MODULE 5-1: ISWM PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT – AN OVERVIEW
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This module provides an overview of ISWM project design and management. The overall approach is that:
- Solid waste management project design should address the range of technical and non-technical issues associated with effective waste management. The model for doing this is “integrated solid waste management”, which is defined as “an optimised system of waste management practices for a given jurisdiction, based on the sound evaluation of site-specific environmental, energy, economic and socio-political considerations and which includes one or more waste management options”. Implicit in this definition is that some waste management options will involve the application of technology and some will involve the application of enhanced management frameworks (for example, improved legal frameworks or cost recovery).
- The structures and mechanisms through which project design is transitioned to project/programme implementation are critical to success. Considerations will need to be given to system management and operations management. Systems management addresses the performance of a waste management system as a whole, while operations management addresses the performance of the components of a waste management system. Both are essential to effective ISWM performance, and both should be conducted using output-base approaches that focus on achieving desired results and not simply on managing desired inputs.
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