GIS-based visualization of international best practices for waste management available

The online mapping of worldwide best practice projects of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is intended to provide an overview of international waste and wastewater management projects with German participation and to inform about the main points: WHERE and WHEN did WHICH international projects with WHICH objective and WHICH actors take place?
The platform is aimed at both project implementers and project enquirers. Through easy access and intuitive user guidance, all actors should be able to better inform and coordinate themselves. At the same time, it provides a permanent online record of German know-how in global environmental technology transfer. INTECUS, supported by GICON - Großmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH, implemented the project in the period 04/2018 to 12/2020.
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Publication of seven new country profiles

In addition to the 12 market analyses that have already been published with a focus on waste and water management for Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Cuba, Montenegro, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, the countries Albania, Armenia, Egypt, Ghana, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia have now been added this year.
The current country profiles were carried out by the German Water Partnership e.V. and the German RETech Partnership e.V. and their member companies uve GmbH für Managementberatung, eclareon GmbH, Sachsen Wasser GmbH and BlackForest Solutions GmbH. Other member companies of both associations with experience in the respective countries were significantly involved as authors: Andreas von Schoenberg Consulting, cyclos GmbH, GITEC-IGIP GmbH, GODUNI International Advisory Board, Indus Media UG, INTECUS GmbH, Ramboll Deutschland GmbH, Tilia GmbH and Urban Waters. INTECUS was responsible for the country and waste management part of the country profile for Egypt.
The preparation of the seven country profiles was supported by the "Export Initiative Environmental Technologies" of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. The "Environmental Technologies Export Initiative" funding program is intended to support SMEs in particular in the internationalization of their "green" technologies. Thus, the knowledge and application of environmental and climate protection technologies as well as innovative green infrastructure will be disseminated and strengthened in target countries.
The complete country profiles are now available for download at the link below.
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Status report on sewage sludge disposal in Saxony published

INTECUS was commissioned by the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology to prepare the status report on sewage sludge disposal in the Free State of Saxony. The report was prepared in connection with the update of the waste management plan for the Free State of Saxony.
Starting from the legal basis, the report presents the current situation of sewage sludge disposal in Saxony. Aspects of future sewage sludge disposal are discussed. The current status of phosphorus recovery technologies under development is being described and a selection of technologies is clearly presented in data sheets.
The report is intended, among other things, to serve as a basis of information for waste water treatment plant operators and sewage sludge disposal companies.
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Vietnamese Ministry of Environment thanks for support

Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has thanked the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in an official letter from the Minister for its support in developing the new environmental law. In addition, WWF was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for "Excellent performance in the development of the Environmental Protection Law 2020, contributing to the establishment and development of the protection of natural resources and the environment." Among other things, WWF has supported MoNRE in the area of Extended Producer Responsibility, especially in the reduction of plastic waste. Together with cyclos GmbH and the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH), INTECUS formed the international team of experts that advised WWF on this issue.
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