YPG's at the ISWA World Congress

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Each year the Young Professionals Group hosts a special session at the ISWA World Congress, which takes place in a different city each year. 


Our special sessions are attended by international experts and practitioners from a range of backgrounds including engineers, social scientists, economists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and business owners. 


We create a fun and interactive environment to engage participants in brainstorming innovative ideas, programs and business models that can be applied to solve real world waste management challenges.


Join us at the upcoming World Congress in Baltimore, US, where we will explore the role of smart technologies in solving the world’s top 3 biggest waste challenges.


The congress will take place 25-27 September 2017 in Baltimore, MD, USA. For more information, see www.iswa2017.org 

Previous Congresses

2016 - Novi Sad, Serbia


At the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia, over 50 ISWA Young Professionals got together to discuss the theme “Waste Management in Southeastern Europe” - with an engaging Workshop and Panel Discussion.




2015 - antwerp, belgium


In Antwerp the Young Professionals Group held a special session on "Entrepreneurship in Waste Management" with the aim of identifying opportunities and barriers for entrepreneurship in the waste management sector and finding various solutions to bridge the gaps identified, providing inspiration and motivation to participants in a highly interactive environment.


The session was a great success in attracting awareness on the topic and fostering new ideas to improve waste management around the world. Some ideas are being further developed into businesses.