Program

ISWA 2019 will include keynote and plenary sessions by invited speakers, and concurrent sessions with oral and poster presentations by the participants.

Within the thematic sessions that will last during the three days of the Congress until the closing ceremony, there will be at least two complete panels on marine litter in our seas, on circular economy and employment opportunities and on communication and social issues. Also the debates on the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on waste management, on the recycling of electronic waste, on the management of organic and food waste, on the reuse and recycling of textile waste and on the situation of waste management in developing countries and international cooperation programs.

Browse through the different buttons below to see the keynote sessions, round tables, talks… of each day. 

6 OCTOBER, SUNDAY

18.00 – 20.00 – REGISTRATION

7 OCTOBER, MONDAY

08.00 – REGISTRATION

09.00 – 09.30 – OPEN CEREMONY Auditorium

09.30 – 12.30 – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES Auditorium

Captain Charles Moore

Plastic Invades the Biosphere
Captain Charles Moore. Captain at Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita

Nicola Cerantola

Enabling the transition towards a Circular Economy
Nicola Cerantola. Founder and Director of Ecologing. UNEP expert

Mario Picazo

Greenhouse Gas Driven Extreme Weather and Climate
Mario Picazo. Weather and climate expert for Pelmorex Media

antonis-mavropoulos

The End of Business as Usual and the rise of a Wasteless Future
Antonis Mavropoulos, President of ISWA

12.30 – 14.00 – LUNCH, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

14.00 – 16.00 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: Atilio Savino. Vice President of Asociación para el Estudio de los Residuos Sólidos (ARS), ISWA National Member in Argentina. Chief Editor and author of the Waste Management Outlook in Latin America and the Caribbean – UNEP.
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The responsibility of generator in Latin America
Presenter: Lucía Barcia, Impactos Ambientales (Argentina)

Assessment of current MSW management systems in Mexico
Presenter: Nina Tsydenova, Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)

Life-cycle analysis in the MSW management system of Montevideo and of potential alternative scenarios
Presenter: Felipe Manuel Bastarrica, Univ. Bologna (Uruguay)

Environmental governance in Latin America: a local model for a global problem in developing countries
Presenter: Lucía Barcia, Impactos Ambientales (Argentina)

Impact of women’s rights due to inadequate waste management and the need to generate public policies
Presenter: Alberto Cruz, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)

Programa Redes Expertos Cooperación Española
Presenter: Pilar Fernández Valiente, CEDDET, Univ. Complutense Madrid (Spain)

Moderator: Antonis Mavropoulos. President of ISWA
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ISWA’s new report titled “How Industry 4.0 transforms the waste sector” will be officially released and presented for the first time, by ISWA’s President Antonis Mavropoulos.

After the presentation of the report, a panel discussion on the impacts of Industry 4.0 to the waste industry will take place with the participation of:

Mark Abbas, CMO & Director of Business Development, AMCS Group (Netherlands)
Johan Tofedt, Volvo Group Automation (Sweden)
Christopher Sveen, Chief Sustainability Officer, UBQ (Israel)
Toralf Igesund, Head of Planning, BIR, Bergen (Norway)
Nicolas Marino Proietti, ReSource International (Iceland)
Patrick Dorvil, Senior Economist at European Investment Bank (Luxmbourg)
Luc Vandenbulcke, CEO of DEME Group (Belgium)

Moderator: Häkon Sandven Jentoff, Senior Executive Officer, City of Oslo (Norway)
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Theoretical background for the use of PAYT based on literature studies – combined with experiences from the City of Oslo
Presenter: John Egil Nilssen, City of Oslo (Norway)

Legal introduction of PAYT in Flemish legislation has given Flemish municipalities experiences in use of PAYT
Presenter: Christoff Delatter, Flanders Region (Belgium)

Link between PAYT and smart cities – the need for developing digital solutions to support the economic instruments in waste management
Presenters: Toralf Igesund & Anders Waage Nilsen, City of Bergen (Norway)

Urban Agenda toolkit for municipalities to use PAYT – a practical guide to start up the work
Presenter: Gianluca Taparini, City of Prato (Italy)

Smart Town toolkit, Payt and citizen involvement in the way to a new waste management scheme
Presenter: Igotz López, Mayor of Zamudio (Spain)

Alliance to end plastic wastes

Moderator: TBD
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TBD

ISWA Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste (1)

Moderator: Marco Ricci. Chair of the ISWA WG on Biological Treatment of Waste. Italian Composting and Biogas Association
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Marco Rizzi

Organic waste arisings in MSW worldwide
Presenter: Marco Ricci,  Italian Composting and Biogas Association (Italy)

Jane Gilbert

Benefits of compost and carbon on soils
Presenter: Jane Gilbert, Carbon Clarity (UK)

Compost production in Europe
Presenter: Stefanie Siebert, European Compost Network (Germany)

Biogas production in Europe
Presenter: TBD, EBA

Moderator: TBD
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Packaging recycling systems on informal sector: a comparative study
Presenter: Jacqueline Rukowski, Univ. Leeds (UK)

Critical raw materials: potential urban mines in the city of Bonn 
Presenter: Henning Friege, Univ. Lüneburg (Germany)

