IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(5): 187-191 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.5.670

Analysis of Enablers for Disaster Waste Management

Devendra Kumar Yadav and Akhilesh Barve
Abstract— Apart from the destruction of the human lives, infrastructure and economic impacts, disasters often generate large volumes of waste. These volumes are, sometimes, beyond the scope of local waste management people and facilities. To manage such waste is very difficult due to the mixing of disaster waste in it. The review articles of disaster waste management and post-disaster debris management conclude that there is ample discussion on factors affecting the disaster waste management, but rarely on considering them altogether. Keeping meaningful aspects from enablers of disaster waste management, this paper examines how to manage these wastes to bring effective response and recovery process. The various activities in the form of enablers have been identified and an analysis of how these enablers could be categorized in cause and effect group, Decision Making Trail and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) has been applied to bring greater clarity. The result of this study indicates that the successful management of disaster waste needs to focus the cause group enablers rather than effect group enablers.

Index Terms— Disasters, disaster waste management, DEMATEL, enablers.

Devendra Kumar Yadav and Akhilesh Barve are with the School of Mechanical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India (e-mail: dky10@iitbbs.ac.in, akhilesh@iitbbs.ac.in).

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Cite: Devendra Kumar Yadav and Akhilesh Barve, " Analysis of Enablers for Disaster Waste Management," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 187-191, 2016.

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