Cities on the Frontline: Waste Management in Crisis and Recovery
Jun 04, 2020
Welcome to the 13th edition of our Speakers Series on Cities on the Frontline, analyzing how cities around the world are responding to Covid-19. During this session we will discuss the implications of COVID19 for waste management. Dr. Jenna Jambeck, Full Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia will share her reflections on the waste we generate during the crisis and the unique opportunity for cities to rethink waste management. Lakshmi Narayanan, Co-Founder of Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) and SWaCH Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha (SWaCH), will discuss the Covid-19 impacts on the waste management system in Pune, India; the impact on waste pickers and the importance of pro-poor public private partnerships for strengthening waste management systems.