Sardinia Academy of Waste Management

Training Programme

We are proud to present the SARDINIA ACADEMY OF WASTE MANAGEMENT, a new online training programme promoted by IWWG - International Waste Working Group.

The programme will consist of weekly webinars devoted to a series of different WM topics. These webinars will be the equivalent of the IWWG Training Courses usually held in the context of the Sardinia Symposia, in which leading international experts share their first-class knowledge addressing topics of widespread interest. Read more about the lecturers of the Academy >

The courses are suited to both beginners and all those interested in furthering their knowledge of fundamental WM topics which will be extensively discussed during the Sardinia Symposium. This year we are offering these training courses online - thus making them available to a broader audience - and months in advance, with the aim of encouraging an active and wider participation in the conference (such as presenting a paper, displaying a poster, presenting a research project, etc.).

The webinars will last 3 hours, from 10:00 to 13:00 (UTC+1), including ample time for questions and discussion.

Click on the titles to find out more about each webinar:

Calendar of webinars


THURSDAY 25/02/2021

Basics of sanitary landfilling

Lecturers: Raffaello Cossu (IT), Rainer Stegmann (DE)


THURSDAY 04/03/2021

Drainage systems in landfills

Lecturer: Hans-Günter Ramke (DE)

THURSDAY 11/03/2021

Basics of landfill aeration

Lecturer: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

THURSDAY 18/03/2021

Leachate recirculation: objectives, design, operation and control

Lecturer: Keith Knox (UK)

THURSDAY 25/03/2021

Waste management and contaminated land regime(s) in European law

Lecturer: Luciano Butti (IT)


THURSDAY 01/04/2021

Landfill gas: modelling and management

Lecturer: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

THURSDAY 08/04/2021

Industrial waste management - New opportunities

Lecturer: Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)

WEDNESDAY 14/04/2021

Process and technological aspects of solid waste thermal treatments

Lecturer: Umberto Arena (IT)

THURSDAY 22/04/2021

Basics of waste recycling

Lecturer: Ian Williams (UK)

WEDNESDAY 28/04/2021
12:00-15:00 UTC+1

Classification and management of contaminated masses in soil remediation projects

Lecturer: Jurate Kumpiene (SE)

THURSDAY 29/04/2021

Treatment and disposal
of incineration residues

Lecturer: Alessandra Polettini (IT)


THURSDAY 06/05/2021

Hydrogen production
from waste

Lecturers: Luca Alibardi (UK),
Aldo Muntoni (IT)

THURSDAY 13/05/2021

Sustainable landfilling:
concepts and design

Lecturers: Raffaello Cossu (IT),
Rainer Stegmann (DE)

FRIDAY 21/05/2021
12:00-15:00 UTC+1

Methane oxidation systems to mitigate landfill gas emissions

Lecturers: Julia Gebert (NL),
Marion Huber-Humer (AT)

THURSDAY 27/05/2021

Anaerobic waste treatment in the Circular Economy:
basics and technical implementation

Lecturer: Michael Nelles (DE)

FRIDAY 28/05/2021

Basics on
WEEE management

Lecturer: Kerstin Kuchta (DE)


THURSDAY 03/06/2021
15:00-18:00 (UTC +1)

Low temperature thermochemical conversion of wastes

Lecturer: Nicole Berge (US)

THURSDAY 10/06/2021
14:00-17:00 UTC+1

Use of LEAF and LeachXS to evaluate disposal and beneficial use of secondary materials - 1

Lecturers: H. Van der Sloot (NL),
D. Kosson, A. Garrabrants (US)

FRIDAY 11/06/2021
14:00-17:00 UTC+1

Use of LEAF and LeachXS to evaluate disposal and beneficial use of secondary materials - 2

Lecturers: H. Van der Sloot (NL),
D. Kosson, A. Garrabrants (US)

THURSDAY 17/06/2021

Landfill remediation

Lecturers: Raffaello Cossu (IT),
Rainer Stegmann (DE)

FRIDAY 18/06/2021

Leachate Treatment

Lecturers: Howard Robinson, Tim Robinson (UK)

THURSDAY 24/06/2021

Chemicals of concern
in waste recycling

Lecturer: Kostyantyn Pivnenko (UA)

  • Landfilling

  • Thermal treatment

  • Minimization and recycling

  • Various

  • Biological treatment

Register in one or more webinars of the Academy by filling in the ONLINE FORM. Registration options are listed below:

• 1 webinar: € 40 + VAT 22%
2 webinars: € 70 + VAT 22%
3 webinars: € 90 + VAT 22%
• 6 webinars: € 180 + VAT 22%
• 15 webinars: €375 + VAT 22%

If you wish to enrol in more webinars, please send your request via email to

Fees can be paid either by credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) or bank money transfer made out to:

Eurowaste Srl
IBAN: IT27M0200812120000000641969
Unicredit Bank, Piazza Cavour, Padova, Italy

Please ensure that all payments made by bank transfer are NET of bank charges and commission fees. Please mark all payments “SARDINIA ACADEMY” and make sure that the registrant's surname is clearly indicated as unidentified bank transfers cannot be processed.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact the Organising Secretariat at info@sardiniasymposium.it