+880-1715013668 wastesafe.bd@gmail.com

*Prof. W. Bidlingmire
*Prof. Raffaello Cossu

*Prof. M. Alamgir
*Prof. E. Kraft
*Prof. M.C. Lavagnolo

Our Background

Urban areas are a focal point of environmental problems. Their impacts extend over a wide range of spatial scales, i.e. the household, the place of work, the neighborhood, the city the wider region and ultimately the world. In the rapidly growing cities of the developing countries, urban solid waste management is currently regarded as one of the most immediate an serious problems faced by the city authorities. In the light of these challenges the project entitled “Integrated Management and Safe Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste in Least Developed Asian Countries” shortly termed as “WasteSafe” a 12 months feasibility study conducted at the Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, co-financed by the European Commission’s Asia Pro Eco Program, has explored an integrated waste management concept based on storage and separation of waste at a source/family level, reuse and recycling, primary collection, on-site storage in an hygienic way, efficient collection and transportation, appropriate waste treatment and eventually, safe disposal of residual wastes. WasteSafe also critically identified the present status and constraints of MSW management of the study areas and proposed an approach to solve this problem putting priorities on some specific areas. It advocates the need of demonstration projects for the reality check of the employed approach for required refinement. Then a three years research project, named as WasteSafe II, funded by the EU-Asia Pro Eco II Program was undertaken aiming to develop a safe and sustainable management of MSW in Bangladesh through the practical application and reality check of WasteSafe approach. In this project Khulna, the third largest city of Bangladesh was considered as the main case study area. WasteSafe II (2007-2009) project was completed successfully in December 31, 2009.

WasteSafe International Conferences

Wastes are normally solids, useless and unwanted. However, many of these materials can be reused, recycled and thus they can become a resource if managed and treated properly. Rapid growth of population, urbanization and industrialization poses sharp increase of waste generation and change of its nature. Due to organizational limitations, lack of people’s awareness, absence of appropriate management, financial & resource constraints, ineffectiveness of legislation and law enforcement, wastes remain unmanaged and posed threat to human and nature, especially in the developing countries

To address this issue, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) has taken several initiatives since 2002.

Jointly Organized By

The success of the event encouraged the organizer to continue such activities and hence the WasteSafe 2023, the 8th International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste & Faecal Sludge Management: Blue Appropriate Social Oriented Solutions, is jointly organized at Khulna on 25~26 February 2023 by Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bauhaus University Weimar and Padova University

Supported By

Conference Advisors

Prof. W. Bidlingmire


Prof. Raffaello Cossu


Conference Chair Persons

Prof. M. Alamgir


Prof. E. Kraft


Prof. M.C. Lavagnolo