Improving sanitation and waste disposal in Vietnam

Effective waste management in Tuy Hoa CityThe project will address waste disposal in the city over the next 20 years.

Professor Ed Stentiford, a leading expert in the fields of composting and effective waste management, has dedicated much of his work to the effective management of waste in developing countries.

He has recently worked with the Belgian International Development Cooperation and the Government of Vietnam (GoV) as part of a joint initiative called the Indicative Cooperation Programme (ICP) which aims to improve sanitation and waste disposal in Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

The ICP supports the common development goals to reduce poverty by:

  • Improving urban services and living conditions
  • Increasing community participation in planning
  • Implementing, operating and maintaining urban infrastructure
  • Protecting the environment.

The project will construct solid waste facilities and a landfill to provide waste disposal for the city for the next 20 years. Professor Stentiford was appointed to carry out the review in order to enhance the outcomes and success of the project.

The benefits and impact

Professor Stentiford was able to recommend a plan to off-set the green house gases and methane produced by the landfill, and highlight the need to improve on-site equipment in order for the project to be a success. The work carried out contributed towards his research activities and gave real value to improving living conditions by providing a fully operational solid waste facility.

For further information please contact Professor Ed Stentiford in the School of Civil Engineering (T: 0113 343 7571).