Issue 22
April 2013
News from the President
ISWA at the 3R Forum in Ha Noi, Viet Nam
ISWA Tackles Waste and Climate Change
Play and win a free trip to the ISWA World Congress 2013!
Two new ISWA National Members: Chile and Indonesia
NEW: ISWA 3 months trial membership
New ISWA Publications available now
ISWA Communication Award 2013 now open for submissions
ISWA Publication Award 2013 now open for nominations
ISWA hearing session on the EC’s Green Paper and European Group Meeting
2nd ISWA Summer School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ISWA welcomes three new Gold Members!
WM&R Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cites and Waste, February 2014
WM&R April Editorial on Biofuels from Waste
ISWA Profile: Marco Ricci (Italy)
News from around the Globe
EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 5th Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference & Expo (Australia)
AUSTRALIA: Plastics pollute oceans for hundreds of years
AUSTRALIA: State of Victoria home to major new biosolids treatment plant
EUROPE: European Waste to Energy technology market to hit $5 billion
NEW ZEALAND: New fund supports ‘zero waste’ goal
NEW ZEALAND: Sludge may soon be composted
SINGAPORE: Great compost in only 24 hours
USA: New food waste removal laws in America
WORLD: Firms look to turn trash to treasure
Coming Events
Overview ISWA Meetings 2013
Coming Events Calendar
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If you have any interesting news or events from your country, it would be appreciated if you could please forward details by email to While it may not be possible to include every story, all submissions will be gratefully received.
1. News from the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues and ISWA Members,

The coming weeks are an exceptionally busy time for ISWA and you, our members. The calendar is full of meetings, seminars and conferences, which will involve many of you worldwide.

I personally will be involved in several of the meetings, and hope to have the chance to meet with you then.

In April, I will be in Athens with UNEP and D-Waste to discuss the development of the Global Waste Map of which ISWA is a partner. This project is of great importance because, it gives the general public worldwide free tools to monitor and report on waste management in their nations, providing us, in the industry and research centres, with data that until now were unobtainable. I am proud that we are working on this matter and extending its reach to include parameters such as waste management and urban health, human development, income, poverty and consumption.

Also in April, several Working Group meetings will be held and our Biological Treatment colleagues will be in Sofia to hold a training session on organic waste management strategies.

Early in May (2nd and 3rd), our Vice President Helmut Stadler will be in Geneva as the ISWA Observer at the COP meeting of the Basle Convention, an important event because of the implications the Convention has for international trade in recycled materials and the control of illegal trafficking.

Then, ISWA with our Finnish colleagues will be holding the Final Sinks Beacon Conference (Helsinki 16 – 18 May), which promises to be an interesting update on technologies and scenarios on landfills. I am pleased to be joining you there.

You can find the agenda of our activities on the website. I look forward to meeting you over the next weeks.

Best wishes
David Newman
President, ISWA

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2. ISWA at the 3R Forum in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

ISWA Managing Director Herman Koller, was invited to attend the 4th Regional 3R Forum in Asia held 18 – 20 March 2013 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Mr Koller was given the opportunity to facilitate workshops and side events on various topics related to sustainable waste management and contribute to the “Ha Noi 3R Declaration”.

The Forum was attended by approximately 300 participants, comprising of government representatives from 30 Asia-Pacific countries, international resource persons, representatives from various UN and other International Organisations, scientific and research organisations, NGOs, and representatives from the private and business sector.

The participants agreed and adopted the Ha Noi 3R Declaration — Sustainable 3R Goals for Asia for 2013-2023.

The Declaration aims to provide an important basis and framework for Asian countries to voluntarily develop and implement 3R policies and programmes, including monitoring mechanisms. The Declaration is also based on the fundamental understanding that the 3Rs is much more beyond the end-of-pipe solutions for municipal waste management, but is intrinsically linked with resource efficiency in a wide range of key development sectors such as agriculture, industry, energy, and mining, towards transitioning to a resource efficient economy and society.

