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Solid Waste Management Holistic Decision Modeling

Solid Waste Management Holistic Decision Modeling

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March 2013
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This study provides support to the
Bank's ability to conduct client dialogue on solid
waste management technology selection, and will contribute
to client decision-making. The goal of the study was to
fully explore the use of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and the Research Triangle Institute
(EPA/RTI) holistic decision model to study alternative solid
waste systems in a wide array of waste management
conditions, using data collected from cities selected in
each region of the world. Seven cities were selected from
the different regions of development countries served by the
World Bank. Their data was considered to be competent, and
they cooperated with the study teams. They were: Buenos
Aires, Argentina; Conakry, Guinea; Shanghai, China;
Kathmandu, Nepal; Lahore, Pakistan; Amman, Jordan; and
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. These cities represented a
range of economic development factors, income, commercial,
and industrial activity, in addition to their different
physical settings and climate conditions. The cities were
selected to see how such divergent variables would affect
the outcome of the modeling analysis. Each of the selected
cities is one of the largest within its country. In addition
to the 7 target cities from developing countries, Kawasaki,
Japan, and Atlanta, Georgia, were selected for comparative
purposes. The resulting scenarios for each city, and cities
in comparison to others, are shown in detail. While this
report found the level of analysis adequate to indicate how
technologies and scenarios compare, more detail would be
required for deciding on the most cost-effective technology.
The results of this study can be considered a useful guide
for many cities, in understanding the waste disposal options
most appropriate to their conditions.

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