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.
WASHINGTON, DC – The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) General Assembly announced the election of James Law as its newest board member yesterday at the Association’s World Congress in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Law will assume his new role immediately.
Mr. Law has been a member of ISWA for 10 years. He became active after attending a World Congress conference in Singapore as a presenter and a trainer at the Landfill training workshop on how to use HELP modeling. “I never miss the annual World Congress, it is such a rewarding and educational experience,” said Law.
As a board member, he is responsible for all policies, finances, and operations of ISWA. Within the authorities assigned to it by the General Assembly, the Statutes and the Internal Regulations, the Board assures that the mission of ISWA is met. In addition to that, the Board supports and supervises the activities and projects of the ISWA General Secretariat.
James Law, PE, BCEE, LEED AP BD+C, SC, IWM, and SCS Engineers National Expert, has over 32 years of engineering and management experience in geotechnical engineering and subsurface soil investigation – exploration programs (including embankment and MSE Wall evaluations), solid waste management, landfill engineering and closure design. Mr. Law’s solid waste management experience also includes landfill gas collection and utilization as alternate energy expertise.
He has a commendable public-service record and contributes widely and regularly to industry associations and non-profits holding the International Status certification as an International Waste Manager. He was elected and installed in 2014 Sao Paulo ISWA World Congress as the vice-chair of the Working Group on Landfill and a member of the ISWA Scientific and Technology Committee. He co-authored an ISWA publication on “The Roadmap for Closing Open Dumpsites,” released at last year’s World Congress in Serbia and has been involved in ISWA’s ongoing campaign to close the world’s 50 largest dump sites ever since. Law regularly speaks and publishes papers at national and international conferences, as well as serving on the Editorial Board for the ISWA WM&R publication as a reviewer.
He served as a panel judge at the 2012 US EPA’s Peer Review Panel Meeting for Grants: People, Prosperity, and the Planet – P3 – Phase II Competition in Washington D.C. for projects related to solid waste management, recycling and reuse of materials, and the alternate renewable green energy sources. For the last four years, he has served as a judge for the AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science Awards E3 Competition, for entries in Research, Planning, Design, and Operations/Management categories
Among congratulatory messages from the ISWA Board, David Biderman the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America said, “I am thrilled that James has been elected to the ISWA Board. His expertise and passion will make him a terrific addition, and SWANA looks forward to working closely with him too on international solid waste issues and deepening the relationship between SWANA and ISWA.”