Further details of the Forum, including the Ha Noi 3R Declaration, Chair's Summary, Press Release and IISD coverage, are available on UNCRD website
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3. ISWA Tackles Waste and Climate Change
From 12 to 13 March 2013, Gary Crawford, Chair of Working Group on Climate Change and Rachael Williams, Technical Manager, General Secretariat represented ISWA at the 1st convening of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) — Municipal Solid Waste Initiative in Vancouver, Canada together with more than 50 participants from international organisations, National Governments and Major Cities from across the world.

ISWA is an active partner of the CCAC, which is a global partnership of countries, International Organisations, NGOs, and the private sector seeking to rapidly reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) like black carbon, methane.

The initiative is working closely with 10 major cities from all around the world to develop on the ground action plans to mitigate SLCPs by making improvements in waste management practices that can be scaled out and include other co-benefits like job creation, improved public health and environmental conditions.

In addition, due to the experience ISWA has gained through developing its own knowledge base, ISWA is managing a project for the CCAC funded by UNEP to develop a knowledge platform focused on waste management and climate change, to facilitate city to city sharing of expertise, knowledge and experience.

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4. Play and win a free trip to the ISWA World Congress 2013!
Take the quiz and with some luck you could attends the ISWA World Congress 2013, 7 to 11 October 2013 in Vienna, Austria, for free!

The following costs will be covered:

  • Registration fee to the ISWA World Congress 2013
    (incl. Gala Dinner, Farewell Cocktail and a 1-day technical tour of your choice)
  • Travel costs
    (flights: economy class, train: second class)
  • Accommodation from 6 – 11 October 2013
    (5 nights at the 25hrs Hotel at Museumsquartier)

Although it may be tempting to gamble on winning, we do recommend that those interested register for the congress just in case. Otherwise, you risk to miss early-bird-registration deadlines. All costs will be refunded to the winner of this competition accordingly.

Anyone can take the quiz, but only ISWA Members who are logged in to the ISWA Member Area will be considered for the prize draw.

Log in to your ISWA Member Area and start the quiz or Start quiz without login

The competition closes on 15 June 2013,
the price will be awarded to one person only.
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5. Two new ISWA National Members: Chile and Indonesia

ISWA is happy to welcome two new National Members!

The ISWA General Assembly decided by email-voting carried out in March to affiliate Chile and Indonesia as new National Members by approving the respective applications and programmes submitted by the country organisations mentioned below.

Hereby ISWA currently has 39 National Members.

InSWA – Indonesia Solid Waste Association
Indonesia Solid Waste Association (InSWA) is a professional organisation working on management and technology of solid waste, established in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 28, 2003.

InSWA is a non-government and non-profit organisation with an aim towards new paradigm on solid waste management, i.e. waste minimisation from the sources. Awareness raising, capacity building and technology transformation are the central point of InSWA while engaging key stakeholders to improve solid waste management in Indonesian cities.

AEPA – Chilean Environmental Association
AEPA (Asociación de Empresas y Profesionales para el Medio Ambiente) was founded in 1999 and represents the leading companies and individuals in the solid waste management industry of the Republic of Chile.

AEPA is a certified not for profit enterprise and is the representative of a significant portion of the waste management industry in the country.

AEPA works closely with Chile’s Ministry of the Environment to put on a bi-annual environmental expo, Expo AmbientAL, the largest of its kind in Latin America.

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6. NEW: ISWA 3 months trial membership

The ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association’s work and activities.

This complimentary ISWA Trial Membership grants you some basic benefits for three months. Afterwards you may decide if you wish to join ISWA as a regular member.

For more information, click here.

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7. New ISWA Publications available now

Most low and middle income countries are geographically located in tropical and/or subtropical zones, with their climates differing significantly from most developed countries, which are generally located in temperate zones.

This being the case, existing guidelines and landfill policy documents cannot ideally be applied to many developing countries. This set of landfill guidelines — Guidelines for Design and Operation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Tropical Climates — has been developed with tropical climates specifically in mind.

The latest ISWA papers and reports are now listed directly on the
ISWA home page
More papers and reports that have been prepared by ISWA are available in the ISWA Knowledge Base.
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8. ISWA Communication Award 2013 now open for submissions

The ISWA Communication Award has been designed to honour excellent waste communication campaigns that increase public awareness and promote sustainable waste management. Nominations can be submitted until 15 May 2013 by any organization, for a Communication Campaign fulfilling these criteria.

