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 web sites: www.seamegypt.org and www.eeaa.gov.eg/seam
SEAM activities are poverty
focused. Capacity building and working towards sustainable development
are integral issues being addressed in all SEAM activities.
Action Plans – prepared with wide participation for the Governorates
of Sohag and Dakahleya. To be replicated in Qena and Damietta Governorates.
Management – waste strategies supported by 14 demonstration projects
are being implemented in the four Governorates.
Production – auditing and 50 demonstration projects focusing on low
cost measures with short payback periods.
Environmental Projects – 65 community based projects addressing the
priorities of the Governorate Environmental Action Plans are being supported.
Impact Assessment – capacity building through training, implementation
of 9 EIAs and the preparation of EIA sector guidelines.