The waste in the framework of a sustainable management as a chance for development for small urban and rural communities. It is under this pivotal idea that the Technical Day on waste management organised by the LANDCARE MED Project on the 21st of December at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture was developed.
The event was inaugurated at 9 A.M. with the welcome speech of the Dr. Tiziana Cubeddu, responsible for the Office European and International Research and Mobility Programmes of the University of Cagliari. Closely behind followed the greetings of the Mayor of Decimoputzu as legal representative of the LANDCARE MED Project, the Vice President of the Order of Engineers of Cagliari Gianluca Cocco, the speech of the Hamze Jammoul, officer of the ENPI CBC MED Programme and finally the speech of the Honourable Francesco Agus, Chairman of the Commission for Autonomy and Regional legislation of the Sardinian Regional Council.
After an introductory session devoted to showcase the results achieved by the LANDCARE MED Project, the conference proceeded with a technical session, under whose scope several treatment platforms working in Sardinia drew the attention on the issues, on the one side, and the potential, on the other, related to the treatment of the main categories of waste. During this session Professor Aldo Muntoni from the University of Cagliari presented the current guidelines and perspectives on the waste management offered by the Italian scenario. The Mayor Ferruccio Collu illustrated the case study of the Municipality under his mandate, Decimoputzu and finally the Engineer Pier Luigi Marongiu briefly tabled and described what are the innovative technologies for treating the biomasses.
The following session shed light on the legislation on waste management, with special regard to the sustainable waste management. Finally, given the nature and the purpose of the event, a general framework on the accessibility to sources of funding either European or regional were drawn throughout the day. In this regard Francesco Ventroni, responsible for the Europe Direct information centre of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, provided an overview on the sources of funding envisaged by the new programming 2014 – 2020. To round off the subject, the Eng. Alessio Satta on behalf of the Managing Authority ENPI CBC MED, displayed the opportunities of funding offered by the new ENI CBC Mediterranean Basin Programme.
The event was attended by representatives of Administrations from all over Sardinia, as well as operators in the sector and engineers. The event proved to be not only an occasion for raising awareness on the Project results, but also fertile ground for the conclusion of bilateral agreements between the Project partners and those Administrations willing to adopt the management model experienced by the LANDCARE MED Project.