15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Forte Village

Country: Italy

City: Cagliari

Abstr. due: 31.01.2015

Dates: 05.10.15 — 09.10.15

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Agricultural; Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: info@eurowaste.it

Organizers: IWWG - International Waste Working Group


Following the great success of the fourteenth edition held in 2013, which saw the participation of more than 700 delegates from a wide variety of countries worldwide, Sardinia 2015 promises to be the largest event of the year in the field of Waste Management and Landfilling.

The Sardinia Symposia were established in 1987 and rapidly became the Reference Forum in the field of Waste Management for the international community, where state of the art concepts, strategies and technologies are presented and experiences shared by leading scientists, administrators and practitioners. The Symposia favoured the development of innovation in the field: all new ideas and approaches applied worldwide in the last two decades were thoroughly debated and reviewed during the numerous workshop sessions in the Symposia, some of them purposely organized in cooperation with IWWG Task Groups.

The 2015 edition of the conference will be held in the traditional venue of the Forte Village Resort at S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari, Italy) and is expected to register the participation of up to 1000 delegates from dozens of different countries worldwide. In line with tradition, the 15th edition of the conference will focus on advances in the field of Waste Management science and technologies, presenting case studies and discussing key controversial subjects, sharing experiences from different countries, and assesing social and economical balances.

The Symposium will include general oral presentations, specialized sessions and specialist workshops for a total of eight parallel tracks, poster sessions and a number of parallel events. Prior to the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG. 

Organizations, associations and companies are traditionally welcome to have their internal meetings during the event, with the support of the Symposium Secretariat.


The following topics, among others, will be extensively discussed:

Waste policy and legislation
International, national and regional guidelines; regulation and planning requirements; role of scientific and technical organizations; carbon tax.

B. Waste management strategies
Integrated waste management; national strategies; future perspectives, waste as a resource; public and private partnership.

C. Public concern and education
Public involvement and relationship; NGO`s activities; mediation; education; communication; training in waste management and operation.

D. Waste management assessment and decision tools
Life cycle analysis; risk assessment; environmental impact assessment; EMAS; quality control procedures; cost benefit analysis; multicriteria analysis; auditing; BAT-Best Available Technologies.

E. Waste characterization
Standardization; analytical procedures, sampling, production variations vs time and geographical areas.

F. Waste collection
Cost optimization; collection on demand; separate collection; case studies; subsurface systems; pneumatic collection; ergonomics of waste collection.

G. Waste minimisation and recycling
Waste avoidance; waste logistics and recycling; new recycling technologies; material quality after recycling; packaging material; electronic waste; construction and demolition waste; batteries; end of life vehicle; market waste.

H. Biological treatment
New developments in composting and anaerobic digestion; emissions from processing facilities; product quality; degradation and fate of emerging pollutants during biological treatment; biological treatment of special biowaste; challenges in using microbiology knowledge to explain biological process; assessment of indicators for evaluating product quality and humification.

I. Thermal treatment
Technologies and experiences; new technologies; production and use of RDF; emission control; treatment of residues; beneficial use of combustion ash.

L. Mechanical biological treatment prior to landfilling
Mechanical pretreatment (separation, shredding, RDF-production, etc.); technology and experience; new technology, testing and landfill acceptance; off gas treatment; emission control.

M. Sanitary landfilling
Sustainable landfill concepts for mechanically biologically pretreated municipal waste and special waste; processes and emissions; leachate and gas management; landfill design and construction; barrier design and performance; technologies for mitigation of landfill gas emission; waste mechanics; landfill operation; administrative and financial aspects; landfilling under specific conditions (tropics, islands, mountains, etc.); aftercare and reuse; waste disposal as final sinks for harmful substances; landfill remediation; case studies.

N. Integrated wastewater and solid waste management

Decentralized systems; closed substance cycles; future perspectives; cases.

O. Waste management and climate change
Minimisation of greenhouse gases from waste management activities and landfills, waste - CDM projects, minimisation of energy consuption, landfills as geological sinks for carbon and other elements.

P. Waste management in developing and low income countries
Appropriate technologies, experiences, international cooperation, financing, education.

Q. Special sessions
BAT - Best Available Technologies; IPPC regulations; fate of nanomaterials during waste management.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.sardiniasymposium.it/