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Waste Pickers in Dhaka

Author : Jonathan Rouse
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Waste pickers in Dhaka make their living by selling recyclable items collected from dumped waste. Most are children living on the streets or in slums where they have little access to infrastructure, a low status in society and an uncertain future. This book is based on a period of fieldwork in Dhaka which explored their livelihoods using the DFID Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA). It presents much of the livelihood information gathered, and discusses the effectiveness of the SLA in this urban context. The book also raises a number of methodological issues relating to research with mostly illiterate, underprivileged children.

Sustainable Development and Planning II

Author : A. Kungolos
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In recent years many countries have experienced an increase in spatial problems that has led to planning crises. The use of modern planning technologies, such as geographical information systems and remote sensing, gives us new potential to monitor and prevent environmental degradation. Effective strategies for management should consider sustainable development and planning and emphasise the need to handle these matters in an integrated way. These volumes contain the contributions presented at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning which deal with the following topics: City planning; Environmental impact assessment; Environmental legislation and policy; Environmental management; Waste management; Resources management; Geo-informatics; Transportation; Ecosystems analysis, protection and remediation; Regional planning; Rural development; A Multidisciplinary approach to territorial

Environmental Health Risk III

Author : C. A. Brebbia
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As problems caused by environmental exploitation increase, related health issues are also becoming a major worldwide concern. Containing papers presented at the Third International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health, this volume includes contributions from a variety of different disciplines and countries. The papers featured are divided into the following sections; Water Quality Issues; Air Pollution; Radiation Fields; Accident and Man-Made Risks; Risk Analysis; Emergency Response; Food Contamination; Electromagnetic Fields; Noise Pollution; Housing and Health; Occupational Health; Chemical Risk Assessment; Remediation; Social and Economic Issues; Education and Ecotoxicology Studies.

Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering

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Papers presented at the conference.

Regional Development Dialogue

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An international journal focusing on third world development problems.

Development Review

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Health in Megacities and Urban Areas

Author : Alexander Krämer
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Diverse driving forces, processes and actors are responsible for different trends in the development of megacities and large urban areas. Under the dynamics of global change, megacities are themselves changing: On the one hand they are prone to increasing socio-economic vulnerability due to pronounced poverty, socio-spatial and political fragmentation, sometimes with extreme forms of segregation, disparities and conflicts. On the other hand megacities offer positive potential for global transformation, e.g. minimisation of space consumption, highly effective use of resources, efficient disaster prevention and health care options – if good strategies were developed. At present in many megacities and urban areas of the developing world and the emerging economies the quality of life is eroding. Most of the megacities have grown to unprecedented size, and the pace of urbanisation has far exceeded the growth of the necessary infrastructure and services. As a result, an increasing number of urban dwellers are left without access to basic amenities like clean drinking water, fresh air and safe food. Additionally, social inequalities lead to subsequent and significant intra-urban health inequalities and unbalanced disease burdens that can trigger conflict and violence between subpopulations. The guiding idea of our book lies in a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to the complex topic of megacities and urban health that can only be adequately understood when different disciplines share their knowledge and methodological tools to work together. We hope that the book will allow readers to deepen their understanding of the complex dynamics of urban and megacity populations through the lens of public health, geographical and other research perspectives.

Loyola Journal of Social Sciences

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Garbage and Recycling

Author : Candice L. Mancini
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Editor Candice L. Mancini uses a series of thought-provoking essays to take readers across the globe, exploring international issues relating to garbage and recycling. Is E-waste dangerous in India? Is the Nile being ruined by pollution? Is Serbia doing enough to focus on their waste problems? Is Bangladesh's capital swimming in waste? How is China turning trash into art? Readers will explore these questions. They will learn whether Mexico City is running out of places to dump waste and whether the U.S. has a serious issue with plastic bags. Other cultures explored include Canada, Japan, Australia, Spain, the Philippines, and Sweden. One final treat for readers is they'll explore garbage and recycling in space.

British National Bibliography for Report Literature

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Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in India

Author : P U Asnani
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Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a matter of great concern in the urban areas of developing countries. The municipal authorities who are responsible for managing municipal solid waste are unable to discharge their obligations effectively because they lack the in-house capacity to handle the complexities of the process. It is heartening to see that the World Bank has prepared this book covering all important aspects of municipal SWM in great depth. The book covers very lucidly the present scenario of SWM in urban areas, the system deficiencies that exist, and the steps that need to be taken to correct SWM practices in compliance with Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 ratified by the Government of India. The book shares examples of best practices adopted in various parts of the country and abroad, and very appropriately covers the institutional, financial, social, and legal aspects of solid waste management, which are essential for sustainability of the system. It provides a good insight on how to involve the community, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to help improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the service, and shows how contracting mechanisms can be used to involve the private sector in SWM services. This book will be a very useful tool for city managers and various stakeholders who deal with municipal solid waste management in the design and execution of appropriate and cost-effective systems.

Sustainable Environmental Sanitation and Water Services

Author : Brian Reed
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This book comprises the edited Proceedings of the 28th WEDC Conference held in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in November 2002. It presents over one hundred and forty papers relating to subjects including sanitation, hygiene promotion, solid waste management, environment, wastewater, water resources and water supply, including management, financial, institutional and community issues, as well as keynote addresses.

Dhaka Folk Work and Place

Author : Rosie Majid Ahsan
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Human Health Diseases and the Environment

Author : A. K. M. Kafiluddin
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People s Report 2002 2003 Bangladesh Environment Main report

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The Dhaka Environment Programme

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Solid Waste Management in the World s Cities

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Academy of Management Perspectives

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Bangladesh Economic Review

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Navigating a New World

Author : Lloyd Axworthy
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In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims, the moral imperative is clear: this is a deeply compassionate appeal to confront poverty, war and environmental disaster. Before Lloyd Axworthy entered global politics, "human security" -- a philosophy calling for global responsibility to the interests of individuals rather than to the interests of the nation state or multi-national corporations -- was a controversial and unfamiliar idea. When put into action, human security led to an international ban on landmines, initiatives to curtail the use of child soldiers, and the formation of the International Criminal Court. Today, with conflict raging across the planet -- and building -- the need for a humane, secure international governance is more vital than ever. So how can Canada reject a world model dominated by U.S. policy, military force and naked self-interest? How can we rethink a global world from the perspective of people -- our security, our needs, our promise, our dreams? Lloyd Axworthy delivers recommendations that are both practical and radical, ranging from staunch Canadian independence from the U.S. to environmental as well as political security; from rules to govern intervention when nations oppress their own citizens, to codes of conduct on arms control and war crimes. Arresting and provocative, Navigating a New World lays out just why Canada has the skills to lead the world into a twenty-first centuryless nightmarish than the last, and help make the world safer and more just for us all. This is a call for action from one of Canada's most eloquent statesmen and thinkers, and is essential reading for all Canadians. "Where is the line we draw in setting out the boundaries for being responsible for others? Is it simply family and close friends? Do we stop at the frontiers of our own country? Does our conscience, our sense of right or wrong, take us as far as the crowded camps of northern Uganda, surrounded by land mines, attacked repeatedly by an army made largely of child soldiers? I believe we in Canada have a special vocation to help in the building of a more secure order. We need not be confined to our self-interest. -- from Navigating a New World