Online Course on Solid Waste Management

IHE Delft Solid Waste Management

Target Audience

Junior and mid-career professionals at the management, decision-making and educational level, related to waste handling, urban infrastructure and urban environmental management and engineers and planners dealing with promoting, designing, operating or managing solid waste systems, in low-income countries or countries in transition.

Course participants are typically employed by government departments, private companies, NGOs, universities, research institutions, aid agencies or international bodies such as WHO, UNICEF or UNDP.


The aim of this course is to enlighten the state of the art in technology, organizational and legislative developments and practices and financial burdens and benefits of handling solid wastes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
Describe main features of the management of Solid Waste and of the technologies involved in the various treatment processes.
Identify the stakeholders involved in Solid Waste Management planning and execution.
Assess the benefits that can be generated from Solid Waste through the various management approaches.
Perform basic calculations for landfills, composting and (financial) planning of waste collection and recycling schemes.