Dalia Nakhla

Environmental Engineering and Management Principal Consultant

PhD in Environmental Engineering, The American University in Cairo

M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, The American University in Cairo

B.Sc. in Construction Engineering, The American University in Cairo

Dr. Dalia Nakhla has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental and energy management consultant. She is a Certified Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant and Solid Waste Management Consultant by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Waste Management Regulatory Agency, Ministry of Environment and was responsible for formulation of the National Agricultural Waste Management Strategy. She was also the project manager and participated in a number of national environmental impact assessment studies related to different sectors including oil and gas, industry, solid waste, infrastructure and tourism. She is well acquainted with the recent environmentally sound technologies and practices. Dr. Nakhla is one of the few consultants in Egypt who perform quantitative Life Cycle Assessment studies and prepare Product Environmental Footprint studies.

Dr. Nakhla is also certified by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as an Energy Management Systems National Expert. She is an expert in the area of environmental management especially environmental impact assessment. She aided in the introduction of Energy Management Systems in a number of energy consuming industries in Egypt according to the requirements of ISO 50001, including cement, petrochemical and ceramic industries. Moreover, she has participated in the design and implementation of several on-the-job training modules for environmental managers including Training of Trainers modules.

She is also registered in Egypt’s Roster of Experts in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as I have contributed in the preparation of the first Biennial Update Report (BUR) for Egypt through preparation of the greenhouse gases inventory resulting from industrial processes. She also contributed in the preparation of Egypt’s Low Emissions Strategy Framework. Dr. Nakhla works as a national consultant to a number of international agencies such as UNDP, UNIDO, IFC, EBRD, GIZ.