Sharjah Airports receives silver recognition for water management
The authority designed a new sewage treatment plant (STP), which follows an adoption of sustainable technologies
Sharjah Airports recently achieved the silver Airports Council International (ACI) – Asia Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2020, under the Water Management category.
The recognition acknowledges airports’ achievements in environmental projects; the recognition awarded to Sharjah Airports is reflective of the authority's efforts to implement sustainability in line with the Emirates Green Development Strategy.
Speaking about the recognition, the chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, Ali Salim Al Midfa, said: "Sharjah Airport’s accreditation from the Airports Council International is a reflection of its continuous efforts to preserve the environment by adopting many green initiatives and programs, in line with the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda."
Sharjah Airport succeeded in enhancing its environmentally friendly operations by designing a new sewage treatment plant (STP), which follows an adoption of sustainable technologies with a high capacity to treat large quantities of sewage.
In addition, the airport’s green initiatives include control over the consumption of electricity and water, as well as the implementation of an integrated waste management system which support the long-term sustainable development goals of the airport.
Lauding Sharjah Airports' sustainable efforts, director-general, ACI Asia-Pacific, Stefano Baronci, said: “One important lesson that we are learning from the current challenging time is that addressing the health and safety of people includes contributing to create new societal value for the communities we serve. We applaud Sharjah Airports' environmentally-responsible approach to its airport expansion plans. By adopting environmentally-efficient technology into its sewage treatment plant, higher volumes of sewage water can be treated with less impact on the environment."
Sharjah Airports has received several accolades for its sustainable achievements in the past. These include the Sharjah Green Award in 2019 from Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and The Modama Award in 2019 for Green Government Initiatives from Ajman Tourism Department.