IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Marion Huber-Humer

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (AT)

Managing Board
Coordinator young researchers

Why I joined IWWG

My former boss Peter Lechner was one of the founders of IWWG, and I realized as a young scientist how enthusiastic and with which great commitment the group worked to implement the idea of IWWG. He always came back very motivated with a lot of new ideas from IWWG meetings and he passed this spirit on to our research group in Vienna. Today I am very pleased to be part of this inspiring community where an open professional exchange of ideas and knowledge takes place to tackle the grand "waste" challenges in our society together.


2016 - present

Institute of Waste Management, Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

Full Professor for “Global Waste Management”

1999 - 2015

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

Various research positions (third-party funded researcher to associate professor) and lecturer

1997 - 1998

Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf (now Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT)

Scientific work contract

Main research interest

Global Waste Management, Circularity concepts for biogenic waste and biological treatment processes, Sustainable landfill technologies, Greenhouse gas mitigation and emission monitoring on landfills.


>65 peer reviewed publications/proceedings,
(01.2024, Scopus); 5 book chapters; >80 articles/papers related to popular science knowledge transfer and research reports (from 2010 till 2023); 3 technical guidelines

Awards / Other

• 2015 “Österreicherin des Jahres 2015” in the category “Science”, awarded by “Die Presse”
• 2009 ISWA-Publication Award 2009 awarded by the International Solid Waste Association
• 2005 “Klaus Fischer Innovation”-Award, awarded by the BOKU-University for the Doctoral thesis
• 2003 „ÖGUT Umweltpreis 2003“, in the category “Women in environmental engineering” awarded by the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) and the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
• 2001 „ORBIT Young Scientist Award“, for research activity in the field of microbial methane oxidation; awarded by the international association „Organic Recovery and Biological Treatment (ORBIT)“