Best Paper Awards

Eight best paper awards were assigned during the Symposium and delivered to recipients in occasion of the Gala Dinner.

John Pacey Award - Award for the best paper on landfill gas management
In memory of Professor John Pacey. Professor Pacey took part in our Symposia several times and won the "A Life for Waste Award" in 2005 for his great experience in landfill geotechnical work, with specific focus on landfill gas and lining evolutions.

Winner: Aeration of the Teuftal landfill - Importance of monitoring and lab scale investigations
M. Ritzkowski, K. Kuchta, R. Stegmann, B. Walker (DE)

Luigi Mendia Award - Award for the best paper on waste management policy
In memory of Professor Luigi Mendia, University of Naples, one of the firts scientists to begin the research in the field of sanitary engineering in Italy.

Winner: The ecological effects of e-commerce with focus on waste generation
G. Obersteiner, K. Stoll (AT)

Kriton Curi Award - Award for the best paper on developing country waste management issues
In memory of Professor Kriton Kuri, Bogazici University, Istanbul, one of the main international experts in appropriate technologies for waste management in developing countries.

Winner: Barriers and success factors of approaches to formalization of the informal waste sector in developing countries: a review
S. Aparcana (AT)

Giovanni Bozzini Award - Best Italian paper award
In memory of Professor Giovanni Bozzini, University of Pavia, one of the Italian pioneers in the waste management research.

Winner: Indirect monitoring of the air quality affected by biowaste treatment facilities 
M. L. Mastellone, R. Lotito (IT)

Alberto Rozzi Award - Award for the best paper on biological treatment
In memory of Alberto Rozzi, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Milan, one of international leading researchers on anaerobic digestion.

Winner: From pilot to full scale operation of a waste-to-protein treatment facility
C. Zurbrügg, B. Dortmans, A. Fadhila, B. Verstappen, S. Diener (CH)

André Rollin Award - Award for the best paper on geosynthetics engineering
In memory of André Rollin, who has recently passed away. Dr. Rollin was a pioneer in geomembrane research and applications. He greatly helped advance interest in and understanding of electrical leak location for geosynthetic barrier systems.

Winner: Geomembrane integrity surveys - Difference between US and EU concepts
V. Hruby, S. Barrie (SK)

Best Poster Award
A poster presentation is a high effective medium for a direct communication with all interested delegates on specific topics. Posters are evaluated on the base of the quality of the contents reported and the quality of visual presention itself.

Winner: Seasonal variation on extent of stabilization of faecal sludge co-composting in Khulna City of Bangladesh
M. Alamin, Q.H. Bari, A.A. Alamgir (BD)

Best Japanese Paper Award

Winner: Evaluation of methane potential from old landfilled wastes for landfill aftercare
O.Hirata, A. Tachifuji, Y. Matsufuji, R.Yanase (JP)