The International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) is a "Not-for-Profit" organisation. It was established in India in the year 2009, as a Ministry of Science and Technology Project at Bhopal. This successful project then evolved into a full-fledged organisation to support the Government in creating an impetus in the field of waste management activities. IIWM works towards bridging the gap between the Governmental programmes, schemes, legislations and the 'on field execution' by implementing agencies. Activities like undertaking evaluations, conceptualising new and innovative projects, implementing pilot projects, designing capacity building programmes, undertaking training programmes for all stakeholders, facilitating exchange of ideas between developed and developing countries, providing feedbacks to the Government on its schemes and programmes, creating new policies etc., are the areas IIWM works. IIWM, through its relentless functioning for the past seven years, has earned the credential of supporting the Government of India in achieving its developmental goals with respect to sustainable development with a special focus on waste management and has been working with several line ministries. The institute currently is affiliated and/or supported by the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO), Ministry of Science and Technology, The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and is supported by several State Pollution Control Boards. IIWM is empanelled as a National Key Resource Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the Govt. of India. IIWM is also the extension agency for the Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), the premium science research institute of India.For more details visit IIWM
This is a proud initiative of Vijnana Bharati, established in 5th June 2009 at Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Understanding the deep rooted implications of the waste management and environmental problems of present India, Vijnana Bharati, has come up with this novel institution. Our Vision is To work for the evolution and implementation of the waste management systems in India that aim to: (a) minimize waste generation, optimize waste reuse and recycling potential, and adopt sustainable waste collection, treatment, and disposal processes (b) maximize conservation of material and energy resources (c) minimize pollution, health hazards and environmental distress and (d) be technologically sound, socially compatible, and financially affordable.