DWR to support Nepal on debris and waste management

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Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) is this week deploying Aiden Short to Nepal to support and raise awareness within the affected authorities and communities on simple and safe solid waste actions, debris reuse and recycling. DWR’s rapid response is being supported by CARE International to whom we are grateful. More information on CARE’s response can be found here www.careinternational.org.uk.

Providing early support to the local authorities and communities affected by the earthquake ensures that public health is not at risk from the large amounts of solid waste that follow the earthquake; the maximum amount of debris can be recycled into the ensuing reconstruction works; and authorities burdened by the scale of the disasters are supported in providing appropriate waste and debris services to their communities.

Aiden Short, who is an experienced waste and debris specialist, will arrive in Nepal Thursday 30th April to make contact with and support the Nepalese authorities, local communities, UN agencies as well as local and international NGOs. He will be supported from the DWR home office by our colleagues throughout his stay. Next week we plan for our colleague Olmo Forni to join Aiden and support further on solid waste management.

If you want to follow how things develop we will be sending out regular newsletters and messages

For those organisations that are planning waste or debris works in Nepal please get in contact with Aiden who can be reached on aiden@disasterwaste.org.

For any other issues please contact Martin Bjerregaard on martin@disasterwaste.org or tel: +44 7969 725 418. If you are interested in supporting on solid waste, demolition and debris management please contact Martin.