Plastic waste as recyclable material or energy source: the situation in Baltic countries  
Presenter: Dace Arina, Institute of Physical Energetic (Latvia)

A recovery concept for constituents of protective garments introducing enzymatic hydrolisis
Presenter: Wolfgang Ipsmiller, ACIB (Austria)

Recommendations for a more sustainable policy on packaging waste in Flanders
Presenter: Christof Delatter, VVSG (Belgium)

Upcycling of fiberglass wastes derived from abandoned boats
Presenter: Helga Aversa, Politécnico di Milano (Italy)

Innovative pre-fabricated components including different waste construction materials reducing building energy and minimizing environmental impacts (Innowee project)
Presenter: Antonio Garrido Marijuan, Tecnalia (Spain)

Moderator: Katrina Sichel
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Philip Heylen, ISWA Mayors and Municipalities (Belgium)
More TBD

16.00 – 16.30 – COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

16.30 – 18.30 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: TBD
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MSW management with social inclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Presenter: Matías Taranco, City of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

The centrality of the waste pickers’ work for the development of recycling in Brazil
Presenter: Larissa Campos – Univ. Federal Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Inclusive recycling for sustainable development in Colombia
Presenter: Ana Márquez, Unicamp (Colombia)

Path and challenges of the recyclers in Buenos Aires
Presenter: Francisco Suárez and Pablo Schamber, Univ. Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina)

Waste Management in situations of natural disaster: responsiveness to prevent epidemics in Peru
Presenter: Alberto Hulman, Peru Waste Innovation (Peru)

ISWA Task Force on Marine Litter

Moderator: Costas Velis. BSc MSc DIC PhD MInstP MCIWM. Lecturer at Resource Efficiency Systems at University of Leeds. Programme Leader, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Undergraduate)
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Plastics pollution: a global challenge we can address (opening speech)
Eric Solheim, former UNEP Executive Director (Norway)

Quantifying the plastics pollution: the twin launch
Costas Velis, Univ. Leeds (UK)

Technical launch: ISWA plastics pollution calculator
Joshua Cottom, Univ. Leeds (UK), David Lepiniere, Maria Tsakona, D-Waste (Greece)

Technical launch: waste flow diagram – plastics pollution calculator
Steffen Blume, GIZ (Germany), Joachim Stretza, Wasteware (UK), Imanol Zabaleta, EAWAG (Switzerland)

Panel on evidence based fight against plastics pollution, with the participation of:
Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President
Eric Solheim
Heidi Savell
Ellen Gunsillus
Christian Zurbrügg
Oihane Cabezas, AZTI (Spain)

Moderator: TBD
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Transition assessment for five circular models between the pulp and paper industry and resource intensive industries
Presenter: Camille Auriault, LGI Consulting (France)

Kohler Waste Lab: using industrial waste streams to manufacture high value products
Presenter: Theresa Millard, Kohler Co (USA)

The gap in techno-economic sustainability assessment of bio-based products: from open loop to circular loop processes
Presenter: Maria Tsakona, Univ. Athens (Greece)

Closing the loop on absorbent hygiene products
Presenter: Giuseppe Landolfo, Fater Spa (Italy)

Waste management and circular economy in Denmark: what are we doing?
Presenter: Ole Morten Petersen, DAKOFA (Denmark)

Recovery of critical metals from industrial waste waters 
Presenter: Daniel Vollprecht, Montanuviversität Leoben (Austria)

Improve global recycling data through the SDG framework
Presenter: David Marquis, UNEP (Kenya)

ISWA Working Group on Landfill

Moderator: Sahadat Hossain, the University of Texas at Arlington
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Changing from open dumpsite to sanitary landfill in Silhet City Corporation, Bangladesh
Presenter: Shaikh Muzakka Zaher, (Bangladesh)

Waste management crisis in Ethiopia. Can piggy backing of Koshe dumpsite solve the problem?
Presenter: Fitsumbrhan Tsegaye, Addis Ababa (Ethyopia)

Impact of ISWA SWIS Winter School on creating awareness for sustainable waste management in developing countries
Presenter: Brenda Haney, City of Irving, Texas (USA)

Sustainable waste management through low cost Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in developing countries
Presenter: Mendbayar Ng (Mongolia)

Challenges of solid waste management involving technology, culture and legislation in Lebanon
Presenter: Nour Kanso (Lebanon)

Increasing collection efficiency using mobile apps in Bangladesh
Presenter: Shahadat Hossain, O.CREEDS (Bangladesh)

Role of Center of Excellence for sustainable waste management in developing countries
Presenter: Tom Frankiewicz, EPA (USA)

ISWA Young Professionals

Moderator: TBD
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Flagship project: closing dumpsites
Winners from the 2nd ISWA YPG online Conference
More TBD

Woman on Waste (WOW)

Moderator: Georgina Nitzsche, ISWA
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The WOW Business Directory
Presenter: Gabriela Garcés, BioConsult (Peru / Germany) & Maria Tsakona, Ogreen (Greece)

The Waste and Climate Change Project to reduce GHG from the waste sector
Presenter: Ieva Rucevska, GRID – Arantal Foundation (Norway)

More TBD

 

Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Moderator: TBD
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Framing the discussion: the CCAC waste initiative efforts to reduce food waste
Presenter: Sandra Mazo-Nix, CCAC MSW Initiative

