Technical Workshop on "Establishing Solid Waste Management (SWM) Systems and Optimizing Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Kochi."

Kochi, Kerala | Wednesday, May 17, 2023


A workshop was conducted on 17th May 2023, under India-EU Urban Partnership (IEUP) support project at Kochi. The workshop centered around the theme of "Establishing Solid Waste Management (SWM) Systems and Optimizing Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Kochi."


The primary objective of this workshop was to foster in-depth discussions and collaboratively develop a comprehensive waste management plan that embodies the principles of Circular Economy (CE) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The discussions encompassed a wide range of topics, including harnessing the full potential of ICCC for enhanced operational efficiency and decision-making, sharing SWM implementation experiences, exploring the benefits of integrating SWM with ICCC, standardizing data collection, ensuring legal support for interoperability, clarifying roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, and understanding the various SWM systems available to identify the most suitable model for Kochi city.


The workshop, organized in close coordination with Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development (C-HED), was graced by the presence of esteemed speakers and experts in the field.


The technical sessions witnessed engaging discussions among officials from Kochi, covering an overview of SWM, addressing challenges faced, and sharing future plans. Distinguished experts from the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) shed light on their experiences in resolving SWM issues and emphasized the utility of the Urban Platform for Online Governance (UPYOG) in SWM. IEUP Project Experts also presented their perspectives on the ICCC roadmap in India and proposed a framework for its adoption in Kochi, leveraging the immense potential of these two thematic areas. The workshop concluded with an interactive feedback session, providing participants with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas with the Project Experts.



The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from organizations such as Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC), Cochin Smart Mission Limited, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), The Indian Institute of Architects Cochin, AMRUT Kochi Corporation, Clean Kerala Company Limited (CKCL), Ernakulam District Residents' Associations' Apex Council (EDRAAC Ernakulam), and many others.


The collective knowledge and expertise shared during the workshop is expected to contribute to the development of sustainable waste management practices in Kochi.