RES-Q an ongoing project on municipal solid waste management program for the protection of the Saniq River Basin in Southern Lebanon

Aiman Rashid, Kassem Aleik, Zeinab Alloush, Nathalie Awada, Mohammad Baraki, Marco Bardus, Rabih Chaar, Bilal Chehade, Batoul Fakih, Laura Maria Foddis, Chiara Garau, Rana Hajjar, Reem Khattar, May Massoud, Michel Mockbel, Ali Mohammad, Augusto Montisci

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications
Subtitle of host publicationICCSA 2021
EditorsOsvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Chiara Garau, Ivan Blečić, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Ana Maria Rocha, Eufemia Tarantino, Carmelo Maria Torre
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages536-550
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030870102
ISBN (Print)9783030870096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - Virtual, Online
Duration: 13 Sep 202116 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume12956 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
Abbreviated titleICCSA 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period13/09/2116/09/21

Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • ICT
  • IoT
  • Lebanon
  • Smart governance
  • Sustainability
  • Waste management

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