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Eva Riddick is an American currently serving in the United States Peace Corps, a global human development agency. As an international development professional she has spent the past 2 years working in Mongolia as a community based health specialist. She has a background in raising HIV/AIDs and health awareness through AIDs Delaware and at the University of Delaware where she holds a BS in Behavioral Science. In Peace Corps, her primary project is working at the Govi-Altai UNFPA Youth Development Center. She also works at a disabilities center for youth that supports both an education and social integration program for children with disabilities. During her time in Govi-Altai, Mongolia she and her counterparts at the provincial Health Department undertook a solid waste management project focused on raising awareness and promoting safe waste management practices amongst community members. Over the course of 6 months she executed a SWM campaign targeting 300+ youth in her community. She and her counterparts are currently looking to improve the SWM infrastructure in Govi-Altai, and are working closely with the provincial government to implement new policy change.

Nathalia Lima is an Environmental engineering student at Sao Paulo State University to graduate in July of 2016 and a D-Waste Youth Expert; Summer internship at D-Waste (July, 2014); ISWA member, participating actively in the Young Professionals Group since 2013 and ISWA's World Congresses; Exchange program Science Without Borders in the Netherlands at Eindhoven University of Technology (2013-2014); research project with a recyclable materials' sorting cooperative in Sorocaba, Brazil (2012)."

Aida Anthouli is Environmental Management Consultant, specialized in Solid Waste Management, since 2004. She holds a degree in Physics, and a Master in Environmental Management from Vrije Universiteit, The Nethelands. She is currently Environmental and Communication Manager in D-WASTE, Member of the Board and Manager of the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association, and assistant to the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). Her expertise lies in recycling, globalisation and digital and mobile governance in waste management, waste management policy and social issues, marketing, public awareness and communication. She has been a consultant and marketing manager in EPEM SA, and an editor of the environmental magazine OIKOPOLIS. She has worked for several global projects and has a professional experience in  France, Netherlands, and Hungary on Renewable Energy Sources. She has organised several workshops and Conferences related to SWM, and is a member of the Working Group on Communication and Social Issues of ISWA.

Magda is from Colombia, she has over 12 years of experience on planning, regulation and policy design of solid waste management. Nowadays, she manages her own consulting company (MAG CONSULTORIA) focused in this sector. Formerly, she worked as Director for the Superintendence of Public Utilities assigned to the Solid Waste Management Services, and as a consultant for the Ministry of Environment in Colombia. She holds a bachelor and master degrees on Civil Engineering and is aspirant for a MA in Management in Durham University (UK). Regularly, she collaborates for the Interamerican Development Bank and other agencies in preparing and developing solid waste management projects.

alexAlexandros Mavropoulos is a Solid Waste Management Consultant and holds a diploma of Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Waste Management Planning, development of Waste Management projects and Material Flow Analysis are some of the fields that he has already worked for. In addition, he focuses on the provision of sound, sustainable and affordable waste management in developing and transitional countries as well as on the development of web and mobile applications to make knowledge about solid waste management more accessible to everyone.

Isabel de la Parra Leibson is a BSc – Environmental Engineering and a specialist in Integrated Solid Waste Management and ISO-14001 Management Systems. During the past seven years, she has been researching about solid waste management for a private institution named the Bolivian Environmental Management Society (SGAB). She has developed and implemented Solid Waste Management Plans in five municipalities in the tropical region of Cochabamba and has trained part of the team which has elaborated Hospital Waste Management Diagnostics in seven departments of Bolivia. During the past five years, she has investigated the development of tools, techniques and programs regarding environmental education as part of the Focal Cities Cochabamba project, which is financed by the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) and executed by SGAB.
As a result of the investigations in the environmental disciplines, she has generated a Municipal Environmental Education Strategy for the city of Cochabamba. This strategy has now been implemented as a municipal law. Moreover, in coordination with the Departmental Education Secretary of Cochabamba, she has directed the implementation of an Integrated Waste Management training program for school teachers in the municipality.

gargoulasNikos Gargoulas holds a Master Degree(M.Eng.) in Environmental Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece. He has twenty years of professional experience in directing, managing and delivering environmental consulting and engineering projects for the Greek public sector, international agencies (in the USA, Romania, Cyprus, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey and Egypt) and private firms. These projects have ranged from the strategic delivery of works and services to the practical problem solving.

Nikos is working with EPEM SA from 1999 and he is a partner, member of the Board of Directors and key-member of the senior management team of the company. He is responsible for the implementation of the company’s Quality Management System (EN ISO 9001:2008) and he has participated, as project manager or project team member, in the implementation of numerous projects regarding Waste Management, Climate Change, Industrial Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management, Cleaner Production Plans etc. For the period 1993 to 1997 he has worked for KAM Consultants in New York, providing environmental management consulting for site characterization, remediation technologies, lead / asbestos abatement and laboratory analytical services.

haris2Haris Kamariotakis is the General Director of D-WASTE. He is Civil Engineer and he holds MSc in Construction Management and a MSc in Environmental Management. He has been occupied in waste management since 2000 gaining extensive experience in this field. He has participated in more than 50 projects in 7 different countries. Although he started his career in landfill design and operational procedures, in the last 5 years he has made a shift to solid waste management contractual arrangements and e-governance aspects. He is member of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA).

roulaMrs. Sotiria Skoulaxinou holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc degree in Environmental Management. She is a highly experienced engineer, with more than ten years experience in the field of waste management/engineering. Her position as project manager in EPEM S.A has allowed her to successfully complete projects within the entire cycle: from strategic planning, to process design of infrastructure works. Additionally, she has gained a high level of expertise and kept always up to date to recent developments in Europe, USA and elsewhere, regarding environmental legislation, innovations, scientific research, etc.

kargaziAnna Karkazi is a Civil Engineer (National Technical University of Athens), with a European Master (EKPA & University of Rotterdam) for Environmental Management and Education. Mrs Karkazi has excellent managerial skills resulting from her involvement, for more than 10 years, as a Team Leader or Project Coordinator / Manager in numerous major national (Greece) and international (Hungary, BiH, Egypt, Albania, Romania etc) EU funded waste management projects (managing large multi-cultural teams, supervising and coordinating technical work). Mrs. Karkazi is a recognised expert in the Waste and Hazardous Waste Management field, specializing in Waste Management Strategy development, Planning and development of Waste and Hazardous WM projects, feasibility studies, design, operation and EIA of waste and hazardous waste projects. She has participated in more than 20 technical studies for the establishment of sanitary landfills and conducted more than 20 EIA studies for municipal and hazardous waste facilities. She is also expierenced in Waste Management technologies, Landfill design for hazardous and non hazardous waste, Site rehabilitation, Waste Management procurement, in FIDIC condition construction contracts and public awareness raising strategies and programs related to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.

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