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Title: Solid waste management in urban areas of Vientiane Capital City using GIS
Authors: Sengtianthr, Virany
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: SENGTIANTHR, V., 2004. Solid waste management in urban areas of Vientiane Capital City using GIS. IN: Godfrey, S. (ed). People-centred approaches to water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Laos, 25-29 October 2004, pp. 137-140.
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to research solid waste management in urban areas of Vientiane Capital City; to survey about waste collection, composition of waste and recycling for the economy; to establish waste data for monitoring and management using GIS; to improve aesthetics of the city and increase public awareness. The map created by geographic information system (GIS) was proposed to generate GIS database of solid waste with data entry of the details - spatial and attributes - bins, routes, quantity of dry waste etc. The analysis techniques were composed of database generation and map visualization. Map overlay techniques were used to study the general sources of solid waste and waste distribution boundaries. The waste collected by the Vientiane Cleaning Unit under the Vientiane Urban Development and Administration Authority, and waste pickers is thought to be different from the landfill waste. There is a lack of a data sharing and also a lack of database generation using geographic information system. Therefore, good methods of waste management and appropriate technology are needed to improve this trend.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/29523
Appears in Collections:WEDC 30th International Conference

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