INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION WORLD CONGRES

The ISWA World Congress is the most prestigious international congress for the waste management sector, and Rotterdam is proud to host and organise the congress in 2020, in partnership with the NVRD. In 2020, the congress will focus on a wide range of issues such as separate collection and recycling, waste treatment, marine litter and the circular economy. These issues align with Rotterdam’s ambition to lead the pack when it comes to the circular economy. By 2050, waste will no longer exist in our city.

The ISWA World Congress is a global meeting which includes high level plenaries as well as technical site visits and a cultural and social programme where waste management profes- sionals, government officials, industry leaders, policy makers, scientists and young professionals meet to exchange views and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for sustainable solid waste management.

YEAR CITY AND COUNTRY YEAR CITY AND COUNTRY
1990 Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark
1991 Toronto, Canada 2007 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1993 Jonkoping, Sweden 2008 Singapore
1994 Torbay, United Kingdom 2009 Lisbon, Portugal
1995 Vienna, Austria 2010 Hamburg, Germany
1996 Yokohama, Japan 2011 Daegu, Republic of Korea
1997 Wellington, New Zealand 2012 Florence, Italy
1998 Charlotte, USA 2013 Vienna, Austria
1999 Oviedo, Spain 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil
2000 Paris, France 2015 Antwerp, Belgium
2001 Stavanger, Norway 2016 Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia
2002 Istanbul, Turkey 2017 Baltimore, USA
2003 Melbourn, Australia 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 Rome, Italy 2019 Bilbao, Spain
2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands