This course provides an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in developing countries covering key elements of the waste management system, with its technical, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Besides understanding the challenges you will learn about appropriate and already applied solutions through selected case studies. The course also covers strategic planning and policy issues discussing future visions for waste management and the aspect of a circular and green economy. Considering the importance of the organic waste fraction, the course covers several organic waste treatment technology options such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and some other innovative approaches.
Week 1: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
Week 2: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
Week 3: Organic waste treatment technologies
Week 4: Organic waste treatment technologies
Week 5: Assessment and planning methods for Solid Waste Management