ISWA Announces SCS Engineers’ James Law as New Chair of the Working Group on Landfill (WGL)

May 16, 2018


James Law, PE, BCEE, LEED AP BD+C, SC, IWM, and SCS Engineers National Expert.

Long Beach, CA – The International Solid Waste Association President Mr. Antonis Mavropoulos, and the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) announced on 14 May 2018, the new WGL Chair and Vice-Chair. Mr. James Law, Chair, and Mr. René Møller Rosendal, the Vice-Chair, are each serving four-year terms, starting the day of the announcement and running to 14 May 2022.

Mr. Law, PE, BCEE, IWM is SCS Engineers’ National Geotechnical Expert. He has over three decades of engineering and management experience in: geotechnical engineering and subsurface soil investigation/exploration programs (including embankment and MSE Wall evaluation), solid waste management, landfill engineering and closure design, LFG blower and flare foundation design, geotechnical and geosynthetic/soil material testing and analysis, resident/construction engineering and construction quality assurance services, project scheduling and construction cost estimate, foundation bearing/settlement analysis and design, liquefaction analysis, static and seismic slope stability analyses using STABL program, seismic permanent displacement analysis, geosynthetic reinforced slope, embankment and pavement design, writing of geotechnical soil reports, and construction completion certification reports.

Law’s solid waste management experience also includes landfill gas collection and utilization as alternate energy, LFG equipment procurement for overseas, material recovery facilities, solid waste transfer station facilities, aerobic bioreactor landfill remediation, bioreactor slope stability analysis, leachate recirculation evaluations in obtaining RD&D permits, and many other major permit amendments for alternate bottom liner (including final cover system) and leachate collection systems through performance equivalency demonstrations using HELP and MULTIMED modeling throughout US.

“I would like to thank our previous Chair, Mr. Luís Marinheiro, for raising ISWA’s value in global landfill management, and I look forward to continuing progress on the Closing Dumpsites Project and in the STC,” stated Law.

ISWA, a worldwide organization, promotes and develops professional waste management to protect human health and the environment as well as to ensure sustainable resource management.

The Working Group on Landfill (WGL) focuses on the design, construction, regulation and management of landfills, both for industrial and developing nations. Management issues include operations, closure, and post-closure issues, including ground-water monitoring and testing, leachate management, landfill gas management, as well as the quantity and quality of the wastes landfilled.

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