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Waste and Resource Management Conference

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20th June 2018,
The Open University,
Milton Keynes


Waste and resource management often presents a significant environmental challenge and across the UK ground-breaking research is being undertaken to help find holistic solutions to some of these problems. Following a successful inaugural conference in 2017 the 2nd Waste and Resource Management Conference will take place on the 20th June 2018. The conference will once again bring together early career researchers involved in this field to disseminate their work in a friendly academic setting. 

The conference will give researchers a valuable platform to share their work and network with fellow researchers helping to foster new collaborations and inspire new research themes. We will attract a wide audience of researchers, academics and industry professionals, helping to strengthen links between academia and the waste sector. The day will include oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics related to waste and resource management.

Who should attend:

  • Academic and industry researchers in the waste and resource management sector
  • Waste and resource management students
  • Regulators
  • Those working in the waste industry and associated trade bodies

Abstract Submission

Please send abstract submissions to We welcome abstracts on any topic related to waste or resource management. Oral presentations will last 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions, and a dedicated poster session will take place over lunch. The conference is free to attend for Early Career Researchers.

Abstract submission deadline extended until 15th May 2018. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Papers must be submitted before 5pm on the abstract submission deadline. Papers received after this deadline will not be accepted.
  • Please submit papers as a word document. Maximum work count is 500 words (excluding title and references)
  • Please specify if you would prefer a poster presentation or oral presentation
  • All abstracts will be provided to registered conference participants in electronic format

Registration now open

Please click here to register.


A small prize will be awarded for the best presentation and best poster on the day.


The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK. Our headquarters are conveniently located 46 miles north of London at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. The Open University is easily reached by car or train.  Travel information can be found hereFor campus map and parking click here.


Keynote Speaker: Chris Jones – Cory Riverside Energy

Click for Provisional Programme

Conference contacts

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Follow us on Twitter at @WaRM_2018

Panel of Organisers

Catherine Rolph (Chair)

Ceri Gwyther

Toni Gladding

Carl Boardman


This conference was made possible by an award from the Open University EEES Research and Scholarship Strategic Fund.

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