100NGO / ISWA 2018 Study Tour and Practitioner Training Course: Framework and practice of successful Bio-Waste Management

The ISWA Practitioner Training Course on Bio-Waste Management 2018 will give an insight into separate collection and recycling techniques of organic waste through a smart combination of theoretical seminars and site visits showcasing state-of-the-art practices of the diverse biological treatment techniques and processes (composting,mechanical biological treatment of residual waste, anaerobic digestion, biochar). You will learn about concepts of low cost, decentralised composting schemes in rural and urban environments. One highlight will be the visit of the 6th International Practitioner Day on Composting organised by the Austrian Compost & Biogas Association in cooperation with the European Compost Network. The exhibition will demonstrate latest compost and biomass treatment technologies and machines and you have the chance to meet and exchange with technology suppliers and representatives from waste management associations and departments as well as international experts. We cordially invite to this unique opportunity to receive an in depth insight into 30 years of bio-waste management experience as one of the most important elements in modern waste recycling.

Circular Economy: one year after adoption, working together for the future Conference – Brussels, Belgium

Circular Economy: one year after adoption, working together for the future Conference (9-10 March 2017/ - Brussels, Belgium A more sustainable European economy implies reducing drastically our consumption of resources and the amount of waste we produce. Far from being an exclusively environmental concern, the transition to a circular, more resource-efficient economy is a business and social opportunity, leading to new markets and new jobs. In late 2015, the European Commission published its Circular Economy Action Plan, along with a proposed review of the current waste legislation. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports an ambitious implementation of this Action Plan, which includes in particular an in-depth consultation of stakeholders and civil society. In previous opinions concerning the circular economy adopted in December 2014 and April 2016, the EESC made the case for a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, whose aim would be to facilitate civil society consultation, cooperation between national, regional and sectoral networks and the exchange of expertise, information and best practices. With a view to taking stock of the Action Plan's implementation, looking at next steps and discussing the goals and practicalities of a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, the EESC and the European Commission co-organise a conferenceread more

RAMIRAN 2015 – 16th International Conference Rural-Urban Symbiosis

Announcement of the RAMIRAN 2015 - 16th International Conference Rural-Urban Symbiosis 8 – 10 September 2015 Hamburg University of Technology Hamburg, Germany Agriculture produces bioresources for food and increasingly also for material and energy provision. The majority of agro-products are used in urban areas where they are connected with waste and wastewater generation. On the one hand, these residues are actually disposed or inefficiently treated, on the other they have value for agricultural production. RAMIRAN 2015 is focusing on closing the loop linking rural production and urban consumption systems and on the development of more sustainable solutions for the handling of residues. TOPICS: Fertilizers from residues Soils for the future Advances in emission prevention The bioresource challenge Agro-products for the biobased economy Smart concepts for rural development Towards zero waste settlements Rural-urban sustainability cases studies world wide For more information, please visit We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg! Sincerely, Congress Chair Ina Körner Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany RAMIRAN 2015 conference office Gerlinde Löbkens TuTech Innovation GmbH Harburger Schlossstrasse 6-12 21079 Hamburg, Germany Tel.: +49 40 76629-6551, Fax: +49 40 76629-6559 EMail: