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Evaluation of major Gaps in Knowledge on Solid Waste in 9 Asian Countries


This report from the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Solid Waste Management in Asia) project aims at gathering information and identifying gaps of knowledge as well as scientific and technological barriers concerning present MSW management in the Asian region. In order to evaluate existing knowledge gaps and barriers associated with institutional, social, legal and financial aspects, four major areas are covered as follows: (1) lack of integrated sustainable waste management concepts in academic programmes, (2) lack of demonstration activities concerning SWM technologies and services, (3) lack of institutional capacity (referring to trained personnel, insufficient funds, policy constraints) and (4) insufficient access to know-how. In a final section, reccomendations for further research are formulated.