With growing urban population and changing household consumption patterns, waste management is fast becoming one of the key problems of modern society due to the ever expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. Appropriate waste and resource management, under the right policy/business conditions, contributes to learning and development of capability, which in turn contributes to sound waste management practices. The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is organizing parts of the side programme at IFAT India 2016, taking place 28th -29th September in Mumbai, in cooperation with MMI India, Indus Media and GIZ.

The sessions will address the status of solid waste policy promoting proper waste management in India. Further, the sessions will present potential solutions to the hurdles/challenges of waste management in India.