Sustainable Management of Resources -
Closing the Loop: Solid Waste and Waste Water Management
June 16th to June 28th 2014
University of Stuttgart
Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (ISWA)
Objectives of the Summer School
The shortage of resources and global warming are big challenges on global and local level. Sustainable solid waste and waste water management play an important role in resource efficiency and to substitute fossile fuels by closing the loop of materials and water systems and by energy recovery of organic residues. Sustainability also means to reduce pollutants in waste and waste water (e.g. anthropogenic trace compounds).
How will we meet the challenge? Technical, social and also economical aspects have to be addressed. We want to develop sustainable systems in solid waste and water management in lectures, workshops with projects and excursions, working together in interdisciplinary groups.
Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS)
The IGCS is a joint Indo-German centre developing fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research, teaching and training, and dissemination of information in the area of sustainable development. The IGCS wishes to be one of the premier centres of excellence in the field of engineering and environmental sciences. It aims at offering cutting edge solutions in sustainable research through bilateral relations between India and Germany.
IGCS is coordinated by RWTH Aachen University and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the program “A New Passage to India”.