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The impact of climate-related environmental change on the UK solid waste sector

The impact of climate-related environmental change on the UK solid waste sector
The impact of climate-related environmental change on the UK solid waste sector
This paper describes the solid waste sector in the UK and its interactions with other parts of the wider UK infrastructure system before exploring the potential effects of climate change and severe weather in the context of the UKCP09 scenarios. There is limited evidence for the direct effects of climate change on the UK solid waste sector. However, it is apparent that much of the disruption to the sector comes from the impact on transport infrastructure. The paper concludes that the biggest climate-related threat to the solid waste sector, as with the UK infrastructure system generally, is flooding due to future increases in winter mean rainfall and peak rainfall events in summer and winter.
floods & floodworks , waste management & disposal, infrastructure planning
2053-0242
84-94
Watson, Geoff V.R.
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Powrie, William
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Watson, Geoff V.R.
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Powrie, William
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Watson, Geoff V.R. and Powrie, William (2015) The impact of climate-related environmental change on the UK solid waste sector. Infrastructure Asset Management, 2 (2), 84-94. (doi:10.1680/iasma.14.00041).

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Abstract

This paper describes the solid waste sector in the UK and its interactions with other parts of the wider UK infrastructure system before exploring the potential effects of climate change and severe weather in the context of the UKCP09 scenarios. There is limited evidence for the direct effects of climate change on the UK solid waste sector. However, it is apparent that much of the disruption to the sector comes from the impact on transport infrastructure. The paper concludes that the biggest climate-related threat to the solid waste sector, as with the UK infrastructure system generally, is flooding due to future increases in winter mean rainfall and peak rainfall events in summer and winter.

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Published date: May 2015
Keywords: floods & floodworks , waste management & disposal, infrastructure planning

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Local EPrints ID: 415983
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415983
ISSN: 2053-0242
PURE UUID: ca45bc4a-50ec-493c-b921-970d0035f084
ORCID for Geoff V.R. Watson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3074-5196
ORCID for William Powrie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2271-0826

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2017 17:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:52

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