ISWRM is a concept that aims to clarify key issues such as waste, products and resources. It identifies measures that must be taken in regard to waste prevention, prepare for reuse and recycling. It also focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of waste generation and waste management, thereby strengthening the economic value of waste while considering at all times social aspects. ISWRM introduces an approach that takes into account the whole life-cycle of products and materials, and not only the waste phase.
About the module
This training module focuses on the Integrated Sustainable Waste & Resource Management (ISWRM) Methodology, as a way of understanding and improving municipal solid waste management systems.
Participants attending this course will
· Understand the overall status of ISWRM practices
· Acknowledge the resource-product-waste chain and concept of life cycle thinking
· Understand the current limitations, challenges and prospects for improved ISWRM
· Assess the key issues (legislative & institutional, operational, policy, stakeholders, waste hierarchy) and success factors for improved ISWRM
· Assess the environmental, social and economic benefits of improved ISWRM
· Explain the reasoning behind the choices made for prioritizing concrete projects according to the waste hierarchy within an existing ISWRM strategy
The module is targeted to professionals involved in the field of municipal solid waste and resource management, i.e. national and local government officials, staff of non-governmental organizations, consultants, university staff, and others.
1. Introduction to the Concept
2. First dimension: Life Cycle Thinking
3. Second dimension: Waste hierarchy
4. Third dimension: Stakeholders
5. Fourth dimension: Operational aspects
6. Fifth dimension: Policy aspects
7. Waste management planning
The course is self-paced. Total time needed for the course: app. 6 hours. Self-evaluation included. There is an option for a certificate.
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