ISWA is an international, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide. ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.
The Association is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and public and private companies from all over the world working in the field of and interested in waste management.
ISWA has ten working groups, the table below lists these groups and CIWM's nominated representative. For detailed information about each group please visit the ISWA web site.
|Working Group||CIWM UK Representative|
|Health Care Wastes||Anne Woolridge|
|Legal Issues||Stuart Reynolds|
|Recycling & Minimisation||Jeff Cooper|
|Landfill||Derek Greedy (Chair)|
|Collection & Transport Technology||John Skidmore|
|Biological Treatment||Dr Jane Gilbert|
|Hazardous Waste||Dr David C Wilson MBE|
|Climate Change||Robin Curry|
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is the National Member of ISWA for the UK and as such his required to form a National Committee of ISWA members in the UK. From August 2011 the membership of the National Committee comprises CIWM Representatives on the various ISWA Working Groups (see above) along with other members representing a wide cross section of the ISWA/CIWM Membership in th UK.
Jeff Cooper (Chairman) - Independent Consultant
Adam Read - Ricardo AEA
Andy Street - SLR Consulting
Anne Woolridge - Independent Consultant
David Wilson - Independent Consultant
Derek Greedy - Consultant
Ian Dudding - Capita Symonds
Jane Gilbert - Independent Consultant
John Skidmore - East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Judith Harper - Covanta Energy
Nicki Souter - Independent Consultant
Olanrewaju Babarinde - Milton Keynes Borough Council
Pauline Deutz - Hull University
Robin Curry - SRI Research
Stephen Jenkinson - Viridor Laing
Stuart Reynolds - Independent Consultant
Tim Walker - Belfast City Council
Chris Murphy - Deputy Chief Executive CIWM
As a CIWM member you can get a discounted rate for on-line membership to ISWA.
In 2005 ISWA launched its programme on professional qualifications. The programme is designed to provide an internationally recognised certification for individual professional waste managers based on their academic achievements and their practical work experience. The certification is awarded at three levels - Intermediate, Advanced and International - depending on how applicants meet the ISWA criteria.
The process is very similar to the stages involved in making an application for a new job. To emphasise this similarity, the stages involved can be summarised as follows:
Completion of an application form describing your academic education and practical work experience to ensure you meet ISWA's basic requirements.
Preparation of a detailed personal report on your academic education, training and practical work experience in which you explain your professional approach to waste management.
Participation in an interview either face to face or electronically.
A commitment by you to follow ISWA's Code of Ethics and to undertake a life-long programme of Continuous Professional Development.