Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia


Dr. Kosuke Kawai

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan


Biography: Kosuke Kawai works at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. Starting his field studies on municipal solid waste in Vietnam in 2005 as a visiting researcher of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, he has engaged in various research projects to propose the improvement of municipal solid waste management systems in developing countries as well as in Japan. He currently leads the new project “Sustainable systems of municipal solid waste management in depopulated and aging areas of Japan” funded by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Kyoto University, and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Global Environmental Studies from the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University. Recent publications: Kawai K., Huong L.T.M. (2017) Key parameters for behaviour related to source separation of household organic waste: A case study in Hanoi, Vietnam. Waste Management & Research. 35: 246-252. Kawai K., Tasaki T. (2016) Revisiting estimates of municipal solid waste generation per capita and their reliability. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 18: 1-13.


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