CAPRI, ITALY / 15-16-17 MAY 2024

Promoting bodies

  • US EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency

    The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters. The EPA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional offices for each of the agency's ten regions, and 27 laboratories. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, tribal, and local governments. It delegates some permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to U.S. states and the federally recognized tribes. EPA enforcement powers include fines, sanctions, and other measures. The agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.

  • CRAES - Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
    Established on Dec. 31, 1978, the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) is China's largest government-owned, non-profit research institution of ecology and environment, affiliated to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China. CRAES is dedicated to carrying out basic, overarching, and strategic research on ecology and environment, to providing comprehensive, science-based solutions to national, regional and international ecology and environment issues.
  • JSMCWM - Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management
    The Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) was originally established as The Japan Society of Waste Management in March 1990. This society has pursued various research activities around proper management of waste and promotion of recycling to respond to the demands of the time in anticipation of resource circulation. These activities have resulted in expansion of the legal system regarding waste management so that construction of sound material-cycle society has become major challenge for Japan and subject for JSMCWM. The main mission of the Society is to contribute to better solutions to solid waste management that faces always-new issues and problems, through providing its members with opportunities for exchanging findings, experience and expertise. JSMCWM has currently over 4,000 members that comprise of individual members, corporate members, local governments/municipalities and non-profit organizations. JSMCWM is internationally open and extends invitation to experts world-wide to join the Society.
  • KSWM - Korea Society of Waste Management

    The Korea Society of Waste Management was founded in 1983 as scientific engineering and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the theory and application of Waste Management Technology. Today the KSWM has more than 5.000 members, 4 regional sections and 7 technical divisions. The KSWM encourages the technical, social and cultural exchanges among the members. It endeavors to improve the technological level of academia and promote the development of technology through educational - industry cooperation.

  • IWMSA - Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa

    The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices. The organisation comprises of voluntary members who promote environmentally acceptable, cost effective and appropriate waste management practices. IWMSA strive towards the protection of the environment and people of southern Africa from the adverse effects of poor waste management by supporting sustainable best practical environmental options. The Institute contribute to the improvement of waste management standards and legislation, support international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices; promote the science and technology of waste management and practice affordable cost effective management of waste. Education and training in the realm of effective and efficient waste management is also a key focus of the organisation.

  • CEWMS - Circular Economy, Waste, Materials and Sustainability

    The CEWMS Study Center – Circular Economy, Waste, Materials and Sustainability is a interdepartmental center of the University of Padova (IT) that involves more than 67 professors and researchers, belonging to different departments of the University (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Technique and Management of Industrial Systems, Biology, Chemical Sciences, Public, International and Community Law, Economic and Business Sciences, Psychology of Development and Socialization, Geosciences, Territory and Agro-forestry Systems). The study center contributes to develop interdisciplinary research and create new synergies, becoming a reference point for the implementation of circular economy practices.

  • GITISA - Italian Group of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

    The Italian Group of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (GITISA) is the Association of professors in the scientific disciplinary sector of Sanitary-Environmental Engineering from over 25 Italian universities. The aim of the association is to promote and coordinate both teaching and research activities. To this end, it carries out its activity through working groups, assemblies and meetings, collaborating in the organization of conferences, symposiums, summer schools, also jointly with other associations and scientific bodies, both national and international.

  • AIAT - Italian Association of Environmental and Planning Engineers
    AIAT - Association of Environmental and Planning Engineers, is a no-profit organisation established in 1999 to represent graduated and students in Environmental Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Then, in 2009, the representation has been extended at a national level. AIAT's main objective is the promotion of the role of the environmental engineer, a professional capable of tackling complex environmental issues with an integrated approach. Since 2003, AIAT is a member of EFAEP, and collaborated with it at the development of ENEP - European Network of Environmental Professionals, a web-portal collecting thousands of profiles of European environmental professionals. A second objective of AIAT, equally important, is to foster the exchange of information among the members, about 600 and active in many fields of expertise: pollution remediation and soil protection, energy management, climate changes, waste management, environmental monitoring, Environmental Management Systems, transports planning and many more.