A Directory of Environmentally Sound Technologies for the Integrated Management of Solid, Liquid and Hazardous Waste for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific Region
Small Islands have special physical, demographic and economic features. Their much
reduced areas, shortage of natural resources (arable land, freshwater, minerals and
conventional energy sources), geological complexity, isolation and widespread nature of
their territories, exposure to natural disasters (typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions and tsunamis) sometimes make the water resources, solid waste and
wastewater problems of these islands very serious (UNESCO, 1991).