Environmental Conventions on Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management

International Environmental Conventionsalso known as multilateral agreements are an integral part of the international environmental governance system. Each convention covers specific issues such as climate change, biodiversity, desertification, land degradation and chemicals handling among others. The management of hazardous substances world over is regulated by various conventions such as the Basel, Bamako, Minamata,Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

 

 

 

 

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THREATS TO UNDERGROUND WATER CONTAMINATION

There is an increase in borehole drilling and digging of wells in urban areas, especially in new residential areas because of unavailability of reticulated water services. In addition, there are no sewer services in these areas, construction of septic tanks evades local authorities’ by laws. Consequently, there is underground water contamination in some of the boreholes and wells.

In this regard, it is important for every household to know the quality of water they are drinking and using, to avoid adverse health effects. The drinking water should contain no harmful concentrations of chemicals or pathogens and ideally it should be aesthetically pleasing in regard to appearance, taste and odour.

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The Agency has a Zero Tolerance Policy to Corruption. To report corrupt activities anonymously :

1. Use Econet Toll Free Line: 08080028

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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.
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    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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EMA 2017 SCHOOLS DEBATE TOPIC

 

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE BEING GIVEN LESS RECOGNITION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES THAN OTHER RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE.