Technical Profile

Technical Profile

One of the cornerstones of ISWA is sharing experience, knowledge and information within its network of waste professionals. ISWA has amongst its members an enormous amount of expertise and knowledge on different aspects of waste management. This know-how covers technical aspects as well as social, economic and legal aspects. ISWA members and non-members can participate in this sharing of knowledge and experience through a number of different activities and products.

ISWA STC and ISWA Working Groups

The Scientific Technical Committee (STC) is responsible for conducting and coordinating the technical work of ISWA. The ten ISWA Working Groups serve as the principal means for ISWA to deliver its technical and scientific programmes through basic and applied research, professional events, and the development and dissemination of information on solid waste management.

ISWA Task Forces

Ad Hoc Task Forces are established by ISWA to handle special new challenges which require expert and concentrated attention. The Task Forces provide a means for ISWA to obtain specialised information on current key issues and to assist ISWA in developing its technical profile.

ISWA Publications

ISWA has its own peer reviewed scientific journal - Waste Management & Research, its magazine Waste Management World and the ISWA Newsletter.

Additionally ISWA has constructed its Technical Profile around a number of papers and reports such as ISWA Guideline Documents, ISWA Technical Policy Papers, ISWA Key Issues Papers and ISWA Position Papers (all available in the ISWA Knowledge Base).

ISWA Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base is a digital library providing convenient online access to all of ISWAs scientific and technical information, and also non-ISWA material covering the latest developments in all aspects of waste management from the global waste community.

ISWA Project Grant

The ISWA Project Grant provides a means for ISWA to develop its scientific and technical profile, and promote global advancement in sustainable waste management through the selective funding of projects that effectively contribute to ISWAs strategic priority areas.