An Overview of Solid Waste Management in the Ja-Ela Area
Levien van Zon (email@example.com)
Integrated Resources Management Programme in Wetlands (IRMP), Sri Lanka
Free University of Amsterdam (VU) / Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), The Netherlands
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* A full PDF-version of the main report (7 Mb, 72 pages)
* Appendices II-VII
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For a summary of the report including full conclusions & recommendations and references, see below. The acronyms used in the report are listed here.
1.1 About this survey
The aim of this survey is to describe the various aspects of solid waste and its management in the Ja-Ela Divisional Secretary (DS) division, and to investigate the possibility of a participative community project in waste-management under the Integrated Resources Management Programme in Wetlands (IRMP).
IRMP is a five-year project of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), which currently operates in the wetland area of Muthurajawela Marsh and Negombo Lagoon. It aims to develop a workable model for participative and integrated management of wetlands in Sri Lanka. Activities are first run as pilot projects, to see whether they work and how they can best be implemented.
1.3 The area
The Ja-Ela DS Division lies in the Gampaha District of the Western Province, and is located just north of Colombo. It covers some 65 km2, has about 190,000 inhabitants, and is subdivided into the Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) areas of Kandana, Ragama, Batuwatta and Dandugama, and the Ja-Ela Urban Council (UC) area. Both its population density and population growth are relatively high. A small strip on the western side of the division is part of the Muthurajawela Marsh.
1.4 The waste problem
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