Waste Management Web Portals in Schleswig-Holstein - Development and Operation
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Environmental Informatics and Industrial Environmental Protection: Concepts, Methods and Tools
Environmental Web Portals
The State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (LLUR) is obliged to collect, check and process waste management data, which were created locally in different locations in Schleswig-Holstein. This includes the annual reports of the plant operators of waste facilities, which consist of annual information about waste amounts processed in their facilities. Another comprehensive task is to acquire the annual waste balances and fees delivered by the public law parties responsible for waste management. The state agency uses the waste management information system AWIS (Abfallwirtschaftliches Informationssystem) managing all related data. Before web applications had been developed the data were entered locally using special Microsoft Access database applications and similar tools, even paper based hardcopies. These data had to be shipped to the users, back to the state agency and then transferred into AWIS. The newly developed web portals support the user-friendly acquisition of waste related data using a normal web browser. These data can be inspected online by the LLUR. The data are also transferred into the AWIS system and can be evaluated and processed using this system. These web applications reduced necessary acquisition and management efforts and received therefore a high acceptance by the waste companies and organizations as well as by the experts of the LLUR.