International Project On Solutions For Solid Waste Dump Sites Kicks Off

July 09, 2021

The EU project aiming to reduce environmental problems by creating solutions for wild solid waste dump sites has started under the coordination of GTU. 

Smart decision support systems to reduce hazards for environmental and water sources by improving wild solid waste storage sites will developed within the scope of of the project, which started under the coordination of GTU. 9 different partners representing universities, municipalities and private companies from Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland are included in the project titled "Smart Decision Tools for Reducing Hazards to Our Environment and Water Resources by Rehabilitating Open Dumps". The insitutions and organizations involved are Gebze Technical University as the coordinator, Pamukkale University, Fano Metropolitan Municipality (Italy), Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, Training 2000 (Italy), Silesian University of Technology (Poland), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria), Research and Development Biointech (Bulgaristan), Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploiesti (Romania). Additional social partners in the project are also as follows: Network of Municipalities in the Apennine Mountains (Italy), Gebze Chamber of Civil Engineers, ECO Knowledge GT (Bulgaria), Denizli Chamber of Environmental Engineers, Research Organization and Manufacture of Bioproducts (Bulgaria) and Polish Society of Circular Economy (Poland).

The project will provide solutions for various industries

Delivering the opening speech at the project kick-off meeting held online on 30 June-1 July 2021, the project coordinator Prof. Dr. Selçuk Toprak stated that this project was created with the aim of providing solutions to a very important environmental problem and contributing to national/international studies, and that international teams that are experts in their fields came together for this common cause. Pointing out to the importance of improving the conditions of the solid waste dump sites that are still used or abandoned in Turkey,  in many European countries and around the world, Prof. Toprak emphasized that the smart decision support systems, competence tools, the multilingual e-learning platform, learning modules and the smart guidance handbook to be newly developed as the outputs of the project will contribute to the development and sustainability of solutions and competences in various related industries.

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