The 10th Interregional Exchange of Experience took place on October 1st 2020. The meeting was held online and in accordance with prevailing COVID-19 precautions Despite the imposed limitations, an engaging full day program was prepared by Rijkswaterstaat NL for the COCOON project partners and attending stakeholders.

The morning sessions were marked by inaugural words from Maaike Ritzen (department: Waste and Circularity), followed by each partner sharing their progress on the implementation of their action plans (developed under phase 1 of the COCOON project).

The afternoon session featured 2 workshops:

The first session was presented by Cornelia Inauen from the British Geological Survey (BGS) on using geophysical methods to characterize the subsurface and contents of landfills, as being explored under the RAWFILL project. The presentation covered the different techniques available to perform non-invasive subsurface investigations within a landfill context. The slides are available for download.


The second session was presented by Germán Coca Lopéz (Government Official, Cabinet for Sustainable Development of Andalusia) on the use of web-based GIS systems to map and archive information of landfills. Mr Lopéz’s presentation went into detail on the state of development and the capabilities of Andalusia’s new online portal which will feature the location and important information of known landfills in the region. The presentation not only served to showcase the progress on one of the Action Plans, but also to inspire other project partners by clarifying the capabilities of a web-based GIS database to keep track of landfills.