ISBN 9780798304238
Pages 268
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2015
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Future Directions of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa

edited by Romeela Mohee, Thokozani Simelane

Transformation and rapid population growth in Africa indicates that urbanisation is one of the key determinants of the future of social dynamics and development of the continent. Linked to these changes are increased production levels of Municipal Solid Waste. This book provides recommendations and solutions that derive from current situations, experiences and observations in Africa. The study is an essential tool for urban planners, environmental engineering students and lecturers, environmental consultants and policy-makers; it is also a resource for municipal authorities, as it outlines future directions of Municipal Solid Waste management. These need to be considered by the municipal authorities of most African countries.

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About the Editors

Romeela Mohee

Professor Romeela Mohee is the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Mauritius. She holds an Engineering degree in Energy and Environment from La Grande Ecole d’ingénieurs, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Lyon, France and a PhD from the University of Mauritius (which was awarded in collaboration with the Clemson University in the United States of America under a Fulbright scholarship in 1996). Professor Mohee has 25 years of academic experience as a Professor and Head of Department in the field of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom and has been invited several times as key speaker at international workshops and conferences. She was highly involved in the Rio +20 Conference preparatory meeting for Africa.

Thokozani Simelane

Dr Thokozani Simelane is a programme leader for Science and Technology at the Africa Institute of South Africa, which has recently been incorporated into the Human Sciences Research Council. He holds a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He has recently submitted for examination a Doctor of Technology Thesis in industrial engineering at the Durban University of Technology. He has previously worked as manager (Environmental Management Department) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa. He has published in a number of international scientific journals and recently published two co-edited book volumes: energy transition in Africa and Africa in a global changing environment - perspectives of climate change adaptation and irrigation strategies in Africa. He is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights of South Africa. His research interests are on energy, complex system analysis, industrial processes analysis and environmental management. He is the founding member of South Africa’s Chapter of System Dynamics Society.