Preliminary Programme

ELFM V provides the floor to invited international experts, as well as the early-stage researchers from the ETN NEW-MINE project who will present their final results (watch the NEW-MINE video here). The Symposium includes two exciting panel discussions, which will stimulate a wider societal debate about how Europe is going to deal with its 500,000+ landfills. Using the same approach as in the 2nd ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (2018), the panel discussions will involve all symposium participants as key stakeholders. 

February 6, 2020
8:30 Registration and coffee
9:00 Welcome opening

Peter Tom Jones (KU Leuven): 10 years of ELFM: Status quaestionis

9:20 Keynote Lecture

Eddy Wille (OVAM & COCOON): Dynamic landfill management: a new paradigm

9:40 Keynote Lecture

Yves Tielemans (Group Machiels): Landfill mining: horses for courses

10:00 Keynote Lecture

Kate Spencer (University of London): Floods and landfills

10:20 Interactive debate between Keynote Speakers and Symposium Participants (moderator: Victor Dries (Adviser Flemish Government))
11:00 Networking coffee break
11:30 ETN NEW-MINE WP pitch presentations by Early Stage Researchers + Q&A
12:45 Networking lunch
14:00 Keynote Lecture

Fred Nguyen (ULiège): Cost-effective exploration methods for landfills: results obtained in the RAWFILL project

14:20 Keynote Lecture

Paul Bardos (r3 Environmental Technology Ltd): Applying the Brownfield Opportunity Matrix to landfills

14:40 Keynote Lecture

Claudia Neculau (SpaQue & RAWFILL): Towards a Green New Deal for landfill mining in Wallonia

15:00 Interactive debate between Keynote Speakers and Symposium Participants (moderator: Victor Dries (Adviser Flemish Government))
15:45 Closing of Symposium
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 EURELCO General Assembly (for EURELCO members only)
17:30 End of programme
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