SUFALNET Sustainable Use of Former and Abandoned Landfills Network Theme of cooperation

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2005         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: Network
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
SUFALNET is an interregional cooperation project funded by INTERREG IIIC. This EU-programme helps Europe’s regions without joint borders to work together 
in networks of co-operation. By sharing knowledge and experience, these partnerships enable the regions involved to develop new solutions to economic, social
and environmental challenges.
Project Summary:
SUFALNET brings together all the knowledge and experiences acquired by the different Member States into one network. Furthermore, a model strategy based 
on 'best practices' available across Europe is being produced by the partners and covers research, aftercare and the redevelopment of closed landfills. In this way SUFALNET contributes to more efficient policy-making and implementation with respect to closed and former landfills. Equally, the project
reduces environmental and public health risks caused by these landfills, whilst increasing the efficiency of spatial planning and conservation of greenfields.
SUFALNET is changing the image of landfills and creating a space for discussion at all levels.
Achieved Objectives:
The overall objective of SUFALNET is to reduce environmental risks and to stimulate re-use of closed landfills through exchange and dissimination of policies, 
projects and instruments. SufalNet aims to identify and bring together expertise and best practice and promote joint development of policy programmes available in Europe on redevelopment
and aftercare of landfills, so that closed landfills might finally be dealt with. In this way EU Member States can combine forces te deal effectively with environmental risks posed by these former and closed landfills. It will also help
them to find new uses for these landfills, thus increasing the efficient use of building space. The general public and stakeholders will be informed stakeholders
in order to change the negative image of closed landfills. SUFALNET aims to get the issue of closed landfills at the European agenda by promoting their activities
and results through available communication channels like newsletters, brochure and website.
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  21/06/2006 16:15:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  21/06/2006 16:25:00