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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 17:27

Waste Atlas - Workshop on waste data and statistics in Amman,Jordan, 12-13 May 2014

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D-Waste at the Regional Workshop of ENPI-SEIS on developing municipal waste statistics and indicators in support to waste management and policy in the ENP South countries

Even though in most cases their importance is ignored, waste statistics and indicators are the necessary means to assess the solid waste management situation in a given city or country. Unfortunately, this information is limited in many places of the world and even if it is available, in many cases great effort is required to gain it through multiple sources. 

In this framework, on May 12-13 2014, ENPI-SEIS held a workshop on developing municipal waste statistics and indicators in support to waste management and policy in the ENP South countries, as a side event of the 4th forum of SWEEP-Net in Amman, Jordan. Employees in waste management and statistics from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Greece, France and Denmark gathered to share their experiences about how waste indicators and data are generated and processed in their countries and how future improvements can be met.

D-Waste was there, represented by its CEO and founder, Mr. Antonis Mavropoulos, and the Waste Atlas Manager, Mr. Alexandros Mavropoulos. Mr. Antonis Mavropoulos made a presentation about Waste Atlas initiative, focusing a lot on the challenges faced so far, highlighting the contribution of crowdsourcing in the project as well as that global communication and interconnectivity can be a potential solution for future easier access to waste management data and information through Waste Atlas.

Among the main outcomes of the workshop were the lack of a uniform definition about municipal solid waste and the luck of funds for monitoring mechanisms and surveys.

 

 

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