About Us

Environmental Management Centre LLP (EMC LLP) was established by Dr. Prasad Modak in 1996. EMC is a strategic consulting company focusing on practicing sustainability. EMC works closely with Government, Business Organizations and Communities in India as well as abroad.

EMC has been heavily involved in the waste management sector and has made a number of contributions in the recent past. Some of the projects completed include business models in solid waste management in India for IGES/ADB, development of online web portal – 3RKH2, analytical tools such as SimWaste and preparation of Integrated Solid Waste Management for Pune supported by UNEP IETC. EMC supported creation of International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) and has contributed to the 3R forum of UNCRD. Some of the major publications in the Waste sector include chapter in UNEP’s Green Economy report, Shanghai Manual and a chapter in Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO), published by UNEP IETC and ISWA. Most assignments carried out by EMC have been unique, path-breaking and inspiring for others to follow. Training and Knowledge Management has also been EMC’s forte. Over past several years, EMC has developed innovative learning and skill development programs to address capacity development  needs in the frontier areas of environmental management. Visit http://www.emcentre.com to know more about EMC.

Griffith University (GU) is one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic public universities located in the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor. Griffith University offers degree programs in number of engineering disciplines including environmental engineering which teaches how to develop innovative strategies and technologies for a sustainable future through a strong interdisciplinary focus on formulating solutions to environmental problems. Griffith leads the field in environmental and sustainable practices.

Griffith University’s (GU) waste management program has been highly regarded by the United Nations and other international agencies. GU is the Regional Focal Point in the South Pacific of the UN Solving the Ewaste Problem (StEP) initiative. It is also the Sub-Regional Secretariat for Australia and New Zealand of the United Nations International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services in Local Authorities (IPLA) and a member of the United Nations Subsidiary Expert Group (SEG) of Regional 3R Forum for Asia advising on E-waste. GU is also an advisor on e-waste to Pacific hazardous waste management, an EU grant managed by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Visit http://www.griffith.edu.au to know more about GU.

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