The Award is open for participation for both ISWA members and non-ISWA members. Nominations can be made by any organisation for a waste communication campaign. Please either submit your nomination and/or forward this invitation at your discretion.

Submissions can be uploaded here, with the following information in English:

  1. A short description and objectives of the campaign
  2. Some PDF or/and multimedia examples of the nominated campaign’s communication material (max. 5 files with max. 10 MB each).

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

For further information please view the Terms of Reference and the Guidelines for Submission.

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9. ISWA Publication Award 2013 now open for nominations

The ISWA Publication Award has been designed to honour the author(s) of either a publication, article or book which is deemed to be exceptional in its contribution to the field of Solid Waste Management.

Nominations can be submitted until 15 May 2013 by Managing Editors, Editorial Board of Waste Management & Research, Working Group Members or any ISWA Member.

For the 2013 ISWA Publication Award please send your completed nomination via email to Gerfried Habenicht or by mail to:
ISWA General Secretariat
Auerspergstrasse 15/41
1080-Vienna, Austria

Please note: If submitting in hard copy, please send 4 copies of the publication/ book/ article.

For further information please view the Terms of Reference, Call for Papers and the Nomination Form
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10. ISWA hearing session on the EC's Green Paper and European Group Meeting
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an official organ of the European Union linking civil society with the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament), has asked ISWA to organise a so called ‘hearing session’ on the Green Paper On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. The ISWA Working Groups on Recycling and Waste Minimisation

Biological Treatment of Waste, Energy Recovery and Collection and Transportation Technology will be taking part in this hearing session. The session will take place in September 2013 in Brussels, Belgium (premises of the EESC).

The next ISWA European Group Meeting will take place on 13 June 2013, with sessions on the implementation of the Waste Hierarchy in the Baltic Region and on a European Pathway to Zero Waste.

For more information on the European Group Meeting please click here.
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11. 2nd ISWA Summer School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 2nd ISWA Summer School is organised in co-operation with the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This ISWA Summer School will take place from 12– 23 August 2013, and will focus on issues in Solid Waste Management in developing economies.

As landfilling of solid waste is still the main means of disposal in developing economies, special emphasis is on landfill siting, design and construction, operation, landfill leachate, landfill gas and its environmental health and safety implications, as well as the economic aspect of waste management.

Go to programme and registration

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12. ISWA welcomes three new Gold Members!

ISWA is happy to welcome and present three new Gold Members! Please click on the logos to view the company profiles.

CNIM Group, France
REMONDIS International Gmb, Germany
SANITEK s.a.r.l., Lebanon
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13. WM&R Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cites and Waste, February 2014
Urbanisation is increasing — by 2050 an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. At the same time, constructions and infrastructure in cities is where our societies stock most of the engineered materials we produce: our inevitable resources of the future.

The ISWA Task Force dedicated to addressing the complex interrelationships between globalization and waste management, as a key-issue for the waste management society worldwide is preparing a special issue of WM&R focused on cities and waste, which will be published in February 2014.

You are kindly invited and encouraged to submit your manuscript to be considered as a candidate for this Special Issue of Waste Management & Research (via focused on Cities and Waste.

This special issue will be edited by Prof. David C Wilson, Imperial College London, UK; and Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds, UK.

The deadline for the submission of papers: 31 May 2013

To find out more details and the scope of papers being accepted, see
To view previous special issues of WM&R, click here.
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14. WM&R April Editorial on Biofuels from Waste

This month’s editorial on Biofuels from Waste in the WM&R was written by Daniel Schneider, University of Zagreb and Arne Ragossnig, Associate Editor of WM&R.

The editorial touches on the different technologies employed to obtain Biofuels from Waste, such as thermal treatment, anaerobic digestion and gasification; as well as considerations to bear in mind when selecting different technologies.

A well advocated positive aspect of obtaining biofuels from waste is climate protection. The authors reiterate that this must not, however, be the sole criterion for evaluation of waste as a biofuel. A life cycle perspective should be taken into consideration to provide the right recommendation from a sustainability point of view and to ensure that appropriate strategic decisions are made.

