Hazardous Waste Management

The Hazardous Waste Management course gives participants the opportunity to gain knowledge about current practices and state-of-the-art developments as well as the organizational and legislative framework to prevent and handle hazardous waste. It consists of three phases, the heart is formed by the physical presence phase in Delft, the Netherlands. The start-up and completion phase are online.


The registration process consist of two steps: (1) submitting the online application form and (2) sending the case study description to the course coordinator. 

For whom?

This course is designed for young, mid-career professionals in engineering, management as well as for Hazardous Waste Management practicing professionals.

Aim and means

The Hazardous Waste Management course aims at educating & training practitioners and scholars, students and those with interests in specific elements of the subject matter of Hazardous Waste Management. The course seeks to employ modern didactical tools and methods to enable trans-disciplinary problem solving skills. Tools include in-class teaching, excursions, discussions, preparation of video presentations of own case study, online discussions, presentations, preparation of special topics, webinars, etc.

Case description

In addition to the regular submission of academic transcripts, motivation, etc., an important registration requirement is the submission of a description of a local/national case on Hazardous Waste Management. For the preparation of the case description a template is provided. Upon approval, this case description provides the applicant’s “red thread” through the course.

Three phase course

Upon academic and financial acceptance, the participant receives the "Welcome to the HWM course" e-mail with instructions and course access information. The Hazardous Waste Management course will formally start on September, 2018 with a video meeting.

The course consists of three phases. The heart is formed by the physical presence phase in Delft, The Netherlands. Participants prepare for this in the starting up phase and finalize the entire course in the completion phase.  

Online starting up (September 3 - September 28, 2018): Using  IHE Delft’s eCampus learning platform, the course participant is to carry out and submit three starting up tasks related to

  1. the National legislation on HWM in her/his country;
  2. quantification & qualification of the nationally generated & imported/exported HW;
  3. further development of her/his HW case description on the basis of suggestions from mentors.

Physical presence (October 1 - October 12, 2018): The participant

  1. spends 2 weeks in Delft on topics such as Generation & Prevention of HW, Basel Convention, Logistics, handling and technology of HW;
  2. is involved in excursions; and
  3. integrates the acquired knowledge into her/his case description. Moreover, the participants are encouraged to go beyond a good looking case description, for example by preparing materials to sensitize the population.

Online completion (October 15 – October 26, 2018): Focus in this phase is on

  1. finalizing the case description in such a way that the end result allows distribution of the case and the solution approach
  2. working out a special – own-interest - topic (topic, approach, expected end result and evaluation thereof previously agreed upon with one of the experts);

Preparing for the course

Before the start of the Hybrid Course on Hazardous Waste Management in September, the course participant is urged to reserve approx. 12 study hours in August to read through materials that form together an appetizer for entering the HWM course. Materials include: texts on physical/chemical properties, hazardous properties, the Basel Convention, prevention of Hazardous Waste, etc. Although not formally part of the course, it is highly recommended to make use of this opportunity.

The applicant should reserve some 20 study hours for the online starting up phase and some 15 hours for the online completion phase.

Additional information

Additional to the general registration to the HWM course, the applicant is requested to submit the description of an own Hazardous Waste case which is to be used as a learning and resolution focus during the course as well as an applicant selection criterion.

The case description is to submitted with the registration materials and sent by email to course coordinator Eric van Hullebusch (mention ''HWM2018'' in the subject line of the email).

Download the template here and send it by email to course coordinator Eric van Hullebusch (mention ''HWM2018'' in the subject line of the email)

The registration process consists of submitting the online application form together with the mandatory case description. 



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