par Lardinois, M.;Hiligsmann, Serge ;Kapepula, D.;Rodriguez, C.;Thonart, P.
Référence Proceedings Sardinia 01, Eight International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, page (4 : 107-112)
Publication Publié, 2001
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Résumé : [en] This paper presents the results of a five-year experience in collecting data's on landfills and dumpsites in developing countries. At present time, information about 81 landfills from 12 countries has been collected. The main partners of this project are Tunisia, Haiti, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Besides those factual partnerships, new collaboration projects are being discussed with Guinea, Cuba, Vietnam and Kuwait. The data are gathered in the Atlas of MSW landfills and dumpsites in developing countries and are published on the Internet ( The purpose of such a project is to keep in memory the existence and characterisation of the main landfills and dumpsites in order to allow the identification and the management of their negative impacts on the environment. Moreover, it will be useful to set up proper rehabilitation projects. This work has already received the positive support of people involved in waste management in West Africa.