To view the Table of Contents, please click here
To view the full Editorial, please click here

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15. ISWA Profile: Marco Ricci (Italy)

Marco Ricci,
Chairman of ISWA WG on Biowaste

Company and current position in your company:
CIC, Italian Composting Association, Senior Technician

What is your background:
Post-Graduate in Economy and management of environmental resources. Degree in Solid-State Physics.

Did you always work in the waste industry?
Yes, since 1996, starting in Pilot Plant for Composting and AD in Germany. I returned to Italy in 1997 and started working at Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza in 1999. Since 2012, I have worked with the Italian Composting Association (briefly CIC)

Did you ever have a mentor or someone you found inspirational?
Not really and not only one individual. But working in a team with Enzo Favoino and Massimo Centemero at Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza in the late ‘90s was mutually inspiring.

What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?
Two pioneer surveys realised in 1998-1999 that compared MSW management schemes for biowaste in Italian municipalities. The surveys showed the Italian waste sector that biowaste collection could (and still can) be introduced while optimising the cost structure of the entire MSW management approach.

Best advice that you ever received?
Tell people if you are uncertain about a subject or a debate that you are asked to participate in. It’s a strength to work in a team.
When not working, I enjoy …
Staying with my two children and travelling with my family.
Why did you decide to become part of ISWA?
It is a challenging opportunity to exchange views and ideas with a global network of people and experts in waste-management field.
When did you become nominated to your current position in ISWA?
January 2013.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the waste industry today?
Not losing the awareness that it is working for a sustainable environment, not just providing cleaning or waste-disposal services.

In your opinion, what are the industry’s strengths and weaknesses?
Strength: the industry has a guaranteed sector of clients, i.e. municipalities and waste-management districts that allows industry players to plan long-term strategies and investment.

Weaknesses: often the industry is unable to show clearly and continuously the economic advantages and environmental benefits of its recycling and recovery strategies. In addition, if companies become too big, they tend to lose contact with local territories.
Where do you see, if any, market opportunities for the waste industry?
The continuous demand for raw-materials will rise – on the mid to long term – the value/ price for recycled materials; hence, the waste-industry is dealing with materials that are slowly becoming valuable. A practical example is the use of compost, that is slowly but continuously growing in Europe due to systematic efforts in quality-management (and besides an increase of compost-production) and due to a continuous rise of conventional fertiliser cost.

What do you think the future holds for the waste industry?
There will be two main drivers: the first aimed at optimising cost and management structures by merging smaller companies into bigger groups.

Secondly, producing goods is becoming more and more technologically sophisticated. These goods/ items will become waste; hence, women and men working for the waste industry will need to continuously update their skills, technical competences and environmental know-how to be able to assure correct recycling and disposal of waste(s).
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16. EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 5th Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference & Expo (Australia)

The 5th Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference & Expo will be held at Jupiters Gold Coast, Queensland from 7 to 9 August 2013. This year, for the first time, it is presented in cooperation with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), drawing an international audience to the event.

In 2011, over 400 people attended the event and this year we are expecting even more. The 2013 event will include:

  • Equipment Field Day – details and packages will be available soon, please email to register your interest
  • Technical Tours
  • Welcome Reception – held in the Trade Exhibition area
  • 2 full days of conference sessions – all catering breaks will be served within the Trade Exhibition area
  • Conference Dinner at SeaWorld
  • Networking Breakfast – new for 2013, this will be an informal breakfast served in the Trade Exhibition area

The Trade Exhibition will run in conjunction with the conference program and has been designed to provide optimal promotional opportunities to participating organisations. All catering breaks for delegates will be served within the exhibition hall as well as the Welcome Reception (Day 1) and a Networking Breakfast on the final day. The exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote your products and services face-to-face to attendees.

To download the Exhibition Prospectus, CLICK HERE
To download the Sponsorship Prospectus, CLICK HERE
For further information, please contact Veronica Dullens, WMAA Events:
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The seventh LIFE+ call for proposals was published on the 19th February, 2013, with up to €278 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings: Nature and Biodiversity (NAT); Environment Policy and Governance (ENV); and Information and Communication (INF).

