10th IWA International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro–Industries

Community Organizer:
  • AGRO

The increasing pace of complex environmental problems generated by a number of major industries, such as textile, leather, pulp and paper, food, brewery, pesticide and other agro-industries necessitates urgent and effective solutions based upon available scientific information and experience. Sewage treatment in rural area and flush-out of pollutants from agricultural area has also been attracting attention. Management of wastes from agro-industries was first addressed in an international forum in the “1st International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries” held in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989. The success of event, with its high quality contributions and the interest of participants from all over the world, established it as a regular IAWQ symposium. Following the success of the first two held in Turkey, the third in Mexico and the fourth in Turkey, the fifth international symposium was held in Japan, in 2001 after the merger of IAWQ and IWSA to IWA and the sixth IWA specialty symposium was organized in Korea in 2003 primarily addressing “Strong Nitrogenous and Agro-Wastewater”. The Seventh International IWA Symposium on “Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries” was held in The Netherlands in 2006. The eighth symposium in the series was organized in Çeşme-İzmir, Turkey in 2011. The 9th was held in Kochi, Japan in 2014. The tenth symposium (AGRO’2019) in the series is proposed to be organized in Rhodes, Greece, in 26-28 June 2019. The purpose of AGRO’2019 is to provide a forum for discussion of as many aspects as possible within the context of the symposium title.

“International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries” has been held with IWA support beginning 1989 and previous 9 symposiums were organized under the same umbrella. It will be 30th year of the symposium with the 10th AGRO’2019 next year. The success of the symposium is evident in each one attracting scholars from all over the World. So the symposium series has become one of the well-known IWA activity in the field.


  • Biological treatment of wastewaters and wastes
  • Chemical treatment of wastewaters and wastes
  • Nutrient removal and recovery
  • Resources recovery and reuse
  • Advanced treatment processes and innovative technological applications
  • Modelling and design interaction
  • Sludge stabilization, utilization and disposal
  • Treatment and use of waste from stockbreeding
  • Run-off and control of pollutants from agricultural areas
  • Innovative water and waste management system for agricultural area
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation in agro-industries
  • Soil pollution and management

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Alessandra Carucci
Università degli Studi di Cagliari Italy
Ana Soares
Cranfield University United Kingdom
Ayşe Filibeli
Dokuz Eylül University Turkey
Ayşen Erdinçler
Boğaziçi University Turkey
Banu Örmeci
Carleton University Canada
Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros
Chiranjib Bhattacharjee
Jadavpur University India
Cumali Kınacı
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Water and Sewerage Authority Turkey
Daniel Mamais
National Technical University of Athens Greece
Derin Orhon
ENVIS Environment and Energy Systems Research Development Ltd., Turkey
Dimitra Lambropoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Dionissios Mantzavinos
University of Patras United States Of America
Eveline Volcke
Ghent University Belgium
Fatoş Germirli Babuna
İstanbul Technical University Turkey
Germán Buitrón Méndez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Gianluca Li Puma
Loughborough University United Kingdom
Gideon Oron
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Israel
Giusy Lofrano
University of Salerno Italy
Guangcan Zhu
Southeast University China
Hiroaki Furumai
The University of Tokyo Japan
Hiroshi Tsuno
Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University Japan
Hu Jiangyong
National University of Singapore Singapore
Hung-Yee Shu
Hungkuang University Taiwan, China
Ileana Pereda Reyes
Universidad Tecnológica de la Habana Cuba
Ioannis Kalavrouziotis
Hellenic Open University Greece
Işık Kabdaşlı
İstanbul Technical University Turkey
İzzet Öztürk
İstanbul Technical University Turkey
Jacek Makinia
Gdansk University of Technology Poland
Jan Oleszkiewicz
University of Manitoba Canada
Jega V. Jegatheesan
Jega V. Jegatheesan Australia
Jens Ejbye Schmidt
Masdar Institute United Arab Emirates
Jong-Oh Kim
Hanyang University of South Korea South Korea
José Luis Campos Gómez
University Adolfo Ibáñez Chile
Juan M. Lema
University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
Konstantinos Komnitsas
Technical University Crete Greece
Latifa Bousselmi
Centre for Water Research and Technologies Tunisia
Luigi Rizzo
University of Salerno Italy
Marcell Nikolausz
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UfZ Germany
Marie-Noëlle Pons
Université de Lorraine ENSIC France
Mariliz Gutterres
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Masaki Takaoka
Kyoto Universit Japan
Mehmet Ali Oturan
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée France
Michihiko Ike
Osaka University Japan
Motasem Saidan
University of Jordan Jordan
Müfit Bahadır
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig Germany
Naoyuki Funamizu
Hokkaido University Japan
Nadjib Drouiche
Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique Algeria
Nikolas Petroulias
Hellenic Water Association Greece
Olcay Tünay
İstanbul Technical University Turkey
Otto Nowak
Nowak Waste Water Consult Austria
Pamela Welz
Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
Robbert Kleerebezem
Delft University of Technology Netherlands
Rüya Taşlı
İstanbul Technical University Turkey
Santiago Esplugas
University of Barcelona Spain
Seong-Wook Oa
Woosong University South Korea
Spyros G. Pavlostathis
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Of America
Süreyya Meriç Pagano
Namık Kemal University Turkey
T.R. Sreekrishnan
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India
Taku Fujiwara
Kochi University Japan
Valentina Lazarova
CIRSEE – SUEZ Environnement France
Yaqian Zhao
University College Dublin, Ireland / Xian University of Technology China