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Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions - Sources and Solutions
Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions - Sources and Solutions
Mountains play an essential role in supplying water, energy, food and other services to millions of people living in the mountains and downstream. Ensuring the continued supply of these services has never been more important. However, many mountain regions are experiencing a growing solid waste problem, from ever-expanding urban sprawls and ci ...
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Mountains, People and Waste - a map of population density in mountain regions
Mountains play an essential role in supplying water and other services, such as food, energy and biodiversity, to the millions of people living in the mountains and downstream. This map shows where mountains are located ...
14 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Levi Westerveld
Urban Growth of Selected Mountain Cities
In developing countries, the share of mountain populations living in cities is steadily increasing. Over one-quarter of mountain populations in the developing world now live in urban areas and cities (FAO, 2015). Large c...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Average Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Efficiency
here is a steady increase in the generation of non-organic recyclable waste, as income levels in these countries increases. This is expected to continue in the future: as the level of development increases, income per ca...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Tailing Storage Facility Failures in Mountains Regions
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Hisham Ashkar
Ski Stations Outside of Europe and North America, 2016
The literature on the impacts of ski tourism on the environment, and the waste implications and solutions, is largely limited to examples from the European Alps and North America. These include: • Littering by skiers...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Hisham Ashkar
OK Tedi Mine
The Ok Tedi mine, one of the largest copper mines in the world, demonstrates the difficulty of waste management in mountain environments and the impact mine waste can have on downstream people and ecosystems. The Ok Tedi...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Hisham Ashkar
Municipal Solid Waste Composition
The characteristics of solid waste generated in large mountain cities relates more to levels of development than to altitude. Solid waste produced in mountainous cities in low and middle-income developing countries has a...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Distribution of Mountain Area and Population, 2012
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Percentage of Mountain Area per Country
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal/Hisham Ashkar
Timeline of K'ara K'ara Landfill
The K’ara K’ara dumpsite is located in Cochabamba, Bolivia and is about 25 ha in size. The total amount of waste in this landfill is estimated to be between 2.8 and 4 million tonnes; the Ministry of Environment and Water...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
South America's Highest Altitude Mines
The same geological processes that have created the mountains of the world have also produced rich mineral belts including gold, copper, zinc, lead and coal. Today, mining is the most common heavy industry within mountai...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Highest Cities in the World
Most of the world’s large mountainous cities are found in the southern hemisphere in developing countries in the low to middle income bracket; high mountain cities in developed countries do not have large populations. Th...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Hisham Ashkar
The Waste Implications of Climbing and Trekking on Mount Everest
The number of climbers attempting the summit of Mount Everest has risen drastically since its first ascent in 1953, especially from the early 1990s onwards as a result of commercialised guiding operations. Managing the in...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Hisham Ashkar
Typical Debris Streams for Different Types of Disasters
Apart from the direct cost to human lives and property, disasters have significant waste implications. Disasters can generate a huge amount of waste in a very short time, overwhelming the capacities of municipalities and...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Artisanal Gold Mining and Mercury Emissions
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hisham Ashkar
Tourism Impact on Aconcagua Provincial Park - Argentina
Case studies suggest that the number of people mountaineering and trekking has increased over the years across different mountain ranges (Lew and Han, 2015; Rassler, 2014), particularly in the developing world.The number...
09 Dec 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Hishan Ashkar