EAD shares its best practices at conference in USA
EAD highlighted its Eltezam campaign and its ICT tool at the event
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) shared some of the Emirate’s best practices in the field of air quality monitoring and waste management at the Air and Waste Management Association Conference, which took place in Long Beach, California, USA.
At the event, EAD highlighted its Eltezam campaign and its Inspections and Compliance Tool (ICT), both aimed at monitoring and regulating industrial standards in Abu Dhabi.
EAD’s Eng. Khalid Al Hajeri, manager of compliance and enforcement, and Ahmad Al Waheebi, head of compliance and audit, presented Abu Dhabi’s efforts in air monitoring and waste management to more than 100 of the world’s leading environmental experts at the event.
Through the Eltezam (meaning compliance in Arabic) campaign, EAD worked with 160 facilities in Abu Dhabi to raise their awareness about the importance of complying with their environmental permit conditions, specifically around the release of particulate matter, a primary by-product from cement-mixing. The campaign entailed capacity building, rigorous inspections and enforcement of regulations.
Commenting on the campaign, Al Waheebi said: "Following Eltezam’s previous success in engaging the Ready Mix sector to raise awareness of the importance of limiting the amount of particulate matter, our campaign provided the industry with guidance on best practice and compliance. We recorded a 46% improvement in compliance within the sector in one year."
EAD uses its Inspections and Compliance Tool (ICT) to monitor compliance of facilities and projects.
"Since we introduced this state-of-the-art technology, our information collation process has become more efficient and has helped us better focus on minimising environmental impact across the emirate,” Al Hajeri explained. “With tools like this, we can contribute to achieving sustainable development and continue working toward a cleaner future."