Quantifcation and actions in food services and case studies from the tourist and public sector
Presenter: Mattias Eriksson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)

Strategies and policies in Europe to prevent and divert food waste in Europe. The perspective of Germany and Sweden
Presenter: Anja Schwetje, UBA (Germany) & Asa Bergerus Rensvik, EPA (Sweden)

Policies and innovative practices in India to reduce food and waste loss
Presenter: Suneel Pandey & Sourabh Manuja, TERI (India)

Food waste mitigation and treatment: joint efforts of the municipality of Sao Paulo and the private sector
Presenter: Gabriela Otero, Abrelpe & Ednei Rodrigues, EcoUrbis (Brazil)

20.30 – 21.30 – WELCOME COCKTAIL Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

8 OCTOBER, TUESDAY

08.00 – 09.30 – REGISTRATION AND POSTER EXHIBITION Main hall

09.00 – 11.00 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: Amaya Lobo, Basque Council of Civil Engineers (MEng)
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Landfill methane emissions: assessing the suitability of MBT compost like output in landfill biocovers
Presenter: Rodrigo Pontiggia, Benito Reggio Ambiental (Argentina)

Modernization leachate treatment technologies
Presenter: Pablo García, Wehrle Medioambiente (Spain)

Technical assistance on one of the biggest landfills in Latin America
Presenter: Odile Oberti, Suez (France)

Preliminary study at the pilot plant scale of the landfill leachate inertization process based on dispersed phase
Presenter: Joaquín Reina, COII (Spain)

Subsurface horizontal filter for leachates and wastewater co-treatment: specific surface of the support at the passive aeration system influence
Presenter: Luis Felipe Aranibar Munita, Univ. Cantabria (Chile)

The history of pollution and social-political injustices caused by La Chureca dumpsite (Nicaragua) and its slow road to recovery
Presenter: Tim Bouldry, ISWA Scholarship Program

Study of the different models of community composting sites for their classification and regulation
Presenter: Ilse Bilsen, VITO (Belgium)

Moderator: TBD
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Promoting citizen’s co-responsibility: results from a two-year awareness campaign in Barcelona City
Presenter: Caterina Navarro, Lavola (Spain)

Sustainable MSW management: beyond “green”
Presenter: Teno West, West Group Law (USA)

A procedure to improve public awareness and waste management in festivities and pilgrimages
Presenter: Maria Silva, LIPOR (Portugal)

Enabling 4P collaboration: multidisciplinary, industrial scale circular economy park
Presenter: Sakari Ermala, Verte OY (Finland)

Citizen science for urban sustainable development: mapping sessions to improve waste management systems
Presenter: Ainhoa Alonso Vicario, Deustotech (Spain)

Working towards zero waste in China’s cities: status, challenges and opportunities
Presenter: Xiaoming Wang, Univ. Chongqin (China)

“Garbage talk”, waste as a means for promoting transformative sustainable learning. The educator’s angle
Presenter: Iggy Aram, Dan Region Association of Towns (Israel)

Moderator: TBD
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Moderator: Dr. Xabier Irigoien, AZTI (Spain)
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Developing national source inventories for marine plastic litter
Presenter: Heidi Savelli, UNEP (Kenya)

Empowering communities to profit from ocean-bound plastics
Presenter: Zoe Lenkiewicz, WasteAid (UK)

Plastic from MSW stream: a case study of microplastics ’ fate, distribution and composition in the aquatic system
Presenter: Fauziah Shahul Amid, Univ. Malaya (Malaysia)

Plastic pirates: riverine waste recycling
Presenter: Gergely Hanko (Hungary)

Ocean I3: learnings from an international educational innovation project
Presenter: Ainhoa Garayar, Univ. Basque Country (Spain)

Plastics at sea in ecotourism sites in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Presenter: Carol Malone, Univ. Michigan (USA)

First anti litter dam in Serbia
Presenter: Violeta Belanovic, Sekopak (Serbia)

Moderator: TBD
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Supporting Ghana to introduce a sustainable e-waste management system
Presenter: Markus Spitzbart, GIZ (Germany)

Policy dialog on e-waste collection and recycling in Ghana
Presenter: Lydia Essuah (Ghana)

Assessment of collection group composition and recycling potentials by manual dismantling of WEEE
Presenter: Yanik Moldt, Stadtreinigung Hamburg (Germany)

Decentralized waste management
Presenter: Subha Niranjan, Elcita (India)

Fate of strictly regulated materials in the circular economy: Cadmium as an example
Presenter: Henning Friege (Germany)

Social and environmental impact Meet: repair centers Revive communities and electronic devices
Presenter: Helder Marques, LIPOR (Portugal)

Moderator: TBD
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Impact of management alternatives on GHG emissions from waste
Presenter: Amani Maalouf, American Univ. of Beirut (Lebanon)

Solid waste emissions estimation tool (SWEET) upgrades 
Presenter: George A. Stege, SCS Engineers (USA)

Assessing GHG emissions from sewage sludge handling in Navi Mumbay 
Presenter: Munish Chandel, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India)

Low-carbon fuel for large industrial sites
Presenter: François Chevreul, Suez (France)

