WES Regional Study Visit and Workshop on the sustainable management of Construction and Demolition Waste in the Mediterranean
September 26, 2022
Sustainable Construction & Demolition Waste Management is a strategic approach that addresses resource minimization and resource management during all phases of a project in an integrated manner, with an emphasis on maximizing resource and energy use efficiency. It also gives due consideration to the local context (local material use; climate considerations, socio-economic aspects) and stakeholder engagement.
It is these principles in practice that the EU funded Water and Environment Support (WES) project’s Study Visit (combined with an interactive workshop) aimed to showcase in the Région Sud, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from 20 to 22 September 2022.
Recent developments of relevance to the MENA region, innovative approaches in the sector, but also challenges and lessons learned, were in focus, along with the experience exchange among the 24 trainees from the WES Partner Countries that participated, namely Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
During the first two days, the participants visited five different CDW sites, located within and outside the metropolitan area of Marseille, ranging from material sorting to recycling and crushing, all the while closely interacting with the host CDW processors on key technological solutions, already tested on the ground in the South of France.