The challenge of dealing with both the environmental and financial aspects of waste management features in the latest issue (Vol 139 No 3) of the ICE Municipal Engineer journal. Ulster University's Alan Strong introduces 10 papers on the topic by leading experts. Strong believes there is an urgent need to understand, regularise and monitor waste management within the context of sustainable development. Copies of all papers can be obtained from the ICE library www. icenet. org. uk/library /libidx. html for a minimum fee of ú5. For further information contact Simon Fullalove on +44 (0) 20 7665 2448.