Spring school

How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management

A Method and Tools for Low and Middle-Income Countries

21 – 26 May 2018

Bologna – Italy

Deadline extended!!

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Why this spring school

Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a complicated problem, as policy-makers and practitioners know all too well. In low and middle-income countries, it cannot be solved by adopting the same solutions that work in high income, highly industrialized countries.

So, how does a long-lasting solution begin? First of all, the solution must be carefully designed, avoiding the sense of emergency to dominate policy actions. The goal is to produce SWM planning documents that can guide policy actions for several years.

Participants to this Spring School will be provided with a Solid Waste Management design method and will familiarise with tools necessary to:

  • build a comprehensive vision of the existing, non-effective SWM system;
  • identify critical elements and waste treatment bottle-necks;
  • formulate alternative solutions and compare them in terms of social and environmental impacts, cost and financial sustainability;
  • approve a SWM National Strategy or a SWM City Plan that provides an implementable action path.

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Who is this spring school for

The Spring School is directed to actors of the waste network operating in low and middle-income Countries, in particular:

  • POLICY MAKERS
  • NATIONAL AND CITY ADMINISTRATORS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL
  • TECHNICAL PERSONNEL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH AGENCIES
  • SWM PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS: ENGINEERS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS, CHEMISTS, GEOLOGISTS, URBAN PLANNERS
  • PH. D. STUDENTS AND POST-GRADUATE RESEARCHERS.

Scientific Coordination

The Spring School is organized by the Cattaneo Institute Research Foundation under the Scientific Coordination of Dr. Simonetta Tunesi.

The Cattaneo Institute Research Foundation is devoted to research and training on social, political and economic issues, and offers training courses for public administration personnel, professionals and practitioners on a variety of issues and topics.

The Spring School on SWM is part of an effort to cover cross-cutting policy issues for policy management and design.

A final Certificate of Attendance will be provided by ISWA to all participants.

Speakers

Simonetta Tunesi has over 25 years of experience in WM planning and contaminated sites remediation. She has written and taught extensively at university and professional level.

Jeremy Gorelick has a global expertise on Urban Infrastructure Financing. He is a Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor for USAID’s WASH-FIN program and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Marco Ricci, with a broad international experience, is Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste and a Senior Expert at CIC – Italian Composting and Biogas Association.

Mario Sunseri has over 20 years experience in environmental engineering of sanitary landfills with effective energy recovery and in designing collections services. He also has a broad expertise on service tariffs.

Registration cost

The deadline for payment is postponed to 30 April 2018.

Registration Fee ISWA Members =  €  760  + VAT (22%) € 167,2  =   €   927,2

Registration Fee Non-Members   =  € 950   +   VAT (22%) € 209    =   € 1,159

Registration Fee Student               =  €  650  +   VAT (22%) € 143    =   €    793

The fee includes lecture materials, lunches, coffee breaks, and transport to site visits.

In case of cancellation of the Summer School due to unforeseeable events, ISWA will refund the registration fee but no other costs incurred prior to cancellation.

Application procedure

Applicants to the Spring School are requested to submit an Application Form, fully completed and signed. Each application will be taken into consideration by the Scientific Coordinator. Applicants who are accepted will receive confirmation by e-mail and will be requested to pay the Registration Cost by 30 April 2018. Instructions for payment will be sent therein. If more than one person is applying from the same organization, each applicant is requested to submit an individual Application Form, which will be considered individually.

Spring School Location

Venue: CUBO UNIPOL, Piazza Vieira DeMello 3/5 –  40128 Bologna BO

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