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Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Management : held at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia, 4-5 December 1997

Mathew, K. and Ho, G. (eds)ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 (1999) Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Management : held at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia, 4-5 December 1997. UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre.

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Abstract

The International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) is an integral part of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its role is to promote the adoption and use of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) for the management of urban and freshwater basin environmental issues in developing countries and countries in economic transition. ESTs are recognised as critical to success in achieving sustainable development.

One of the Centre's activities is to enhance the capacity of the decision and policy makers to make sensible technology choice. Adopting, applying and operating ESTs are key elements in policy-making and technology practice for integrated environmental management.

A global workshop on adopting, applying and promoting of environmentally sound technologies was organised by the UNEP-IETC in Dresden, Germany in 1996. The program combined proactive sessions, exercises, small group works, and field trips to build individual and institutional capacities: it focussed on priority issues such as freshwater resources, water supply, technology transfer, waste management and city planning.

In 1997 December UNEP-IETC sponsored a conference in Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Management at Murdoch University in Australia. Thirty participants from 19 countries were sponsored to participate at the conference.

The conference was targeted at the needs of national/local government, and civil-society decision-makers in the area of technology implementation/ regulation, as well as at those with responsibilities in environmental management.

This publication contains papers selected from the papers presented at the conference after a thorough review process. As such it is a valuable source document for all who are involved in working towards sustainable development.

Item Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Environmental Technology Centre
Publisher: UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre
Publisher's Website: https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/427900?ln=en
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21443
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