Potential impacts of an energy crisis on waste management systems

dc.contributor.advisorKrusekopf, Charles
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Tara J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-07T17:20:19Z
dc.date.available2011-01-07T17:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-07
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.description.abstractWaste management systems are created based on a careful balance of interrelated factors, a variety of players, and diverse political, social, and economic landscapes. The purpose of this study is to identify the impacts to waste management caused by limited supply or increased cost of energy. A case study was created based on the Alberta Capital Region using literature review, surveys and interviews to identify how energy is used throughout the various phases of waste management, from collection through to disposal and diversion, and what the factors are that affect the organization and infrastructure selected for the waste management system. The results of this study conclude that there are economic, social, environmental, political, and decision-making impacts related to an energy crisis. In particular, it was concluded that an energy crisis will cause social and economic stresses that will result in organizational and infrastructure changes to waste management.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/400
dc.subjectRefuse and refuse disposalen_US
dc.subjectPower resourcesen_US
dc.subjectPower resources--Costsen_US
dc.subjectAlberta Capital Regionen_US
dc.subjectAlbertaen_US
dc.subjectEdmonton (Alta.)en_US
dc.subjectCase studies (Research methodology)en_US
dc.subjectSurveys (Research methodology)en_US
dc.subjectInterviews (Research methodology)en_US
dc.subjectCapital Region Board (Alta.)en_US
dc.titlePotential impacts of an energy crisis on waste management systemsen_US
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