The Environmental Management Agency Laboratory (EMAL)

What is the EMAL?
It is a national institute, built for support and advice on all aspects of environmental quality, research, treatment studies, training and environmental quality information. The laboratory started operating under EMA management in 2007, was first accredited in 2012 and has continuously maintained its accreditation status.

POLICY STATEMENT

EMAL is committed to continuous improvement of the effectiveness of the Management System based on ISO 17025 requirements, making the laboratory a reliable destination for analysis of a wide range of environmental samples with the overall objective of providing quality services to all customers. To achieve this, EMAL uses state of the art equipment, validated test methods, trained and competent staff and ensures that all personnel practice good professionalism by adhering to, familiarizing with and implementing the management system on a day to day basis.

 

SERVICES OFFERED:

1. Biological water testing

2.Chemical water testing

3. Soil testing: the level of contamination in the soil

WHAT ARE YOU TESTING FOR IN YOUR WATER?         

To find out the concentrations of the following chemical parameters in your water: BOD, COD, DO, Alkalinity, Ca, Cd, Cl, Co, EC, pH, Fe, K, Na, Cu, Zn, Hg, As, CN, Cr 6+, Mg, Mn, Pb, Ni, PV, G/Oil,  NO3, SO4, PO4, Sulphides, TDS/TSS, NTU, TH, detergents, pesticides etc.

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About EMA

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment, promoting a growing economy and empowered society.
  • MISSION STATEMENT +

    To regulate, monitor and promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation.
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    •¬†Transparency¬†• Professionalism¬†• Timeous response • Stakeholder Participation • Unhu / Ubuntu •Team work •
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