1st ISWA YPG Online Conference: Sign up now!

"Effects of Improper Waste management in South East Asia: Local Challenges, Global Solutions"


June 5, 2018, 10 - 12:00 CEST (Vienna time)

18 May 2018 -

The 1st International Solid Waste Association Young Professionals Group (ISWA YPG) Online Conference provides a platform for young professionals and early career researchers to share global knowledge and experiences to solve local waste management challenges.

Based on a call for abstracts selected speakers from all around the world will present potential solutions and success stories for various waste management challenges in South East Asia.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to high-level keynote speakers and up-and-coming young professionals and researchers! 

Attending the conference is free, but the number of spots is limited, so please sign up by May 31 following this link.  



  • Welcome Note – Dr. Andrea Winterstetter (ISWA YPG Chair, VITO)
  • #1 Keynote: Marine Litter & Open Dumpsites – Antonis Mavropoulos (ISWA president, D-Waste)
  • #2 Keynote: Plastic Recycling Solutions – Imanol Zabaleta (YP member, EAWAG)
  • Presentations by early career researchers & young professionals from across the globe, selected based on submitted abstracts:  

1.     Waste Management in Indonesia - Ruthra Rathnam Tamilselvam

2.     Hand Driven Energy Efficient Reactor for Biogas Production from Organic 

        Solid Waste - Shiza Aslam, Rimsha Zafara, Nauman Akbera, Zeshan Sheikh

3.     India’s first digitized door-to-door waste segregation and collection

        monitoring solution - Wisvesh Bangalore Subramania

4.     Biofilter as an Optimization of Landfill Gas Treatment - Klara Vondrakova

5.     Black Soldier Fly Biowaste Treatment – A Way to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

        Emissions - Adeline Mertenat

6.     Food waste in Qatar: A crisis of abundance - F. Zahra Bakkari


The three best presenters will be invited to present their work at the YPG’s special session at the ISWA World Congress in Malaysia. Criteria: a) Novelty / scientific content, b) Original / creative style of presentation.

For any further questions, please feel free to contact us: ypg(at)iswa.org.

This is a cooperation with beWasteWise.



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