CORRECTION: Jacques Franco, Science and Policy Fellow at the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy, to Keynote Penton's 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium in January

Unveils world-class conference program filled with break-though research focused on solid waste engineering and management

Nov 12, 2015, 12:22 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news announcement deployed on November 10, 2015 there was incorrect information.  Jacques Franco does not hold a PhD degree. His correct title is Science and Policy Fellow and his 25 years of experiences is in environmental science work. The information has been corrected below.

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Penton's Waste360 Group today announced that Jacques Franco, Science and Policy Fellow at the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy, will keynote the 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) ( The GWMS is North America's leading technical conference for the presentation of applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management. The event is produced in conjunction with Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), will take place January 31-February 3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.

"The Global 2016 Waste Management Symposium is an intimate three-day event that fosters collaboration and offers comprehensive solid waste engineering and management research and case studies. We're working hard to make this year's program more comprehensive than ever, delivering the critical content and research that delegates need to know," said Mark Hickey, Vice President, Penton's Waste360 Group.  

The 2016 GWMS serves the needs of landfill owners and operators, as well as engineers and consultant and vendor communities researchers, vendors/suppliers, solid waste generators, government agencies, waste service companies, trade organizations and academicians.

Bryan Staley, Ph.D., P.E., President and CEO, EREF said, "We are delighted that Jacques Franco is joining us to discuss the work he has done in California. His 25 years of environmental science experience in California will provide valuable insights on policy development in California that will contribute to the conference."

Franco will discuss the manner in which California developed its policies on solid waste management and the link with California's Climate Change and Renewable Energy goals. He brings 25 years of environmental science experience in California, as well as research in both the private and public sectors. Previously, he was CalRecycle's lead technical person for urban biomass to fuels and energy conversion technologies. Franco has also authored and edited over 40 technical and peer-reviewed publications.

The conference will offer innovative presentations and posters in many areas related to solid waste engineering and management.

Conference tracks include:

  • Recycling
  • Organic Diversion
  • Landfill Operations
  • Elevated Landfill Temperatures
  • Leachate Treatment & Case Studies
  • Waste Management Planning
  • Coal Combustion Residuals
  • Gas Collection & System Management
  • Anaerobic Digestion

To learn more about the conference agenda, click here to view the agenda.

For more information and to register to attend 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium, please visit  

Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend the 2016 Global Waste Management Symposium, contact Meredith Fortunato,

About Penton's Waste360 Group

Penton's Waste360 Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of websites, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more and includes:, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, the Waste360 Recycling Summit, and topical and timely eNewsletters including Waste360 Daily Wire. For more information, visit

About Penton

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.

Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

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