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Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4-6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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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.

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.

Taught by

Christian Zurbrügg and Imanol Zabaleta

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Reviews for Coursera's Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
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Sara C
5.0 2 years ago
by Sara completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The exams are really easy and short but the lessons are long, the weeks are loaded with 6 to 7 videos of 10-15 min each. It is packed with information and they also share good sources to deepen your understanding.
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Somi O
4.0 a year ago
Somi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course was very well taught. It easy to follow and understand. It gave me a lot of valuable information.
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Dheebak B
5.0 2 months ago
by Dheebak completed this course, spending 25 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course started from basics. It showed the various ways through which waste can be disposed . Many real-world examples were given. Even mathematical calculations were present to determine the amount of energy in a waste.
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