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Call for Papers for SARDINIA SYMPOSIUM 2007, 20th Anniversary.

The call for papers has been sent out for the Waster’s favourite beach side event!

Now’s the time to send in those Abstracts for next year’s event. All abstracts must be submitted by 30th October 2006. Visit their web site at  (or UK residents only can email me with full postal address for a hard copy of the announcement handout .)

Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium 1-5 October2007, S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy

Organized by:
IWWG – International Waste Working Group
CISA – Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre (IT)
With the scientific support of:
University of Padua, IMAGE Department (IT)
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Waste Resources
Management (DE)

Waste management strategies and technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. The Sardinia Symposia were established in order to make knowledge and experiences in this field readily available. The Symposia rapidly have become the Reference Forum, where the leading experts meet and present their research activities and experiences and discuss new concepts and technologies. The Symposia have witnessed and contributed worldwide to the development of modern waste management strategies such as the integrated waste management hierarchy, recovery of energy and sustainable landfilling.

The tenth Symposium was held in October 2005 in the traditional venue of the Forte Village Complex at S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), with an attendance of nearly 1000 delegates from 72 different countries.

The eleventh Symposium will be held in October 2007 and will celebrate the 20th Anniversary. The Symposium will focus on innovative aspects of Waste Management, presenting new technologies, describing the state of the art and related case studies, discussing the main controversial subjects, sharing experiences among different countries, valuating social and economical balances.

The Symposium will include oral presentations, poster sessions, specialized sessions and specific Workshops. Before the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG under the supervision of international leading experts. Organizations, Associations and Companies are traditionally welcome to have their internal meetings during the event, with the support of the Symposium Organization.

In order to increase the participation of Authors from public bodies in developing countries, the Symposium organization is stimulating offer of fellowships by Public and Private Sponsors. The available fellowships and procedure for applying will be announced on the Symposium web site.
Sardina 2007 will be held in the Forte Village Complex situated near S. Margherita di Pula, on a long sandy bay on the southern coast of Sardinia. The Hotel complex, about 40 km from Cagliari (the capital of the island) and 5 miles from S. Margherita di Pula, is set in a natural park of 25 ha.

The Symposium will last five days and will include the following

A. Waste policy and legislation
International, national and regional guidelines; regulation and planning requirements; role of scientific and technical organizations; carbon tax.

B. Waste management strategies
Integrated waste management; national strategies; future perspectives, waste as a resource; public and private partnership.

C. Public concern and education
Public involvement and relationship; NGO’s activities; mediation; education; communication; training in waste management and operation.

D. Waste management assessment and decision tools
Life cycle analysis; risk assessment; environmental impact assessment; EMAS; quality control procedures; cost benefit analysis; multicriteria analysis; auditing; BAT-Best Available Technologies.

E. Waste characterization
Standardization; analytical procedures, sampling, production variations vs time and geographical areas.

F. Waste collection
Cost optimization; collection on demand; separate collection; case studies, subsurface systems, pneumatic collection.

G. Waste minimization and material recovery
Waste avoidance; waste logistics and recycling; waste separation and recycling technologies; material quality; packaging material; specific waste recovery (electronic waste, etc.), mass balance and economical evaluations.

H. Biological treatment
New developments in composting and anaerobic digestion; energy recovery; emission control; product quality, separately collected kitchen and yard waste, agricultural waste.

I. Thermal treatment
Technologies and experiences; residues (inceneration, gasification, pyrolysis, etc), treatment and disposal; energy recovery; emission control; refuse derived fuel (RDF): production, quality and utilization.

L. Mechanical biological treatment prior to landfilling Mechanical pretreatment (processes, separation, shredding, RDF-separation, etc.); new  technologies and experience; quality testing and landfill acceptance; off gas treatment; emission control. M. Sanitary landfilling
Sustainable landfill concepts for mechanically biologically pretreated municipal waste and special waste; processes and emissions; leachate and gas management; landfill design and construction; barrier design and performance; waste mechanics; landfill operation; administrative and financial aspects; landfilling under   specific   conditions   (tropics,   islands,   mountains,   etc.); aftercare and reuse; landfill remediation; case studies.

N. Integrated wastewater and solid waste management
Decentralized    systems;    closed    substance    cycles;    future
perspectives; case studies.

O.  Waste   management  in   developing  and  low  income

Appropriate technologies, experiences, international cooperation, financing, education.

Something there for everyone…

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