International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Solid Waste Disposal Site Selection for Kandy District, Sri Lanka Integrating GIS and Risk Assessment
      B M R S Balasooriya, M Vithanage, N J Nawarathna, Ken Kawamoto , M Zhang, G B B Herath, M I M Mowjood
Abstract: Open dumping is the most common method of solid waste disposal in many developing countries including Sri Lankan urban areas. Appropriate landfill site selection is important to minimize negative impacts associated with open dump sites. Landfill siting is an extremely difficult task to accomplish due to strong public opposition and regulations. Developing countries do not have a systematic process for landfill site selection and hence unsuccessful landfill siting leading to environmental degradation is typically the result especially in the developing world. Data were collected from Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Both GIS analysis and semi quantitative risk assessment were used and eight map layers such as surface water bodies, distance from transportation routes and urban areas, land use/land cover, soil, rainfall, population density, elevation were utilized.

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B M R S Balasooriya, M Vithanage, N J Nawarathna, Ken Kawamoto , M Zhang, G B B Herath, M I M Mowjood (2018); Solid Waste Disposal Site Selection for Kandy District, Sri Lanka Integrating GIS and Risk Assessment; Int J Sci Res Publ 4(10) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1014.php?rp=P343205
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