On 2 August 2021, Cristina Macci, Grazia Masciandaro, CNR researchers and involved in the SUBSED project, met Luca Sittoni, senior advisor in the Ecosystem and Sediment Dynamics department of Deltares (Netherlands) and Program Manager and member of the EcoShape Building with Nature Management Team.
Cristina Macci and Luca Sittoni met in the “12th International SedNet Conference (online)” when, during the “Circular Economy” session, Cristina gave a presentation entitled “Recovery and environmental recycling of sediments: CNR IRET Pisa experience”, and Luca Sittoni gave the Keynote presentation “Beneficial Sediment Use and NatureBased Solutions: opportunities for sustainable and circular developments”.
During the meeting, the problem of sediments dredging and management was addressed, focusing on the importance of their remediation using natural technologies (NBS, Natuaral Based solution) and of their reuse.
In the Netherlands the sediments that comply with the limits set by national legislation, can be reused in the environment and also in agriculture, while in Italy it is not still possible.
This meeting gave rise to the interest in collaborating on future projects, in participating in the drafting of manuals containing case studies on sediment remediation and recovery (PIANC report on the Beneficial Use of Sediments) and the possibility of organizing a workshop to present their own experiences.
The Field-Futuro in Campo project (funded within the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020) aims to implement innovation transfer interventions in order to enhance the knowledge system and the transfer of innovation through dissemination actions.
The project aims to support the interventions aimed at carrying out activities for the dissemination of information relevant for the agricultural, food and forestry activities.
Dr. Cristina Macci, researcher of the research group of CNR-IRET of Pisa, was invited to present her experience with projects on sediment remediation and reuse and on the validation of circular economy models.
Therefore, on April 28th, Dr. Macci held an online lecture entitled “Sediment recycling in LIFE projects” (the presentation is downloadable at this link).
The creation of networks is one of the fundamental activities to fully exploit the synergy between different types of projects and financial support at national and European level.
On Monday 5 October 2020 the Caliplant team hosted Gala Garcia Imbernon, General Manager of Symborg, at the demonstration site where the cultivation trial of the LIFE SUBSED project are underway.
Symborg is a leading company in the production of biofertilizers and in the development of new biotechnologies for the agronomic sector.
During the meeting, Caliplant technicians illustrated the objectives and expected results of the LIFE SUBSED project and conducted a visit to the experimental sites where the small plants are growing.
The meeting allowed for an exchange of ideas and visions on the future and on the innovations that companies are called to introduce in their traditional production cycles, in order to make agriculture increasingly sustainable and to implement real models of circular economy.
LIFE Subsed at IPM ESSEN 2019 – 22-25 January 2019
From January 22nd to 25th the IPM ESSEN 2019 was held, the most important international fair for the gardening sector. The participation of around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries and international experts makes IPM ESSEN the world’s number one platform for the exchange of information and the creation of orders in the gardening sector. From floriculturists to garden center owners, to members of the GaLa, the association of German gardeners and nurserymen, to florists: visiting Messe Essen, everyone will benefit from valuable insights, innovative products and lots of useful information for their business.
The event is a unique opportunity for the dissemination of the LIFE Subsed project, and for the presentation of the future commercial offer that will derive from it. The coordinator Flora Toscana took care to present at its stand the objectives and expected results of the European project LIFE Subsed.
During the fair, information material was distributed to the various stakeholders in the sector: the following is portrayed by the project manager LIFE Subsed Dr. Maria Castellani with the manager of the province of Pistoia Renato Ferretti.
Furthermore, during the event the networking relationship with the LIFE AgriSed project was further consolidated. In the pictures below, Dr. Castellani delivers information material to the staff of Agri Vivai, coordinator of the LIFE AgriSed project.