IWWG President participated in 2021 P4G Seoul Summit

The president of the IWWG, Evangelos Gidarakos, participated at the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit on Green Growth and Global Targets 2030.


18th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 11 - 15 October 2021, Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy. Website

IWWG Russia and NIS Regional Branch: International Scientific Conference 2021

The IWWG Regional Branch for Russia and NIS is co-organizing the V International Scientific Conference "From Waste Management to Resource Recovery" to be held 2-3 Dec. 2021 in Perm, Russia.

ICLRS 2022

11th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

June 2022, Wilmington, NC, USA.Website

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 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:

Antoni Sánchez

composting, solid-state fermentation, circular economy


Gudrun Obersteiner

waste prevention, food waste, LCA


Aldo Muntoni

solid waste management, energy & material recovery from waste, hazardous waste stabilization


Lingyue Zhang

Leachate Treatment, MSW Management, LCA


Marco Ritzkowski

landfill aftercare, landfill remediation, MBT


Lidia Lombardi

LCA, thermal treatments, energy recovery


Francisco Oliveira

sanitary landfills and WM in DCs, closed dump sites, biogas recovery & solid waste valorization


Dimitrios Komilis

MSW management, composting, landfilling, LCA


Maria Aivalioti

 hazardous waste, site remediation


Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

Leachate management, environmental sustainability, WM in DCs


Wenjing Lu

 solid waste management, landfill processes and technology, microbiological processes


Dezhen Cheng



Hua Zhang

characterization, treatment, disposal and beneficial utilization of solid waste


Ilje Pikaar

 wastewater treatment, resource recovery, environmental electrochemistry


Jianguo Liu



Alexandre Cabral

biosystems for the reduction of GHG emissions, cover systems with capillary barrier effect


Luca Alibardi

organic waste, hydrogen production, biorefinery


Michael Nelles

technologies of solid waste management, oragnic waste & residues, international projects on EP


Francesco Garbo

wastewater treatment, phytotreatment, blue technologies


Kaimin Shih

Materials Recovery, E-Waste, Beneficial Uses of Waste




  • M. Barlaz, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • S. Mahnik, VAMED-KMB, Vienna, Austria
  • M. Osmani, Loughborough University, UK
  • A. Polettini, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • W. Powrie, University of Southampton, UK
  • S. Sakai, Kyoto University, Japan
  • S. Salhofer, 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 Board by consensus or vote. Members may nominate themselves to the Board for Scientific Advisory Panel Membership. In addition, Scientific Advisory Panel members may be nominated by a Board member, and seconded by two other Board members.