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ICLRS 2018

10th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, June 26-28, 2018, Sunderbyn, Sweden. Call for Session Proposals & Abstracts open. Website

CRETE 2018

6thInternational Conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management,  Chania-Crete, Greece, September 4 - 7, 2018. Website, Announcement


7th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, October 15-18, 2018, Venice, Italy. Website

* IWWG co-sponsored events

SUM 2018 - Fourth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy

Bergamo, Italy. 21-23 May 2018

Following the great success of the third edition held in 2016, which saw the participation of almost 300 delegates from a wide variety of countries, SUM 2018 / 4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy will be held in the old Monastery of Saint Augustine in Bergamo upper city, in May 2018.

To achieve a virtuous application and optimization of current practice, urban mining and circular economy are dependent on the appropriate combination of three worlds (TRIANGLE concept): research and technology (private and public) / administration, economy and industry / policy and regulation. This combination is equally important in other fields of waste management, although is of paramount relevance for a Circular Economy. SUM 2018 will focus on all relevant and innovative aspects relating to these three worlds.

The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions, a poster session and a technical tour. The following topics, among others, will be extensively discussed: waste avoidance, sources and characterization of resources in urban areas, technologies for the extraction of materials, techniques of waste segregation, separate collection, takeback programs, recirculation pathways and markets, recovery of abandoned urban areas, carbon and water footprint of material recycling, economic and legal aspects, urban mining and circular economy concepts in developing countries.

Advantageous conditions will be offered to companies wishing to display their practical experience and innovative technologies. Meeting opportunities will also be created to foster cooperation between those involved in industrial production and material recycling. The Symposium will include the following topics:


The Call for Papers is open. Papers focusing on the Symposium themes should reach the Organizers no later than 31st January 2018. All papers accepted to the SUM2018 will be published on a dedicated volume of Symposium proceedings.

For any further information or assistance regarding the submission of papers, please contact the Organising Secretariat at 

For further enquiries and information on registration, accommodation, etc., please contact the Organizing Secretariat EUROWASTE Srl (,


ICLRS 2018 - 10th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

Sunderbyn, Sweden. 26-28 June 2018

The 10th Intercontinental Landfill Research symposium will be held June 26-28, 2018 at Sunderbyn (near Lulea), Sweden. The ICLRS serves as the premier international meeting for an exchange of ideas among landfill researchers throughout the world. In contrast to other meetings, the focus of this meeting is on leading edge research covering all aspects of landfills. The objectives of the symposium are to (1) assemble the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in the solid waste field, (2) address a broad range of topics related to landfills, and (3) discuss and debate current knowledge and future directions. The emphasis of the ICLRS is on critical discussion and detailed exploration of a topic.

Reserchers in the field of landfilling throughout the world are invited to propose a session and a paper. Session Proposals are welcomed now, and abstracts will be accepted to mid March (2018).


VI International conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management - CRETE 2018

Chania, Crete, Greece. 4 - 7 September, 2018


Organized by: IWWG, Technical University of Crete, University of Padua, Hamburg University of Technology, Tsinghua University

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The 6th international conference on hazardous and industrial waste management CRETE 2018 will be held in Chania (Crete - Greece),  September 4 - 7, 2018.CRETE 2018 will be a special event, as it marks the 10th anniversary of this unique IWWG conference series, which is traditionally organized by the Technical University of Crete, the University of Padua and the Hamburg University of Technology. Several amendments and new approaches have already been planned and even more are still under consideration.

Tsinghua University of Beijing is joining in as a co-organizer, broadening CRETE 2018 boarders to the East.

An updated and extended spectrum of Conference topics has been formed, in order to allow a holistic approach of industrial and hazardous waste management and create an even more appealing, interesting and riveting Conference program.

