Author(s): Ahmet Bozkurt1, Selim Dogan2
  • 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
  • 2. Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, 42031, Turkey

Abstract: Many of the environmental challenges faced by university campuses are similar to cities because campuses are urban-like areas. Water and waste management have an important role in these challenges. Water and waste management with minimum damage to the environment can be achieved in terms of sustainability. Water and waste management are the main topics for city sustainability measures as well as for campuses. Reduction, reuse and use of alternative sources such as rainwater harvesting are recommended for sustainable water management concept. Classification of wastes to minimize environmental damage, disposal and recycling and zero waste concept are investigated for waste management. In addition, hazardous and harmful wastes and excavation wastes are also included in the assessment of waste management. In this study; the status of water and waste management of the Selcuk University main campus was explored and feasible strategies with sustainability focus were discussed.