SWANA, World Bank Undertake Tsunami Relief Effort

Silver Spring, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Copenhagen, Denmark, and the World Bank, Washington, have created a partnership to help in the clean up of areas affected by the tsunami. The partnership will offer technical assistance in waste management.

As a first step, the World Bank has requested a list of individual SWANA members who are willing to travel to the affected areas and work on assessment teams. SWANA has contacted its Landfill, Special Waste and Landfill Gas Management Technical Division members to encourage them to apply to participate in the effort. Current estimates say that SWANA members would be needed for two- to four-week assignments. For information on how to get involved, visit www.swana.org.