Quantifying potential emissions reductions from the waste sector across the globe: an analysis of data from cities participating in the CCAC Waste initiative
Presenter: Benjamin Matek, ABT Associates (USA)

Decarbonizing the waste industry
Presenter: Jannicke Gerner Bjerkaa , Fortun Oslo Varme (Norway)

Carbon capture and usage (CCU) at Twence
Presenter: Ronald de Vries, Twence (Netherlands)

Moderator: TBD
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Main issue and curriculum structure for H&S education in waste management in developing countries
Presenter: Miodrag Zivancev, Univ. Novi Sad (Serbia)

The year of change to empower and retain employees through an intentional organizational culture
Presenter: Michael McCoy, MWA (USA)

Occupational health problems of solid waste collectors
Presenter: Günay Kocasoy, TNCSW (Turkey)

Inclusive design of standard recycling technologies for informal waste workers
Presenter: Joshua Palfreman, Capacity (Tanzania)

Women in waste management and recycling: a women’s economy and equality analysis with recommendations for donors, policymakers and practitioners
Presenter: Malini Patel, Banyan Global (USA)

11.00 – 11.30 – COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

11.30 – 13.00 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: TBD
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How can we enhance waste segregation at source? An answer from Bolivia
Presenter: Adeline Mertenat, Eawag (Switzerland)

Metallic powder particles recycling for additive manufacturing processes
Presenter: Aitzol Lamikiz, Univ. Basque Country (Spain)

Educate for a circular economy 
Presenter: Bárbara Rodrigues, Resíduos do Nordeste (Portugal)

Circular economy as a technical network
Presenter: Ana Márquez, Unicamp (Brazil)

Resources assessment and valorization for a circular economy business model
Presenter: Ainara García, Tecnalia (Spain)

ISWA Working Group on Governance & Legal Issues

Moderator: Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA – Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance. Chair of the Governance and Legal Issues ISWA WG. Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee
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EPR for packaging
Presenter: José Manuel Núñez Lagos, Ecovidrio (Spain)

EPR for lights and lamps
Presenter: Marc Giraud, EucoLoght

EPR for textiles
Presenter: Agnes Büneman, Cyclos

EPR outside Europe
Presenter: Garth Hickle, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (USA)

The Flanders experience
Presenter: Piet Coopman, Interafvall (Belgium)

ISWA Working Group on Communication & Social Issues

Moderator: Katrina Sichel
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Johnny Stuen

TBD
Presenter: Johnny Stuen, City of Oslo (Norway)

Philip Heyden

TBD
Presenter: Philip Heylen, ISWA Mayors and Municipalities (Belgium)

TBD
Presenter: TBD, Zero Waste Europe

TBD
Presenter: TBD, Friends of the Earth

TBD
Presenter: TBD, Greenpeace

ISWA Task Force on Closing Dumpsites

Moderator: James Law, SCS Engineers. ISWA Board Member & Chair of Working Group on Landfill
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James Law

Introduction and update
Presenter: James Law, SCS Engineers (USA)

Overview of common challenges in closing dumps
Presenter: Robert Dick, SCS Engineers (USA)

Mario Grosso

Closing dump and transitioning to sanitary landfill in Kenya, Africa
Presenter: Mario Grosso, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Derek Grady

Closing dump and tranistioning to sanitary landfill in Sierra Leone, Africa
Presenter: Derek Greedy, ISWA (United Kingdom)

René M.Rosendal

Use of biocovers in closing several landfills in Denmark
Presenter: Rene Rosendal, Danish Waste Solutions ApS (Denmark)

Jacobo Moreno

Use of biocovers in closing Miramundo and Segriá landfills in Spain
Presenter: Jacobo Moreno, Valoriza (Spain)

ISWA Working Group on Climate Change

Moderator: Dr. Johannes Paul, GIZ (Germany)
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Gary Crawford

Waste and resource management: a key sector to achieve the transition towards a circular economy and climate targets
Presenter: Gary Crawford, Veolia (France)

A global review of best practice case studies in waste management policy
Presenter: David Lerpiniere, ResourceFutures (UK)

TBD
Presenter: OECC (Spain)

Highlighting progress on waste management practices in developing countries
Presenter: Jagath Premakumara Dickella Gamaralalage, CCET (Japan)

Local session

Moderator: TBD
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MSW management system in Biscay
Presenter: Josu Bilbao, Garbiker (Spain)

Collaborative innovation in Getxo to get citizen involvement in recycling
Presenter: Jordi Tintoré, Ferrovial (Spain)

Circular economy and municipal waste 
Presenter: José Ignacio Asensio, DFG (Spain)

Comparative LCA and contribution to climate change of household and commercial waste management in Gipuzkoa
Presenter: Rafael Sagarduy, Idom (Spain)

Walking towards a local model of organic waste management
Presenter: Joseba Sanchez, Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council (Spain)

Moderator: TBD
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Tackling the single-use plastics problem as an industry
Presenter: Scott Nelson, European Outdoor Group (UK)

A circular economy solution for mixed material textiles
Presenter: Benjamin Piribauer, TU Wien (Austria)

Circular textile
Presenter: Ana Benavent, Valoriza (Spain)

Textile waste and circular economy in the EU
Presenter: Ricardo Rodríguez, Humana Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo (Spain)

