Dr. Amiya Sahu
President, nominated in ISWA Board Member as RDN Asia-Pacific Representative and member Science and Technology Committee.
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A memorandum of understanding between ENVIS through Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Government of India (ENVIS- capacity Enhancement program) and National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI) have signed on ENVIS- Capacity Enhancement Programme on Urban Municipal Waste Management (UMWM) since 2002 and this association has been recognized as NSWAI- ENVIS center sponsored by MoEF.
National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI) is the only leading professional non-profit organization in the field of Solid Waste Management including Toxic and Hazardous Waste and also Biomedical Waste in India. It was formed on 25th January 1996.
MoEF, New Delhi, Government of India has identified NSWAI as one of the centers in capacity building projects of World Bank in Urban Municipal Solid Waste Management.
NSWAI helps the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), New Delhi in various fields of solid waste management in making policies and action plans and is entrusted the responsibility of collecting information and various data related to solid waste management from the municipalities of Urban Class-I cities(population more than 1Lakh) and Urban Class-II cities(population above 50,000), collate and disseminate the information to website which is linked to national and international organizations.
The association is a member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Copenhagen, Denmark and provides forum for exchange of information and expertise in the field of Solid Waste Management at the national and international level.