Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities

The course Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities is taught from June 13 to 24. The instructor of the course is Dr. Felicitas Schneider, scientist at the Thünen Institute and the coordinator of the Collaboration Initiative Food Loss and Waste launched at the Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists at G20 countries (MACS-G20).

The course is one of the elective courses of the master’s programs in Coastal Communities and Regional Development and Coastal and Marine Management.

All master’s level courses at the University Centre are open to participants from other universities as well from the corporate world. The language of instruction is English, as the student group is international.

All further information about application procedures, entry requirements and course fees are available at the Open Courses webpage.

About the course from the instructor:

Waste management is a complex multi-disciplinary topic which has no one-fits-all solution.

Decisions should be based on legal framework, regional characteristics and available technologies. Especially related to sensitive environment such as coastal regions which often face individual challenges related to infrastructure as well as potential pollution pathways. Thus, (future) decision makers should understand the context and interaction of waste generation and regional framework, waste management technologies and measures with different issues of sustainability based on natural sciences in order to support proper policy recommendations. I would like to provide information on both – global and regional waste management. A special focus will be made on waste prevention as this is a very important step towards sustainable development. As Food Loss and Waste (FLW) contributes significantly to inefficient use of resources on a global scale, the course will provide corresponding in-depth information as well. For the course, I would like to implement different tools of knowledge transfer including presentations, field trips, discussion sections as well as group work.