Our commitment towards a more sustainable outdoor
Presenter: Edu Uribesalgo, Ternua Group (Spain)

Act now! Be part of the change because there is no planet B
Presenter: Carolina Blázquez, Ecoalf (Spain)

13.00 – 14.00 – LUNCH, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

14.00 – 16.00 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: TBD
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LandGEM and IPPC result Haitian landfill (Truitier) compared to local GHG emission inventories
Presenter: Pierre-Georges Verdieu, Univ. French West Indies (France)

Classification of waste according to his Hazard according to European and American regulations
Presenter: José Acosta Linares, Grupo AGQ Labs (Peru)

How much more is arreced if invested? An analysis on the costs with the urban cleaning services of Brazilian municipalities
Presenter: Ana Ferreira, UFMG (Brazil)

Recyclability evaluation of waste tablets
Presenter: Renato Simán, Univ. Espirito Santo (Brazil)

Mitigation of GHG emissions from food waste produced in Cefet – MG/Brazil
Presenter: Valeria Zago, Cefet-MG (Brazil)

Evaluation of power generation cycle configurations in WTE plants applied to a Brazilian scenario
Presenter: Ana Medina Jiménez , Univ. Federal do ABC (Brazil)

Sewage sludge solar drying and gasification for energy recovery
Presenter: Virginia Pérez, Ciemat (Spain)

Moderator: Joachim Quoden, EXPRA ()
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The Circular Lab
Presenter: Romina Giovanetti, Ecoembes

Intelligent waste collection containers. The Maltese approcach
Presenter: Mario Schembri & Daniel Tabone, Greenpack

Boosting recycling by complimentary sorting from raw waste. The Dutch approach
Presenter: Paul Christiaens, Avfalfond (Netherlands)

Finding solutions for flexible packaging. The CEFLEX approach
Presenter: Graham Houlder, CEFLEX

Boosting sorting by new ways of labelling. The Digimarc approach
Presenter: Larry Logan, Digimarc

Moderator: TBD
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Ecoembes

Ecovidrio

Gabriel Leal Serrano, SIGNUS Ecovalor

SIGAUS

Other SIGs TBC

Moderator: TBD
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6 Rs to reduce waste
Presenter: Justine Smith, Verde (USA)

Modelling education centers as integrative component in waste management facilities, the “Tel Aviv model”
Presenter: Riva Waldman, Tel Aviv (Israel)

Anne Scheinberg

Research based informal integration and the climate-sensitive circular economy
Presenter: Anne Scheinberg, Springloop (Netherlands)

Tropaverde: rewarding recycling
Presenter: Marta Morán, Santiago de Compostela City Council (Spain)

Cups sold separately. Field trial and evidence review of disposable cup charges
Presenter: Michael Lenaghan, Zero Waste Scotland (UK)

Regional waste data triggering the development of waste management
Presenter: Outi Pakarinen, Regional Council of Central Finland (Finland)

Applying “nudge” principles to tackle the global waste crisis through consumer behaviour change
Presenter: Victoria Hutchin, WYG (UK)

Moderator: Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President
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The evolution of the waste bin in a smart container
Presenter: Angelo Fazio, Alia SpA (Italy)

Towards waste characterization based on image recognition
Presenter: Fernando Pérez Pla, Univ. Cantabria (Spain)

Smart solid waste processing plant: vision and pathway
Presenter: Karim Khodier, Montanuniverität Leoben (Austria)

Application of sensor based sorting to landfill mining material
Presenter: Cristina García López, Univ. Aachen (Germany)

Using data visualization to assess the contribution of home composting to waste prevention
Presenter: Telmo Machado, LIPOR (Portugal)

An Internet of Things platform for the next environmental services generation
Presenter: Álvaro Palomo, Urbaser (Spain)

Driving efficiency in waste management with big data
Presenter: Lucía Herrero, Minsait (Spain)

ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery

Moderator: TBD
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TBA
Presenter: Practical implications of the new BREF in the European WTE industry

Johnny Stuen

Residuals handling: an overview of technologies for treatment of bottom ash and fly ashes
Presenter: Johnny Stuen, City of Oslo (Norway)

Decarbonizing the waste industry: measures and concepts
Presenter: Antonios Sakalis

Johnny Stuen

Decarbonizing the waste industry: Carbon Capture and Utilisation Storage (CCUS)
Presenter: Johnny Stuen, City of Oslo (Norway)

Circularity and the role of WTE in the circular economy
Presenter: Ella Stengler, CEWET (Belgium)

Possible financial models and pathways for financing WTE and CCUS
Presenter: TBD, Norwegian Business School (Norway)

The latest technology implemented in WTE in Europe – a project exampleS
Presenter: TBD

Moderator: TBD
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C-SERVEES Project: activating circular services in the electric and electronic sector
Presenter: Enrique Moliner, AIMPLAS (Spain)

Polystyleneloop, the circular economy in action
Presenter: Alix Reichenecker, Polystyleneloop (Netherlands)

Issues in plastic and paper waste recycling in Jordan: suggestions from a case study in Irbid
Presenter: Silvia Gibellini, Univ. Brescia (Italy)

The significance of functional fillers and nanoscale additives for plastics in the circular economy
Presenter: Florian Part, Univ. Natural Resources and Life Science (Austria)

