The 4th Symposium of International Waste Working Group Asian Regional Branch (IWWG-ARB) is a biannual event which is one of the activities facilitated by the Asian Regional Branch (ARB) of IWWG. Having regional branches is a new strategy of IWWG to better organize the IWWG activities, enhance contacts and participation, better consider local needs in a significantly large area (Asia, Africa, South and North America, etc.). This ARB branch is the one in the Asian region to initiate the IWWG strategy.
Based on the IWWG Regional Branch Establishment Procedure, a Founding committee was formed by Toshihiko Matsuto (Hokkaido University, Japan), Pinjing He (Tongji University, China), and Jae Young Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea) who are the members of Managing Board and/or Scientific Advisory Board of IWWG.
The kickoff activity of ARB is the organization of ARB symposium. Taking turn hosted by each of the member of the Founding committee, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd IWWG-ARB Symposia, were successfully opened in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (March 2013), Tongji University, Shanghai, China (April 2015), and Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (April 2017).
Starting from the three countries, ARB activity is extended to other Asian countries. In 2019, Thailand is honored to host the 4th IWWG-ARB which will be held on 20th – 22nd February 2019 at the Sukosol Bangkok, Bangkok. This symposium is organized jointly by Kasetsart University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. We are pleased to cordially invite you to join us at the 4th IWWG-ARB and participate in enhancing our global network of researchers working on waste management and related area. We are confident that this symposium will be rewarding for all participants and will, once again, provide an opportunity to promote communication among academics, researchers, and industrialists who are interested in working on waste management. We wish the 4th IWWG-ARB to be an opportunity not only for sharing ideas and experiences but also for establishing and extending friendships among researchers with common interests from, not only Asia, but also all over the world.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Bangkok and the 4th IWWG-ARB!
Assoc.Prof.Chart Chiemchaisri, Kasetsart University
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