College of Agriculture, Engineering
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Public Lecture: Waste and Climate Change

You are cordially invited to attend the South African Academy of Engineering Annual Lecture.

Topic:  Waste and Climate Change – Building a Sustainable Future for South Africa

Presenter: Prof Cristina Trois

Prof Cristina Trois (PrEng FSAAE MIWMSA MWISA CIWM (UK), BSc Eng MSc Eng (Environmental Engineering) PhD (Geo and Environmental Engineering)(Cagliari, Italy)) is full Professor in Environmental Engineering and holds the NRF South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate Change (SARCHI) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She chairs the joint secretariat for the Southern Africa Region of the UN-IPLA Programme (International Partnership for advancing waste management services of local authorities) and the IWWG (International Waste Working Group). She has over 20 years of working experience in waste management and has been the principal investigator as well as the project coordinator of many feasibility and R&D waste management/waste minimisation/treatment/design projects with municipalities in South Africa and Africa. Author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals. She is a C1- rated scientist with the NRF and her main fields of expertise are: Environmental and GeoEngineering, Waste and Climate Change in Sustainable Cities, Waste and Resources Management, Control, Management and Treatment of landfill emissions, Renewable Energy from waste and Greenhouse gas control from zero waste in Africa and developing countries, Alternative Building Materials. She developed and coordinates the first Master Programme in Waste and Resources Management in South Africa and graduated over 100 postgraduate students.

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11 10 22


17:30 - 18:00

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