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.



The Role of EIA in Waste Disposal and Management

The above quotation was reported to have been sent to one of the Presidents of the United States of America by one of the native Indian Chiefs. It is a poignant message. The world is confronted with two major environmental problems, which are inter-related. These are how to use available resources in a sustainable manner given the increasing demand on these resources and how to manage the waste generated by the increasing population so as to maintain the integrity of the environment and its ability to sustain the future generations and us. Had the world listened to that Indian Chief? Perhaps we would not be as hard-pressed as we are now in regard to the environmental problems we have to contend with. This chapter will focus on the issue of how to manage the mounting waste that we are generating.


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