Sardinia Academy of Waste Management
Training Webinars


The SARDINIA ACADEMY OF WASTE MANAGEMENT is an annual online training programme promoted by IWWG - International Waste Working Group.

The 1st edition has been held in 2021, from February to July, with a rich programme that included 25 webinars. On-demand recordings are still available to purchase by filling in the ONLINE FORM.
The 2023 edition will be announced soon.

The programme consists of weekly webinars devoted to a series of different WM topics, 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 our Symposia (Sardinia, SUM, Venice). We decided to offer 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.).

Every webinar lasts 3 hours, including ample time for questions and discussion. The scheduled time refers to Central European Time.

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

Calendar of webinars - 2021 edition


THURSDAY 25/02/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Basics of sanitary landfilling

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


THURSDAY 04/03/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Drainage systems in landfills - Part 1

Lecturer: Hans-Günter Ramke (DE)

THURSDAY 11/03/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Basics of landfill aeration

Lecturer: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

THURSDAY 18/03/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Leachate recirculation: objectives, design, operation and control

Lecturer: Keith Knox (UK)

THURSDAY 25/03/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

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

Lecturer: Luciano Butti (IT)


THURSDAY 01/04/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Landfill gas: modelling and management

Lecturer: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

THURSDAY 08/04/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Industrial waste management - New opportunities

Lecturer: Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)

WEDNESDAY 14/04/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Process and technological aspects of solid waste thermal treatments

Lecturer: Umberto Arena (IT)

THURSDAY 22/04/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Basics of waste recycling

Lecturer: Ian Williams (UK)

WEDNESDAY 28/04/2021
12:00-15:00 GMT+2

Classification and management of contaminated masses in soil remediation projects

Lecturer: Jurate Kumpiene (SE)

THURSDAY 29/04/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Treatment and disposal
of incineration residues

Lecturer: Alessandra Polettini (IT)


THURSDAY 06/05/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Hydrogen production
from waste

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

THURSDAY 13/05/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Sustainable landfilling:
concepts and design

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

FRIDAY 21/05/2021
12:00-15:00 GMT+2

Methane oxidation systems to mitigate landfill gas emissions

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

THURSDAY 27/05/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

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

Lecturer: Michael Nelles (DE)

FRIDAY 28/05/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Basics on
WEEE management

Lecturer: Kerstin Kuchta (DE)


THURSDAY 03/06/2021
15:00-18:00 GMT+2

Low temperature thermochemical conversion of wastes

Lecturer: Nicole Berge (US)

THURSDAY 10/06/2021
14:00-17:00 GMT+2

Use of LEAF and LeachXS - Part 1

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

FRIDAY 11/06/2021
14:00-17:00 GMT+2

Use of LEAF and LeachXS - Part 2

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

WEDNESDAY 16/06/2021
15:00-18:00 GMT+2

Basics of Composting

Lecturers: Uta Krogmann, Peter Strom (US)

THURSDAY 17/06/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Landfill remediation

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

FRIDAY 18/06/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Landfill leachate treatment

Lecturers: Howard Robinson, Tim Robinson (UK)

THURSDAY 24/06/2021
15:00-18:00 GMT+2

Chemicals of concern in waste recycling

Lecturer: Kostyantyn Pivnenko (UA)

FRIDAY 25/06/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Drainage systems in landfills - Part 2

Lecturer: Hans-Günter Ramke (DE)


FRIDAY 02/07/2021
10:00-13:00 GMT+2

Construction & Demolition Waste

Lecturer: Mohamed Osmani (UK)

  • Landfilling

  • Thermal

  • 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 -30%  € 28 + VAT 22%
2 webinars: € 70 -30% € 49 + VAT 22%
3 webinars: € 90 -30% € 63 + VAT 22%
• 6 webinars: € 180 -30% € 70 + VAT 22%
• 15 webinars: € 375 -30% € 265 + 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
BIC/Swift: UNCRITM1923
Unicredit Bank, Piazza Zanellato 2, 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