The event started on Wednesday February 21 with a public session opened to partners, stakeholders accompanying partners, experts and diverse targeted Andalusian public.
In the afternoon site visits to landfill sites and the waste management facilities were organised.
On Thursday February 22 the thematic seminar started at 9h. It was build up on three sessions, a discussion between all the participants followed each session.
1. Prevention: policies & educational aspects to reduce waste volume.
2. Impacts: Leachates, Soil Protection, Ground Water, Floods & Landfills close to coast.
3. After Care: after-closure management & possibilities of use for old landfills
Presentations of the public seminar:
Keynote: How the countries of North and Central Europe are achieving the objectives of minimization and circular economy. Dr. Bernd Engelmann, Responsible for landfills in the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany (UBA).
Interreg Europe and review of Interreg Europe environmental projects managed by Regional Government of Andalusia. Alicia Portillo, Office for European Affairs and International Cooperation in the Regional Government of Andalucia.
International cooperation in SADECO. Javier Quijada, Manager Director in Sanitation Cordoba (SADECO).
COCOON project. Annick Vastiau, Coordinator of COCOON project, i‐Cleantech Vlaanderen.
Landfill Management. Eddy Wille, Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM).
Landfill management in the Netherlands. Fons van de Sande, Rijkswaterstaat Agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
Landfill management in Malta. Alvin Spiteri on behalf of WasteServ Malta Ltd and Environment and Resources Authority (ERA).
Landfill management in Flanders (Belgium). Eddy Wille on behalf of the Public Waste Agency of Flanders and i‐ Cleantech Vlaanderen.
Landfill management in Cyprus. Athena Papanastasiou, the Department of Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
Landfill management in Brandenburg (Germany). Dr. Ing. Ulrich Stock, State Office of Environment of the State of Brandenburg.
Landfill management in Andalusia (Spain). Elena Aguirre, Sanitation Cordoba (SADECO).
Presentations of the thematic seminar on environmental aspects of landfill management projects:
Session I: Prevention: policies & educational aspects to reduce waste volume.
Waste Prevention and Responsible Consumption. Fundación ReZero (Barcelona).
Session II: Impacts: Leachates, Soil Protection, Ground Water, Floods & Landfills close to coast.
An organic landfill’s life cycle. Piet Wens, consultant at Pollux (Belgium).
Ground water protection and observation. Dr. Ing. Ulrich Stock, State Office of Environment of the State of Brandenburg (Germany).
Flooding risks and landfills. Eddy Wille, Public Waste Agency of Flanders (Belgium).
Leachates treatment in South Mediterranean areas. Jorge Oliva, Technical Director of Waste in Water &Energy Consulting (Spain).
Session III: After Care: after‐closure management & possibilities of use for old landfills
The accumulation of future values as the basis for multiple investments for redevelopment of non‐sanitary landfills. Ron Nap, senior policy developer expert on spatial planning of subsurface space (The Netherlands).
Legal and economic conditioners of sealing and maintenance postclosure of waste landfills in Andalusia. Germán Coca, Responsible for Planning in the Environmental Department of the Regional Government of Andalucía (Spain).
Redevelopment of old landfills. Jef Steenackers, consultant at Tellum (Belgium), presented by Eddy Wille, Public Waste Agency of Flanders (Belgium).
Possibilities of use for old landfills. Hans‐Joachim Peters, South Brandenburg Waste Management Authority (Germany).
The second thematic event will focus on "Interim landfill use" and will take place on June 05-06, 2018 in Utrecht (Netherlands). Please contact your regional contactperson.