A three-day long (15-17 February 2015) 4th International conference on Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries WasteSafe 2015 successfully held at KUET. The experts, participating at the conference expressed their hope highly that this conference will begin new horizon in solid waste management sectors in the developing countries. KUET, in co-operation with Bauhaus University, Weimer of Germany, University of Padova Italy, International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and ORBIT Group jointly organized the conference aiming to exchange views and experiences at international level and to understand solid waste management concept as a whole. Administrator of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harunur Rashid inaugurated the conference as the Chief Guest on 16 February Monday at 9:00 a.m. while KUET Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir was in the Chair. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir delivered welcome speech. Prof. Raffaello Cossu, Padova University, Italy and IWWG, Prof. Echard Kraft , Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, Prof. Toshihiko Matsuto, Hokkaido University, Japan & IWWG-ARB (Asian Regional Branch), Prof. Sanja Kalambura, University of Zagreb & University of Applied Science Velika Gorica, Croatia, Prof. Liz Bachhuber, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany addressed the inaugural session. Waste experts from different countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Nepal, South Korea and Thailand participated in the conference. On February 15 at 04:30 p.m. Conference were started with registration. On February 16 at 07:15 p.m. Conference Dinner and an attractive cultural program were also held in a local hotel in this connection.
A total number of 106 technical papers including 4 key-note papers, 1 theme paper and 1 invited paper were presented where research scholars, experts, engineers, professionals of related field exchange views among themselves. On February 17 at 05:30 p.m. the closing of the conference was held at the seminar room of Civil Engineering Dept. of KUET. Prof. Raffaello Cossu, Padova University, Italy and IWWG, Prof. Echard Kraft , Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, Prof. Toshihiko Matsuto, Hokkaido University, Japan & IWWG-ARB (Asian Regional Branch), Prof. Sanja Kalambura, University of Zagreb & University of Applied Science Velika Gorica, Croatia, Dr. Kaimin Shih, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong spoke on the closing ceremony. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir thanked everybody for the successful closing of the conference. He declared that the 5th Int’l Conference on WasteSafe will be held on 11-13 February 2017.
This time WasteSafe 2014 is the 4th international conference at KUET. Before this the 1st , 2nd and 3rd conference as WasteSafe 2009, WasteSafe 2011 and WasteSafe 2013 were successfully held in 2009, 2011 and 2013 respectively.