Practitioner Training Course Bio-Waste Management 2017

Four day comprehensive training from 11 to 14 September 2017, includes expert seminars as well as technical site visits to biowaste facilities in Vienna and the surrounding region. There will also be a full day guided visit to the International Practitioner Day & Exhibition of composting techniques and machines in cooperation with the Austrian Compost & Biogas Association.  With 35-55% or 150-250 kg/person and year, the natural organic fraction constitutes the most important resource in municipal waste.


Framework for Training

The training will be given by Austrian experts of 100NGO (, facility operators and municipal waste managers.There will be a balance of seminars and visits to facilities demonstrating state-of-the-art bio-waste collection and recycling.

Participants will receive an introduction to the current EU waste management conditions with a focus on bio-waste, different approaches of community cooperation models and decentralised composting and possible solutions for bio-waste from municipal and commercial sources, key drivers and economics.

The training considers the various background of the participants on the course and provides plenty of time for discussion and exchange of professional experiences.

Focus topics in the program include:

  1.  Composting – Anaerobic Digestion – Pyrolysis (Biochar)
  2.  Decentralised agricultural composting in cooperation with farmers
  3.  Mechanical- BiologicalTreatment (MBT) of residual waste
  4.  Food waste prevention
  5.  Separate collection schemes for biowaste
  6.  Costs and economic instruments
  7.  Explanation of general conditions and how to find solutions suiting the individual framework conditions:
    • from an economic point of view
    • from a technical point of view
    • from an organizational point of view

Additional guests, highly experienced scientific, policy and operational experts, look forward to lively discussions and exchange of ideas for implementing and improving bio-waste management.

There is also time for a cultural excursion to the Medieval Knights Templar Castle Lockenhaus.

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Please note that the Training Course programme may be subject to change.


     Pricegroup      Non-Member Member
All countries (€) 1900.00 1600.00

All fees are in Euros (€)

The registration fee includes all training and materials and transfers as well as accommodation - 4 nights accommodation from Sunday 10, September, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments, from Monday 11 inclusive to Thursday 14,  September 2017.

*3 participants from 3 different low to lower-middle income countries according to the current World Bank list as well as 3 students may receive 50% discount on the registration fee. The discount is awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, please request by  ONLY TWO STUDENT DISCOUNTS REMAINING - CONSIDER ISWA MEMBERSHIP FOR REDUCED FEE OF €1600 - see here for options

Delegates of the 100NGO and ECN are also entitled to the discount fee - please request your voucher code by email before your

Practitioner Training Course Bio-Waste Management 2017

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