For more information, please visit European Commission website

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18. AUSTRALIA: Plastics pollute oceans for hundreds of years

New research shows that Australia’s plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world.

The research shows that it doesn't’t matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins.

It also showed that, globally, humans have put so much plastic into our planet’s oceans that even if everyone in the world stopped putting garbage in the ocean today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years.

These were just two startling results from an investigation by researchers at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, based at University of New South Wales (UNSW).

For the full story, please visit Eco News

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19. AUSTRALIA: State of Victoria home to major new biosolids treatment plant

The largest biosolids drying plant of its type in the southern hemisphere, located near Breamlea in the Geelong region (State of Victoria), has been opened.

The $77 million fully-enclosed thermal drying facility adjacent to Barwon Water’s Black Rock water reclamation plant will convert biosolids into nutrient-rich farm fertiliser. Biosolids is a by-product of the sewage treatment process.

The plant will treat up to 60,000 tonnes of biosolids a year. It is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

For the full story, please visit EnviroInfo

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20. EUROPE: European Waste to Energy technology market to hit $5 billion

With increasing municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and an ageing fleet of waste to energy facilities, the European thermal waste to energy market is set to rise from $4 billion currently to $5 billion by 2016, according to market analysts, Frost and Sullivan.

The analysts said that in 2012 Europeans generated approximately 265 million tonnes of MSW. World Bank figures suggest that globally the production of MSW will rise from the current 1.3 billion tonnes per year to 2.2 billion tonnes year by 2025 and the annual cost of solid waste management is projected to rise from the current $205 billion to $375 billion in 2025.

According to Frost and Sullivan, this situation coupled with rising energy demand is boosting the market for waste to energy facilities.

For the full story, please visit Waste Management World

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21. NEW ZEALAND: New fund supports ‘zero waste’ goal

A new grant scheme of $500,000 to foster fresh ideas and support projects to help reduce waste going to landfill in the Auckland region launches in April.

The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) opens on 1 April for applications from community groups, businesses, iwi / Maori organisations and educational institutions with great ideas and existing projects for waste reduction and minimisation.

The fund is one of the first actions to emerge from the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP), adopted in June 2012, which has an aspirational goal of Zero Waste by 2040.

For more information, please visit the Auckland Council website

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22. NEW ZEALAND: Sludge may soon be composted

Daily solids flushed into Palmerston North's wastewater treatment plant could soon be mixed with green and timber waste to make compost.

A proposed $800,000 process for squeezing out the water would cost about $275,000 a year to run, but could delay a $4.5 million plan in two to three years' time to dispose of sludge being stored in drying beds.

City council water and waste services manager Rob Green told the audit and risk committee yesterday those beds would be full within three years' time.

Digging out the stored sludge and carting it away to the landfill would be a costly business.

Early investigations suggested the cheaper, more efficient way to avoid compounding the problem could work.

For the full story, please visit The Manawatu Standard

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23. SINGAPORE: Waste water fines tripled in Singapore

Singapore has taken stringent action against those found illegally dumping waste water containing chemicals, by tripling the fine for doing so.

Those caught dumping waste water containing chemicals into public sewers will now be charged S$15,000 (£7642) or face a prison sentence.

The fines are less likely to be put on individuals, and more likely to affect factories as they are often the ones who choose to remove toxic waste water in this way.

For the full story, please visit Pollution Solution

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24. USA: New food waste removal laws in America

A new law has been passed in America called the Food Safety Modernization Act, which is intended to prevent the tragedies associated with food contamination.

Indeed, the law has been in discussion for a long time, but last week on January 4th 2013, President Barack Obama finally signed the legislation which gives the Food and Drug Administration more power.

The country has seen a number of outbreaks of food poisoning such as salmonella and listeria — problems which come from poor food hygiene.

One of the reasons for this is inefficient waste removal schemes.

If food is not disposed of correctly, it can be contaminated and diseases can spread.

For the full story, please visit Pollution Solution

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25. WORLD: Firms look to turn trash to treasure

Private equity firms have never been afraid of getting their hands dirty, but these days investors seem more willing than ever to dig  into garbage.

For investors like Robert Michalik, whose Kinderhook Industries has invested in waste management companies over the years, there’s lots of treasure to be found among the trash.

