ISSOWAMA is a network for knowledge sharing, to promote the development and implementation of Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia. ISSOWAMA is funded by the European Commission as a coordination action under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and will run for 30 months. The 22 partner organisations met in Bangkok on 11-12 February 2009 for the kick-off meeting. Professor David C Wilson is participating in ISSOWAMA as an Associate of the Dutch not-for-profit foundation Waste.

ISSOWAMA seeks to improve the standards of solid waste management in Asia by promoting the concept of Integrated and Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM). The ISSOWAMA consortium includes 22 partner organisations from 8 Asian developing countries and 4 European countries, plus the International Soild Waste Association (ISWA), and will form the core of a wider expertise and knowledge sharing network. The concept of ISWM was first developed by the Collaborative Working Group on Waste Management in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (CWG) in 1996, and has been further developed, inter alia, by Waste for whom DCW is working as a member of the ISSOWAMA consortium.