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.



Population, Poverty and Environment in Africa

The African continent consists of four sub-regions, namely Eastern, Middle (also known as Central), Northern and Southern, which vary considerably in demographic, economic, developmental and environmental profiles. Generally, Northern Africa is excluded from analyses of Africa because of its geographic and socio-cultural affinities with the Middle East, thereby restricting focus to Sub-Sahara Africa which characterises the African region in many respects. In keeping with this tradition, This Chapter analyses the region's population, poverty and environment as entities in themselves and in terms of their interrelationships in ensuring or undermining sustainable development.


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