  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste (IHW): Regulations, Legislation & Characterization
  • Producer Responsibility and Hazardous Compounds in Products
  • IHW Management: Emission Control, Concepts & Practices
  • IHW Minimization & Recycling: Optimized Production Processes, Re-utilization, Waste Stock Market, etc.
  • Toxicological & Safety Aspects of IHW / Contaminated Sites Management
  • Design & Operation of IHW Treatment Plants & Disposal Sites: Recycling Plants, Incinerators, Chemical/ Physical Treatment Plants, Landfills, Intermediate Storage Facilities, etc.
  • Contaminant Release & Transport: Processes, LCA, Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Toxicology of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), persistent Biocides and Pesticides
  • Formation and Destruction of Halogenated Dioxins, PAHs, Biphenyls and Similar Compounds
  • Remediation of Contaminated Sites & Groundwater
  • Remediation of Mines and Treatment of Mine Residues
  • Special Waste Management: Medical, Radioactive, Agro-Industrial and Pharmaceutical Waste, Production Residues, Asbestos, WEEE, etc.
  • Catastrophes and War: Effects on the Environment, Impact, Remediation
  • Pollution of Marine Environment by Plastic Debris & other Waste
  • IHW Energy Management Concepts: Energy Reduction and Recovery
  • Social Aspects of IHW Management: Public Acceptance, Public Involvement, Information Policy, Safety Aspects
  • Aspects of Global Pollution: Reduction of diffuse Emissions, Targets for acceptable Water, Air & Soil Contamination (Planetary Boundaries), etc.
  • Reduction of Air Pollution by advanced Industrial Emission Control
  • New Ways of Education in the Field of IHW in Schools, Universities & the Public: Virtual Reality, Advanced Internet Utilization (Presentations, Communication, Courses, etc.), Waste and Art, etc.
  • Case Studies
  • Industrial Company Presentations and Forum

The Call for Abstracts is open. Authors are invited to submit an extended Abstract of at least one, but no more than two full pages, in English language, no later than 31st January, 2018.

We will be honored to welcome you all to Chania, once again and receive your contribution to the conduction of a really interesting and successful Conference.


CRETE 2018 Conference Seretariat

Technical University of Crete Dpt. of Environmental Engineering University Campus

73100, Chania Crete, GREECE

Tel. +30 28210 37790

Fax. + 30 28210 37850



VII International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste - VENICE 2018 


The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of biological, chemical and thermal processes. Existing biomass and waste to energy technologies are currently undergoing rapid development. Despite growing interest in the use of these technologies, in many countries their implementation remains limited.

The aim of the Venice 2018 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of different substrates and biological/thermal technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The conference will feature three days of scientific presentations plus one day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants, with an expected attendance of over 600 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide.The seventh edition of the Symposium will feature:

  • Biomass and waste characterisation as a potential energy source
  • Renewable fuel (Biogas, Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Liquified Gas, etc.)
  • Biological Waste to Energy (Anaerobic digestion, Microbial Fuel Cell, Biofuel)
  • Refuse-derived fuel / Solid recovered fuel (RDF/SRF)
  • Thermal treatment (Combustion, Pyrolysis, Gasification and Others)
  • Economic aspects
  • Decision tools
  • Policies and Legal aspects
  • Climate change and Sink
  • Ecotoxicological aspects and Health issues
  • Public acceptance
  • Experiences and new developments
  • Developing countries
  • Thermochemical processes
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Process modelling
  • Fuel upgrading

The Call for Abstracts is open. Authors wishing to contribute to the Symposium should submit an extended abstract by 28th February 2018. Abstracts submitted for presentation will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by world leading waste management experts, represented by the Symposium International Advisory Board and Executive Programme Committee. All final papers accepted to Venice 2018, including papers scheduled in poster sessions, will be published on a dedicated set of Proceedings. A selected number of the highest scored abstracts will be invited to be peer reviewed and published by renowned scientific journals.

Call for Workshops:

Workshop proposals may still be integrated into the main Symposium Programme. 

Workshops, some of them purposely made in connection with IWWG tasks groups, have always played a key role in the organization of Venice Symposia, providing a forum where topics presented during oral sessions can be examined in greater detail and the hottest issues in the field of waste to energy appropriately discussed.

As their emphasis is on critical discussion and detailed exploration of a topic, workshops are primarily addressed to experts and usually seeded by a selected number of introductory lectures delivered in order to open discussion between participants. Proposals may focus on ongoing research projects, controversial subjects as well as issues of general interest. 

Proposals must be submitted by email to

For further enquiries and information on registration, accommodation, etc., please contact the Organizing Secretariat EUROWASTE Srl (,