Focus on waste management challenges
Dubai, July 7, 2013
Waste management professionals will gather to discuss practices to effectively manage waste at a forum to be held in Dubai, in November.
The Waste Management Middle East Forum will be held on November 11 and 12.
Dubai Municipality, Ministry of Environment - Oman, United Nations Environment Programme, GE Power Conversion and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority will be presenting at the forum, said a statement.
Topics to be covered include concurrent waste management challenges in Middle East, dealing with construction & demolition waste and waste sector policy & regulatory framework in Abu Dhabi among others, it said.
Waste generation from the urban areas in the Middle Eastern region is over 150 million tonnes per year, said the statement.
With increase in the amount of waste generated, companies have been compelled to promote developments and strategies in effective waste management, it said.
Challenges for air quality management is one of the key topics of the forum to be covered by Dr Ömer Aga, associate professor, head of environmental engineering department from University of Dammam.
Dr Aga will focus on linkages between air pollution and risk to human health, urban areas emissions and mortality in urban cities and suggestions to improve air quality in the region. – TradeArabia News Service