Completed Projects, FP6

Management of environmental risks from landfills in seismically active regions in the New Independent States (NIS) of Central Asia




€ 1.1 million




36 months

Project details

Sustainable waste management and disposal is a societal challenge in terms of economics, public health and environmental impact. The FP6 INCO project NISMIST applied Geographical Information System (GIS) for the analysis of dynamic response of landfills, risk analysis and management of landfills, recommendations for cost-effective remediation measures, dissemination and creation of environmental awareness.

The aim was to increase local research potential through analysis and management of environmental risks associated with landfills in seismically active regions in the Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The results of this project can also be applied to seismically active zones in Europe, e.g. Greece and Turkey.

Stephen Webb was coordinating project manager for the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).