Our focus is on developing and disseminating appropriate and cost-effective technologies and services, through building local capacity to identify the next steps in developing an improved waste management system appropriate to the local needs and circumstances.

It is planned that three thematic panel discussions with relevant stakeholders will be held in Philippines, Thailand and India respectively, in order to present and discuss the project’s results and milestones. These events will take place at the end of the project, from November 2010 to June 2011.

Additionally, regional workshops on adapted waste treatment technologies and services, will be organised for municipalities, SMEs, industries and stakeholders from the informal sector (CBM organisations, waste pickers associations, etc). These workshops will have the objective of dissemination in a broad level, and will also serve to introduce new relevant actors (like local waste processors and regulators) to the existent networks, as well as to raise awareness and promote good practices and environmental sound technologies. 8 workshops will be carried out in India, China, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines. These workshops are planned to take place from April 2010 to June 2011.

India and China will open the series of nine regional workshops planned in ISSOWAMA. Scheduled for July 2010, their objective is to discuss Integrated Sustainable Waste Management implementation in these countries and to bring together different stakeholders to make these initiatives more solid.

The partners in charge of the organisation of these events are Winrock International India, Mr. Debajit Das (contact: debajit[at] and the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University (contact: Prof. Jianguo Liu, jgliu[at] ). Do not hesitate in contacting them for further information on the details of the workshops!

Further information on exact dates and venues for these events, as well as other appointments related to ISWM will be posted in this website, so check regularly for new updates!


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The consortium gathered for ISSOWAMA comprises leader organisations from European and Asian countries with years of proven experience in ISWM, universities, NGOs, municipalities, industrial associations and SMEs.

7. Framework Programme

FP7ISSOWAMA is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, specific program “Cooperation”.