ISWA

President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

Antonis Mavropoulos discusses the latest trends and changes in waste and resource management and more

23 Oct 2017 President's Blog | Wasted Health: Pollution is Killing Millions

Two years after ISWA’s Report “Wasted Health: The tragic case of dumpsites” that described the linkages between the world’s dumpsites and human health, a new landmark report that was published recently by the Lancet Commission on...


2 Oct 2017 President's Blog: Baltimore: The congress that gave us so much more.

Just a few days ago, on September 25th, 2,300 participants from more than 60 countries, met in Baltimore, for a unique event in which combined the ISWA World Congress with WASTECON, the biggest waste management event in USA.


15 Sep 2017 President's Blog: Floods are the new normal

Following the recent floods in North America and South Asia, Antonis Mavropoulos considers whether this is a one-off, or whether such extreme weather is here to stay.


24 Aug 2017 President's Blog; ISWA’s global family and friends meet in Baltimore!

The upcoming ISWA – SWANA World Congress in Baltimore (September 25-28) will be one of the most fascinating events ISWA has ever made. It’s not only that our events bring solid waste sector professionals from around the globe...


4 Jul 2017 Guest Blog | Nancy Strand on Norway's Circular Ambition

Nancy Strand is currently the managing director of Avfall Norge - the Waste Management Association of Norway, ISWA's National Member. Here Nancy Strand discusses Norway's impressive transition from a fossil-fuel driven economy...


27 Jun 2017 Guest Blog: Kadi Kenk on Cleaning the World in a Day

Kadi Kenk is Head of Partnerships for Let’s Do It!, a civic-led mass movement that began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people united together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. Since then, Let’s Do It! has spread...


22 Jun 2017 President's Blog: Three lessons and 42,500 euros from NVRD

On Thursday May 18th, ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos was invited to Maastricht, Netherlands to participate in the annual conference of ISWA's strongest National Members and was delivered with an incredible surprise at the...


13 Jun 2017 Guest Blog | New Data Highlights the Waste Situation in Asia: A Guest Blog from Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby

Prof. Agamuthu is a Senior Professor at the University of Malaya (UM) and is the President of the Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment. He is also the editor in chief of ISWA's academic Journal - Waste Management...


6 Jun 2017 Human Ingenuity Wrecks the Oceans – Can It Save Them Too?

As thousands of experts convene to New York to discuss the solutions required, ISWA will also present its new global initiative on Marine Litter.

 

There may be no silver bullet, but the urgent problem requires a rethink, not...


28 May 2017 President's Blog | A Guest Post from Timothy Bouldry

Timothy Bouldry is the Coordinator of the ISWA Scholarship Programme. Timothy has been working with young, informal workers on some of the most dangerous places on earth.