Disposal strategy for single-use plastics in Universities
Presenter: Raquel Vázquez, Univ. Politécnica Madrid (Spain)

Eco waste to wealth project: a solution to plastic waste challenge in Nigeria
Presenter: Edith Iriruaga, Natural Eco Capital Ltd (Nigeria)

The future of plastics. Plastic to… 
Presenter: Ignacio Sanz, Urbaser (Spain)

Moderator: TBD
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Insights from urban and nature
Presenter: Jens Hjul-Nielsen, Bofa (Denmark)

Growing a pavilion from innovative waste and mycelium based biomaterials
Presenter: Jon W. Strunge, Soren Jensen (Denmark)

A resilience perspective on solid waste
Presenter: Brett Mons, 100 Resilient Cities (USA)

Cold-climate small-scale portable human solid waste refinery in Kivalina, Alaska
Presenter: Stuart Woolley, Biomass Controls LLC (USA)

Turning the tide: reducing littering behavior in nature reserves
Presenter: Sabine Jansen, Dijksterhuis & Van Baaren (Netherlands)

16.00 – 16.30 – COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

16.30 – 18.30 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

Moderator: TBD
Room:
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Remediation of aged landfill in China: treatment, pollution control, resource recovery and technical standards: field case of five million tons MSW
Presenter: Zhuqi Chen, Univ. Huazhong (China)

Comparison of leaching methods to assess the release of pollutants from waste
Presenter: Mercedes Regadío, Univ. Sheffield (UK)

Leachate valorization by a low energy treatment technology
Presenter: Francisco Corona, Fundación Cartif (Spain)

A new methodology for the evaluation of the land use evolution near MSW landfills using environmental indicators and GIS technologies
Presenter: Javier Rodrigo Ilarri, Univ. Politécnica Valencia (Spain)

Microrremediation of heavy metal contaminated landfill soil using consortia of filamentous fungi: a successful bioaugmentation
Presenter: Fauziah Shahul Amid, Univ. Malaya (Malaysia)

Odour emissions in solid waste disposal plant: treatment system and evaluation
Presenter: Riccardo Snidar, Labio Test (Italy)

Moving dumpsites towards sanitary landfills in Ukraine
Presenter: Tetiana Omelianenko, National Academy of Sciences (Ukraine)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

How to develop ingenious MBT solutions for emerging countries thanks to the operational experience of European MBT plants
Presenter: Bruno Jean, Suez (France)

Decisive – decision support tool
Presenter: Verónica Martínez Sánchez, Fundació ENT (Spain)

Decentralized small-scale composting for bio-waste management. Case study in Tolosaldea
Presenter: Joseba Sánchez, Luar (Spain)

A life cycle optimization framework for the sustainable design of circular municipal bio-waste management systems
Presenter: Selene Cobo Gutiérrez, Univ. Cantabria (Spain)

Vermicomposting of WWTP sludge
Presenter: M.Mar Castro, Aquatec Proyectos para el Sector del Agua (Spain)

Seasonal variability in composting process: the case study of Acea Pinerolese Industriale for the extraction of soluble compounds
Presenter: Viviana Negro, ACEA (Italy)

Go local! Decentralized treatment can be a sustainable strategy for biowaste management
Presenter: Joao Graca, LIPOR (Portugal)

ISWA Working Group on Hazardous Waste

Moderator: Nicolás Húmez, SARP Industries
Room:
Level: 

Spanish issue concerning the management of hazardous waste
Presenter: Luis Palomino, ASEGRE (Spain)

Post-disaster waste: the case of Hurricane Irma
Presenter: Charlotte Nihart, Robin des Bois (France)

Hazardous waste all over the world: how field services can help in solving the problem
Presenter: Nick Morgan, Veolia

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

First EU attempt of a legal definition of Circular Economy 
Presenter: Roser Puig, Terraqui (Spain)

Effects of EU targets on waste management goals: case of Serbia
Presenter: Visnja Mihaljovic, Univ. Novi Sad (Serbia)

Environmental packaging tax in Mozambique
Presenter: Simao Días, Prodem (Mozambique)

Using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) in regional solid waste planning in rural areas in emerging economies: case study of the Akkar region in Lebanon
Presenter: Federico De Nardo, Studio Azue (Italy)

Sustainable governance and financing framework for household solid waste management in developing countries
Presenter: Kofi Sekyere Boateng, Zoomlion (Ghana)

Effects of PAYT in a municipality with a high separate collection baseline
Presenter: Michele Giavini, ARS (Italy)

Deliniation of baseline and climate targets for the Philippine waste sector based on existing legislation
Presenter: Johannes Gabriel Paul, GIZ (Germany)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Measuring and monitoring food waste under the sustainable development goals (SDG)
Presenter: Jillian Campbell, UNEP (Kenya)

A case study of food waste in a school in the Basque Country
Presenter: Olatz Ukar, Univ. Deusto (Spain)

Towards a global producer responsibility scheme: the power of two-tier systems – A case study of food waste
Presenter: Ramy Salemdeeb, Zero Waste Scotland (UK)

Characterization and quantification of food waste in the Greek hospitality sector 
Presenter: Evangelos Tetzil, Univ. Athens (Greece)

