5TH GLOBAL DISCOURSE, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR

30/04/2014

9.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Zero Waste is a new way of looking at waste stream and philosophy that aims to guide people in the redesign of their resource-use system for reducing waste to zero. Instead of seeing used materials as waste in need of disposal, discards are seen as valuable resources. A pile of “trash” represents jobs, financial opportunity and raw material for new products. The concept of Zero Waste is an idea that is not “burn”, “landfill” and “recycling of anything” for waste, but instead using the waste for other economic activity.

The 5th WIEF-UiTM Global Discourse focused on the management of zero waste and the interdisciplinary nature of the researches and the cutting edge R&D in this field. The Keynote Address looked at how hydrogen produced from agro-industrial waste stream could help contribute to a more sustainable society.

The ensuing panel discussion also examined other aspects waste management, the opportunities and potential in the management of zero waste and its impact on environment and society as well as future development in this important field.

The Global Discourse also address the Islamic perspective on the use of natural resources for consumption and profit as well as the balance between human society and the natural environment.

9.00 AM Arrival of Guests & Registration
9.30 AM Welcoming Remarks by Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid bin Mohd Noordin, Chairman, WIEF Education Trust & Chairman, UiTM
9.40 AM Special Address by Datuk Nik Mustapha bin Nik Hassan, Director General, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM), “Islamic Perspective on Zero Waste” (tbc)
10.00 AM Keynote Address by Dr. Pieternel A.M. Claassen, Senior Scientist, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, NETHERLANDS, How can hydrogen contribute to a zero waste society

Panel Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman, Dean, Research Cluster on Sustainability & Environment, University of Malaya, MALAYSIA (Algae Bioremediation)
  • Assoc. Prof. Ng How Yong, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE (Industrial wastewater treatment) – tbc
  • Dr. Ing. Ir. Prayatni Soewondo, Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, INDONESIA (Water & waste water treatment) – tbc
  • Mr. Kevin Low, Chief Executive Officer, Small Projects Architecture & Winner, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2013, MALAYSIA (Zero waste initiatives through sustainable designs)

Moderator:

  • Tan Sri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid bin Mohd Noordin, Chairman, WIEF Education Trust & Chairman, UiTM
12.00 PM Question and Answer Session
12.30 PM Lunch / Informal Networking End of Global Discourse

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATIONS

DOWNLOAD NOW – “Islamic Perspective on Zero Waste” by Datuk Nik Mustapha Nik Hassan, Director General, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)

DOWNLOAD NOW – “How can hydrogen contribute to a zero waste society” by Prof. Dr. Pieternel A.M. Claassen, Senior Scientist, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands

DOWNLOAD NOW – “Industrial Wastewater Treatment” by Assoc. Prof. Ng How Yong, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering National University of Singapore, Singapore

DOWNLOAD NOW – “Water & Waste Water Treatment” by Dr. Ing. Ir. Prayatni Soewondo, Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

DOWNLOAD NOW – “Material Cycle Science Concept” by Prof. Dr. Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman, Dean, Research Cluster on Sustainability & Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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