drivers for Sustainable Waste Management

  • Mark Schwartz, Senior Manager of Business Development, Wheelabrator
  • James Van Woert, Area Director of Diversion Strategies Greater Mid-Atlantic Market Area, Waste Management
  • “Taking WTE Ash Recycling to the Next Level in the U.S.” - Joost Boggemann, VP of Business Development, Inashco
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Coffee Break and Poster Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout (Workshop)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Follow up
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wrap up/Action items