Saudi Arabia’s Standards on Ambient Water Quality seek to establish a framework to enable sustainable management of ambient water quality; protect the water supply and natural aquatic environment; and provide a basis for the restoration of waters used for recreational, agricultural, industrial, potable, and ecological purposes within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These Standards apply to all coastal and underground waters and include any surface freshwater that may be present permanently or temporarily. On March 24, 2012, the National Ambient Water Quality Standards for Saudi Arabia adopted by the Presidency of Metrology and Environment (PME) entered into force. The National Ambient Water Quality Standards for Saudi Arabia refer to the specifications of ambient waters including safety, aesthetics, and physical and chemical aspects. Read more on EHS Journal
Sanaa Chakibi is a lead regulatory consultant in the Washington, D.C., U.S.A. office of Enhesa, Inc., where she specializes in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Ms. Chakibi monitors regulatory developments throughout the Middle East and North Africa has written audit protocols for several countries in this area. She holds a Master’s degree from the George Washington Law School, a Bachelor in Private Law (Licence en Droit Prive) from the Hassan II University in Casablanca, Morocco, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.