Waste stories 5/5/2015


1. Joint Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group and ISWA International conference

In conjunction with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the Group will be hosting an international conference on April 14 and 15, 2016. It will be held at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London. Topics to be covered will include current and emerging technologies, sustainability and preparing for emergencies.

2. Appeal for Nepalese ambulance services

You will all have heard of the terrible 7.9-magnitude earthquake that has rocked the south-central Asia on April 25.  The Himalayan country of Nepal is the worst affected, with at least two thousand dead and the death toll certain to climb as many of the worst affected areas are cut off.

Mahesh Nakarmi, director of the Healthcare Waste Management Program of Health Care Foundation Nepal, co-founded the National Society for Earthquake Technology and the NEPAL AMBULANCE SERVICE. This ambulance service is the only one in the country with properly equipped vehicles and trained paramedics, working in collaboration with Stanford University.  At this moment, they are hard at work, helping to save those injured in this tragedy.  A field hospital and fresh water supply has been set up and experts from Stanford are on the way to join their efforts. Any donations to this unique service will make a huge difference

See appeal and donate here: Nepal appeal

3.Briefing on European Structural and Investment Funds

This briefing outlines the background to the new round of European Structural and Investment Funds, including what the funds support, the main opportunities for the NHS in England and how to access the funding.

This briefing will be of interest to all NHS organisations, including national bodies and regional organisations, such as academic health science networks, local education and training boards and health and wellbeing boards, as well as to colleagues working in public health.

Read the briefing here: European Structural and Investment Funds

4. UKTI: Hunan Province, China Environmental delegation: 10-14th June

UKTI Guangzhou are organising a Hunan environmental delegation visit to the UK between 10-14 June. The delegation would like to meet up with UK environmental companies for potential collaboration opportunities. With a round table meeting at the EIC London, encouraging CIWM members to attend.
The areas of interest are around soil remediation technology, air pollution prevention, Recycling technologies of Metal resources/waste from industrial manufacturing and UK’s latest waste treatment technologies.
For further information please contact: usman.sheikh@ukti.gsi.gov.uk