EEAA is the executing agency for
the programme. EEAA also provides local contribution of both funds,
counterpart and support staff, and facilities.
DANIDA provided the foreign contribution to
establish the program activities and has contracted a team of
international consultants, led by COWI Consulting Engineers and
Planners AS, Denmark to assist EEAA in the implementation of the
programme. COWI has subcontracted
the Danish Water Quality Institute (VKI) and the Norwegian Institute for
Air Research (NILU
). Input from expatriate consultants has been gradually phased out
and EEAA is taking over project management responsibility since july
2000. The programme is directed by a Steering Committee with
representatives from EEAA and DANIDA. Ad hoc working groups of
relevant technical specialists are formed within each EIMP
EEAA has contracted specialised Egyptian institutions for sampling,
measurements and laboratory analyses. Reference laboratories are
contracted to conduct proficiency tests and inter-calibra-tions, and
to train the monitoring institutions' staff in quality assurance and
quality control work.
monitoring institutions are:
Coastal water monitoring:
Institute for Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria (NIOF),
and Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR,
Environmental Hazards and Mitigation Center
(EMHC) at Cairo University, and Institute for Graduate Studies and
Research (IGSR), Alexandria.
Air; National Institute for Standardization (NIS), Cairo
Water; Ain Shams University, Cairo.