2024 Conference & Education

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The jam-packed GWMS 2024 Agenda is shaping up to include topics such as:

  •  Anaerobic Digestion
  •  Coal Ash
  •  Elevated Temperature Landfills
  •  Emerging Challenges in Leachate
  • Management
  • Environmental Justice
  • Emissions Monitoring Technology
  • Landfill Emissions
  • Landfill Gas Management &
  • Regulation
  • Landfill Operations & Design
  • Leachate Treatment I & II
  • Liners
  • Modeling Subsurface Reactions
  • Odor Management
  • Organics Management
  • PFAS Characterization, Management & Treatment
  • Recycling
  • Slope Stability Evaluation
  • Solid Waste Planning
  •  Sustainability & LCA
  •  Waste Characterization
  •  Waste Collection & Diversion
  • Waste Stability

Technical Conference

We’re working with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) to deliver a conference program that is more technical, more innovative and more essential to you than ever before—and that warrants the two-year wait! The core education of GWMS is the submission of comprehensive abstracts in all areas related to solid waste engineering and managment that have been vetted by GWMS’s committe of industry experts. The presentations will be given by researchers from top academic institutions and industry experts.

Special thanks to our prestigious Conference Technical Committee:

  • Chris Bareither, PhD, Colorado State University
  • Morton Barlaz, PhD, North Carolina State University
  • Joe Benco, Republic Services
  • Craig Benson, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Nicole Berge, PhD, University of South Carolina


  • Greg Cekander, Waste Management
  • Steve Menoff, CEC
  • Kurt Shaner, Waste Connections
  • Bryan Staley, PhD, Environmental Research and Education Foundation


Highlights from GWMS 2020

Watch the 2020 Keynote with Tara Hemmer of Waste Management

Catch up with Bryan Staley, President & CEO of EREF at GWMS 2020

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