In the framework of the ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism, Environment Agency Austria hosts a 4-day study tour on waste management monitoring on 8-11 October in Vienna, with participants from the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Central Bureau of Statistics.
Waste management is one of the top priorities to tackle the main sources of pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and contributes to the Horizon 2020 initiative for a cleaner Mediterranean. In May 2018, Israel adopted a new waste management strategy 2030 aiming at reducing landfilling, increasing recycling rates, and reducing pollution and environmental risks.
To monitor progress towards the waste management strategy 2030, accurate data across the whole of the waste sector is absolutely key for the development of future strategies, detailed plans, infrastructure, collections, education, procurement and every other element of a successful controlled waste industry.
Over the 4-day study tour, the Israeli delegation will have the opportunity to: visit a waste incineration and treatment plants (compost, mechanical biological treatment, etc..); discuss and exchange experiences with Austrian experts in the field of monitoring, data collection and production of waste data and statistics; exchange experiences in the field of data validation prior to generation of statistics and reports; learn about the legal framework (in relation to data collection) and discuss implementation practices in Israel and Austria.
Environment Agency Austria is well experienced in the fields of waste management, waste legislation as well as waste information system. It has more than 20 years of experience in data collection, processing, validation and interpretation of data on waste and developed an Electronic Data Management (EDM) system for waste.
ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism project aims to contribute to the reduction of the marine pollution in the Mediterranean by developing a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) supporting the regular production and sharing of quality assessed environmental data, indicators and information.