Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Infrastructure: Preparing for Change – Solid Waste Management


Climate change impacts on solid waste management infrastructure and surrounding environment may be temporary or long-lasting.

Poor management of solid waste can lead to rodent infestations, disease outbreak, and groundwater contamination.

Solid waste-related adaptation options include protecting critical infrastructure, reducing facility needs through recycling and demand management, and requiring waste treatment facilities to prepare adaptation plans.

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:00am

Last updated: March 07, 2014