Sardinia Symposium is back in 2023!

By | 2023-01-20

SARDINIA 2023 | 19th International Symposium on Waste Management and Sustainable Landfilling

9-13 October 2023 | Forte Village Resort | S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy

The nineteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium will take place at the Forte Village Resort in Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari (Italy) from 9 to 13 October 2023.

Sardinia Symposia are a biennial event organized by IWWG – International Waste Working Group, with the scientific support of the Universities of Padova (IT), BOKU Vienna (AT), Tongji (CN) and the Technical Universities of Luleå (SE) and Hamburg (DE).

Founded in 1987, the conference usually gathers more than 700 participants from all around the world, with more than 400 papers presented at each edition, making the Sardinia Symposium the most important solid waste management conference in the world.

The programme of the Symposium will include leading keynote presentations, parallel oral sessions, workshops, active labs and other practical activities, discussion forums, poster presentations, commercial exhibition, B2B meetings, outstanding networking opportunities and exciting social events!


Authors interested in presenting their paper at the conference must submit an abstract by 10th February 2023 following the instructions available at:

Abstracts must address one of the conference topics and clearly describe the content of presentations and their basis (detailed case study, discussion of experience from practice, preliminary research data, completed research not previously presented, review of literature, administrative initiatives and regulations, etc). They may be submitted for oral or poster presentations.

Proposals for organising workshops are also welcome. Further details on how to apply are available at:


  • Waste policy and legislation
  • Waste management strategies
  • Public concern and education
  • Waste Management assessment and decision tools
  • Waste characterization
  • Waste collection
  • Waste minimisation and recycling
  • Biological treatment
  • Thermal treatment
  • Mechanical biological treatment prior to landfilling
  • Sanitary landfilling
  • Integrated wastewater and solid waste management
  • Waste management and climate change
  • Waste management in developing and low income countries
  • Waste Architecture
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Waste & Health
  • Smart and digital waste management

Full list of conference topics:

For further information, please visit the official website at or contact the Organising Secretariat at