In the aftermath of tragic events in Japan of 11th March 2011, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies has been putting so much efforts in clearing the disaster waste and radio active contaminated off-site waste in the affected region.
The extent and intensity of the disaster waste generation has been very challenging for us. Nevertheless, with tireless efforts of the people in the affected region has made remarkable clearance of waste in livelihood of residents in less than a year after the tragic events.
One remarkable initiative which made the prompt disaster waste management was the disaster waste management plan and waste amount generation prior to the earthquake event.
Due to the frequent occurrence of natural disaster such as typhoon,flood and earthquake in our region, we have rich experience in planning and implementing of disaster waste management.
As a neighboring country to the Southeast Asian region, we recognize the importance to mutually share the knowledge and technology based on experience to tackle disaster waste management among our neighboring countries.
We hope our accumulated methodology on disaster waste will be available and useful for the any country which may encounter future disaster.
- APN project on “Adaptation of Solid Waste Management to Frequent Floods in Vulnerable Mid-Scale Asian Cities”