Holistic Waste Management Strategies and
Wastewater Treatment Technologies for Sustainable Cities
Jeju, Republic of Korea, 5~8 October 2015 (Mon-Thu)
"Given the importance of good
wastewater management and the urgent need to address this on a global basis, it
is refreshing that its importance is, increasingly, being recognized, not least
by recommendations for its specific inclusion in the future sustainable
development agenda after 2015."
Nowadays, many cities in the Asia-pacific region are suffering from problems
related to an unsafe or unsuitable water quality. These rapidly urbanizing and
growing cities in the region are undergoing industrialization which, on the one
hand, has improved the overall standard of living; however, on the other hand,
has brought about changes in land use and food production practices ending up
in poor water use and wastewater management practices. All sectors (domestic, industrial
and agricultural) making up the cities heavily depend upon the biologically
diverse aquatic ecosystem which is a fundamental element supporting lives of
people living in. This is why it is important, at this point in time, to
realize the necessity of adopting a holistic and integrated wastewater
management system which encompasses a full life-cycle and an eco-system
underlying and reflects social, economic and environmental aspects of
sustainable development across geographic borders.
Within a properly designed wastewater management system, the whole cycle from
source to re-entry into environment, either for reuse or disposal, should be
considered instead of single or selected areas or segments of it. Moreover,
well thought-out and efficiently managed systems would not disrupt natural
ecosystem processes that purify water and maintain soil structure, and
furthermore, would work with rather than against them. In order to work out
appropriate approaches for cities (the receiving environment) which differ in
nature (urban or rural), size, density of population, level of economic
development, technical capacity and system of government in place,
comprehensive site evaluation processes to determine the carrying capacity of
the receiving environment should be conducted. It is also well worthy to note
that adoption of developed countries strategies for waste and wastewater
management is neither appropriate nor viable for developing countries. In
addition, whichever approach is selected, sufficiently trained staff and
capacity (financial, technical etc.) must be in place for continued waste and
5~8 October 2015
UNITAR Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do,
Republic of Korea
● UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
● UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (KOREA-UNDP Cooperation Fund)
Central and local government officials and other related personnel from NGOs,
institutions and private companies in the field of waste and wastewater
management with experience in waste management policy development and
wastewater treatment technologies transfer
● UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
International Environmental Technology Centre
The training will include the following:
● topic 1: holistic waste management (HWM) overview
● topic 2: national and city level waste management strategies
● topic 3: green and sustainable cities
● topic 4: tools for HWM (policies, financing and technologies)
● topic 5: Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT) methodology
● topic 6: wastewater treatment technologies (transfer)
● topic 7: policy framework for and private sector participation in HWM
● topic 8: action plan to implement waste management strategy
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
● adopt a strategic approach to all stages of waste and wastewater management
● optimize the re-use of waste and wastewater
● improve the fragmented institutional responsibilities for waste and
● stimulate political will and the critical role of improved monitoring of a
● recognize critical roles of waste and wastewater in sustainable development
● manage waste and wastewater in a changing world.
The training will be comprised of:
● lectures by experts
● self-assessment exercise and group work
● case study presentation
● technologies transfer consultation by private company representatives
● UNITAR developed "CityShare
● study visit.
methodology" will be used during the workshop.
The "CityShare methodology"aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials and other local
stakeholders playing crucial roles in ensuring sustainable municipal
development. The methodology consists of various processes of self-assessment,
distillation, and transfer of challenges, lessons learned, and good practices
between local stakeholders and resource persons. It is also composed of several
tools to provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by
the participating cities and offer a common language for the exchange and
assimilation of experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.
Selected participants are required to:
● submit necessary documents on time, i.e., application forms etc.
● complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies
● actively participate in the training program
fluent in written and spoken English
UNITAR and UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will jointly issue a certificate to
participants upon completion of the full program.
How to apply
Send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 August 2015 (Fri):
● application form (download from http://www.cifaljeju.org)
● curriculum vitae (CV)
● case study description
● letter of nomination
● letter of commitment.
※ Late application will
not be accepted.
● Application without required documents will not be considered.
● Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL
● Selected participants will be notified individually.
Assistance with travel cost
● UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do,
Republic of Korea.
● Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop
will be covered.
● All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.