Strategies for identifying and designing safe, economic municipal solid waste disposal sites in the arid zones of Southern Africa

S. Mwiya, D. Hughes, Dave Giles

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the potential role of local climatic, environmental and geological settings in the development of economic and safe municipal solid waste disposal sites in the arid zones of Southern Africa. Arid zones of Southern Africa are exemplified by the Kalahari and Namib Deserts. These hot and extremely dry deserts cover much of Namibia, Botswana, the northern part of South Africa and the southern part of Angola. In all of these arid zones, municipal solid waste disposal sites are part of the modern urban development. The natural extreme dry conditions of this environment are a key factor in the development of appropriate strategies and technologies that can make municipal waste disposal sites more sustainable with realistic costs and fewer environmental impacts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventWaste 2004: Integrated Waste Management and Pollution Control: Policy and Practice, Research and Solutions - Warwick
    Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceWaste 2004: Integrated Waste Management and Pollution Control: Policy and Practice, Research and Solutions
    CityWarwick
    Period1/01/04 → …

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