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Bhada-Tata, Perinaz

Urbanization and Resilience Management Unit, World Bank
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Solid waste management; solid waste; urbanization; urban environment; cities and climate change
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Urbanization and Resilience Management Unit, World Bank
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Perinaz Bhada-Tata is an independent consultant working on issues related to solid waste management, cities, and climate change.  She was previously a Junior Professional Associate in the Urban Development Unit at the World Bank.  Perinaz received her MS in Earth Resources Engineering and Master of International Affairs degree in Environmental Policy at Columbia University in New York.  At Columbia, conducted research on the feasibility of introducing waste-to-energy technology in Mumbai in order to combat the growing garbage problem and to provide a supplemental source of energy.  Perinaz has also worked at NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and Dewey Ballantine.  She received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

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Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies

2018-09, Kaza, Silpa, Bhada-Tata, Perinaz

The Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies were created to help mayors and decision makers understand the various technologies and when they would be appropriate based on local circumstances. Mayors are often approached by different solid waste management technology vendors and these guides aim to provide objective guidance and critical considerations. They offer insights into implementing environmentally sound treatment and disposal solutions. The guides include: (i) A basic description of what each technology is and how it works; (ii) Key considerations when thinking about pursuing a specific technology; (iii) Financial implications and suggestions for reducing and recovering costs; (iv) Examples of where the technology has succeeded and failed; and (v) Questions to ask the solid waste vendor to assess appropriateness of the technology and vendor for the local context.