Title: Solid waste management in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorate: A study about solid waste management at household level and the perception of solid waste in regard to its health and environmental risks in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorate, occupied Palestinian territory
Author: Wörmann, Silke
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2010-05-12 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Wörmann, Silke_Abstract_2010.pdf
Description:
Like other low and lower-middle income countries, the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has experienced a population growth and changes in lifestyle, resulting in an increase of waste generation. Since decades, the population has been confronted with insufficient infrastructure and solid waste management as well as with a disastrous political and economic situation (ARIJ, 2007b). Waste is often dumped in streets, disposed of on uncontrolled dumpsites or burnt, causing both air and water pollution (Zurbrugg, undated). Air pollution contributes to respiratory diseases and contaminated water, caused by the inappropriate dumping of waste, may lead to faecal-oral diseases (The WHO Secretariat, 2008). The purpose of this study was to explore the solid waste management practices at household level, the perception of solid waste as an environmental and health risk and the perception of solid waste related projects in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh governorate.
Classification: 2010 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-05 03:28:00 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-07-05 03:29:25 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-05 03:29:44 (W3C-DTF)

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