Prof. Evagelos Gidarakos (School of Environmental Engineering of TUC) was unanimously elected President of the International Scientific Organization IWWG - International Waste Working Group for the period 2021-2022, among several distinguished colleagues from all over the world. This election also requires being vice-presidency for the period 2019-2020, during the International Scientific Conference VENICE 2018 - ENERGY FROM BIOMASS AND WASTE.
IWWG was established in 2002 with the aim of developing a network of scientists focusing on the production and promotion of knowledge on proper waste management worldwide. Today it has hundreds of members and is involved in the organization of scientific conferences and seminars, the development of working groups and the publication of scientific works. IWWG has two highly rated official journals: Waste Management, published by Elsevier and edited by Umberto Arena, Pinjing He and Morton Barlaz, as well as Detritus, published by CISA and edited by Raffaello Cossu.
After a close, ten year collaboration of Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos’ Laboratory of Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management with IWWG and the co-organization of six successful international scientific conferences at the seat of the Technical University of Crete, the 18 members of the IWWG's managing board acknowledged the contribution made so far by Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos on the field of waste management, as well as his ability to further develop the actions of IWWG.
This is a special honor, not only for Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos, but also for the Technical University of Crete, which, through this election, establishes another collaboration with a recognized scientific body abroad and strengthens its presence on another field the international scientific community: that of waste management.