Special report: Resource management

CW analyses the business of waste management in the Gulf region

SPECIAL REPORTS, Sectors, Resource management, Waste management

Welcome to Construction Week’s Special Report on the business of resource management. Waste, as we shall discover is a mounting problem as populations grow across the region.

As Imdaad’s chief operating officer points out that the UAE is one of the biggest per-capita producers of garbage in the world.

Although this is quite a shameful statistic, it is one that is being addressed, and the focus of governments across the emirates on reducing waste and environmental sustainability is considerably higher than in many other emerging economies.

It goes without saying that the construction sector needs to play its part. A report which was published by research firm Frost & Sullivan in June 2012 indicated that the industry is responsible for around 55% of all of the waste produced in the GCC – a figure which is even more shocking when one considers that at the time it was only responsible for around 5.6% of total GDP.

As markets have improved over the past 18 months – particularly in real estate – construction is expected to outperform wider GDP in most territories, which is why it is so important that the industry needs to implement better working practices to cut some of its biggest waste excesses now.

Resource management: A greener way of life

Government initiatives are being developed to tackle the high levels of waste being produced in the region


Resource Management: Waste handling plant and machinery

The kit that is helping the UAE to become the first truly sustainable Middle East country


Resource management: Soft services and consulting

Practitioners predict where the waste management industry is heading


Resource management: Landfill gas case study

Look at the first landfill gas project to complete in the Middle East


Resource management: Education & raising awareness

How waste management companies are changing attitudes to the environment


Resource management: Policies and technologies

The policies and fixed plant technology helping the region to build a sustainable future





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