A delegation of 19 people from Kazakhstan came to Munich in June 2018 to learn about WtERT Germany and to see the biowaste fermentation plant in Warngau.
Science Direct Methodologies to support coastal management - A stakeholder preference and planning tool and its applicationJohanna Schumacher, Gerald Schernewski, Malgorzata Bielecka, Michael I.Loizides, and Xenia I.Loizidou
Stakeholder involvement plays a crucial role within Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and is considered beneficial for gaining trust and knowledge and reducing conflicts. Nevertheless, disagreement and opposition among stakeholders and lack of manager experiences in participatory approaches have caused delays in ICM processes.
By: Marco J. Castaldi, Director and Demetra Tsiamis, Associate Director EEC|CCNY, N. J. Themelis, A.C. Bourtsalas, and Z.H.K. Cheng WtERT- U.S.A. activities in 2017
The Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York (EEC|CCNY ) had a number
of activities and productive collaborations that will continue into 2018.
By Prof. Alex Godoy Faundez, Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago WtERT- Chile activities in 2017
WTERT Chile is expanding as a Consortium of Universities that includes Universidad del Desarrollo (Prof. Alex Godoy, head), Universidad de Santiago
(Prof. Luis Diaz), Universidad de La Frontera (Prof. Rodrigo Navia) and Universidad Andrés Bello (Prof. Edmundo Muñoz) and WTERT Chile will include waste Management companies in Chile. One of them is WTE-Araucania.
By Prof. C. Maritza Mariño Cala, Universidad del Oriente WtERT-Cuba 2017 activities
WTERT-Cuba participated in international conferences like ISWA & WASTECON as well as they offered the Workshop "Advances in sustainable waste management in Cuba" and an intensive course called "Advancing sustainable waste to energy in Cuba. A renewable energy source".
ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH Energy Globe World Award 2017 Winners
January 16, in the presidential palace in Tehran the Energy Globe World Award 2017 winners were announced. Guests from 60 different nations joined the ceremony, among them ministers of the Iranian Government , who announced the winners.
WTERT Greece WTERT Greece 2017 Progress Report
WTERT Greece – SYNERGIA has collaborated, participated and been represented successfully through its members and representatives who continued to support our work in Greek and European level for the 9th year since its establishment in 2008.
Pressr Release Fraunhofer National waste management strategy for Kuwait
Fraunhofer Institute for Environment, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT has won a large bid in Kuwait
Global WTERT Council Global WTERT Council 2017 Progress Report
2017 Progress Report to Donors
on R&D and Information Dissemination Activities of WtERT-Columbia, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University.
The reported acitivities include the formation of WtERT-Asia regional organization, WTE Guidebook editions for Greece and China, present research topics, etc.
:metabolon - From Waste to Resource Lindlar: From waste to resource: metabolon turns landfill into an innovation site, Germany
When the Leppe landfill was designated for follow-up use, the :metabolon project was expanded to form a European Centre of Resources Management as part of the structural funding programme of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Regionale 2010). The body responsible for the project is the waste management association Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband, which developed the location into a competence, learning and innovation centre for material conversion and site-related environmental technology and techniques. This was done jointly with Oberbergisch region, the Rheinisch-Bergisch region and the municipalities of Engelskirchen and Lindlar. Existing competencies were integrated, developed further and presented in a new light.
Elseiver Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Innovative and participatory decision-making method for the identification of common measures in the MediterraneanXenia I.Loizidou, Michael I.Loizides, and Demetra L. Orthodoxou
The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is the European Commission's flagship initiative for the protection of the European Seas, and the first holistic approach to ensuring that European Seas reach and are maintained at what is called a ‘Good Environmental Status’ by the year 2020.
MSW management in Estonia: The current situation and future potential for energy recovery from sustainable sourcesAdele Clausen, Cristina Garcia Lopez, Mait Kriipsalu, Thomas Pretz
In order to comply with EU legislation, Estonia is in the process of establishing integrated waste management.
Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally
More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastics issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Current Developments in European Waste-to-EnergyFerdinand Kleppmann, Dr. Ella Stengler
In December 2015, one year after withdrawing the first Circular Economy package, the Juncker Commission published a broader and more ambitious proposal with revised targets and harmonized calculation methods for recycling. In parallel, the European Commission is still working on the Energy Union, a strategy that is the core of the institution’s work in which Waste-to-Energy will play a role. Finally, the Commission will publish a communication focused on Waste-to-Energy aiming to explore the opportunities offered by Waste-to-Energy, particularly with regard to synergies between resource and energy efficiencies by the end of 2016.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft Waste Management in India and Experience with the Implementation of Projects Based on Public Private Partnership ModelSundeep Kumar
Decades of improper Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management has resulted in the creation of huge dumpsites in cities. These dumpsites are causing considerable environmental pollution and are full to capacity in most cities. Land for new disposal sites is not easily available due to increasing urbanization and population pressure. In many cases there is considerable protest from surrounding villages for setting up of a new MSW disposal site.
TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft International Experience of Risks Sharing between Public and Private Entities in Energy-from-Waste Plants ConstructionChristophe Cord´Homme
Imagine that you are the mayor of a city named Metropolis and are in Charge of School logistics. Before doing so, you might have to ask yourself a few essential questions. What kind of transportation will you provide? Who will it benefit: students, staff or both? Where will the service be provided? When will it be provided: in the evening, morning? And finally, how much will it cost? All these essential questions need to be answered before starting to implement this project and to buy your buses. By doing so, planning, financing, building and operating the chosen mean of Transportation will become an easier task. After that, your political decisions will direct the choice of implication of private sector on the different aspects of your project.