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“Sustainable Waste Management (MSW) in Developing Countries und Emerging Economies”

October 10 – 16, 2016 / Braunschweig

The summer school on “Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries und Emerging Economies” will take place in Braunschweig, Germany from October 10th to 16th, 2016. The Leichtweiss-Institute(LWI), Department Waste and Resource Management of the Technical University Braunschweig organises this international and interdisciplinary summer school. We are expecting lectures and participants from Germany and foreign countries. The summer school is part of the Exceed-Swindon project within the ongoing programme “Excellence Centre for Development Cooperation” (EXCEED), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Organised by the Technical University Braunschweig, Exceed-Swindon is supported by regional cooperating centres which are in Mexico, Burkina Faso, Turkey and Vietnam.

This year’s Exceed summer school’s topic is “Sustainable Waste management in developing countries und emerging economies”. Speakers at the summer school will present basics and tailor-made solutions for waste management. Feasible solutions are always depending on social/cultural, economic and climatic conditions of the specific location.

The main topics will be:

  • Sustainability of waste management (social, ecological and economical aspects)
  • Public relations (e.g. education, marketing)
  • Environmental aspects and effects of waste management
  • Adapting solutions in waste management for rural and urban areas.

These main issues of the summer school will be introduced by keynote speakers.

The focus of this year’s summer school is the discussion of problems in management of MSW and the creation of adapted solutions for developing countries and emerging economies.

Problems in management of MSW
Substantial population growth in urban areas
Lack of legislation and policies for realistic, long-term planning
Inadequate storage and limited collection
Lack of proper disposal
Use of inappropriate technology
Insufficient knowledge of basic principles

Hereby the target of sustainability should be reached. In the theoretical phase our keynote speakers will introduce you to the basics and some special applications in regard to waste management. In the following second phase it’s your turn to present your research projects. Afterwards there is the opportunity to enhance the different topics in small group workshops. The results of the workshops will be presented as well. The summer school will end with a field trip to different waste treatment plants in Northern Germany.

The LWI is looking forward to welcome the attendees in Braunschweig to spend an interesting and successful week full of experience in seminars and workshops, informative excursion and fruitful discussions, useful results and a lot of Networking.


click the following links to download pdf files including combined presentations or abstracts of the particular day:

presentations  abstracts
1st day pdf pdf
2nd day pdf pdf
3rd day pdf pdf
4th day pdf pdf
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Summer School BS 2016: Flyer



“Integrated Concepts on the Management of Water and Wastewater”

October 25 – November 04, 2015 / Braunschweig, Germany

Integrated concepts are combing centralized and near-to source solutions for treating wastewater as well as integrating technological and economic / financial aspects and become more and more attractive. Integrated concepts are taking into consideration the specific local settings and institutional framework for operating wastewater infrastructure. Furthermore, sociological and ecological aspects are reconsidered.

The workshop main objective is to share experiences, knowledge, and research results among the lecturers and students and to discuss main problems and challenges as well as integrated concepts to face the problem in the field of wastewater management worldwide.

Applying students are requested to submit (upload) also an abstract about an oral presentation to be given during the course of the summer/winter school. The topic covered in the presentation shall be related to the topic of the summer/winter school.

The participants expected are preferably advanced master students, PhD-students, post-docs interested in acquiring knowledge and competence in wastewater management.

For further details see the workshop flyer.

Summer School BS 2015: Flyer

Short Summary:

The summer school on “Integrated concepts on the management of water and wastewater” took place in Braunschweig, Germany from October 26 to November 4, 2015. The Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ISWW) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig organized this summer School in cooperation with Exceed/Swindon.  Lecturers and participants came from various countries: Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Nigeria,  Turkey and Vietnam.

Speakers at the summer school presented a large number of options for tailor-made solutions for wastewater and water management in different areas of the world and under different climatic conditions.

The main topics were

  • Assessment of water resources
  • Modelling of water quality and water treatment options
  • Design of different wastewater treatment technologies
  • Water management
  • Water reuse
  • Legal restrictions
  • Sludge treatment and disposal

These main issues were introduced by keynote speakers. For an overview, Prof. Bahadir and Prof. Haarstrick presented five years of experience within the Exceed/Swindon worldwide network and explained how participants of the summer school and members of the Swindon network can benefit from this worldwide network. Another topic was wastewater reuse. Prof. Dichtl gave an overview of this topic with his presentation “Water and Wastewater worldwide”. Global water and wastewater reuse will help to protect the environment, to save resources and to enhance food production. The keynote speaker for this topic were Dipl.-Ing. Theiser who explained the so called “Braunschweiger Modell” for wastewater reuse and Dipl.-Ing. Hartmann explaining “Discharge control in Braunschweig”. In the city of Braunschweig wastewater has been reused for several decades so that a lot of experience has been gathered within this reuse model. Addtional information were provied by Mr Köpke with the topic “The Political Ecology of Drylands: Dryzone Sri Lanka”. Furthermore, all participants presented their own research and case studies on water and wastewater reuse. After one week of lecuters, presentations, workshops and a field trip to the wastewater treatment plant of SEBS (Klärwerk Steinhof) in Braunschweig, the participants joined the International Symposium “RE-WATER”.

The group picture below shows the summer school participants on their fieldtrip to the wastewater treatment plant of SEBS (Klärwerk Steinhof) in Braunschweig (left) and the other one a participant presenting her topic to the others (right).

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