A very successful event was hosted by the project leader – Wellness Telecom in Seville, Spain between 17th -18th of July under the framework of the EWAS Life project which was recently awarded by EC to the consortium; D-Waste, Wellness Telecom, ENT, DEDISA and LIPASAM. The first day was dedicated to the mutual introduction of partners and of the project as a whole. During the meeting, a detailed introduction of the Project Work Packages interpreted by their respective leaders and all the open questions regarding the project’s tasks, activities, deliverables and milestones were clarified.
The second day was allocated at a press conference that took place at the headquarters of EMASESA, the water supply and sewage public utility of Seville. The event was dedicated to the presentation of the project to the media and to more than 50 participants.
The event was crowned by a joint group photo. All the partners are looking forward to the successful implementation of this promising Life project.
LIFE EWAS aims to demonstrate the potential of advances in information technology to optimise waste management methods. The project actions will extend the uptake of innovative waste collection methodologies using low-invasive technologies based on software and hardware data collection and analysis technologies. The EWAS innovative waste management methodologies will be tested and adjusted on different real waste collection routes of different location in the Mediterranean regions of Sevilla and Chania.
The project expects to reduce the costs of waste management activities by 15-30% and their greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10%.
In this sense the consortium of the project is formed by five partners sharing different roles within the project.
For the development of this initiative the Spanish company Wellness Telecom will support two solutions designed by the company: the eGarbage system for efficient service management urban waste collection through the information generated by users and the data captured by sensors; and citizen participation WeTalk platform.
The Spanish environmental consultant ENT, focusing on innovative environmental solutions, and with experience on waste management and environmental economics, will be responsible for activities related to the design, implementation and evaluation of the entire life cycle of the project.
D-Waste, will share its expertise on Solid Waste Management and contribute in the incorporation of ICT technologies in waste collection. Furthermore, D-Waste will be responsible for the communication and dissemination of the project, which is rather critical for its success.
For the implementation phase two operators related to waste collection will participate: a private operator, DEDISA, which operates in the town of Chania, located on Crete, the largest island of Greece, and a public company, in this case LIPASAM, under the City of Seville, the fourth largest city of Spain.