Quantitative Assessment of Household Waste Disposed in Floodplains of Rivers from Extra-Carpathian Region of Neamț County, Romania

13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, Conference Proceedings vol1: pp. 781-788, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.103

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2015

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Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper aims to develop a method which estimates the amounts of household waste disposed (HWD) by rural localities in floodplains of rivers from subcarpathian sector ( Bistrița, Cracău, Ozana) and also from coridor valleys sector of Moldova and Siret rivers. This approach takes into the consideration the average distance between the outer limits of buil-up area (village) and floodplain (river) in order to calculate the specific indicators. This method is applied for 2003 and 2010 with a view to highlight the potential impact of illegal dumping on rivers sectors from extra-Carpathian region between pre-accession and post-accession periods. Poor waste management facilities from rural areas lead to this bad practice which prevailed during 2003-2009. Recent improvements in this sector, particularly after the closure of rural dumpsites (16 July 2009) will mitigate this environmental threat which it is also specific to others rural regions from Romania.

Keywords: household waste, uncontrolled disposal, floodplain, rural areas

JEL Classification: K32,018,Q20,R52,020

Suggested Citation

Mihai, Florin, Quantitative Assessment of Household Waste Disposed in Floodplains of Rivers from Extra-Carpathian Region of Neamț County, Romania (2013). 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, Conference Proceedings vol1: pp. 781-788, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.103. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555442

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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