Tid(y)Up - Save Our Rivers!

2020. November 05. 09:00-14:15 (CET)

International online conference and kick-off event of the Tid(y)Up Project - focusing on marine and riverine waste 

Approximately 12 million tons of waste is released into our living waters every year, 80% of which enters the seas and oceans through rivers. Studies, innovations, startups are born all over the world to solve the problem we are part of. We would like to meet the initiatives working in parallel with us to move together to a more efficient, higher level by sharing knowledge. Our topics are pollution prevention, collection and processing of pollution data, how to build a professional network system for common solutions, the most effective cleaning actions, the limitations and opportunities of recycling, fundraising and shaping attitude.

The Tid(y)Up - Save Our Rivers! INTERREG DTP project conference was held within the framework of the Danube Transnational Programme, co-financed by the EU. The topic of the online and on-site conference was the conservation of our freshwaters, and it saw experts and representatives of the field from all around Europe presenting methods for measuring river pollution, the idea of establishing a common knowledge-sharing platform and the possibilities of recycling river waste.

Agenda
Thursday, 5th November 2020

Link to the virtual meeting (TBD):

8:45-9:00

 

Entry in virtual “lobby”

9:00-9:05

Tomaj Szofismall 10

Welcome
Greetings and brief introduction, technical details on the kick-off conference
Moderator: Zsófia Tomaj, Sustainable Development expert

9:05-09:20 Oroszi ViktorPeter Kovacs Opening speeches:

Viktor Oroszi, EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Hungarian national coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Kovács, Head of Division, Ministry of Interior

09:20-09:25

gusztav

Words from the Danube Transnational Programme 
Gusztáv Csomor, Project Officer, Danube Transnational Program Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Section 1 - The problem

09:30-09:50

AttilaDavidMolnar

Tid(y)Up - Introducing a new international initiative to save Tisza river
Attila Dávid Molnár, President of Filmjungle.eu Society, Founder of Plastic Cup

09:50-10:15

velis

Preventing and Calculating Marine Plastic Litter
Dr. Costas Velis, Lecturer, University of Leeds, School of Civil, Task Force Leader, ISWA Marine Litter Task Force

10:15-10:30

Portrait Kovacs

Plastic pollution in the Danube River Basin - our current knowledge (gaps)
Dr. Ádám Kovács, Technical Expert, Pollution Control – ICPDR

10:30-10:45

joao

The marine plastic footprint
Joao Sousa, Senior Project Manager at IUCN

10:45-11:00

 

Coffee break

11:00-11:15

Takacs Emoke

LIFE VisPO Project experiences - the sustainable use of the river Po and the Danube
Emőke Takács, Lecturer, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, managing director, ERI Hungary – European Research Institute Non-profit Ltd Company

11:15-11:30

MajaPetrovic

Wrap-up of Day1’s Microplastic Workshop
Maja Petrovic, Assistant Professor, University of Novi Sad

Section 2 – The Solutions

11:30-11:50

hegedus

Presentation of the remediation sites and methods on river Tisza
Dr. Hajnalka Hegedűs, Groundwater management expert, Hungarian General Directorate of Water Management

11:50-12:10

GO 2019 portrait

Experiences about the Plastic Free Danube Project
Gudrun Obersteiner, Senior Lecturer, University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna

12:10-12:30

Bernard

Mother Nature is knocking hard on our doors. Let's make intelligent choices
Bernard Merkx, Managing Director, Green Wave Plastic and Co-founder of Waste Free Oceans Foundation

12:30-13:10

 

Lunch break

13:10-13:25

ramon

From Rotterdam to Borneo (Check out The Borneo Project)
Ramon Knoester, Founding Director, CLEAR RIVERS

13:25-13:40

gyalai korpos

Removing plastic
Miklós Gyalai-Korpos, Projectlead, Future Plastik Ltd.

13:40-14:00

joachim

Best practices in EPR to improve the management of (plastic) packaging waste while implementing the new EU waste legislation
Joachim Quoden, EXPRA

14:00-14:15

 

Wrap-up

Final remarks, Q&A

The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available. 

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Audience and dialogue partners: river, sea and ocean cleanup organizations, water and waste management professionals, manufacturers, users, interested parties and the project/associated partners of the Tid(y)Up project.

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI) with the financial contribution of partner states and institutions 

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Start of the project 1 July, 2020
Expected end of the project: 31 December, 2022
Total budget of the project: 1.618.193,54 EUR (granted contribution: 1.375.464,51 EUR)
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