Akpo, David Mbu, Ephraim, Idongesit Emmanuel & Ikara, Mary Daniel
The purpose of this paper is to create awareness of Environmental Technology Tools for Forecasting, Early Warning and Response in Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigerian States Waste Management in Covid – 19 Era. It is in contribution to addressing obsolete waste management practices and technological challenges faced in Nigerian states. Remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches as environmental technology tools impacts environmental management, improving framework development principles, natural resource management, national intelligence, forecasting, early warning and response and disaster risk reduction associated with waste management. Fuzzy set theory and Technological Acceptance model 2 (TAM2) adopted method to aid RS/GIS application towards sustainable waste management practices. Environmental problems emerged from inappropriate methods and technologies in managing waste with Consequences such as pollution of air from gases leading to global warming, land, and water pollution leading to ill-health, flooding of blocked drainages, and loss of lives, lands, and environment. Use of RS/GIS technologies facilitates dumpsite/location, detecting gaseous substances, precise data analysis, storage skills, spatial information, and decision-making in management. The objective of this paper is to build capacity, skills, awareness, and education for monitoring, collecting geo-spatial data, analysis/storage, detection/control of gaseous substances, locations/terrains, relocation of waste bins to areas of suitable mapping to dumpsites, evacuation of people to save lives and environment in waste management using RS and GIS Tools. Recommendations: embracing innovations, curriculum review of education sector, taking waste management as vocational course, storage, geospatial analyses, communication, and decision-making process by both public/private sectors to protect our environment.