The UK Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s Waste Regulation Award 2012, for the best paper published in 2011,has been won by Rachel Cahill, Prof David C Wilson and Prof Sue Grimes. The winning paper was 'Extended producer responsibility for packaging wastes and WEEE - a comparison of implementation and the role of local authorities across Europe', published in Waste Management & Research. DCW received the award on behalf of the authors at the CIWM Awards 2012 ceremony at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 8 November, from the CIWM President John Skidmore and TV presenter Julia Bradbury.
The UK Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s James Jackson Award 2010 for Best Paper has been won by Prof David C Wilson. The winning paper was Household waste prevention – a review of evidence, published in Waste Management & Research, and resulting from a major evidence review which DCW managed for Defra. Shown from left are his co-authors Sara Giorgi, Jayne Cox, Veronica Sharp, Derek Greedy (CIWM President), Kathie Tiffany (Kit Strange’s daughter), David C. Wilson and Nick Blakey. The award ceremony on 18 October 2011 was tinged with sadness, because one of the co-authors, Kit Strange, died suddenly in August, 2011. DCW and Nick Blakey had previously won the 2007 award.
UN-HABITAT launched its flagship book on solid waste at the World Urban Forum in Rio in March 2010. This book provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development, showcasing the good work that is being done on solid waste by cities around the world. The book has been written by an international team led by Professor David C Wilson, Anne Scheinberg of the consultancy/ NGO Waste and Dr Ljiljana Rodic of the University of Wageningen, both in the Netherlands. It is published by Earthscan and available via the Waste website.
Professor David C Wilson receiving his insignia as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) form the Prince of Wales, at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on 24 February 2006. Photo: BCA Films
Leslie Wilson’s latest book for (young) adults Saving Rafael is set in Berlin during the second world war. It has been nominated for the 2010 Carnegie medal and shortlisted for the 2010 Lancashire Children's Book Award. It was published in May 2009 by Anderson Press. www.lesliewilson.co.uk
Professor David C Wilson, with co-authors Nadine Smith and Nick Blakey of the Waste Evidence Branch in Defra, with the James Jackson Award for the best paper in 2007, at the CIWM Professional Awards Ceremony on 16 May 2008. They won the award for their paper Using research-based knowledge to underpin waste and resouces policy, which was published in a special issue of the ISWA peer-reviewed journal Waste Management & Research in June 2007, on Driving waste management towards sustainable development. The authors commented: ‘We are particularly pleased to have won this award with a policy rather than a technical paper. We hope that it will help to raise the profile of the need to provide sound evidence and to use that effectively in the policy process.’
Prof David C Wilson presents the policies and proposals in the revised Northern Ireland waste strategy to a consultation workshop in Belfast on 6 December 2005. DCW led the ERM consultancy team supporting the NI Department of the Environment on their review of the Waste Management Strategy, which was originally launched in March 2000. The new Strategy Towards Resource Management was launched at Stormont on 30 March 2006.
Prof David C Wilson was a delegate to the 7th Conference of Parties of the Basel Convention in Geneva (25-29 October 2004). He represented the UK in the working group discussing control levels for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in wastes, as required to make operational the new Stockholm Convention on the Control of POPs.