Impacts of waste management practices on water resources in harare

T. Nhubu, Charles Mbohwa, E. Muzenda, B. Patel

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Abstract

Poor municipal solid waste (MSW) management practices impact negatively on freshwater availability in terms of both quality and quantity. A review on the MSW practices currently being practiced and their impacts on water resources management in Harare was carried out to give recommendations towards sustainable MSW management and reduce the pollution of water bodies. There is urgent need for the development and implementation of a local level integrated MSW management plan tapping from the national plan that was pronounced in 2014. Such a plan should incorporate material and energy recovery with the best option combining anaerobic digestion of biodegradable MSW and incineration of the non-biodegradable MSW fraction. Legislative reforms to enforce source separation, the prohibition of dumbing waste at dumpsites together with the landfilling of biodegradable waste need to be urgently institutionalized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes
Subtitle of host publicationSolutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
EditorsCândida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Margarida Gonçalves, Ana Luísa Fernando
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages531-536
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780367257774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019 - Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Duration: Sep 4 2019Sep 6 2019

Publication series

NameWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019

Conference

Conference5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta da Caparica
Period9/4/199/6/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Nhubu, T., Mbohwa, C., Muzenda, E., & Patel, B. (2020). Impacts of waste management practices on water resources in harare. In C. Vilarinho, F. Castro, M. Gonçalves, & A. L. Fernando (Eds.), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019 (pp. 531-536). (Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429289798-84