IMO training on the international treaty covering waste dumping at sea, the London Protocol, took place for Algerian government officials and participants from shipping companies and port authorities.
The workshop, held in Alger from 9 to 10 April, is enabling cooperation between different sectors, thus enabling effective implementation of measures in order to protect the marine environment from dumping of harmful wastes at sea.
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Participants analyzed ways to effectively assess the environmental impact of dumping of certain substances, such as dredged material and effluents from desalination plants at sea.
They also discussed the benefits of being part of the global network of experts and scientists linked to the London Protocol and their continuous research on innovative sustainable techniques to prevent marine pollution caused by dumping.
The event was organized by IMO’s Office of the London Convention & Protocol and Ocean Affairs with the Directorate of Merchant Navy and Ports of the Algerian Ministry of Public Works and Transport, with support from Environment and Climate Change Canada.