ISWA World Congress 2021

The ISWA World Virtual Congress 2021 will be taking place on October 4-7. This year we will have the chance to explore yet a new format, with a fantastic scientific programme.

The ISWA World Congress is a global meeting which includes high level plenaries where waste management professionals, government officials, industry leaders, policy makers, scientists and young professionals meet to exchange views and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for sustainable solid waste management.

Since its beginning, the ISWA World Congress has been considered as the industry’s leading solid waste management event.

The ISWA World Congress 2021 will be the event’s 31st edition, and it is expected to attract delegates from across the globe.

The congress will be based on a scientific programme which will be focusing on “From waste management to circular economy – The road ahead”. Circular economy is a central pillar of new policies interconnected also with climate change mitigation policies. New waves of legislation and regulations are expected to stimulate serious changes within the coming years regarding the transition from linear economy and waste management to a circular economy at a global level promoting zero waste production and resource efficiency as well as climate change mitigation.

The congress will focus on this transition and the changes required, overcoming obstacles, on our daily practices, infrastructure in recycling and recovery, regulatory aspects, funding mechanisms, society acceptance, as well as to the design of our cities.

Target Audience

The Congress delegates will include waste professionals, industrialists, policy makers at all levels from around the globe, top executives and decision makers, researchers and entrepreneurs, and government personnel specializing in the field of solid waste management.

The participants will be welcome to share their critical thinking and to discuss creative ideas on the featured issues of the congress.