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Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submission was May 31

The Call for Abstracts deadline was May 31st. Notifications to presenters will be sent by September 1, 2023. If you have any questions about abstracts or submissions, you can contact the program organizer Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) at [email protected]

The Ninth Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) will serve as a forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. We invite the community of researchers, engineers, designers, academicians, students, facility owners and operators, regulators and policymakers to participate. The GWMS will be held in a setting where all participants can share ideas and will include oral and poster presentations as well as social events to provide opportunities for technical interaction and discussion.

We invite abstracts in all areas related to solid waste engineering and management, including, but not limited to:

  • Waste minimization and reuse
  • Waste management planning
  • Landfill operation and design
  • Elevated temperatures/Subsurface reactions in landfills
  • Leachate treatment and management
  • Waste containment and geosynthetics
  • Waste stability
  • Landfill gas production, collection, emissions, modeling, and treatment
  • Emissions measurement
  • Odor emissions and management
  • Global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Carbon sequestration
  • PFAS and other emerging contaminants
  • Recycling and material markets
  • Mitigating risks of fires and emerging challenges of matter (e.g. lithium-ion batteries)
  • Organics diversion/composting/anaerobic digestion
  • Sustainable materials management
  • Waste-to-energy/Thermal Conversion
  • Waste collection, transport, and safety
  • Waste transfer (stations, rail, etc.)
  • Waste characterization
  • Management of aqueous and special wastes of broad interest
  • Wastes from energy production (e.g. coal ash)