ISWA-SWIS Winter School 2019

on Sustainable Waste Management,
Including Landfill & Landfill Mining
Arlington - Texas / USA

14 - 25 January 2019

Registration Extented: 7 January 2019 Deadline!

Scholarship Winners Announced!


The objective of the ISWA-SWIS Winter School is to provide 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, the participants will have the opportunity to study the particular challenges of solid waste management in developing economies. The unique aspect of the Winter School is the blend of in-class and hands-on  operational training are perfectly balanced - with one week dedicated to each.

Participants will learn best practices in the following areas:

  • Landfill siting, design and construction, and operation.
  • Landfill leachate and gas management and utilization (LFGTE),
  • Sustainable waste management (including recycling, composting and waste to energy)
  • Waste Economics including waste business development.

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.

See Programme for details.

You can follow updates about winter school at SWIS Facebook page.


     Pricegroup      Non-Member Member Student Non-Member Student Member
High and Upper-middle income Economies * in EURO 1070.00 800.00 445.00 270.00
Lower-middle and Low-income Economies * in EURO 800.00 800.00 270.00 270.00

*According to the current world bank list

Registration Extented: 7 January 2019 Deadline!

ISWA Members, students and residents of low and lower-middle income countries are entitled to a discount.
All registration fees are payable in Euros [€] and are free of VAT.
Registrations must be completed online and are only secured once the fee is paid in full.

Are you a delegate of an ISWA National Member or Organisational Member? - contact and ask for a discount voucher code.

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. Upon registrations, participants accept all arrangements organized by ISWA and SWIS. The organizers do not assume liability during field demonstrations and technical visits. Participants must provide for accommodation and travel themselves.

Please note that the programme may be subject to change. 

ISWA-SWIS Winter School 2019

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


2019 SWIS Essay Competition on Use of Recycled Materials

The Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas, USA is pleased to announce the 2019 SWIS Essay Competition on ““Use of Recycled Materials”. Students and professionals from around the world are invited to write an essay on a specific aspect of solid waste management in their respective countries.

The authors of the best essays will be awarded a scholarship to attend the ISWA-SWIS Winter School (to be held at UTA from January 14-25, 2019:

Applicants need to email the essay to with subject: Essay Contest 2019 - see programme for details:

Scholarship Winners Announced!