Second Training on Low-carbon Integrated Waste Management Took Place in Shenzhen

December 6, 2018

On December 6th, 2018, following the 30 Years Summit Forum of China Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Development, the IWM NAMA project successfully conducted in Shenzhen its 2nd Low-Carbon Integrated Waste Management Training.

The training mainly targeted representatives of the five demonstration municipalities (Xi’an, Bengbu, Lanzhou, Taian and Suzhou) who are responsible for the project coordination in respective city departments. The focus lay on the approaches to design integrated waste management systems as well as tools to monitor and quantify the GHG emissions from the waste sector as the aim of the training was to provide local partners with the suitable methodologies applicable in their local contexts.

At the beginning of the training, Andy Whiteman from Wasteaware and Li Jian, senior technical advisor of IWM NAMA, jointly introduced the status quo of and the development trend in municipal solid waste management globally. They also outlined the KPI system and presented the first outcome of its application – the KPIs assessment conducted by the IWM NAMA and its experts in the demonstration municipalities in September and October.

This was followed by one of the training highlights, namely, an interactive group exercise on designing the system of organic waste treatment in an imaginary city of Li’an. Three groups had to come up with their own solutions, selecting and combining various technologies for waste collection, transportation, pre-treatment and final treatment made available according to the game scenario. The interactive exercise took place under the guidance and supervision of Andy and Li Jian.

In the afternoon session, experts from a ‘monitoring team’ responsible for analyzing GHG emissions in the waste sector in the demonstration municipalities, introduced the corresponding MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) model, developed under the framework of China IWM NAMA, as well as in detail explained how cities shall apply it. Afterwards, Mr. Qian Mingyu, a project director of IWM NAMA, gave an overview of the various systems for anaerobic treatment of restaurant waste. The topic was chosen deliberately as anaerobic digestion has the most significant GHG emission reductions potential among the existing waste treatment options.

Training presentations:
Presentation 1: Current practice, global trends in MSW low-carbon management
Presentation 2: Introduction and application of IWM GHG mitigation MRV model for demonstration cities
Presentation 3: Overview of anaerobic digestion technology