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Environmental Measurements

IFC has a professional track record and has proven its competence in the Egyptian environmental services market. The firm has acquired substantial experience in different environmental fields and has achieved unparalleled comprehension of the development of environmental management according to legal requirements and international standards.

  • Documentation of environmental activities
  • Institutional development
  • Environmental training and capacity building
  • Environmental profiles
  • Environmental policies and planning
  • Environmental Measurements and Monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Biodiversity Conservation, and Management of Protected Areas
  • Environmental management systems
  • Pollution abatement
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Solid Wastes Management
  • Coastal Zone Management


IFC provides the technical  support in the formulation and implementation of policies.

Our individual and collective experiences have heightened our awareness of the implement ability of policies. Accordingly, implementation requirements become an integral part of policy formulation to provide guidelines to the feasibility of the policies considered. Moreover, our involvement extends to the assessment of non-environmental policies to investigate their environmental implications, to recommend measures necessary for adjustments, and to ensure required mutual support. A full awareness of costs and benefits of the alternative policies guides the formulation process.

Assignments within this field address several aspects including:

  • Assessment and evaluation of effectiveness of programs and projects
  • Development and analysis of environment-related policies and strategies
  • Development of indicators and internal monitoring systems needed for evaluation and follow-up
  • Development of environmental action plans on the sector, local and entity levels


IFC Company have the capabilities for all the environmental measurements related to industrial and service sectors including the following measurements:

  • Ambient Air Monitoring (Continuous Air Monitoring)
  • Exhaust emissions measurements
  • Noise Intensity, Noise Dose and Octave Band Survey
  • Work Environment pollutants and gases survey
  • Illumination intensity measurements
  • Thermal Mapping
  • Respiratory and Total Suspended Particulates measurements (TSP, PM10, PM7, PM5, PM2.5, PM1)
  • Vibration , Heat stress measurements
  • Industrial Stack Emissions and particulates measurements
  • Volatile Organic Compounds measurements
  • Earthing Resistance Measurements


We believe that the EIA is a process geared towards environmental management and sustainability of the development through providing the basis for decision-making .

Our approach depends on prevention rather than mitigation. As the early integration of environmental considerations is usually more cost effective in minimizing impact, we attempt to closely integrate the EIA in the design phase.

The environmental dimension is employed in addressing and comparing siting, design and operation alternatives to select the most environmental-friendly options. In a number of cases, IFC has been involved in both the EIA development and the design of the project, which resulted in the incorporation of the environmental dimension as a design parameter. In all cases, assessment includes the impacts of the project on the environment as well as the impacts of the environment on the project to reach the required optimization between environmental safeguards and development sustainability.

We believe that both the effectiveness and quality of the EIA depend mainly on the EIA team, on a full understanding of the project specific features and settings and on the utilization of the appropriate tools.

IFC multidisciplinary team has prepared numerous EIAs in different sectors, including industry, both on the facility and complex level, mining, tourism, infrastructure, and waste management projects.

The team seeks the skills of external experts to complement its in-house capabilities. One of our main strengths is tailoring the EIA methodology and approach to the nature of the project, especially regarding analysis of baseline environmental data, impact assessment and recommendations.

The tools used differ according to the type of projects and may involve qualitative and quantitative techniques including modeling, GIS and remote sensing. According to the type of projects, social assessment may be carried out as an integral part of the EIA or as a separate comprehensive study (social impact assessment). Along our assignments, we have prepared EIAs according to both Egyptian and International EIA standards. Throughout the development of the EIA, we maintain neutral professional interaction with both the developer and the regulatory authorities. This is to help internalizing the objective of achieving the balance between development and the need for environmental protection.

Assignments undertaken by the firm have addressed different aspects of the EIA system, namely;

  • Preparation of strategic impact assessment to aid developers at the level of project planning and design levels.
  • Supporting developers for preparation of environmental and social impact assessment for their specific projects.
  • Policy-making and institutional development for EIA review system within the EEAA or other entities.
  • Training and capacity building


IFC has a global experience in training and capacity building activities. The training activities address various audience including environmental managers, inspectors and environmental teams in different industrial and service facilities.

The firm has developed extensive material to upgrade the capabilities of personnel so that they can effectively undertake their responsibilities.

Environmental training is conducted to either provide newly recruited personnel with the fundamental background necessary to effectively undertake their responsibilities or as part of a continuous process of performance enhancement through an incremental accumulation of skills and knowledge.

Other modules address the capacity building of experienced personnel to prepare them for the role. Throughout the different training modules, IFC has accumulated experience and information, particularly regarding industrial sectors, their environmental aspects, and pollution abatement measures. The topics of training include inspection, auditing, and implementation of environmental management schemes of trainers for others.

The firm has successfully conducted several training modules based on a uniform approach developed and continuously updated by IFC staff to ensure sustainability and effectiveness.

Assignments within this field address several training subjects including :

  • Inspection and environmental regulatory requirements
  • Planning and management
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Hazardous waste management


IFC is active in the field of waste management with a focus on Industrial wastes. IFC has accumulated an experience unparalleled in Egypt in the different aspects of industrial waste management which allowed the provision of high quality consultancy services to both regulators and generators. Assignments undertaken by the firm have addressed different aspects of the industrial Waste Management System, namely development of system components, institutional development, development of guidelines, capacity building as well as supporting industrial facilities in implementing waste management practices. Targets for our activities are equally diverse, encompassing waste regulators, bodies involved in hazardous waste management operations, and hazardous waste generators with an emphasis on the industrial sector. Working with such a diversified client and stakeholders’ base enables us to investigate, and constructively contribute to, hazardous waste management in Egypt from its different angles.

IFC team has been involved in assignments addressing almost all components of waste management system through the development of guidelines, procedures or training including classification of hazardous wastes, transportation, storage, permitting, on-site management as well as hazardous waste treatment and disposal.

Along these assignments, IFC team has had ample opportunity for continuous involvement in and contribution to, evolving hazardous waste management issues as well as provides quality services to generators. Such multilateral involvement in the hazardous waste management system has allowed the firm to enrich the development of the system through useful feedback regarding the practicality and implement ability of related regulations and requirements.

Assignments within this field have addressed several items including:

  • Technical support to the implementation of hazardous waste management
  • Institutional development of hazardous waste related units and system
  • Training and capacity building of industry and regulatory agencies

IFC – International Foundation for Consultations.