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Lebanon is currently facing an unprecedented mix of social, economic, and political crises, which exacerbate many public health and environmental health problems. Among these, solid waste management (SWM) is considered one of the biggest challenges that Lebanon has been facing for the past two decades. In the absence of national guidelines and ministerial action, SWM is a responsibility of local municipalities. In this paper, we describe the development of a technology-based Waste Management System (WMS) in an area of 43 villages in southern Lebanon. The project is inspired to the paradigms of circular economy and smart cities, and it aims to define affordable and efficient strategies to address SWM. The driving factor in defining the strategies is economic and environmental sustainability, as Lebanon imports most of its resources in hard currency, which is becoming less and less available. The lessons learned from this project can be transposed in other areas and countries with limited financial resources, representing an important paradigm for the WMSs in many areas of the world.
|Title of host publication||Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2021|
|Subtitle of host publication||21st International Conference, Cagliari, Italy, September 13–16, 2021, Proceedings, Part VIII|
|Editors||Osvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Chiara Garau, Ivan Blečić, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Ana Maria Rocha, Eufemia Tarantino, Carmelo Maria Torre|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2021|
|Event||21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 13 Sep 2021 → 16 Sep 2021
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021|
|Period||13/09/21 → 16/09/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements. This project is funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) for the period 2014–2020 (“Complementary support to the development of waste management schemes” Ref. EuropeAid/155108/DD/ACT/LB).
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
- Circular economy
- Smart governance
- Waste management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)
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