ISWA 2019

INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION (ISWA) WORLD CONGRESS

The ISWA World Congress is a global meeting which includes high level plenaries as well as technical site visits and a cultural and social programme where waste management professionals, government officials, industry leaders, policy makers, scientists and young professionals meet to exchange views and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for sustainable solid waste management.

Since its beginning, the ISWA World Congress has been considered as the industry’s leading solid waste management event.

The ISWA World Congress 2019 will be the event’s 29th edition, and it is expected to attract over 1,200 delegates from across the globe.

The congress will be based on a scientific programme which will be focused on sustainable waste management, circular economy and resource efficiency, highlighting the future strategies, new & smart technologies,  landfills and closing dumpsites, waste management in developing countries, waste to energy, waste reduction, prevention, reuse and recycling, climate change, health, urban mining, the problem of marine litter, and environmental responsability, among others.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Congress delegates will include waste professionals, industrialists, policy makers at all levels from around the globe, top executives and decision makers , researchers and entrepreneurs, and government personnel specialising in the field of solid waste management.

The participants will be welcome to share their critical thinking and to discuss creative ideas on the featured issues of the congress.

For ISWA World Congress 2019, the theme selected by the organisers is The road to the sustainability and circular economy. It is time to interchange ideas among professionals and to promote a global collaboration in order to achieve a circular and sustainable waste management.

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

ISWA

ISWA’s vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Waste should be reused and reduced to a minimum, then collected, recycled and treated properly. Residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together.

ISWA’s declared mission is “To Promote and Develop Sustainable and Professional Waste Management Worldwide”.

ISWA achieves its mission through:

  • Promoting resource efficiency through sustainable production and consumption
  • Supporting developing and emerging economies
  • Advancement of waste management through education and training
  • Promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices
  • Promoting ISWA’s professional qualification programme

ISWA members and non-members can participate in this sharing of knowledge and experience through a number of different activities and products, such as the ISWA World Congress.

ATEGRUS

ATEGRUS® is the Spanish Technical Association for Waste Management and Environment, a non-profit making organization, created in 1974. It is the Spanish National Member of the International Solid Waste Association, ISWA.

The main objectives of ATEGRUS® are:

  • To put together all parties involves in environmental management, in order to join efforts and criteria
  • To establish a joint co-operation among equipment manufacturers, service companies, engineers and technicians in order to share experience
  • To contribute to the progress and update waste management, environmental and public cleansing techniques
  • To stimulate research, statistics, training and public awareness
  • To get in contact through co-operation agreements with those organizations and national and international associations related to the environment.

ATEGRUS® is the only Spanish organization involved in all waste management systems, urban cleansing and environment. Its members are municipalities, public institutions, private companies, universities, research centers and technicians from this sector.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THE ISWA WORLD CONGRESS

KUALA LUMPUR 2018

BALTIMORE 2017

NOVI SAD 2016

AMBERES 2015

SAO PAULO 2014

VIENNA 2013

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TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

E-mail: secretariat@iswa2019.org
Telephone: +(00)34 94 662 01 78

Las Mercedes, 8-1ºA
Getxo – 48930
Bizkaia (Spain)