The National Solid Waste Management Centre of Qatar is set to handle no less than 840,000 tonnes a year of domestic waste as well as 1.8 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste. In other words, the centre is built to handle all municipal, commercial and industrial waste being generated in Qatar by a population consisting of around 800,000 inhabitants.
COWI: Preparing EIA and obtaining environmental clearance
Assisting the preparation of the new waste management centre from 2006-2008, COWI provided all consultancy services necessary for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and in obtaining the environmental clearance from the Qatari Ministry of Environment in November 2008.
The EIA covered all environmental aspects of the site including waste management. The waste management component of the EIA dealt with management issues in addition to impacts and mitigation measures and input to the Environmental Management Plan.