Coastal and Terrestrial Remediation and Restoration Programme
CLIENT: Water Research Centre LTD
VALUE: Water Research Centre LTD
LOCATION: Saudi Arabia
The purpose of this contract is to address terrestrial and coastal damages in Saudi Arabia resulting from the 1991 Gulf War. The UNCC awarded KSA funding to address these damages. The overall program objectives are to remediate damages done to KSA terrestrial and coastal environments while adhering to the UNCC’s General Remediation Principles.
The overall terrestrial component objectives are to level sand walls and berms and fill-in trenches that were constructed in the desert to protect military activity. The civil works will be followed by the establishment of revegetation islands to provide a seed source for further natural recovery.
The purpose of the coastal/marine component of the Remediation and Restoration Programme (RRP) is to address damages that occurred to the intertidal habitats of the Gulf coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) specifically the salt marshes and tidal flats that lie within the coastal embayments, as a result of the oil released to surface waters. The primary objective of the coastal component is to restore the hydrologic function to the degraded tidal channels within these salt marsh habitats. In addition to the salt marsh systems, the remediation and restoration of other intertidal habitats including moderately exposed sand beaches and moderately exposed and sheltered tidal flats.
- Monitoring all Remediation Contracts in progress for compliance with the quality and quantity requirements specified in the contracts.
- Daily on-site observations of the Remediation Contractors’ work
- Quality Control, maintaining the integrity of the design concept
- Validating the quantity of work accomplished on a 100% basis.