ISWA2024 (International Solid Waste Congress)

25th January 2024


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The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2024 is being organised and hosted by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa partnered by the City of Cape Town, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, South African Airways, ISWA African Chapter and the ISWA Young Professionals Group. The congress’s theme is "Waste to Wealth: Solutions for a Sustainable Future," encompassing a comprehensive range of topics within the waste management field. Some being:

  • Biological Treatment
  • Collection and Transfer Technology
  • Public Participation
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Health Care Risk Waste
  • Legal Matters
  • Recycling and Waste Minimisation
  • Thermal Treatment
  • Landfill: Construction, Operations and Rehabilitation
  • Funding, Finance, Affordability
  • Public Private Partnerships

The ISWA World Congress is the foremost event in the field of solid waste management. It serves as a global assembly, featuring elevated plenary sessions, technical site visits, and a rich cultural and social itinerary. Here, waste management professionals, government officials, industry leaders, policymakers, scientists, and emerging professionals convene, engaging in constructive dialogues to encourage scientific and technical advancements in sustainable solid waste management. This congress usually commences with the ISWA General Assembly, alongside the ISWA board and scientific and technical committee meetings.

ISWA 2024 offers a platform for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, techniques and technologies. By granting regional and local educators, practitioners, and researchers access to an international network, this conference and exhibition fosters opportunities for regional and local participants to establish novel business connections and research collaborations. This collaborative networking endeavour is poised to stimulate innovation, catalyse ideas, and set research agendas for years to come, and bolster the region’s economy.

The event is set to spotlight a vast array of regional and local entrepreneurs, artisans, artists, and craftspeople, granting them access to a global audience. This collection of small, medium, and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) constitutes a pivotal sector for fostering the growth of the Southern African economy. The conference will play a role in nurturing and expanding these SMMEs, leaving a lasting impact far beyond the conference’s conclusion. This, in turn, will contribute to launching and enhancing numerous careers.

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