SUM 2020

5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy

New date and location: 18-20 November 2020, Venice, Italy


CRETE 2020

7th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management,  Chania-Crete, Greece, September 15 - 18, 2020. Website

ICLRS 2020

11th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, October 11-14, 2020, Sunderbyn, Wilmington, NC, USA. Call for Session Proposals & Abstracts open. Website

VENICE 2020

8th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, November 16-19, 2020, Venice, Italy. Website







SARB - Description and activities

On 24 April 2013, the International Waste Working Group launched its Southern African Regional Branch (IWWG-SARB), with secretariat at the University of kwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, under the coordination of Prof. Cristina Trois (Dean of Engineering and resource expert for UN-IPLA since 2011).The IWWG-SARB, in collaboration with IWWG, IWMSA (Institute of Waste Management Southern Africa) and the University of kwaZulu-Natal aims to promote best practice in waste management and build capacity of Local Authorities in Africa and developing countries. Starting from South Africa, IWWG-SARB will extend to other Sub-Saharan and Southern African countries.


International Training Seminar and Summer School in Managing Waste as a Resource, 26-30 November 2018, Durban, South Africa

The Sarchi Chair in Waste and Climate Change at UKZN has partnered with SANEDI and IWWG to oer an International Training
Seminar and Summer School on the eective “Management of Waste as a Resource”. This programme will provide advanced
training for Practitioners, Scientists and postgraduate students on the most innovative practices in waste treatment,
characterisation and valorisation.
The programme is a unique opportunity to engage with key national and international experts in waste management. read more


“Winter School” in Waste and Resources Management, 4th to 8th April 2016, Howard College Campus

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). read more


1st International Training Seminar on Energy from Biomass and Waste in Africa, 24th to 26th April 2013, Durban, South Africa

One of the major activities of the IWWG-SARB so far was the organization of the 1st International Training Seminar on Energy from Biomass and Waste in Africa”, which was held in Durban, South Africa, from April 24 to 26, 2013. Click here to read a summary about the seminar. Photos from the event are available in the Photo gallery.