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Topics

The Symposium topics include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Olive Oil Mills Waste management in Mediterranean countries
  •  Disposal of Olive Oil Mills Wastes
  •  Environmental impacts
  •  Monitoring of soil and water quality at Olive Oil Mills Wastes disposal areas
  •  Soil protection and remediation technologies
  •  Valorization of Olive Oil Mills Wastes (recycling, composting, irrigation, fertilization, other uses)
  •  Innovative treatment technologies
  •  Legislation

Special attention will be drawn on legislative issues, measures and means that should be taken to protect the environment from the disposal of olive oil mills wastes in the Mediterranean Region. Suggestions and proposals to the European Commission and to national policy makers will be presented and discussed during an open forum session

For this reason a special session and open forum will be organized on 18 October during which specific legislative proposals on OMW management and environmental monitoring at OMW disposal areas, as they have been developed during the 4 years of PROSODOL lifetime, will be presented to the panel and to the audience and will be the subject of open discussion, aiming to further improvement, and to the development of specific proposal to the European Commision and to National Governments, which will have the widest possible acceptance and approval.

THE SYMPOSIUM IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SESSIONS

  • Tuesday 16 October
    Scientific presentations in English
  • Wednesday 17 October 
    Scientific presentations in English and presentations in Greek targeted to mills’ owners, local and regional authorities, farmers’ associations, wider public
  • Thursday 18 October
    Open forum session between scientists, local authorities, mills owners and other stakeholders on legislative issues, measures and means that should be taken to protect the environment from the disposal of olive oil mills wastes in the Mediterranean Region. Suggestions and proposals to the European Commission and to national policy makers.

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