Environics was commissioned to carry out a scoped EIA study to assess the potential environmental impacts due to the construction and operation of a new pipeline for the discharge of desalination water in Makadi Bay.
The study was based mainly on the field visit and marine survey of the project’s area in Makadi Bay, which had been conducted by Environics in April 2015, as well as a previously prepared Mathematical Model, in addition to the review of relevant research and publications and the use of satellite images to prepare illustrative maps.
Environics provided a description of the project’s components and proposed works, examined the environmental policies, laws and legislations relevant to the project, and investigated the characteristics of the natural environment in the project’s area including: climate, marine characteristics, marine biology, in addition to the social and economical characteristics.
Project alternatives were analysed, giving reasons behind the selected one, and the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures were identified and assessed. An Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan was developed to guarantee the sustainability of the project.