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U’chal University holds National Workshop on Sustainable Smart Waste Management



Dehradun, 1 Apr: Uttaranchal School of Computing Sciences, Uttaranchal University, organised a national workshop on Sustainable Smart Waste Management for Smart City (Hybrid Mode) here, today, to showcase innovative technologies and smart solutions for waste collection, sorting, recycling, and disposal, to improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and optimise resource utilisation.

The Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony was Dr K Sain, Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Guest of Honour Dr RP Singh, Director. IIRS, Jitender Joshi (Chancellor, Uttaranchal University), Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi (Vice-Chancellor, Uttaranchal University), Expert Speakers Dr Arijit Roy Scientist SG & Head Indian IIRS and Dr Abhishek Mathur (Scientist, Fermentation Specialist).

Prof (Dr) Sonal Sharma, Dean, USCS, extended a warm welcome to all dignitaries. She emphasised that to catalyse action towards building more resilient, cleaner, and healthier cities, it is imperative to promote sustainable approaches to waste management within the context of smart city development.

Dr RP Singh discussed policy frameworks, regulations, incentives, and governance models needed to support sustainable waste management initiatives in smart cities, including public-private partnerships and community engagement strategies. He addressed the problem of waste management and proper sanitation, emphasising the need for water management and waste disposal infrastructure. Implementing efficient irrigation systems and community awareness programmes could enhance water management.

Chief Guest Dr Kalachand Sain elaborated on the 5 R – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse, and Repurpose. He underscored the significance of early warning systems and data-driven approaches in enhancing preparedness and resilience to seismic events. Furthermore, he highlighted ongoing initiatives aimed at developing robust forecasting models and refining understanding of earthquake precursors.

Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi highlighted the importance of integrating technology-driven approaches and sustainable practices to optimise waste collection, recycling, and disposal processes using the latest technologies.

Dr Arijit Roy discussed the digital twin approach within smart city and IoT sensor networks for monitoring and optimisation, Blockchain for transparency, predictive Analytics, and cloud-based management systems. Moreover, leveraging government schemes can improve housing and living conditions in the villages. More than 800 participants attended the workshop in physical and hybrid mode from all the states.

Dr Sameer Dev Sharma extended heartfelt gratitude to all attendees, speakers, and organisers for their invaluable contributions in making the workshop a resounding success. The event was a great success with the support of Dr Meera Sharma, Abhishek Pathak, Manisha Saini, Manisha Khanduja, Divya Rawat and Harshit Gupta.