UK based consultancy Ricardo-AEA is to share its expertise with the city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Ricardo-AEA has been appointed by ArRiyadh Development Authority to deliver a comprehensive integrated waste management strategy and associated implementation plans for the city.
Major growth in population and development of its metropolitan area is leading to large rises in the generation of waste.
By 2020, its population is expected to be 8.3 million approximately. Currently, the city produces 8 million tonnes of waste per year, arising from municipal, commercial and construction sources.
Ricardo-AEA resource efficiency and waste management practice director Adam Read said: “We are delighted that Ricardo-AEA has been selected by ArRiyadh Development Authority for this high profile and ambitious project.
“Ricardo-AEA has an enviable record in this sector and is recognised as a leading provider of high quality, authoritative, waste strategy work within the international arena.
“We look forward to working closely with ArRiyadh Development Authority, its project stakeholders and industry, over the course of the project and rising to the waste management challenges the city of Riyadh faces. In doing so, we aim to deliver the strategic support that will help to establish Riyadh firmly at the forefront of waste management best practice within the Middle East.”