Waste Hazard Reduction Project Meeting Takes Place In Poland

November 23, 2021

The second joint international meeting of the EU project that is coordinated by GTU and led by Prof. Dr. Selçuk Toprak from GTU took place on 17-19 November 2021 in the Gliwice city of Poland's Silesian region. The meeting of the project, which aims to reduce environmental waste by creating solutions for wild solid waste dump sites, brought together the representatives of 9 different organizations from 5 different countries, who exchanged opinions to most efficiently develop the outputs of the project.  

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 activities under the project, which started in the summer, can be followed at  https://smart-envi.gtu.edu.tr/. Prof. Toprak, who thanked the hosts Prof. Dr. Prof. Krzysztof Pikon and Asst. Prof. Magdalena Bogacka following the meeting, stated that the next meeting will take place in Bulgaria and the outcomes of the project, which will be completed within 2 years, will be shared at a well-attended meeting and conference.  

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