Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
date_range Débute le 6 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 10 avril 2017
list 5 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Physique, Chimie et Biologie
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you! This course provides an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in developing countries covering key elements of the waste management system, with its technical, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Besides understanding the challenges you will learn about appropriate and already applied solutions through selected case studies. The course also covers strategic planning and policy issues discussing future visions for waste management and the aspect of a circular and green economy. Considering the importance of the organic waste fraction, the course covers several organic waste treatment technology options such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and some other innovative approaches. STATEMENT OF ACCOMPLISHMENT This course offers free Statements of Accomplishment (SoA) issued by Eawag. You can earn a SoA by successfully completing the quizzes and the final exam. Please be aware that this SoA is not a paid Course Certificate issued by Coursera & EPFL. MOOC SERIES “SANITATION, WATER AND SOLID WASTE FOR DEVELOPMENT” This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development". Please visit the course page for more information.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Week 1: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
    The course begins with an overview of the current waste situation in developing countries. We will introduce the Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) framework that provides a general overview of SWM systems and will guide us though this course. The ...
  • Week 2 - Week 2: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
    In the second week, the course will focus on the governance aspects also referred as the “soft” aspects of a municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system. The different stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities will be explained as well as legislativ...
  • Week 3 - Week 3: Organic waste treatment technologies
    The third week will focus on the treatment of organic waste. In this week you will learn the basics of two very common organic waste treatment technologies: composting and anaerobic digestion. Study case examples will be presented as well as some practical exe...
  • Week 4 - Week 4: Organic waste treatment technologies
    Week four will continue with an introduction to other organic waste treatment technologies. Although currently less common in practice, the treatment by vermicomposting, Black Solider Fly larvae or options of thermochemical conversion are explained and their p...
  • Week 5 - Week 5: Assessment and planning methods for Solid Waste Management
    During the last week, the modules will focus more on strategic aspects of MSWM. Methods on how to integrate organic waste management into the municipal SWM system will be explained. Furthermore a standardized method to evaluate and compare systems with regard ...
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Les intervenants

  • Dr. Christian Zurbrüggnan
    Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag
  • Imanol Zabaletanan
    Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag
  • Félix Schmidtnan
    Sanitary Engineering, Water and Waste Management / EPFL
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Le concepteur

L’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) est une institution universitaire de renommée internationale, spécialisée dans le domaine de la science et de la technologie, située à Lausanne, bien que sur le territoire communal d'Écublens, en Suisse et fondée en 1853, sous le nom d’École spéciale de Lausanne.

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La plateforme

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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