Webinar on Ambient Monitoring of Methane and Management of Fires in Landfills

In the absence of scientific landfills and appropriate waste processing units, decomposition of mixed waste causes major odour hazards and landfill fires. Fires and odour emissions in the landfills are a constant source of nuisance, which only gets accentuated in thickly populated areas. Central Pollution Control Board provides guidelines for odour monitoring and management for systematic collection of data in order for ULBs to deal with odour monitoring and management of landfill fires.

Keeping the guidelines in mind, the webinar looks into procedure for monitoring odour and managing fires at the landfills.

Join us to learn about

  • Surface monitoring of landfills
  • Management of Landfill fires
  • Controlling odour at waste processing/ disposal facilities

Moderator

Dr. Nimmi Damodaran

Dr. Nimmi Damodaran is a Vice President at Abt Associates, which is based in the United States and focused on research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Dr. Damodaran has more than 25 years of experience focusing primarily on environmental policy issues. Her current professional interests are the mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants such as black carbon and methane from various sectors, including municipal solid waste. She has worked on projects related to improving solid waste management and reducing emissions from the waste sector in multiple countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and Mexico.


Presenter

Mr. David Fisher

Mr. Fisher has worked as an environmental scientist for 17 years. In 1994, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from the University of California Santa Barbara. He maintains a Registered Environmental Assessor certification from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and a Manager of Landfill Operations certification from the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Past experience includes implementation of an internal field compliance audit program for solid waste operations in the County of San Bernardino, and also conducting laboratory field tests to determine combustion stack emission compliance. As an employee of the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority he was responsible for environmental permitting and monitoring programs for four landfills; including one national Superfund site. During his tenure he helped obtain capacity expansions for two disposal facilities and one materials recovery facility.

Currently, Mr. Fisher manages an internal compliance audit program for SCS Field Services OMM projects. With a staff of four, internal project audits and technical training are employed nationwide to ensure project quality. Mr. Fisher understands the importance of using monitoring data to guide ongoing facilities to demonstrate environmental stewardship.

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