Listeria outbreak: destruction of the recalled food products by the waste treatment sector
Presenter: Shauna Costley (South Africa)

Embrulha scheme as a sustainable solution to reduce food waste in restaurant sector
Presenter: Susana Freitas, LIPOR (Portugal)

Food waste for biogas production – Reflecting the holistic nature of Life Cycle Assessment 
Presenter: Daniel Koch, TU Wien (Austria)

Moderator: José Miguel Erdozain, IK4 Research Alliance & COIIB
Room:
Level: 

Trace toxic pollutants air emissions from waste fuel utilization in cement kilns
Presenter: Stefano Cernuschi, Politécnico di Milano (Italy)

Bioleach: a new mathematical model for the joint evaluation of leachate and biogas production in biorreactor MSW landfills
Presenter: Javier Rodrigo, Univ. Politécnica Valencia (Spain)

URBIS project: from urban waste to bioplastics
Presenter: Joan Mata, Univ. Barcelona (Spain)

Investigation on the behavior of plastics during the biological treatment of organic waste
Presenter: Hildemar Mendez, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)

An investigation on the effect of ultrasonic wave on silica extraction from coal fly ash in hydrothermal method
Presenter: Tongyao Ju, Univ. Tsinghua (China)

Optimization of alkali activation of fayalitic slag for the production of inorganic polymers
Presenter: Kostas Komitsas, Univ. Crete (Greece)

Toxicological bioassays to detect the impact of microplastics as vectors of emerging contaminants in the terrestrial ecosystem
Presenter: Gerardo Mengs, Exotoxilab (Spain)

Moderator: Christopher Godlove, THINKCities Consulting (USA) and Marija Bogdanovic, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Serbia)
Room:
Level: 

MD Sahadat Hossain

TBD
Presenter: Prof. Hossain Sahadat, SWIS (USA)

TBD
Presenter: PhD Mohab Ali Al Hinai, be’ ah (Oman)

Goran Vujic

TBD
Presenter: Prof. Goran Vujic, CECC (Serbia)

20.00 – 23.00 – CONGRESS DINNER AND ISWA AWARDS

9 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY

08.00 – 09.30 – REGISTRATION AND POSTER EXHIBITION Main hall

09.00 – 11.00 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Organic waste management and its potential in Tier-2 cities of Colombia
Presenter: Alejandro Martínez, Univ. EAN Bogotá (Colombia)

Analysis of potential use of biogas produced at a landfill in Paraná, Brazil
Presenter: Joao Travesa, CEFET RJ (Brazil)

Decision making tool to improve bio-waste management 
Presenter: Mónica Delgado, Univ. Cantabria (Spain)

Natural based solutions for anaerobic digestate valorization
Presenter: Rocío Pena Rois, Aimen (Spain)

Study of the different models of community composting sites for their classification and regulation
Presenter: Ramón Plana, Fertile Auro (Spain)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Chinese model of MSW management? Experience from five cities across the country
Presenter: Mingyu Qian, GIZ (China)

Driving a transition from open dumping to circular economy through research, development and innovation: The case of South Africa
Presenter: Linda Godfrey, CSIR (South Africa)

African Clean Cities platform: promoting mutual learning in solid waste management
Presenter: Chie Shimodaira, Japan Coop Agency

The making of a solid waste crisis and its opportunities: the case of Lebanon
Presenter: Sophia Ghanameh, Notre Dame University (Lebanon)

Life cycle assessment of integrated solid waste management of limestone mining in Bhutan 
Presenter: Warefta Murshed, Royal Timphu College (Bhutan)

The landscape character assessment as tool for decision making in ISWM processes: the case study of Jurd al Kaitef in Lebanon
Presenter: Federico De Nardo, Studio Azue (Italy)

Deriving lessons for solid waste management sector in India from experiences of Germany
Presenter: Shivali Sugandh, Institute for Urban Water Management and Waste Technology (Germany)

ISWA Working Group on Healthcare Waste

Moderator: Anne Woolridge, Independent Safety Services Ltd
Room:
Level: 

Introduction to infection control via professional healthcare waste management
Presenter: Marianne Kemmer, Clean Hospitals / GAPIC (France)

Case study in Malaysia
Presenter: Timothy Kuranen Baaki, Univ. Malaya (Malaysia)

Case study in Oman
Presenter: Nidhal Aljaradi, Be’ah (Oman)

Case study in Iraq / Syria
Presenter: May Kayali, Pekawa (Syria)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Waste collection in East Delhi: local challenges in implementing national rules
Presenter: Nimmi Damodaran (USA)

Preparation and testing of SDG 11.6.1 in MSW collection and treatment in controlled facilities
Presenter: Imanol Zabaleta, Eawag (Switzerland)

Development and utilization of new multi-compartment collection service
Presenter: Vesa Heikkonen, Rok’n Roll (Finland)

Lipor’s door-to-door collection system and how technology can help
Presenter: Joao Pratas, Lipor (Portugal)

Performance analysis of an extrusion based system in segregating the organic fraction from commingled MSW
Presenter: Dhruv Premani, Indian Institute of Technology (India)

Eco-industrial parks in China. Two examples
Presenter: Hanwei Zhang, Shangai Sus Environment (China)

