New job vacancy

Staff Scientist wanted by the Johann Heinrich von Th√ľnen-Institute, Germany.


WASTE: reinvented

A report on the remarkable exhibition of waste to art, design, fashion and other creative projects organized by the IWWG ARTGallery during CRETE 2016.


3rd IWWG-ARB Symposium

3rd Symposium of the IWWG Asian Regional Branch, 12-14 April 2017, Seoul, Korea. Website

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







Task Groups

The IWWG runs several task groups on a range of topics. The aim of these task groups is to coordinate interdisciplinary research and experience on these topics and discuss and disseminate related results.
In order to join the task groups an IWWG membership is required. Groups typically meet once a year, mostly in the context of an IWWG conference.  The outcome of the scientific work within the groups is disseminated via the official IWWG journal Waste Management, in monographs or special publications or presented in the framework of conferences or workshops.

In order to harmonise, coordinate and facilitate the activities of the task groups, the task group leaders nominate two chair persons. In October 2011, Heijo Scharff (NV Afvalzorg, The Netherlands, TG leader "Sustainable Landfill Management") has been appointed by the MB as TGs chair. After completion of the first 3 years term, Heijo Scharff has been re-appointed for a second term in November 2014. The position of the TGs Vice Chair is currently vacant.


Heijo Scharff, TG's Chair

Heijo Scharff,
TG's Chair

At present, the task groups listed on the left hand side are operational. Select individual groups for detailed information on their members, aims and objectives, current tasks, scheduled meetings and contact details.