ISWA-SWIS Winter School 2017

on Solid Waste Management: Landfill & Landfill Mining

Arlington & CIty of Denton - Texas / USA

16 - 27 January 2017


Due to popular demand there are just a few places available for the Winter School, January 2017. ISWA is sorry for any disappointment caused: see what is the on the Programme below for this year and do join us 2018 in Denton, Texas!

The ISWA-SWIS/City of Denton Winter School offers advanced knowledge in the field of waste management to an international audience of existing and emerging solid waste experts.

At the joint ISWA and SWIS (Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability) Winter School at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the City of Denton, Texas, USA, the participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the particular challenges of solid waste management in developing economies. However, the unique aspect of the Winter School is the blend of in-class and hands on training. The in-class, theory based training and hands-on, operational training are perfectly balanced - with one week dedicated to each.

Participants will learn to understand:

•         landfill siting, design and construction,
•         operation,
•         landfill equipment,
•         landfill leachate management,
•         landfill gas management and utilization (LFGTE),
•         including economic, health and sanitation aspects as well as
•         environmental risk assessment related to the landfill.

Specialty areas such as perpetual or sustainable landfill, landfill design and operation and the landfill mining including feasibility, preliminary investigation, operation and management of landfill mining, and impact of landfill mining of sustainable waste management system will be extensively covered. Selected project case studies will be presented and discussed to enhance learning experience.

An exciting and high profile line up of international presenters are featured in the Winter School Programme including Mr. Antonis Mavropolis, the new ISWA President and lead of the ISWA Campaign #CloseOpenDumpsites, see the campaign launch film here: Its About People and  Dr. Hossain Sahadat Director of Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and course organiser of the Winter School. Please see his TEDx Talk

Click here to view programme

Registration fees

     Pricegroup      Non-Member Member Student Non-Member Student Member
Regular registration fees 1100.00 800.00 450.00 450.00
Low & lower-middle income economies fees* 1100.00 800.00 270.00 270.00

*According to the current world bank list

All registration fees are free of VAT.

Registration fees include course participation, course material, coffee/tea breaks and lunch. Visits to technical sites and transportation during these visits are included as well.

Participants must provide for accommodation and travel themselves.

Health insurance is advisable.

ISWA-SWIS Winter School 2017

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