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Improvement of environment in Ivano-Frankivsk and neighboring region applying environmentally sound technologies in municipal solid wastes management based on experience of Baia Mare, Maramures (Romania) (HUSKROUA/0901/126)
Start date: Dec 9, 2010, End date: Jun 8, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Overall objective - improvement of environmental situation in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk and the neighboring regionSpecific objectives: a) introduction of environmentally sound and sustainable system of MSW management (collection, sorting, transportation, processing and disposal), b) reduction of the adverse impact of MSW on the environment and human health Main activities:1. delineation of functional area for implement of the Project;2. learning Baia Mare (Romania) experience in introduction of the MSW segregated collection system;3. creation of supporting structures by mobilizing the local communities and other stakeholders;4. putting into practice permanent consultations between representatives of Ivano-Frankivsk and Baia Mare Municipalities;5. introduction of new methods and forms of training, 6. development of Multilateral Strategic Plan for MSW management in Ivano-Frankivsk and the of neighboring region;7. performing ecological monitoring and risk assessment of the MSW landfills in Ivano-Frankivsk and Baia Mare;8. performing detailed technical inventory of MSW burial site/disposal site;9. creation of an open market for community and private partnership in the field of collection and transportation of MSW; development of a sustainable business plan Achievements: 1. Sound system of MSW collection, transportation, processing and disposal is applied;2. new equipment for MSW treatment is installed and functioning;3. landfill loading is reduced by 60%;4. contamination of ground water by infiltrate is reduced by 40%;5. Ukrainian-Romanian Environmental Coordinating Committee on environmental issues is created;6. Municipal Forums for Sustainable Development are established in the cities;7. contemporary institutional form of the MSW landfill is created;8. increased environmental awareness of population of the cities assures proper functioning of the MSW management system;9. local policy regarding MSW management is amended;10. environmental situation in the cities and the region is improved;11. recommendations on application of the strategy in other cities are developed; 12. ecological assessment of potential risks at the landfills of Ivano-Frankivsk and Baia Mare is performed;13. new market for MSW collection, transportation and processing services is created for SME;14. business plan and strategy for efficient management, sustainable functioning and monitoring of the system in the cities is designed; 15. new working places are established in the cities.
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