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Support for Environmental Assessment and Management (SEAM)

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Project Status: Completed Project


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SEAM Programme

Support for Environmental Assessment and Management (SEAM) is a major environmental programme implemented by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Entec UK Ltd and ERM with support from the UK Department for International Development.

SEAM I (1994 - 1999) developed Governorate Environmental Action Plans (GEAPs) for Sohag and Dakahleya, built environmental capacity and demonstrated the tangible benefits of improved environmental management.

SEAM II (2000 - 2004) will build on SEAM I successes by improving environmental planning and services for the poor and strengthening decentralized environmental management.


SEAM Activities

  • Environmental Action Plans – prepared with wide participation for the Governorates of Sohag and Dakahleya. To be replicated in Qena and Damietta Governorates.
  • Solid Waste Management – waste strategies supported by 14 demonstration projects are being implemented in the four Governorates.
  • Cleaner Production – auditing and 50 demonstration projects focusing on low cost measures with short payback periods.
  • Community Environmental Projects – 65 community based projects addressing the priorities of the Governorate Environmental Action Plans are being supported.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment – capacity building through training, implementation of 9 EIAs and the preparation of EIA sector guidelines.

SEAM activities are poverty focused. Capacity building and working towards sustainable development are integral issues being addressed in all SEAM activities.

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