Bangalore City Development Study

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Integrated Sustainable Waste Management in Bangalore
Lessons learnt from the UWEP Programme in India

UWEP City Series Uwep Final Report Volume II Anselm Rosario Anne Scheinberg Series editor: Verele de Vreede Anne Scheinberg December 2004

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS .........................................................................................................1 CHAPTER 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................3

The ideas behind the UWEP Programme...............................................................3 Desired results of the UWEP Programme ..............................................................4 Methodology in development: the hallmarks of the UWEP Programme............4 1.3.1 Co-operation with the South...........................................................................4 1.3.2 Thematic focus on locally relevant aspects of recycling and waste management....................................................................................................4 1.3.3 Regional information exchange......................................................................5 1.3.4 Focus on South professionals .........................................................................5 1.3.5 Sharing, co-operating, and facilitating access to information and knowledge5 1.3.6 Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and information .................................5 1.3.7 South focus, ownership and sustainability .....................................................6 Overview of The UWEP Programme: Development co-operation and waste management...............................................................................................................6 The concept of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) .................7 1.5.1 The dimensions of ISWM ..............................................................................7 1.5.2 Stakeholders, the first ISWM dimension........................................................8 1.5.3 Waste system elements, the second ISWM dimension ..................................9 1.5.4 The third dimension: Sustainability aspects .................................................10 1.5.5 ISWM as a framework for the UWEP Programme activities.......................10 City case studies ......................................................................................................11 THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING UWEP IN BANGALORE, KARNATAKA STATE, INDIA ................................................................13

1.4 1.5

1.6

CHAPTER 2 2.1 2.2

Case Study: Bangalore, India ................................................................................13 Introduction to the Bangalore Case study ............................................................13 2.2.1 How was contact with UWEP initiated? ......................................................13 2.2.2 Description of the geographic area and statistics about the city...................13 2.2.3 Description of Mythri/Waste Wise and the origins of its involvement........18 2.2.4 What motivated the partners and stakeholders to ask for UWEP support?..19 2.2.5 Who were the key owners of the process?...
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