For one thing, waste disposal businesses tend to be more recession resistant than others  and they generate cash — a lot of cash. And with interest rates low, cash-generating businesses make more sense, Mr. Michalik said.

For the full story, please visit The Wall Street Journal

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26. Overview ISWA meetings 2013
11 April 12 April Working Group Meeting on Energy Recovery Copenhagen Denmark
17 April 19 April "Implementation of Organic Waste Management in Southern and Eastern European Countries" – Status, challenges and solutions Sofia Bulgaria
19 April 19 April Working Group Meeting on Biological Treatment Waste Sofia Bulgaria
2 May 3 May Working Group Meeting on Legal Issues Brussels Belgium
6 May 7 May Working Group Meeting on Landfill Copenhagen Denmark
14 May 14 May Scientific Technical Committee Meeting   Finland
15 May 15 May ISWA Board Meeting   Finland
16 May 18 May ISWA Beacon Conference "The 2nd International Conference on Final Sinks - Sinks a Vital Element of Modern Waste Management" Espoo Finland
20 May 24 May ISWA Study Tour on Source Separation of Bio Waste and Biogas Production   Sweden
23 May 24 May Working Group Meeting on Healthcare Waste   San Marino
28 May 29 May MSW: Management Systems and Technical Solutions Moscow Russia
6 June 7 June Working Group Meeting on Recycling and Waste Minimisation Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy, Tampere Finland
24 June 28 June ISWA Study Tour on Waste to Energy Vienna Austria
16 July 16 July Scientific Technical Committee Meeting Lisbon Portugal
17 July 17 July ISWA Board Meeting Lisbon Portugal
7 Aug 9 Aug ISWA cooperation conference: Landfill and Transfer Stations Gold Coast Australia
12 Aug 23 Aug 2nd ISWA Summer School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
5 Sep 6 Sep Working Group Meeting on Communication Vienna Austria
12 Sep 13 Sep Working Group Meeting on Energy Recovery Turin Italy
25 Sep 26 Sep Romanian National Conference on "Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management. Concepts and Strategies" Bucharest Romania
5 Oct 5 Oct Scientific Technical Committee Meeting Vienna Austria
5 Oct 5 Oct ISWA Board Meeting Vienna Austria
6 Oct 6 Oct ISWA General Assembly Vienna Austria
7 Oct 11 Oct ISWA Annual Congress 2013 Vienna Austria
10 Oct 11 Oct Working Group Meeting on Legal Issues Vienna Austria
27 Nov 28 Nov ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy Malmö Sweden
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27. Coming Events Calendar
ISWA Event - ISWA Events
ISWA Member Event - ISWA Member Events
April 2013

ISWA Event17 - 19 April 2013
Implementation of Organic Waste Management in Southern and Eastern European Countries – Status, challenges and solutions
Sofia, Bulgaria

ISWA Member Event 30 April – 2 May 2013
Waste 2013 Conference
Coffs Harbour, NSW

May 2013

ISWA Member Event 5 – 8 May 2013
ICSWHK 2013 – 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste 2013:
Innovation in Technology and Management

Hong Kong, China

ISWA Event16 – 18 May 2013
ISWA Beacon Conference "The 2nd International Conference on Final Sinks - Sinks a Vital Element of Modern Waste Management"
Espoo, Finland

ISWA Event28 - 29 May 2013
MSW: Management Systems & Technical Solutions
Moscow, Russia

May 2013 cont'd
ISWA Event29 - 31 May 2013
South-East European Forum on Waste Management, Recycling & Environment “Save the Planet”
Sofia, Bulgaria
August 2013
ISWA Member Event 7 – 9 August 2013
5th National Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference
Gold Coast, QLD
October 2013

ISWA Event7 – 11 October 2013
ISWA World Congress 2013
Vienna, Austria

ISWA Member Event 22 – 24 October 2013
WasteMINZ Conference & Expo 2013

September 2013
ISWA Event25 – 26 September 2013
Romanian National Conference on "Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management. Concepts and Strategies"
Bucharest, Romania
November 2013
ISWA Event 27 – 28 November 2013
ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste to Energy
Malmö, Sweden
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