A clean environment is possible

Creating a clean, safe and healthy environment is possible, especially if all stakeholders come on board and play their part towards this worthy cause. A clean environment has high aesthetic value, provides various environmental benefits and is free from diseases. Such an environment is achievable through concerted effort.  

Who can do what?

 

Corporates

  • Adopt the cradle to the grave principle, which refers to the responsibility a company takes for the entire life cycle of a product, service or program, from design to disposal or termination.
  • Ensure there are sufficient waste receptacles servicing your premises.
  • Maintain the frontage, back corridors and sanitary lanes of you work premises clean at all times.
  • As part of your Corporate Social Responsibility, you can donate branded bins to Local Authorities. This will serve a dual purpose; it acts as a way of advertising and at the same time assists in the provision of bins.
  • Organize regular clean ups to keep shopping centres, business premises and working areas clean and attractive to customers.
  • Set up cages to collect recyclable cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles etc. Sell all recyclable material to recycling companies.
  • Food outlets should sell their food leftovers to piggeries or individuals with pets.
  • Adopt’ zones in your city/town and maintain it clean on a regular basis. The zone can be a street, round about, island, business/shopping center and bus termini. Approach your Local Authority on the adoption of zones.
  • Corporates should have waste management plans and policies to ensure sustainable waste management at their workplaces and also in the business value chain.

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Get Your Water Tested and Prevent the Spread of Cholera

Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, has been hit by a cholera and typhoid outbreak which has claimed 25 lives and affected more than 4000 people. Other provinces such as Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo and the Midlands have also been affected. The Environmental Management Agency would like to express its deepest condolences to the families that lost their loved ones due to this epidemic, may their dear souls rest in eternal peace.

The Environmental Management Agency is saddened by this unfortunate development, which to a large extent could have been avoided if sound environmental management systems had been adopted by stakeholders. Water borne diseases are highly associated with main drivers which include poor solid and liquid waste management. The water borne diseases arise from consuming water or food contaminated with E.coli. Human activities such as the discharge of raw sewer into water bodies and illegal dumping of waste accelerate this pandemic.

Can anything be done to ascertain whether water is clean or not?

It is important to know the quality of water you are drinking especially during this period when we are faced with numerous pollution sources. It doesn’t follow that clear water is clean water, hence the importance of testing your water from boreholes and wells to ascertain its quality.

Which Institutions Test Water in Zimbabwe
The Environmental Management Agency Laboratory (EMAL) is responsible for Water Quality Testing and Monitoring. 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 to date.

POLICY STATEMENT

Management at EMAL is committed to continuous improvement of the effectiveness of the laboratory management system that is in compliance to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, accreditation board requirements and is reviewed yearly, making the laboratory a center of excellence 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.

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The Environmental Management Agency is in the process of upgrading its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to ensure the effective and efficient fulfilment of its mandate in line with its four key result areas namely Environmental Management, Environmental Information Management, Environmental Protection and Organisational Development and Support. To execute this task, the Agency is inviting individuals or institutions who have vast experience in M&E and/or DHIS to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide consultancy services. call for proposals

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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment supporting an empowered society, a sustainable and growing economy by 2030.
  • 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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