The International Symposia Sardinia were established in 1987 in order to make ideas and experiences in the rapidly developing field of waste management and landfilling readily available to professional communities worldwide. Since then the Symposia have rapidly become the international reference forum where every two years planners, operators, public officials and scientists present their relecant experiences and discuss new concepts and technologies of waste management.
All new ideas and approaches applied worldwide in the last three decades were thoroughly debated and reviewed during the numerous sessions in the Symposia, some of them purposely organized in cooperation with the IWWG task groups.

The fifteenth Symposium was held in October 2015, in the traditional venue of the Forte Village Complex at S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), with an attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries. 

The 2017 edition will focus as per tradition on the advances of Waste Management science and technology, presenting case studies and discussing the main controversial subjects, sharing experiences among different countries, valuating social and economical balances.

The Symposium will include oral, specialized, workshop and poster sessions. Before the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG. Organizations, Associations and Companies are traditionally welcome to have their internal meetings during the event, with the support of the Symposium secretariat.