Fundamentals of Sustainable Waste Management Part 2


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The objective of this course, presented in two separate lectures, is to present concepts, strategies, and decision making tools for advancing toward sustainable waste management. Drawing from a wide variety of academic disciplines and real life examples, this course provides a fast-paced tour of current thinking and actual accomplishments in the application of sustainability principles to waste management.

Part 2 focuses on analytical tools of increasing sophistication for planning successful projects based on the rational application of sustainability principles.

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:

  • Describe several analytical tools available to assist with planning an integrated solid waste management system
  • Apply sustainability options and methods from several in-depth case studies based on interviews with leading practitioners
  • Demonstrate the elements of successful sustainability projects

Course Length

53 minutes

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Presenter Biography

THOMAS B. MAIER, P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer with Smith Gardner, Inc. He is a published engineer and has expertise in landfill containment and closure design, geotechnical engineering, construction management, and construction quality assurance. Mr. Maier has worked on various projects dealing with extensive air quality permitting; work with superfund sites; environmental and remediation engineering; and erosion and sediment control. His work spans states along the East Coast and projects in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Mississippi. Mr. Maier is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over twenty years of design and project management experience with geotechnical and waste management projects. He is also actively involved with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. P.E. license numbers 29744 (North Carolina), PE 034737 (Georgia), and 117205 (Tennessee).


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