Thursday, August 4, 2011

WTERT-India is latest addition to the Global WTERT Council

The Earth Engineering Center (EEC) at Columbia University, the parent organization of WTERT has signed an MOU with the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to form WTERT, India. NEERI, headquartered at Nagpur and with five other branches in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai is one of the prime research institutes in India. It is a forerunner in research on solid waste management with dedicated researchers. Research conducted by NEERI in 2005 on MSWM in fifty nine Indian cities is one of the most comprehensive studies on this issue. 

Other important studies on SWM include India’s Initial National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the work related to Landfill Gas Use as LNG in transport sector as well as new LFG models development that is under progress with Texas Transportation Institute, US. The researchers engaged in solid waste management at NEERI are recognized internationally.

Global WTERT Council is now present in eleven countries, U.S., Canada, Greece, China, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, U.K., Italy and India.

Entire Post on NEERI's website

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