Pollution Control and Waste Management in Developing Countries

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A comprehensive, practical view of environmental management, this book records the experience gained through regional seminars in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points it makes. Subjects covered are: air pollution; coastal and marine pollution; managing domestic, industrial, mining, biomedical, nuclear and radioactive waste; solid waste re-use and recycling; waste water treatment; bioremediation; microbiological assessment and monitoring of pollutants; laboratory waste management; moving hazardous waste between nations; best practice for building a distributed waste network.

The book will be of tremendous benefit to policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, university and research institutions as well as concerned citizens.



Making the Transition to a Managed Distributed Information Network Architecture: A Waste Management Network

Information is an essential commodity in any attempt that seeks contain contextual environmental problems and find new ways of managing limited resources. Diverse interests and perspectives often interpret the same data in radically different ways. For a potential user-base comprising a network of countries, the necessity arises, therefore, to present information in a data mode that is un-ambiguous, consistent and in a consensual common format. The potential contribution which a rapid transition to an information-based society can make to sustainable development cannot be over-emphasised. Making the transition to a distributed waste management network provides a systems development framework within which countries near or far and wide apart can share waste management information and best practices between and within themselves. The contribution which information and communication technologies (ICTs) can make with regard to the enhancement of waste management is deployed within the context a managed network topology based on the use of the Internet and its medium the world wide web (WWW). The article is amenable to re-use for design of similar information networks based on the managed network architecture principle.


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