Indaver organizing partner ISWA World Congress in Antwerp

The pressure being put on raw materials makes waste management a pressing issue. From the 7th to the 9th of September 2015 experts, policy makers and professionals come together at the annual ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) World Congress to discuss developments and trends; this time they will gather in Antwerp. Indaver is also involved in the organization and is sharing its waste-to-energy expertise.

Waste-to-energy fundamental part of sustainable waste management

As leaders in the field of sustainable waste management, countries such as The Netherlands and Belgium see a prominent role for waste as raw material in the adaption to a circular economy. The closing of material loops, in a CO2- and energy efficient manner has become the main mission for Indaver. For three days the ISWA World Congress will be the ground for international waste management experts from Europe and other continents, where waste is still mainly associated with health risks and environmental problems. This is why Indaver will be sharing its knowledge in the full spectrum; from the innovative Molecule Management aimed at recovering components such as chlorine, sulphuric acid and palladium to the various possibilities and innovative concepts to reclaim more energy from waste in a more efficient manner.

Indaver at the ISWA World Congress

Indaver will be applying its waste-to-energy expertise to chairing the workshop on trends in waste-to-energy and the workshop on how to extract as much energy as possible from waste in different parts of the world. CEO Paul De Bruycker is one of the speakers in the session on the treatment of hazardous waste. On the second and third day there is a technical visit to Indaver Antwerp, where we carry out the final treatment of all types of hazardous and industrial waste. Indaver will also be sharing its knowledge on all aspects of waste-to-energy during a practical master class that is being organized at ISVAG.

Indaver speakers

Paul De Bruycker: Innovative molecule management in the context of circular economy

Claire Downey: Preparing waste-to-energy for the future energy market

Guido Wauters: Research in view of the revision of the BREF on waste incineration

Daniel Dirickx: Landfill Hooge Maey: from historical blackpoint to integrated green production site

ISWA World Congress

This is the annual highlight in the waste industry's calendar. From the 7th to the 9th of September, 1300 experts, professionals, academics, policy makers, NGOs and entrepreneurs will flock to Antwerp to discuss the challenges, the scientific and technological developments and the trends for the waste sector. It is an opportunity to network with representatives from international organizations such as the World Bank, UNEP, or the OESO and agencies for waste and materials policies among others.


The International Solid Waste Association strives for sustainable and professional waste management worldwide. ISWA offers scientific, economic and social instruments such as an international network in which to share knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable waste management; working groups of experts to increase knowledge and expertise; and education and training courses.

Programme ISWA World Congress

A fascinating mixture of lectures by internationally renowned speakers such as the polar explorer and ecologist Dixi Dansercoer, Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner, ISWA chairperson David Newman or economist Dambisa Moyo; debates, general sessions on recycling, landfill and climate change, workshops on widely differing topics such as hazardous waste, waste-to-energy or enterprise in waste management. On the second day there will be technical visits to Belgian waste companies, including Indaver.

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