Determining Rural Areas Vulnerable to Illegal Dumping Using GIS Techniques. Case Study: Neamț County, Romania

13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, SGEM 2013 Conference Proceedings Vol 1 : 275-282,DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.037

8 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2015

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Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Pavel Ichim

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The paper aims to mapping the potential vulnerable areas to illegal dumping of household waste from rural areas in the extra- Carpathian region of Neamț County. These areas are ordinary in the proximity of built-up areas and buffers areas of 1km were delimited for every locality. Based on various map layers in vector formats ( land use, rivers, built-up areas, roads etc) an assessment method is performed to highlight the potential areas vulnerable to illegal dumping inside these buffer areas at local scale. The results are correlated to field observations and current situation of waste management systems. The maps outline local disparities due to various geographical conditions of county. This approach is a necessary tool in EIA studies particularly for rural waste management systems at local and regional scale which are less studied in current literature than urban areas.

Keywords: illegal dumping, GIS, disparities, waste management, rural areas

JEL Classification: K32, I31, L97, 018, Q20, 020, R52, R58

Suggested Citation

Mihai, Florin and Ursu, Adrian and Ichim, Pavel and Chelaru, Dan-Adrian, Determining Rural Areas Vulnerable to Illegal Dumping Using GIS Techniques. Case Study: Neamț County, Romania (2013). 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, SGEM 2013 Conference Proceedings Vol 1 : 275-282,DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.037 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560169

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Pavel Ichim

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Bulevardul Carol I nr. 20A
Lasi, Iasi 700505
Romania

Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Bulevardul Carol I nr. 20A
Lasi, Iasi 700505
Romania

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