Advanced Training in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management
for Siberian Companies and Authorities

Second workshop and second coordination meeting

The second workshop "Incentive Systems for Operational Waste Management – Exchange of Experience between EU and Russia" and second coordination meeting for EU-Tempus project TIWaSiC was carried out at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)from September 29th to October 1st, 2014.

Goals of the seminar were topresent holistically the incentive systems for operational waste management, which are used in the European area, and to make proposals in order to improve the incentive system for Russian companies on the basis of the current situation in Russia.

Experts from the State Duma of the Russian Federation:Ivan Nikitchuk, PhD, Vice Chair of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology, and Natalia Burtseva, PhD., director of the company "ZEPK", member of the Supreme Environmental Council of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology of the Russian Federation were invited as honorary representatives. In his speech Mr. Nikitshukemphasized the need for accelerated development and modernization of the national (Russian) system of vocational training and retraining of professionalsin order to be compatible on the international labor market.

As a sign of long-term Russian-German cooperation in the field of environment and for the promotion of sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection Mr. Nikitshuk handed over the Vernadsky Medalto the coordinator and head of TIWaSiC project Dr.-Ing. Christoph Wünsch. Mrs. Burtseva delivered current information about upcoming changes in the Russian legislation on waste and discussed administrative and legal obstacles to incentive systems for companies in Russia.

Svyatoslav Lavrinenko - the Chairman of the "Regional Union of Waste Recycling Enterprises of Kaliningrad Oblast" reported on the experience of the establishment of a self-regulatory organisation in the field of waste management, as well as existing barriers of the incentive system for companies using the example of the Kaliningrad Region.

The director of the Centre for Environmental Safety at the State Technical University Kaliningrad,Mr. Sergey Kondratenko presentedexperienceof training courses in the field of waste management held at his centre.

Mrs Dörthe Kunellis, the representative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Mr. Thomas Hruschka from "Ökobusinessplan Wien" (Eco-businessplan Vienna) and Mrs Johanna Leutgöb from Environmental Consulting Vienna attended the workshop. The Austrian representatives presented their experiences on incentive systems for operational waste management as well as the experience from operating waste management consulting within the scope of the Ökobusinessplan Wien.

The Russian project coordinator Olga Ulanova, PhD, presented the results of a survey among Russian industrial companies and enterprises concerned with waste management, which was conducted within the project TIWaSiC in summer of 2014. Altogether 112 companies from 13 Russian regions took part in the survey. The questionnaires have been completed by chairs of companies, heads of manufacturing, environmental engineersand responsible officials for waste management at their companies. The sociological survey and all workshop materials are serving as input for the development of feasible alternatives to the incentive systems for companies in Russia. The developed version of the incentive system will be handed over to the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology.

In order to disseminate the project experience, one of our project partner EURORUSS e.V. invited environmental companies from Poland and Russia additionallyto the International Workshop in Vienna(e.g. PYROCAT Catalyse WORLD, "Forest", "Olympus-Design").

Altogether more than 40 people from six countries (Russia, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Poland) took part in the second international workshop in Vienna within the TIWaSiC project.

For a better understanding of the Austrian waste management system as such, participants visited the waste treatment plant MA48er Rinter Tent in Vienna. A special focus was on the plastic sorting and ash-slag treatment facility.

The second coordination meeting was carried out following the workshop in Vienna.The intermediate results of the first year of the project were presented. The upcoming activities for the second year of the project have been determined at the meeting. In order to develop and provide environmental consulting services to companies and organizations in the regions of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to increase the competences of teachers of the participating Russian partner universities in various current issues of internal waste management. In summer 2015, the employees of ISTU, ESSUTM, FEFU and TSUare going totake one-week advanced training courses in four areas of waste management at the four European partner universities:

- "Life Cycle Assessment" at DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark
- "Waste Analysis" at BOKU,Vienna, Austria
- "Waste Analytic" atTUD, Dresden,Germany
- "Contaminated Sites" atTUC, Chania, Greece

During the second project year, the theoretical foundation for the training courses will be prepared for the following five industry sectors: mining, chemistry, metallurgy, the timber/ paper industry as well as municipal waste management. The result is going to be fivebooks for each of the five industrial sectors, developed within the project. Everybook is going to contain waste management concepts, environmental management, waste law, feasibility studies and the best available technologies for waste prevention, recycling and treatment.

In summer of 2015, the developed courses will be evaluated internally by DTU, Denmark. The first course test run will be carried out simultaneously at the four Siberian partner universities and the Primorsky Kraiusing video conference equipment in September 2015. In order to realize the training course, a special lecture room at each of the four Russian universities will be equipped with modern multimedia equipment funded by the EU-Tempus program. The participants of the first test course will have the opportunity to travel to Germany and visit companies to see best-practice examples in integrated sustainable waste management.

The intermediate results of the Tempus project TIWaSiCwere published in Russian-European environmental magazine “ECOmonitoring” No. 12, 2014. This magazine isspearheaded by EURORUSS e.V. and supported by the State Duma of the Russian Federation. For more information about the magazine ECOmonitoring please click here...

Workshop materials:

List of participants of the second workshop more...
Presentations of speakers more...
Pictures more...
Media on the second workshop more...
Special issue of the Russian-European environmental magazine "ECOmonitoring" (in Russian) more....


Meeting Minutes of the 2nd Workshop and 2nd coordination meeting in Vienna more....
Program for the 2nd Workshop and 2nd coordination meeting in Vienna more....

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