ISWA Study Tour
Waste-to-Energy 2017

This year,19 - 23rd June, (after 7 successful Study Tours with more than 130 participants from all 5 continents) we are pleased to offer the 8th technical tour to 10 different energy recovery waste treatment plants and facilities in Alpine Germany and Austria with accompanying special seminars.


The Study Tour Waste to Energy includes special seminars and technical site visits to 10 plants and facilities in operation in Alpine Germany and Austria, including transfers, accommodation and meals over five days.

Seminars on Sustainable Waste Management in Europe based on Prevention, Recycling, Recovery, Treatment,and Intermediate Storage - without any disposal of untreated wastes exceeding 5% TOC (Total Organic Carbon) in landfills.

  • Course taught by senior experts in Waste Management, Environmental Policy and Engineering.
  • Visits to waste treatment facilities representing Best Available Techniques including discussion with operators and reputable engineering and policy experts.
  • Discussions with environmental experts on control and public acceptance of waste treatment plants (typical “LULU” projects - locally unwanted land use and “NIMBY” – not in my backyard).

For technical background on energy production; using refuse derived fuels, see the publication
White Book “Waste-to-Energy in Austria – Figures, Data, Facts
published by the Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Publisher), 3rd edition, 2015

Click here to view programme.
The programme is subject to change.


  Earlybird Regular
     Pricegroup      Non-Member Member Non-Member Member
Registration Fees (incl. VAT) 3450.00 2950.00 3750.00 3250.00

Hurry! Deadline for registration is May 31, 2017!


Registration fee includes accommodation with breakfast during the duration of the Study Tour from Sunday night
June 18 to Friday afternoon 23, 2017, handouts, refreshments, lunch and dinner, transportation and visits to the waste treatment plants.
Upon Registration, seminar participants accept all accommodation arrangements organised by ISWA.


  • Early Bird Discount until 31 March 2017! 
  • Total of 3 participants from 3 different low- and lower-middle-income economies (according to the World Bank list) receive a 50% discount.
  • Total of 3 participants from 3 different upper-middle-income economies receive a 20% discount on the registration fee.
  • Total of 3 young professionals in engineering or waste management under the age of 30 are eligible for a 50% discount.

The discounts are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis and need to be requested by email from

We encourage you to become an ISWA Member. For information please visit

ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy 2017

Sorry, online registration is closed! Please contact the organisers by e-mail at to inquire for on-site registration.

Course Leader

Franz Neubacher is an Environmental Consultant and Chemical Engineer
M.Sc. Technology & Policy (M.I.T., USA)
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering (TU Graz, Austria)
UVP Environmental Management and Engineering