ISWA2024 is proud to introduce the ‘Adopt a Delegate’ initiative, giving prospective delegates the opportunity to adopt or part finance the registration and/or travel and accommodation costs of a deserving peer. Delegates can support other delegates by donating any amount they feel appropriate during their own online registration process. We will provide a broad range of contribution options. ISWA2024 recognises that some prospective delegates don’t have the financial resources to attend meetings outside their own country. With this initiative ISWA2024 hopes to provide additional opportunities for them such as attend an international congress, exchange information with experts in waste management and set up a network from all over the world, attempting to assist the sponsored delegate’s but also impact on the future of waste management. We hope that many delegates will participate as ‘sponsors’ and would like to thank everyone for their consideration and support. All ‘sponsors’ will be acknowledged on the Congress website and programme.