Landfill remediation and landfill management

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Unlined and unscientifically designed landfills – commonly referred to as landfills – can lead to irreversible environmental and health risks, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions, ground and surface water pollution and air pollution, surface fires. Old landfills, in fact, are a well-known source of dislocated pollution due to the generation of hazardous leachate and emissions.

To solve this problem, there is an urgent need to recover these sites to build new scientific landfills for the disposal of inert and residual solid waste, as well as to increase the life of the landfills (called “landfill capacity expansion”). ). Additionally, legacy waste buried in landfills needs to be treated and recycled for lucrative applications.

The Swachh Bharat 2.0 mission has given a clear mandate to all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India to complete the remediation of their existing landfills by 2023 (for cities under 10 lakh) and by 2024 ( for cities over 10 lakh). population) in accordance with environmentally friendly methods. The country will therefore take up this colossal challenge to remediate more than 1,300 million tons of legacy waste over the next two to three years. The technical capacity of ULBs and other actors would play a central role in dealing with such a colossal volume and in preventing such discharges from reoccurring.

The Center for Science and the Environment (CSE) has worked on policy and implementation as it relates to municipal solid waste (MSW) management at regional, national and global levels. He recognizes the need to adopt resource-efficient waste management regimes, based on which he conceptualized this eight-day online training program on landfill remediation and landfill management.

The objective of the course is to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on landfill design and operation, as well as technology and policy interventions in landfill remediation projects. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn about the various challenges of landfill management and landfill remediation in developing economies from leading national and international subject matter experts and practitioners in solid waste. Specialized areas such as sustainable landfill practices, landfill design and operations, and landfill mining, including feasibility, preliminary investigation, operation and management of landfill mining. landfills and the impact of landfill mining on the sustainable waste management system will be extensively covered.

Course Highlights

  • Location, design, construction and operation of a landfill
  • Concept of landfill remediation, biomining and bioremediation in the Indian scenario
  • Landfill remediation concept – global perspective
  • Landfill Remediation and Landfill Mining Case Studies (National and International Perspectives)

Who will benefit from the training:

  • Solid Waste Practitioners and Experts
  • Academicians and students
  • Environmental research institutes
  • Civil servants of various urban local bodies
  • NGO
  • Waste management professionals

For more details, please contact:

Course coordinator

Kaifee to the jaw
Program Manager
Municipal Solid Waste Management Program
Science and Environment Center
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +91 8383986473 / 9755411810



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