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ThinkMind // GEOProcessing 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services // View article geoprocessing_2018_4_20_30046


A Spatial Decision Support System for Waste Management in Municipal Society of Lahore City

Authors:
Muhammad Haris
Beenish Fatima

Keywords: GIS; Multi-criteria Decision Making; Waste Management; Spatial Modeling

Abstract:
The paper discusses waste management issues in urban regions, which is an area of concern in highly populated cities of developing countries. Lahore, being the second most populated city of Pakistan, is also facing waste management issues, with both private and public organizations struggling to cater to it. A government operated housing society in Lahore named WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) Town is facing this issue due to improper waste dumping by residents. To resolve this problem, a door-to-door survey was conducted in the G5 block of the housing society. The survey results showed that most of the residents were not satisfied with waste management services and reported that absence of waste bins was a major reason for inappropriate waste dumping. Identifying the best possible location for placement of new waste bins made this a spatial decision-making problem. The required spatial data was collected using physical street surveys and mapping in ArcGIS 10.2 software. The existing waste dumping locations were taken as alternatives. Additionally, multiple criteria were chosen for evaluation which were given weights using pairwise comparison method, while various geo-processing tools were used to evaluate the criteria. Finally, alternatives were scored in terms of their appropriateness using Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), a multi-criteria decision-making technique. The proposed solution will help in minimizing improper waste dumping, leading to a positive environmental impact on the housing society.

Pages: 52 to 55

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: March 25, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-393X

ISBN: 978-1-61208-617-0

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

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