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Solid Waste and Water Management

The NALAS Task Force on Solid Waste and Water Management is the first NALAS task force, with its roots as a task force on solid waste management, established in December 2005. The host association for this Task Force is the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SKGO).

Latest Task Forces

  • Solid Waste Management Group Meeting in Istanbul, 8-9 July 2010 08.07.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Solid Waste Management Meeting took place in Istanbul, Turkey on the 8-9th of July 2010. This meeting was about the project activities that are being implemented by NALAS TF SW. Central points of the discussions were the approved NALAS Project Development of a Model/Methodology for the Establishment of an Integrated Information System on Solid Waste Management in SEE. It was approved for financing by GTZ ORF-MS and is going to be managed by SCTM. Project proposals Development of a Manual for Efficient Sanitary Landfill Management (ESLM) and Development of a Cost and Financing Model in Solid Waste Management (C&M) were discussed, improved and deposited for approval to GTZ - ORF. Statistics from the TF SW activities evaluation were presented to the participants. Based on the TF SW evaluation, activities and preparation processes will be tuned accordingly so better added value of the meetings is achieved.

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  • Water Management Working Group Meeting in Belgrade, 4-5 February 2010 04.02.2010

    The Meeting of the Water Management Working Group was held on 4-5 February in Belgrade, Serbia. Representatives of 11 member associations participated at the meeting. In total, 19 participants were present the meeting, including NALAS and GTZ representatives. The main goal of the meeting was to exchange the experiences and identify common problems and holdbacks. Based on the identified problem, several project ideas were developed, to be proposed to GTZ ORF for funding: Municipal networking in water and waste water treatment sector in South East Europe, Reduction of Water Losses in Municipalities of South East Europe, as well as Public Private Partnership in water sector. Since the last topic was already identified as priority by other Task Forces, the proposal was made to organise a joint workshop with Waste Management Working Group and Fiscal Decentralisation Task Force, with guests from EU.

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  • June 5: World Environment Day 05.06.2008

    World Environment Day (WED) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. WED is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), also created in 1972, uses WED to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action. The host for World Environment Day 2008 was New Zealand, with the main international celebrations scheduled for Wellington. The slogan for 2008 was "CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy." New Zealand was one of the first countries to pledge to achieve carbon neutrality, and will also focus on forest management as a tool for reducing greenhouse gases.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Sarajevo, 10 April 2008 10.04.2008

    DSC00211 NALAS Task Force on Solid Waste Management met in Sarajevo, on April 10-11 2008. The meeting was hosted by the Bosnian Association of Towns and Municipalities and its purpose was to review current results of the task force and to develop new project proposals. Based on the Action Plan and list of problems, the task force members agreed on the priorities to be discussed in the following period, developed project ideas and agreed to form teams of 3-4 experts per topic to develop full project proposals.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Belgrade, 5 March 2007 05.03.2007

    The fourth NALAS Solid Waste Management Task Force meeting took place in Belgrade on 5 March 2007. Mr. Kelmend Zajazi, the newly elected NALAS executive director, stressed out the importance of having technical experts in any task force, since task forces are seen as a crucial corner stone of the NALAS Action Plan. Mr. Siegfried Brenke, GTZ project “Modernization of Municipal Services” said that this TF is a pilot NALAS TF, and the experience of SWMTF work, both good and bad, should be used as a basis for structuring future NALAS task forces to be established in 2007. Ms. Anđelka Mihalov SWMTF Coordinating Expert has started first session of the meeting presenting activities, results and problems that TF was facing during its work in 2006.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Bonn, 23 October 2006 23.10.2006

    The third meeting of the NALAS Solid Waste Management Task Force was organized in Bonn. It was agreed, among other things, that all participating experts (both legislative and recycling) are to make an action proposal based on their presentations so far, and on their ideas for further work as prioritized by their respective associations.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Belgrade, 2 October 2006 02.10.2006

    In accordance with the decisions of the NALAS Executive Bureau on 07 December 2005 in Sinaia, Romania the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities has, with the support from the GTZ project “Modernization of Municipal Services”, organized the second meeting of the Thematic Task Force for municipal Waste Management. Most of the countries appointed an associated expert to the group, although the process of gathering members of the Task Force will continue and strive to include all NALAS member associations since some still have not appointed the associated expert. For this meeting the TF was broadened with a number of recycling experts including this topic into its work schedule.

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  • Solid Waste Management Task Force Meeting in Belgrade, 3 July 2006 03.07.2006

    In accordance with the decisions of the NALAS Executive Bureau on 07 December 2005 in Romania, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities has organized the first meeting of the Thematic Task Force for municipal Waste Management. The meeting was held in the association’s premises in Belgrade on the 03rd of July. The meeting was an excellent first step and has established a solid group of experts which will provide a base of knowledge and a valuable resource to the NALAS network with regards to improving municipal services in the local governments which are within the NALAS member associations.

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  • EBRD supports municipal solid waste management in Serbia 01.03.2006

    The EBRD is lending €5 million to the Duboko Waste Management Company to build a regional solid waste landfill that will serve more than 300,000 people in nine municipalities across central and western Serbia. These project will support Serbia's national strategy of creating new regional landfills, improving solid waste collection facilities and helping to close down illegal landfills that do not comply with EU standards. The loan will specifically finance the new landfill with waste collection points, transportation trucks, and waste separation facilities used for recycling and composting.

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  • Development of public utility and communal services in Serbia 16.01.2006

    This project focuses on the modernization of communal and local public utility services. Local governments, being responsible for the delivery of public utility services, need to find the most effective methods for the management and organization of these services. The perspective of Serbia's accession to the European Union promotes the need for projects focusing on training, consulting and institutional development. Here are the documents (in Serbian language) produced by the project.

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