Post disaster construction & demolition waste management: a Sri Lanka case study

Karunasena, Gayani, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard 2012, Post disaster construction & demolition waste management: a Sri Lanka case study, International journal of civil engineering and management, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 457-468, doi: 10.3846/13923730.2012.699913.

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Title Post disaster construction & demolition waste management: a Sri Lanka case study
Author(s) Karunasena, GayaniORCID iD for Karunasena, Gayani
Amaratunga, Dilanthi
Haigh, Richard
Journal name International journal of civil engineering and management
Volume number 18
Issue number 4
Start page 457
End page 468
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1392-3730
Keyword(s) construction and demolition debris
disaster waste
Sri Lanka
waste management strategies
Summary The increasing nature of impacts from disasters has made post disaster management a key area of concern. The management of disaster waste is revealed as an area of least concern yet it presents momentous challenges for those with inadequate capacities due to the large volume and hazardous constituents created, specifically in developing countries. This paper aims to report the findings of post-disaster waste management strategies and challenges identified in Sri Lanka. Data was gathered through interviews with government and non-government organisations at national and local level. The lack of an established hierarchy and single point of responsibility, mandatory and enforceable rules and regulations; inadequate capacity and funds, and lack of communication and coordination were identified as gaps in post-disaster waste management. This enabled the identification of post-disaster waste management strategies, highlighting gaps that need to be addressed for effective C&D debris management for Sri Lanka’s future resilience.
Language eng
DOI 10.3846/13923730.2012.699913
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
120299 Building not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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