Smart technology solutions for improving waste collection and payment in a developing country setting
Presenter: Mark Shayo, Green Waste Pro (Tanzania)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

First mile waste solutions. A key driver of urban autonomy and resilience
Presenter: Jan Grimbrandt, Boson Energy (Luxemburg)

One-stop shop for EfW plants
Presenter: Christophe Cord’homme, CNIM (France)

Mallorca Circular, tangible circular economy
Presenter: Rafael Guinea, TIRME (Spain)

High efficiency solutions for waste to energy plants
Presenter: Fernando González Allende, Sener (Spain)

Extended MSW composition analyses for the modelling of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
Presenter: Galina Ilinykh, (Russia)

Status and perspectives of Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) of biogenic waste and residues
Presenter: Dr. Michael Nelles, Univ. Rostock (Germany)

Contribution to integrated WTE in Albania
Presenter: William Epis, Paul Wurth (Italy)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

TBD
Presenter: José Ignacio Asensio, DFG (Spain)

TBD
Presenter: TBC, ANEPMA (Spain)

More TBD

Moderator: Mario Grosso, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Room:
Level: 

Evaluation of toxic potential of leachate originating from experimental landfill cells containing healthcare and healthcare waste
Presenter: Juacyara Carbonelli Campos, UFRJ (Brazil)

Marine debris: a review of impacts and global initiatives de session AGT ML
Presenter: Agamuthu Parlatamby, Univ. Malaya (Malaysia)

Profile of highly-infected wastes generated by hospitals: a case in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Presenter: Marcos Mol (Brazil)

Atilio Savino

Environmental and health risks related to waste incineration
Presenter: Atilio Savino, ARS (Argentina)

Methodologies to assess bioplastics biodegradation during anaerobic composting and anaerobic digestion: an overview
Presenter: Federica Ruggero (Italy)

11.00 – 11.30 – COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION AND POSTERS Main hall

11.30 – 12.30 – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Different rooms

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SPECIAL SESSION

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Atilio Savino

TBD
Presenter: Atilio Savino (Argentina)

Carlos Silva

TBD
Presenter: Carlos Silva (Brazil)

Francisco Galván

TBD
Presenter: Francisco Galván (México)

TBD
Presenter: Pilar Fernández Valiente, CEDDET (Spain)

ISWA Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimization

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Biowaste to biogas. Production of energy and organic fertilizer from organic waste
Presenter: Mathias Hartel, Fachverband Biogas (Germany)

An alternative and quick method to prise the suitability of substrates for biogas production: respiration intensity
Presenter: Zsuzsanna Uveges (Hungary)

Low tech anaerobic digestion with innovative mixing scheme
Presenter: Sophia Ghanameh, Univ. Notre-Dame (Lebanon)

Scheduled waste management for biogas plants in Malaysia
Presenter: Mohammad Nordin, Cenergi (Malaysia)

Proven organic waste to fuel technologies for the post-fossil fuel era: show-case dry AD project Jönköping (Sweden)
Presenter: Lukas Heer, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland)

Contribution of biomethane from municipal bio-waste to climate change mitigation: opportunities and threats
Presenter: Isabel Tarín, Urbaser (Spain)

ISWA Working Group on Collection and Transport

Moderator: Bernd Leowald, Stadtreinigung Hamburg
Room:
Level: 

TBD
Presenter: Christian Bremer, SSI Schäfer (Germany)

GrowSmarter solution
Presenter: Carlos Bernard, Envac (Spain)

Factors influencing the implementation of new waste collection services: a case study in the Sultanate of Oman
Presenter: Marwaal Slyabi, be’ah (Oman)

ISWA Working Group on Communications & Social Issues

Moderator: Tom de Bruyckere, Communications advisor and Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Communications & Social Issues
Room:
Level: 

The role of citizens. Strategies and communication campaigns
Presenter: Ana Loureiro, EGT (Portugal)

“Dare to dream” Green the challenge of implementing the 5 R’s during mass events. Eurovision 2019 as case study
Presenter: Iftach Inbar, Hiriya (Israel)

Wanted for justice
Presenter: Essam Al-Sharji, be’ah (Oman)

From trash to treasure
Presenter: David Berg, City of Rotterdan (Netherlands)

Waste incinerator or flexible energy provider? Together we are Smart!
Presenter: Kristof Bossuyt, ISVAG Antwerp (Belgium)

TBC
Presenter: Samir Dendoune, Suez (France)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

Philip Heyden

TBC
Presenter: Philip Heylen, ISWA Mayors and Municipalities (Belgium)

TBC
Presenter: Jesús Martínez Almela, IPMA (Spain)

Gunilla Carlsson

TBC
Presenter: Gunilla Carlsson, SYSAV (Sweden)

TBC
Presenter: Adam Read, Suez (UK)

Moderator: TBD
Room:
Level: 

TBC
Presenter: Edward Newman, SAGE Publishing

TBC
Presenter: Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby

TBC
Presenter: Lucy Price, SAGE Publishing

12.30 – 13.00 – CLOSING CEREMONY 0B ROOM

13.00 – 14.30 – FAREWELL COCKTAIL Main hall

15.00 – 18.30 – TECHNICAL TOURS

10 OCTOBER, THURSDAY

09.00 – 14.00 – TECHNICAL TOURS

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TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

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