The Congress is jointly organised by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and the Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM) with the support of the Malaysian Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
Heralded as the industry’s premier event, the ISWA World Congress is where professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for sustainable solid waste management. The three-day event is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates from across the globe.
The ISWA World Congress 2018 will feature a comprehensive scientific programme highlighting the socio-economic impacts of waste recycling, waste reduction, and health, safety and policy regulation pertaining to recycling and climate change. It will also include areas of current interest such as marine and coastal waste management. The scientific programme will culminate with a forum that will see key ASEAN ministers responsible for solid waste management, participate in a dialogue to re-evaluate waste management policy and practices within the region.
Since its inception in 1990, the ISWA Congress annually attracts researchers, scientists, young professionals, and policy makers from around the world to network and exchange scientific and technical data policies and case studies on a wide range of solid waste management issues., The Congress offers a critical platform to bring about positive action and cutting-edge innovation toward sustainable solid waste management with a think global, act local approach.