Study Tour on the Biological Treatment of Waste 2017
Welcome to ISWA’s Brand New First Ever Study Tour on Biological Waste Treatment! 
See five top technologies in five days, with three mega-site visits in three Flemish cities of Belgium! Belgium has some of the most advanced collection and sorting systems in the whole of Europe.
Study Tour runs from 29, May until 2, June 2017.


This Study Tour explores a practical range of biological waste treatments, including anaerobic digestion, aerobic and mechanical-biological treatments; complemented with seminar lectures covering legal, planning and communication issues.

The five-day tour is organised and led by Christof Delatter of Interafval on behalf of the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities and includes three major site visits in the cities of Kortrijk, Ypres and Geel.

Particular focus is paid to challenges and approaches to separated and mixed source waste streams, highlighting new membrane techniques and pre-digestion technology as well as the overall prevention of biological waste.

The programme is tailored for both professional waste managers as well as municipal planners. The comprehensive range of topics offers an ideal overview for urban and environmental policy makers as well as potential investors.

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     Pricegroup      Non-Member Member
Regular Fee 2760.00 2300.00

Fees (€):

Registration fee includes: accommodation with breakfast, handouts, refreshments, lunch and dinner, transportation to the waste treatment plants for the duration of the Study Tour from Sunday, May 28 until Friday afternoon, June 2, 2017.
Participants accept accommodation arrangements organized by ISWA/ VVSG, typically single rooms in 3* Hotels. The fee does not include participants’ travel to Brussels. Invoice and instructions for payment are sent to you upon registration.

All stated amounts are free of VAT according to Belgian VAT legislation – art. 44 - §2, 4e.  See Programme for cancellation policy.


3 full-time students and 3 participants from 3 different low- and lower-middle-income economies (according to the current World Bank list) receive a 50% discount on the registration fee.

The discounts are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, please request by email from Georgina Nitzsche

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Study Tour Biological Treatment of Waste

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Biological Treatment of Waste - smart strategies for the future!

Properly managed collection, sorting and processing systems play a strong role in the overall management of clean, healthy urban environments and the biosphere, as bio-gradable materials and their greenhouse gas by-products are diverted from uncontrolled dumpsites and repurposed as energy sources and high quality compost. Morevover, the Circular Economy cannot develop without recycling of waste into marketable secondary resources.

See the ISWA short video highlighting the postivie role of responsible waste management and United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.