Congress on Sanitation in African Cities

The Congress in Yaoundè is the first chance in Cameroun to face the environmental challenges due to the rapid urbanisation and the recent economic development at a scientific international level. [read more]


IWWG Training Courses

Three IWWG Training Courses have been arranged in connection with the Sardinia 2017 Symposium.


IWWG-RUNISRB workshop

The IWWG Regional Branch for Russia and NIS is organizing a workshop on waste composition and per capita waste generation rates, 8 June 2017, Moscow, Russia.

SARDINIA 2017

16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 2 - 6 October 2017, Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy. Website; Call for Abstracts

* IWWG co-sponsored events







Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)

The Scientific Advisory Panel is a pool of a limited number of high-ranking distinguished scientists and professionals, appointed by the Board in view of their high reputation and standing. They act as a kind of think tank and support the Managing Board. In addition, the SAP is preparing policy papers for the IWWG on current waste topics. These papers can be reviewed under the IWWG website section "Publications" as well as in the official journal of the IWWG, Waste Management.

Currently, the SAP consists of the following members:

  • M. Barlaz, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • N. D. Berge, University of South Carolina, USA
  • J. E. Bogner, Landfills+ Inc., USA
  • L. Butti, B & P Avvocati, Verona, Italy
  • M. Huber-Humer, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
  • J. Y. Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • J. Kumpiene, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • S. Mahnik, VAMED-KMB, Vienna, Austria
  • A. Muntoni, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • M. Nelles, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
  • M. Osmani, Loughborough University, UK
  • A. Polettini, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • W. Powrie, University of Southampton, UK
  • M. Ritzkowski, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • S. Sakai, Kyoto University, Japan
  • S. Salhofer, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
  • H. Scharff, NV Afvalzorg Holding, The Netherlands
  • F. Schneider, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
  • K. Spokas, US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA
  • I. Williams, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • V. S. Rotter, University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • C. Zurbruegg, Eawag/Sandec, Duebendorf, Switzerland


The Scientific Advisory Panel is composed of selected IWWG members. Scientific Advisory Panel Members are approved by the Managing Board by consensus or vote. Members may nominate themselves to the Managing Board for Scientific Advisory Panel Membership. In addition, Scientific Advisory Panel members may be nominated by a Managing Board member, and seconded by two other Managing Board members.