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SWMCOL Participates In First Ever High-Level Ministerial Forum On Waste Management In Georgetown, Guyana

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The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) was pleased to participate in the first ever Caribbean high-level ministerial forum that took place during the 26th annual conference of the Caribbean Water and Waste Water (CWWA) in Georgetown, Guyana. During October 19th to 20th, 2017 the forum’s participants finalized a Regional Strategic Plan for Waste Management that will be laid before the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2017.

SWMCOL’s Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Roach, delivered a presentation on the consequences of delayed actions as it relates to waste management activities. In addition to highlighting the achievements of some of the Caribbean countries, the forum also focused on disaster waste management and delved into the root causes of some persistent waste management issues. SWMCOL believes that the event was particularly timely given the challenges currently being faced by the region as it relates to water pollution and climate change.

Other participants at the forum included Mr. Dale Cozier–Project Manager, EMA; Dr. Ahmad Khan–Director, Basel Convention Regional Center (Trinidad); and representatives from host country, Guyana, as well as Barbados, Grenada, Belize, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

The Ministerial Forum was supported by the CWWA, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

 

Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) 

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