Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka

Gayani Karunasena, Dilanthi Amaratunga

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Abstract

Disaster waste is one of the major consequences aftermath of any disaster, impacts on public and environment, rescue and emergency services, provision of lifeline support and socio-economic recovery of affected areas. Thus, management of wastes created by disasters has become an increasingly important issue to be addressed in responding to a disaster. This chapter intends to present the prevailing gaps in disaster waste management and approaches to minimize the impacts on disaster management at developing countries with special emphasis to Sri Lankan context. Findings revealed that, unavailability of single point responsibility and provisions for disaster waste in existing policies and capacity constraints of the prevailing peace time solid waste management practices as major capacity gaps. Establishment of a regulatory body and enforceable rules and regulations with necessary levels of capacities were identified with seven areas for capacity building for post disaster waste management. The research enabled to attain sustainable post disaster waste management for future resilience.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami
Subtitle of host publicationA Ten-Year Journey
EditorsRajib Shaw
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages403-416
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9784431551171
ISBN (Print)9784431551164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDisaster Risk Reduction
PublisherSpringer

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Karunasena, G., & Amaratunga, D. (2015). Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka. In R. Shaw (Ed.), Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey (pp. 403-416). (Disaster Risk Reduction). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55117-1_26
Karunasena, Gayani ; Amaratunga, Dilanthi. / Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management : Case Study in Sri Lanka. Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey. editor / Rajib Shaw. Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 403-416 (Disaster Risk Reduction).
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Karunasena, G & Amaratunga, D 2015, Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka. in R Shaw (ed.), Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey. Disaster Risk Reduction, Springer Verlag, pp. 403-416. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55117-1_26

Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management : Case Study in Sri Lanka. / Karunasena, Gayani; Amaratunga, Dilanthi.

Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey. ed. / Rajib Shaw. Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 403-416 (Disaster Risk Reduction).

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Karunasena G, Amaratunga D. Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka. In Shaw R, editor, Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Ten-Year Journey. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 403-416. (Disaster Risk Reduction). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55117-1_26