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Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010

By: UN-Habitat
224 pages, photos, figs
Publisher: Earthscan
Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities
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In the rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. This book provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.


1. Executive Summary 2. Introduction and Key Concepts - Introducing this book - The scale of the solid waste problem - Learning from history - Moving towards sustainable solutions 3. Profiling the Reference Cities - Selecting the reference cities - Understanding the reference cities - Methodology - Information quality - City indicators 4. The Three Key Integrated Sustainable Waste Management System Elements in the Reference Cities - Waste collection: Protecting public health - Waste treatment and disposal: Front lines of environmental protection - Resource management: Valorizing recyclables and organic materials and conserving resources 5. Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Governance Features in the Reference Cities - Inclusivity - Financial sustainability - Sound institutions, proactive policies 6. Reflections and Recommendations - Reflecting back on the key messages of the book - Lessons from the cities - Putting integrated sustainable waste management into practice - Moving towards financial sustainability and the role of donors - Closing words: What makes an ISWM system sustainable?

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
By: UN-Habitat
224 pages, photos, figs
Publisher: Earthscan
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'Managing solid waste is one of the biggest challenges of urban areas ... [This publication] seeks to showcase the good work that is being done on solid waste by cities around the world.' Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-Habitat
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