The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is pleased to announce that Boyd Ramsey and Professor Linda Godfrey will be the keynote speakers for the Landfill 2019 Conference and Exhibition.

IWMSA is very excited to announce that, with the assistance of GIGSA, Boyd J. Ramsey will be a keynote speaker and will also present a workshop during the conference.

He has been a leader within the geosynthetic,  environmental containment and waste disposal industries for over 20 years and his contribution

Ramsey’s presentation will discuss where the human race appears to be, relative to waste disposal and what a newly constructed landfill might look like. What should the expectations be for performance, containment efficiency, durability and lifespan that can be achieved?  

The workshop will present case histories of geosynthetics in landfill and containment applications.

At most conferences, the audience tends to rate case histories as the most interesting and informative data that they receive.  In addition to illustrating mistakes that occurred (so that they can be avoided in future projects) case histories can illustrate material and design lifespans, usually supporting accelerated testing, but certainly providing definitive real-time and real-world proof of performance. 

Professor Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Associate Professor at Northwest University in South Africa and holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

With over 20-years of sector experience, she currently heads up the Waste Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap Implementation Unit on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation, a unit tasked with implementing South Africa’s 10-year Waste RDI Roadmap

Godfrey has provided strategic input to a number of local, regional and international waste and circular economy initiatives for the United Nations, European Union, South African Government Departments, Academy of Sciences, International Solid Waste Association, universities and businesses.

She lectures internationally on solid waste management in developing countries, including the social, economic and environmental opportunities of waste within a circular economy context. She has published extensively in the field. 


Please note that there are still opportunities for sponsorship and exhibition stands.



Deadline for receipt of abstracts                       30 August 2019

Registrations close                                            30 October 2019

Sponsorship sales close                                    23 October 2019

Exhibition stand sales close                              23 October 2019


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