About the 3rd Annual Air Quality and Noise Control

With dust, transport and industrial emissions being major contributors to air pollution, GCC governments are putting more efforts and launching new initiatives to increase air quality standards as health concerns rise.

The UAE is leading the way by having launched the Emirates Air Quality Network. Creating a GCC-wide air quality network has been widely discussed at the 2nd Annual Air Quality and Noise Control summit.

Indoor air management is also a key priority in air quality improvement strategy.  Research and studies of possible health issues associated with the indoor air quality prompt the Gulf region stakeholders to pay closer attention to indoor environment standards.

Noise pollution management gains more prominence as governments introduce penalties and awareness rises.

The 3rd Annual Air Quality and Noise Control GCC summit will continue to look into these three major environmental concerns, as more research being done, new projects launched and the regulations are put in place. Government officers, health and medical practitioners, researchers, industry executives and international authorities will gather for the third time to discuss, share and collaborate on the issues of ambient and indoor air quality and noise management.

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2015 Testimonials

Excellent Opportunities for the air quality and environmental noise sector:

Did you know?
  • The global air quality monitoring equipment market is expected to reach $6,147.77 million by 2019 growing at a CAGR of 9.15% between 2014 and 2019, and the environmental testing market is projected to reach more than $9.5 Billion at a CAGR of 6.4% by 2019, according to the Marketsandmarkets’ report.
  • Technavio's analysts forecast the global IAQ market to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% during the period 2016-2020.
  • According to TechSci research report, GCC air conditioners market set to grow at CAGR 10% till 2021 due to rising construction, increasing disposable income and upcoming mega events such as FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, World Expo 2020 in UAE, cultural and summer festivals in Bahrain.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Evaluate regional best practice on measuring and monitoring air quality
  • Discover UAE’s new regulatory framework on noise control
  • Discuss the roadmap and strategies towards increasing indoor air quality and achieving energy efficiency
  • Hear regional and international case studies on air quality in environment with sandstorms
  • Examine project opportunities to reach new customers across the GCC

2016 Advisory Board

Dr. Jens Thomsen

Section Head, Environmental Health, Health Authority – Abu Dhabi

Hind Mahmoud Mahaba

Dubai Municipality, Head of Environmental Planning and Studies, Environment Department,

Dr. Nashat Nafouri

Chair, Healthcare Interest Group

Marouane Temimi

Associate Professor - Water & Environmental Engineering Program, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

2016 Speakers

  • HE/Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad

    Minister of Environment and Water
    UAE Ministry of Environment and Water

  • Eng. Fahad Hareb

    Director of Air Quality Department, Environmental Affairs
    Ministry of Environment and Water

  • Ruqaya Mohamed

    Manager of the Air Quality, Noise and Climate Change Section
    Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

  • Hind Mahmoud Mahaba

    Head of Environmental Planning and Studies, Environment Department
    Dubai Municipality

  • Eng. Yasser Kayed

    Head of Studies and Planning Unit - Environmental Protection Section
    Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

  • Dr. Fatima Al Aidarous

    Former Scientific Research and Studies Specialist
    National Center for Meteorology and Seismology

  • Ashraf Amin Ibrahim

    Environmentalist (Air Pollution Specialist)
    National Center for Meteorology and Seismology

  • Dr. med. Jens Thomsen MPH

    Section Head, Environmental Health, Public Health and Research Division
    Health Authority Abu Dhabi - HAAD

  • Dr. Marouane Temimi

    Associate Professor - Water & Environmental Engineering Program, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

  • Dr. Ali Awadh Al-Amoudi

    Former Sustainable Advisor

  • Dr. Alena Bartonova

    Research Director

  • Joanne Carmichael

    Transport Director

  • Dr. Matt Ősund-Ireland

    Middle East Air Quality Practice Leader

  • Hazem H. Qawasmeh

    Director, Energy and Environment Programs
    RTI International

  • Prof. Fares Howari

    Professor of Environmental Science & Director, Office of Sustainable Eco Innovation
    Zayed University

  • Dr. Basha Shaik

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • Dr. Kondapalli Niranjan

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • Piotr Gaudibert

    Studies and European Project Manager
    BRUITPARIF, The Noise Observatory of Île-de-France

  • Cesare Maria Joppolo

    Full Professor
    Politecnico di Milano

  • Ahmed El-Aassar

    Gannett Fleming

  • Jamila El Mir

    Senior Environment and Sustainability Consultant

  • Annika Waller


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