DOI: 10.5176/2251-189X_SEES13.58

Authors: Rana Al-Fares, Bashayer M. E. Ahmad


Landfill siting and site selection is a vital and essential step towards having a fully functional waste management strategy in high waste producing countries. Several landfill siting techniques are available and used around the world. The present study focuses on an optimized land-use site selection based on multi-criteria decision analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS), using overlay analysis to generate a map of the optimal areas in the State of Kuwait for waste disposal landfill siting for future planning purposes. The study analysis takes into consideration geological and geo-morphological, manmade, economic and environmental factors.

Keywords: Geographic Information Systems; Kuwait; landfill siting; optimal locations; waste management


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