Winter School in Waste and Resources Management

The School of Engineering at the University of kwaZulu-Natal, together with the Southern African Regional Branch of the IWWG, will present a “Winter School” as an introduction to the new coursework Master of Science in Engineering in Waste and Resources Management (WaRM).

New IWWG Regional Branch

The IWWG has launched its 5th Regional Branch. The RUNISRB aims at an enhanced information exchange on waste management issues among Russian and NIS researchers as well as to bridge Europe and Russia / NIS.

A Literary Café in Yaounde, Cameroon

Supported by the IWWG, a cultural project to rise awareness on environmental topics has been initiated in Yaoundè, capital of Cameroon. To learn more about the project and possibilities for support, click here.

SUM 2016

Third Symposium on Urban Mining, May 23-25, 2016, Bergamo, Italy. Website & Call for papers

ICLRS 2016

9th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, June 13-15, 2016, Hokkaido, Japan. Call for Session Proposals & Abstracts open. Website

CRETE 2016

5thInternational Conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management,  Chania-Crete, Greece, September 27 - 30, 2016. Website, Announcement


6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, November 14-17, 2016, Venice, Italy. Website

* IWWG co-sponsored events

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3rd Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy - SUM 2016

Members of the IWWG are entitled a discount of 10% on all registration fees to the SUM 2016 - register on

Welcome to the IWWG!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the International Waste Working Group, IWWG. The IWWG was established in 2002 to serve as a forum for the scientific and professional community and to respond to a need for the international promotion and dissemination of new developments in the waste management industry. We are providing an intellectual platform to encourage and support integrated and sustainable waste management and promote practical scientific development in the field.

Conceived as a think-tank, whose work is based on scientific principles oriented towards practical applications, the underlying structure of the IWWG enables a focus on a wide range of subjects, to react promptly to problems that arise in the field, and to communicate effectively within the professional community.

This website provides an overview of our structure, activities and outcomes. You are cordially invited to browse the site and discover the advantages the IWWG offers. Become a member, and you will automatically receive access to our “Members Area”. There you can find and download articles and presentations from past IWWG conferences, make use of the new IWWG Discussion Board and download the LeachXS Lite database. Furthermore, IWWG Members may become Subscribers to Waste Management, the official journal of IWWG, at a special price.

Welcome again and I am looking forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

Yours sincerely,

Debra Reinhart

IWWG President