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WasteSafe 2019

VI International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste & Faecal Sludge Management in South-Asian Countries, 23-24 February 2019, Khulna, Bangladesh. Website

4th IWWG-ARB Symposium

4th Symposium of the IWWG Asian Regional Branch, 20-22 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand. Website

* IWWG co-sponsored events

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 (,


Fourth IWWG - ARB Symposium

IV Symposium of the Asian Regional Branch of International Waste Working Group

Bangkok, Thailand, 20 - 22 February 2019

The 4th Symposium organized by the IWWG Asian Regional Branch (IWWG-ARB) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 20 to 22 February, 2019.

The Regional Branch of IWWG is a strategy of IWWG to better organize the IWWG activities, favour contacts and participation, better consider local needs in a significantly large area (Asia, Africa, South and North America, etc.). This ARB branch is the special one in the Asian region to initiate the IWWG strategy.
Based on the IWWG Regional Branch Establishment Procedure, a Founding committee was formed by Toshihiko Matsuto (Hokkaido University, Japan), Pin-Jing He (Tongji University, China), and Jae Young Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea) who are the members of Managing Board and/or Scientific Advisory Board of IWWG. Starting from this three countries, ARB activities will extend to other Asian countries.
The kickoff activity of ARB is the organization of ARB symposium, which was decided to be held in Japan, China and Korea. Between 2013 and 2017 IWWG-ARB Symposiums were successfully conducted in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (March 2013), Tongji University, Shanghai, China (April 2015) and Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2017).

In 2019, Thailand is honored to host the 4th IWWG-ARB which will be held on 20th – 22nd February 2019 at the Sukosol Bangkok, Bangkok. This symposium is organized jointly by Kasetsart University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. We are pleased to cordially invite you to join us at the 4th IWWG-ARB and participate in enhancing our global network of researchers working on waste management and related area. We are confident that this symposium will be rewarding for all participants and will, once again, provide an opportunity to promote communication among academics, researchers, and industrialists who are interested in working on waste management. We wish the 4th IWWG-ARB to be an opportunity not only for sharing ideas and experiences but also for establishing and extending friendships among researchers with common interests from, not only Asia, but also all over the world.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Bangkok and the 4th IWWG-ARB!

Assoc.Prof.Chart Chiemchaisri, Kasetsart University
Symposium Chair

For further enquiries and registration please contact the Symposium Secretariat (Dr.Nuttakan Nitayapat, Constantly up-dated information on the symposium are available from the website.

Fourth IWWG - RUNISRB Symposium

IV Symposium of the Regional Branch for Russia and NIS of International Waste Working Group

Perm, Russian Federation, 5 - 6 December 2019

The IV International Scientific Conference "FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT TO RESOURCE RECOVERY" will be held in December 5 – 6, 2019 in Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU). The conference is being organized by Environmental Protection Department of PNRPU in cooperation with IWWG Regional Branch for Russia and New Independent States (IWWG-RUNISRB).

The conference is devoted to waste treatment technologies, green economy, application of remote sensing for environmental monitoring, and responsible research and innovation.
Within the framework of the conference a series of international experts’ workshops in the field of waste management will be held.

Conference website

Perm National Research Polytechnic University
Komsomolsky ave. 29, 614013 Perm, Russia

Anna TSYBINA, Coordinator