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Workshop on Assessment of regional cross-border impacts of solid waste management in rural and coastal areas

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Within the project “Solid Waste Management in cross-border rural and coastal areas of South Eastern European region”, four assessment workshops will be organized in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, from 19 October untill 30 October 2015.

The main aim of the workshop is implementation of the first step of the “Method for Assessing Environmental and Economic Impacts”. The Method itself includes Baseline Analyses focused on Waste Generation and Composition & Waste Management Practices in the coastal area, identification of the Environmental Hotspots and Pollution Agents, as well as the Migration Paths & Migration Drivers. Impact Assessment which includes Priority Waste Streams, assessment of Environmental, Health and Economic Impacts on National and Regional Scale (Transboundary Context) is an integral part of the Method. Mitigation Measures and Integrated Solid Waste Management Model for cross-border coastal area will be result coming out of the baseline and impact assessment.

The Workshop facilitated by the National Experts engaged by the Local Government Associations is related to the preliminary conducted Baseline Assessment which will be discussed with the relevant stakeholders such as representatives form the pilot municipalities, public utilities dealing with the municipal solid waste, local NGOs, business sector and national institutions responsible for environment protection. Through focus groups and plenary discussion the Environmental Hotspots and Priority Waste Streams will be verified as a base for Preliminary Impact Assessment of Environmental Hotspots within the municipal territory.

The first workshop will take place in Shkoder, Albania on 19 October 2015, while the second one is planned for the next day in the municipality of Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop in Montenegro will be implemented on 21 October in Herceg Novi and the last workshop will take place in Slivno, Croatia on 31 October 2015.

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Learn more about the workshop in Montenegro, by clicking HERE.

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