Sustainable Integrated Waste Management Training
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19 – 21 December 2018: 3-Day Certified Webinar Training in Sustainable Integrated Waste Management

Integrated Solid Waste Management is a sustainable approach to reduction, collection, composting, recycling and disposal. It looks at how to reduce, reuse, recycle and manage waste to protect human health and the natural environment.

This a 3 day, interactive, accelerated, online training course, will cover all the essential elements of  waste management. The course includes assessment of situations, finding solutions, creating and delivering sustainable waste management projects and equip you with the most advanced tools and techniques. The instructor is a solid waste management expert with over 30 years of experience in technical consulting and training.

At the end of the training you will receive a certificate of training completion.

The course includes:

  • How to assess local conditions and needs
  • What solutions to choose to solve identified waste problems
  • Most important elements of integrated sustainable waste management
  • The main phases of a solid waste system
  • The actors involved, the main phases of a solid waste system
  • The enabling environment conditioning waste management and the main drivers steering solid waste policy development
  • Training of trainers: this training will cover the basics of how to deliver waste management training to other trainers or community members

By applying the acquired knowledge and provided tools to your local contexts you will be able to assess and understand how and why waste management systems often fail and what steps can be undertaken to make them more efficient and sustainable.  In addition, throughout this training you will get fundamental guidelines on preparing and delivering successful training tailored to the needs of your future audience.

How does the online live training work?

This accelerated training combines online learning with an intensive online  group workshop, through an online classroom. You will receive the link to the classroom with all the necessary materials.

Information on each topic is provided, together with a range of activities designed to support the learning where you will be able to LEARN BY DOING through asking questions, participating discussions, practical exercises and listening to the trainer’s instructions and best case practices.

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Who will benefit?

  • Consultants and experts working or looking to work in the waste management sector
  • Professionals who work in the waste sector or have projects related to
  • Municipalities, councils and other government organisations
  • For those who work in nonprofit, civil society, community-based organisations
  • Programme and project managers, administrators, coordinators and other professionals  who work on waste-related or community-based projects
  • For those who work or wish to get involved in addressing the growing waste challenge


David Lyth is a water, waste and  environmental consultant with 25 years of professional experience in the water sector and environmental management in central, eastern and western Europe, the Middle East/Gulf, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He holds a MSc Environmental Resources Planning from University of Aberdeen, UK.

During his professional career, he has directed, managed and contributed to a wide range of projects in the water sector, having worked in the UK water industry (Northumbrian Water-Suez) for eight years, covering projects in policy, strategy and infrastructure development across UK, Ireland, Egypt, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Bangladesh. Since then, he has focused on programming and project preparation of WASH projects mainly across central and eastern Europe, Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. He also recently advised on the implementation of the Lusaka Sanitation Program, Zambia and on behalf of the EU Delegation, and the programming of the Albanian water sector, which included components on both integrated water resources management and wastewater management. He also has extensive knowledge and experience of working with IFIs and donors, including ADA, AfDB, Commonwealth Secretariat, DfID, EIB, EBRD, EU, KfW, SECO, SIDA, UN and the World Bank

Mr. Lyth has directed, managed and contributed to the development, preparation and review of integrated water (and wastewater) strategies and feasibility studies. These have included major infrastructure investment projects in the UK, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, including the 200 million British Pound Tees Estuary wastewater scheme; Budapest wastewater treatment scheme, Sofia integrated water and waste water scheme and number of integrated water supply and wastewater management investments in Montenegro and Serbia.

He is also a registered evaluator of UN and IFI/donor programmes and projects in the water and environmental sectors, and has recently evaluated an UNECE programme on equitable access to water and sanitation.

He is an experience and skilled trainer, having managed the training components of institutional strengthening programmes for Ministries of Environment in Lithuania and Bulgaria and the Municipal Infrastructure Support Programme in Serbia. During these programmes, he delivered training in water supply, wastewater management, water resources, environmental awareness, project preparation, financing of municipal and environmental infrastructure to a number of beneficiaries and stakeholders at governmental, public utility company and environmental NGO levels.  He delivered trainings at a number of Irish-Bulgarian environmental events, including a as guest lecturer on a visit by the Irish President to Bulgaria. More recently, he directed a capacity development programme (20 training courses) for the Ministry of Environment in Turkey, which delivered multi trainings in a number of disciplines to strengthen Ministry capacity when planning, preparing and implementing water and waste investment projects. Overall, he has managed and delivered over 150 training courses targeting over 1,000 local and national officials. He has also organised and conducted study tours for national and local government officials on water and environmental issues to Ireland, Lithuania and Portugal.

Register for the training

  • Up to 15 places are available, register 14 days before the start of the training date.
  • The fee is $315 and is delivered live online through a virtual classroom
  • As soon as you have registered, you will receive a pre-training questionnaire.
  • You will receive a link to the virtual classroom to which you will be able to log into on the training day.
  • Prior to the start date of the training, you will also receive handouts, resources and other material that you will need.

 Limited spaces are available for our virtual training. Book now or register below to be notified of the next available dates.