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Using GIS in Solid Waste Management Planning: A case study for Aurangabad, India
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Waste management is a global environmental issue which concerns about a very significant problem in today’s world. There is a considerable amount of disposal of waste without proper segregation which has lead to both economic and environment sufferings. It is still practiced in many cities. There is a tremendous amount of loss in terms of environmental degradation, health hazards and economic descend due to direct disposal of waste. It is better to segregate the waste at the initial stages where it is generated, rather than going for a later option which is inconvenient and expensive. There has to be appropriate planning for proper waste management by means of analysis of the waste situation of the area.

This paper would deal with, how Geographical Information System can be used as a decision support tool for planning waste management. A model is designed for the case study area in an Indian city for the purpose of planning waste management. The suggestions for amendments in the system through GIS based model would reduce the waste management workload to some extent and exhibit remedies for some of the SWM problems in the case study area. The waste management issues are considered to solve some of the present situation problems like proper allocation and relocation of waste bins, check for unsuitability and proximity convenience due to waste bin to the users, proposal of recyclable waste bins for the required areas and future suggestions. The model will be implemented on the Aurangabad city’s case study area data for the analysis and the results will suggest some modification in the existing system which is expected to reduce the waste management workload to a certain extent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap , 2006. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Solid waste management (SWM), waste management planning, municipal waste, waste bin allocation, Geographical information system (GIS).
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6470ISRN: LIU-IDA-D20--06/004--SEOAI: diva2:21834
Subject / course
Informatics/Geoinformatics (10-credit final thesis)
2006-04-28, John von Neumann, B, Linöpings University, Linköping, Sweden, 15:00
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2006-07-21 Created: 2006-07-21 Last updated: 2011-10-17Bibliographically approved

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