The president of ISWA, Antonis Mavropoulos has presented to the authorities of Bizkaia and Bilbao the World Congress ISWA2019 to be held at the Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao between 7 and 9 October. Mavropoulos present the event to Elena Unzueta, Foral Deputy of Sustainability and Natural Environment, and to the Councillor of Services and Urbanism of the City Council of Bilbao, Asier Abaunza.
Mavropoulos met throughout with Elena Unzueta and later visited Asier Abaunza. The president of ISWA was accompanied by Rafael Apraiz, executive director of ATEGRUS (Technical Association for Waste Management, Urban Cleanliness and Environment) and president of the Organizing Committee of the Congress.
The president of ISWA explained to his hosts the details of a Congress in which 1,500 experts from 80 countries from five continents will participate and that under the general title of ‘Circular Economy. What are you doing’, will develop over three days six major themes: Sustainable Cities, Technology in waste management, Digital Innovation, Climate Change, Social Innovation, and Marine Litter, which will analyze the latest trends and technologies in waste management and environmental sustainability policies.
As a novelty, the Bilbao event will reserve a conference for Ibero-American specialists, which will be held in Spanish, replacing English, the official language of the Congress.