work plan description

Work Packages

Work Package 1: Mapping of solid waste management networks:
Starting on month 1, this work package will identify current research activities and networks operating in solid waste management in the countries addressed. In order to achieve uniform and comparable results, the criteria that will be used for the characterisation of the solid waste management networks will be defined in a first step. The existing solid waste management networks will be mapped after this stage. These tasks will serve as a basis for the work to be carried out in WP3 and 4.


Work package 2: Mapping and evaluation of solid waste management case studies: In order to select appropriate case studies for the activities foreseen for WP4, and following a similar approach to the used in WP1 for existing networks, the beneficiaries will define a set of characterisation criteria including not only technical parameters, but also socio-economic. These will be used in task 2.2 to assess the performance of different technologies that are currently used for the major waste streams in Asian developing countries. The evaluation will be carried out along with the mapping of existing successful and non-successful stories in solid waste management, which will allow better decision making.


Work package 3: Review and analysis of environmental impact assessment methods and impact categories: As it has been explained before, solid waste management can be approached through many methods, and, technologies and with the participation of different stakeholders groups. ISSOWAMA will review the existing EIA methods and, with the coordination of efforts from the consortium, complete and improve them. In WP3 the partners will firstly carry out a comprehensive analysis of the relevant impact categories, taking into account the special conditions of the countries addressed by the project. After this,  a critical assessment of the different Eivironmental Impact Assessment methods will be carried out, which will result in an improvement of EIA for developing Asian countries.


Work Package 4: Analysis of representative local case studies: This work package is a second stage of the case studies evaluation started in WP2. In this evaluation stage (task 4.1), selected representative local case studies in WP2 will be used to assess the performance of methodologies and impact categories proposed in WP3. The activities proposed in this work package aim to confirming the suitability of the methods used (and thus, validating their use as it is currently) or to proposing better approaches.


Work Package 5: Dissemination and promotion of stakeholders participation: The results of the first four coordinating work packages will be used to prepare appropriate dissemination tools. In thematic panel discussions with regional stakeholders the scientific, economical, social and cultural acceptance of the proposed assessment tools will be analysed. Regional workshops will be held in order to inform municipalities, SMEs, industry and the informal sector about the importance and advantages of the improved ISWM and train the participants on the developed tools.


Work Package 6: Project management: Whereas the four coordinating work packages and the dissemination activities follow a chronological order, the management foreseen activities create the organisational frame of the project and ensure continuous progress of the project to reach the goals. The management activities consist of general and financial management, administrative management, scientific management and additionally of local project management. This special task will support the coordinator locally in Asia in assuring a smooth performance of the project.


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The consortium gathered for ISSOWAMA comprises leader organisations from European and Asian countries with years of proven experience in ISWM, universities, NGOs, municipalities, industrial associations and SMEs.

7. Framework Programme

FP7ISSOWAMA is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, specific program “Cooperation”.