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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 46, April 2017
ISWA Global News
ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos

News from the President

On March 12, at least 113 people were killed by a massive dumpsite collapse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according the latest reports available. On April 15, at least 30 people were buried under mountains of garbage due to a landslide in Colombo’s dumpsite, in Sri Lanka...Read More

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#closedumpsites initiative: already more than 1,500 signatures!

The life and the health of 64 Million people is directly affected by the world’s 50 biggest dumpsites. Indirectly, everybody is affected: dumpsites spread pollutants across our atmosphere and our oceans...Read More

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A Roadmap for closing dumpsites: Executive Summary out now!

In September last year, ISWA released it's ground-breaking report on the shocking conditions of the world's 50 biggest dumpsites:A Roadmap for Closing Waste Dumpsites: The World's Most Polluted Places...Read More


4th Industrial Revolution Survey: 580 responses from 80 countries

Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printers, Driverless Cars, the Internet of Things...The world is experiencing a significant and inexorable technological shift and every industry, the waste and recycling sector included...Read More

  Waste Management & Research

ISWA YPG Annual Report out now!

ISWA's Young Professional Group (YPG) was founded in 2013 at the ISWA World Congress in Vienna, Austria and has since grown into something big, building global networks, sharing best practice waste management, hosting workshops and developing future leaders...Read More


ISWA World Congress 2017 in Baltimore - Register now!

For the first time in nearly two decades, the 2017 ISWA World Congress is being hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA...Read More


Study Tour on Biowaste Treatment May 29 to June 2, 2017, Belgium

Join the new ISWA Study Tour covering best practices in biological treatments including anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, mechanical-biological treatment, membrane technology, pre-membrane...Read More


ISWA internal groups: spring meetings

ISWA's Internal Groups have been very active over the last few months with several working groups holding their spring meetings across various cities. The working groups on bio treatment, collection & transport, legal issues, energy recovery & communications all held meetings...Read More 


The theme of the contest is ‘No time to Waste’, which is also the theme of this year’s ISWA World Congress. Entries shall explore the theme – of course related to the general topic ‘waste’ as one of the major global problems of our society - in an original, witty way...Read More


ISWA Communication Award 2017, Deadline 8 May 2017

This award has been designed to honour excellent Waste Communication Campaigns that increase public awareness and promote sustainable waste management. Nominations can be submitted until 08 May 2017...Read More


ISWA Publication Award 2017, Deadline 12 May 2017

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...Read More

  New ISWA Gold Members

Welcome to our New Platinum Member: BGE China, Beijing

We are delighted to announce our first ever Platinum Member from China, BGE! Our first ever Platinum Member from China...Read More


Welcome to ISWA's Latest Gold Members!

ISWA is happy to welcome and present three new Gold Members: WEHRLE (Germany), NASAR (Kazakhstan) & ECWATECH (Russia)...Read More


WMW Introduces New Collection & Recycling Supplement

We are delighted to update you on the latest developments with ISWA's Industry Magazine. Since February 2017 there has been an additional Collection & Handling Section. "The magazine inside a magazine" will put...Read More


ISWA Profile: Tom De Bruyckere, Belgium

Tom De Bruyckere – Vice Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Communication and Social Issues (WGCS) is a Communications advisor at MindShake with 25 years of experience in public relations and stakeholder management, especially in energy...Read More

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ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership - the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association's work and activities. It's a convenient and easy way to decide if you wish to join ISWA as a regular member... Sign up now!


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA Study Tour on Bio Treatment of Waste

Belgium; 29 May - 2 June 2017

ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy

Austria & Germany; 18 - 24 Jun 2017

ISWA World Congress 2017

Baltimore, MD, USA; 25 – 27 Sept 2017

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