ISWA Awards

Publication Award

ISWA Publication Award

The ISWA Publication Award has been created with the intention of honoring the author(s) of a publication, article or book which is deemed to be exceptional in its contribution to the field of solid waste management. Each year, ISWA's panel of expert judges recognise the publication which they feel offers the most valuable contribution to the promotion of sustainable waste management. 


Further information on the nomination and submission process is available in the Terms of Reference. Please also see the Call for Papers.




2014 saw strong competition for the ISWA Publication Award: 9 Publications submitted their nominations. The judging panel had a very tough decision and due to the top-class level and wide variety of subject matter covered by the submissions, the judges had great difficulty in determining an overall winner and therefore decided upon a joint winner. The following two publications were considered equally interesting and important in the field of waste management:


"Municipal Waste Management in Asian and Pacific Islands: Challenges and Sollutions" by Agamuthu Pariatamby and Masaru Tanaka (eds), published by Springer-Verlag, Singapore, 201


“Handbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts and Scientists” by Ernst Worrell and Markus Reuter (Eds.), Elsevier Science Publishing, 2014


The Prize was awarded at the ISWA World Congress 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brasil.


To view the commendations from the Panel, for the three top-ranked submissions for the ISWA Publication Award 2014, please click here.



ISWA Publication Award 2013
Presentation of the ISWA Publication Award 2014 to the joint winners at the Gala Dinner at the ISWA World Congress in Sao Paulo, Brasil