The countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are expected to witness a major economic transition over the coming century as their populations explode, their rural-to-urban migration increases, and their consumption patterns change. All this will contribute to an exponential rise in waste generation, and put a huge strain on natural resources and the already stretched public and private sector services and infrastructure for managing solid waste. 

Presently, open dumping is the predominant waste disposal method adopted by SSA countries. The region has 19 of the world’s 50 biggest dumpsites which are leading to enormous environmental and health problems. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which has been working on policy and implementation of municipal solid waste (MSW) management at the regional, national and global levels, invites applications for its latest global online course on landfill management and dumpsite remediation. 

The objective of the course is to offer state-of-art knowledge in landfill design and operations, technological and policy interventions in dumpsite remediation, and the various challenges in landfill management in developing economies. 

Course highlights

  • Landfill siting, design and construction, and operation
  • Concept of dumpsite remediation, biomining and bioremediation in Indian Scenario
  • Case studies of dumpsite remediation and landfill mining (national and international perspectives) 

Who will the training benefit

  • City authorities
  • Solid waste practitioners and experts
  • Academicians and students
  • Environmental Research Institutes
  • NGOs
  • Waste management industry professionals 

For more details, please contact the Course Coordinator:

Richa Singh
Municipal Solid Waste Management Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: +91 9920658638