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About us

post conflict disaster waste

Disaster Waste Recovery’s specialist team includes waste and debris management experts with extensive experience in disaster relief. They come from a wide range of organisations including the UN, World Bank, national government agencies, international NGOs, as well as private waste companies and environmental consultancies.

The organisation was founded by Martin Bjerregaard, who has 20 years’ experience in the field of post-disaster and post-conflict debris and waste management.

Martin has designed and implemented disaster demolition, debris and waste management projects in: Syria, Serbia, Haiti, Gaza, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, the Maldives, New Orleans and Burundi.

He co-authored the OCHA/UNEP “Disaster Waste Management Guidelines” as well as having written and delivered numerous training packages and guidelines for disaster debris and waste management on behalf of UNDAC, UNDP, MSB, UNEP, UNOPS, UNMIK and the EU.

Seed funding for Disaster Waste Recovery was provided by Golder Associates (www.golder.com).

Disaster Waste Recovery is actively supported by Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR), the British Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

Can you help?

We are continually looking for more human resources as well as technical and financial supporters. If you or your organisation would like to support the work we do, please email Martin Bjerregaard or telephone +44 (0)7969 725 418