To WTERT members worldwide:

This is to remind you that the Global WTERT Council (GWC) is participating in the world Atlas of all known waste management facilities www.atlas.d-waste.com/

Recent News

Register for be Waste Wise's 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste (5th - 8th September, online) to learn, share and engage with the best experts and practitioners in waste management. This year's themes are Beyond a Circular Economy, Collective Action, and Practicing Waste Management.
During the 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste, you can also watch and learn from Earth Engineering Center's Senior Research Scientist, Dr. A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas. He will talk about the trends in waste management worldwide. Link to Register: https://wastewise.be/2017-global-dialogue-waste

--- Aug 10, 2017

At the 2016 Congress of the Confederation of European WTE plants (CEWEP; Rotterdam, June 16), Prof. Nickolas Themelis of Columbia University and President of the Global WTERT Council received the CEWEP Phoenix Award. Link here for the press announcement. And for full acceptance speech of Prof. Thmelis, please click the following link.

--- June 28, 2016

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Welcome to the WTERT Website

WTERT is a useful website to gain more information about sustainable waste management and technologies relevant to Waste-to-Energy.

  • Databases of Research Performed
  • Global Network of Universities and Research Centers
  • Providing Expertise on Specific Projects
  • Advancing the Best Waste Management Solutions


Despite economic disparity, on the average humans use three tons of solid materials per capita. Most of the scientific education and research address the needs of humanity for materials. The Earth Engineering Center and its Global WTERT Council (GWC) are among the few academic organizations dedicated to the sustainable management of used materials.


Director and Founder, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, Nickolaos Themelis
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