Upcoming Events and Courses

ISWA-SWIS Winter School on Solid Waste Management - LANDFILL & LANDFILL MINING

REGISTRATION starts on 18 January at 8.00AM in the lobby of the COMFORT SUITES


The objective of the ISWA-SWIS/City of Denton Winter School is to provide advanced knowledge in the field of waste management to an international audience of existing and emerging solid waste experts.

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Students as well as waste professionals are welcome!

At the joint ISWA and SWIS (Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability) Winter School at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the City of Denton, Texas, USA, the participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the particular challenges of solid waste management in developing economies. 

However, the unique aspect of the Winter School is the blend of in-class and hands on training. The in-class, theory based training and hands-on, operational training are perfectly balanced - with one week dedicated to each. 

Participants will learn to understand:

  • landfill siting, design and construction,
  • operation, 
  • landfill equipment, 
  • landfill leachate management, 
  • landfill gas management and utilization (LFGTE), 
  • including economic, health and sanitation aspects as well as
  • environmental risk assessment related to the landfill. 

Specialty area such as perpetual or sustainable landfill , landfill design and operation and the landfill mining including feasibility, preliminary investigation, operation and management of landfill mining, and impact of landfill mining of sustainable waste management system will be extensively covered. Selected project case studies will be presented and discussed to enhance learning experience.





18 – 29 January 2016



The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA (

The City of Denton, Texas ( 


Who should participate?

PhD and MA students from all over the world, WM professionals.



will start in August 2015





regular fee

low-lower-middle income economies*

regular fee

ISWA member fee

USD 500.- / EUR** 445.-

USD 300.- / EUR** 267.-

USD 1200.- / EUR** 1067.-

USD 900.- / EUR** 800.-

*according to current world bank list

**conversion rate as of on 21 September 2015


programme subject to change


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