Dr. Masahiro Fujita - Amrita University

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Panel A2: To Our World:
Environment: Water, Energy, Waste
Management

Masahiro Fujita

VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC)

University of Tokyo

fujita@ee.t.u
-
tokyo.ac.jp

REASONS FOR IMPROPER MANAGEMENT OF
WASTE



Lack

of

planning

for

waste

management

while

planning


townships




Lack

of

proper

institutional

set

up

for


waste

management,


planning

and

designing

in

urban

local

bodies



Lack

of

technically

trained

manpower




Lack

of

community

involvement





Lack

of

expertise

and

exposure

to

city

waste

management

using

modern

techniques

/

best

practices




Lack

of

awareness

creation

mechanism




Lack

of

Management

Information

Systems





Lack

of

funds

with

ULBs





Indifferent

attitude

of

ULBs

to

levy

user

charges


and

sustainability


REASONS FOR IMPROPER MANAGEMENT OF
WASTE



Lack

of

planning

for

waste

management

while

planning


townships




Lack

of

proper

institutional

set

up

for


waste

management,


planning

and

designing

in

urban

local

bodies



Lack

of

technically

trained

manpower




Lack

of

community

involvement





Lack

of

expertise

and

exposure

to

city

waste

management

using

modern

techniques

/

best

practices




Lack

of

awareness

creation

mechanism




Lack

of

Management

Information

Systems





Lack

of

funds

with

ULBs





Indifferent

attitude

of

ULBs

to

levy

user

charges


and

sustainability


Teaching/education with a little bit IT
is a key


This is true for everything, or every professor says
so


You can save/recycle water, save power, and
reduce waste pretty much, if “all” are well
educated/trained


But some do not follow the rules, there will be
significant efficiency reduction in everything


Small “dirty” water can spread over


Small irregular use of power may destruct the system


Small waste is waste

So the challenge is how to
teach/train people


We have to teach people in such a way that


Everyone understands what and how to do


Everyone understands why we should do


Must understand that doing things for others eventually
bring something good to us


May be the only way is step
-
by
-
step


Need a couple of success stories


On
-
line monitoring in the public may help

Another source of waste:
electronics equipment


Cell phones, PCs, and other electronics are good
as long as they are “working”


If they break, need repair, but if that is difficult,
becomes just waste


If we deliver more and more electronics
equipment to the villages, they will soon or later
become source of waste ?


They can be easily broken if not properly used


Difficult to repair in villages


Unfortunately some components can be
hardious

One idea: Develop Lego
-
like
electronics systems


If all are the same, relatively easy to repair,
collect/replace will minimum amount of training


Develop standard (same) components (or boxes) to
be used for cell phones, PCs, and many other
electronics, even for small grid


Computing box + RF box + battery1 = cell phone


Computing box + display box + = air conditioner


They must be easy to re
-
assemble by hands


If broken, simply replace that component by yourself


If need more computation power, add more components


Broken things can be collected and recycled