Engicon in collaboration with DAI, completed a project involving landfill rehabilitation and waste transfer stations in Iraq. The project, covering six governorates in the country, aimed to support municipalities' efforts to enhance the socio-environmental standards of their waste disposal sites and waste transfer sites while extending the operational lifespan of the facilities. This was achieved through the rehabilitation of the existing dumpsites and by improving the standards of operation at waste transfer sites. The sites were rehabilitated and cleaned up to mitigate environmental and health impacts.
Engicon’s scope included the creation of a concept-level design and indicative drawings to inform the municipalities' rehabilitation efforts for the sites. The design incorporated necessary landfill upgrades while allowing for the continuation of the facilities’ operations during construction. This strategy minimized waste handling by incorporating ongoing waste deliveries into the rehabilitation process. In addition, topographic surveys and site investigation studies were conducted, as well as soil and environmental surveys to evaluate contamination of the soil and groundwater at the dumpsites.
The project was funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).