Invited Session: Climate Change

Climate Change, Vulnerability through IWMS, Climate Resilience Analysis, Dubrovnik Croatia (0.5 CEU)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
14:00 – 14:30
Room 310

Moderator: Tim Flanagan, General Manager, MRWMD, California

The specific project concerns the elaboration of a feasibility study and EU project funding application for an integrated and sustainable waste management system in Dubrovnik, Neretva County in Croatia. The presentation will include the quantification of GHG emissions for each examined alternative scenario of the project concerning an integrated waste management system, the quantification of GHG emissions without the implementation of the project and the incremental approach followed by diagrams. All the calculations have been done according international standards and methodologies. Also the resilience analysis of the project will be presented followed by the vulnerability assessment to climate change (methodology and results) through matrices. Finally risk analysis of the project and adaptation measure will be presented.

By attending this presentation, participants will better be able to discuss the results concerning the GHG emissions after the operation of an integrated and sustainable waste management system in comparison with the without project scenario and to compare also the results from different treatment technologies (aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion etc.) Also the participants will have the opportunity to discuss the resilience analysis of the project, the vulnerability assessment, the risk analysis and the adaptation measures for this project.


Christos Tsompanidis, Chemical Engineer, ENVIROPLAN S.A, Greece

Christos Tsompanidis

Christos Tsompanidis is a shareholder and manager of the consulting firm ENVIROPLAN S.A.. He is a chemical engineer, based in Athens/Greece, with more than 27 years of international experience in studies, consulting services and research in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development. His main specialization is in solid waste, wastewater and hazardous waste management. His experience concerns the whole spectrum of waste management, from planning, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, cost benefit analyses, tender documents, technical assistance, construction supervision etc. Mr. Tsompanidis possesses vast experience in coordination of complex environmental projects and multidisciplinary working teams of experts. Mr Tsompanidis has a deep knowledge of legislation in the environmental sector, as well as tendering and contracting. He is a lecturer and trainer in seminars and rest educational activities. He was deputy president of the Hellenic International Solid Waste Association (HSWMA), deputy president of the Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, and board member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.