|Technical Reports & Studies|
The Technical Services [TS] department plays a critical role in the delivery of the Authority’s core strategic initiatives:
Clean air – Air pollution is the most widespread form of pollution in Trinidad and Tobago affecting the entire population – especially children. Air monitoring is presently conducted in Pt Lisas and Toco. The EMA has also been working with the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards with regard to exhaust emissions.
Clean water – the primary objective of the EMA’s clean water strategy is to control, reduce and prevent water pollution into the waters of Trinidad and Tobago.
The most serious factors affecting water quality are related to the following:
Healthy Ecosystems – The EMA understands the importance of managing both marine and terrestrial protected areas particularly in these times of increased social, economic, and environmental climatic changes.
Noise Management – This strategy aims towards protecting human health and the environment from the effects of noise.
And Waste Management – The EMA recognizes that the T&T economy is heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry and there exists a potential for extensive destruction from emergency spills and accidents.
The tools used by TS to meet these strategy objectives include:
The focus of the department’s work also includes the State of the Environment Reports
This Department, in collaboration with the Corporate Relations and Public Education Department ensures that the public is made aware of: