1st ISWA YPG Online Conference: A full success!

Replay & conference proceedings are now available online

22 Jul 2018 -

Our 1st International Solid Waste Association Young Professionals Group (ISWA YPG) Online Conference “Effects of Improper Waste Management in Southeast Asia: Local Challenges, Global solutions” turned out to be a full success!


After a welcome note by Dr. Andrea Winterstetter (ISWA YPG Chair, VITO), Antonis Mavropoulos (ISWA president, D-Waste) gave a keynote speech on marine litter and open dumpsites followed by Imanol Zabaleta (YP member, EAWAG) who presented potential plastic recycling solutions.

In the conference’s second part, moderated by Mohamed Alsamet, early career researchers and young professionals from across the globe presented potential solutions and success stories for various waste management challenges in South East Asia. In total, six speakers had been chosen based on a highly competitive selection of abstracts.  

  • Waste Management in Indonesia - Ruthra Rathnam Tamilselvam
  • Hand Driven Energy Efficient Reactor for Biogas Production from Organic  Solid Waste - Shiza Aslam, Rimsha Zafara, Nauman Akbera, Zeshan Sheikh
  • India’s first digitized door-to-door waste segregation and collection monitoring solution - Wisvesh Bangalore Subramania
  • Biofilter as an Optimization of Landfill Gas Treatment - Klara Vondrakova
  • Black Soldier Fly Biowaste Treatment – A Way to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Adeline Mertenat
  • Food waste in Qatar: A crisis of abundance - F. Zahra Bakkari

Based on two criteria 1) novelty / scientific content, and 2) original / creative style of presentation, three winners were selected by an ISWA YPG jury.


Congratulations to our 3 winners (in alphabetical order):

Adeline Mertenat

F. Zahra Bakkari

Wisvesh Bangalore Subramania


They will get free entrance to the ISWA World Congress in Malaysia and are invited to present their work at the YPG’s special session there.


The conference proceedings are available now!

In case you missed the live event, you can watch the replay here, thanks to our partner bewastewise!



This Online Conference is part of ISWA YPG’s Flagship Project 2018 #WhatHappensToMyWaste. 



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