News & Events
EPA has stopped using single use plastics!
The Waste Management Regulation (2013/R-58) implemented by the EPA encourages minimizing and reducing waste in everyday life. Under this principle, EPA has being taking measures to minimize generation of non recycabe waste at the workplace. In this spirit EPA have stopped using single use plastics focusing mainly on plastic bags, plastic cups, plates, utensils, as well as water bottles and other food items packaged in plastic containers. This decision was officially put in place on 4th July 2018 by Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Naeem. This initiative encourages all our staff to make environmentally conscious decisions by habit, and help raise awareness through personal decisions.
Plastic litter not only negates the aesthetic value of our environment, but also subsequently get broken down into micro-plastics which contaminate both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, affecting human health along with it.
Our hope is that other government and non-government institutions will follow and help our effort in reducing single use plastic at work place.
The GLOBE Initiative’s Learning Expedition to the Sea Event – October 2023The GLOBE Initiative’s Learning Expedition to the Sea Event was conducted in partnership with EPA and GLOBE initiative’s Asia Pasific Office in Maldives this October. The event was held from 1st of October to 3rd of October 2023 in Male’, Hulhumale and Villingili island. 30 participants from 6 Asia Pacific Countries joined the event. The participants included students, teachers and Country Coordinators from Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Mongolia, Vietnam and India.
EPA Governing Board AppointedPresident Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed the governing board of EPA on 4th October. Minister of Environment Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan met with the newly appointed Governing Board members on 7th October 2020 and welcomed them and congratulated them on their appointment.
Water Quality Data March 2019 (EC-pH)Following are the results of pH and Electrical Conductivity obtained for the water supplied by Male’ Water and Sewerage Company Private Limited within Male’, Hulhumale’ and Villimale’ from 3rd March 2019 to 31st March 2019.
DG's visit to Addu city and Fuahmulah Protected AreasOur Director General Mr. Ibrahim Naeem recently visited the site of developmental works progressing at protected areas in Addu City and Fuvahmulah under Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP).
Consultations on B.Olhugiri Management PlanEPA, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE), Biosphere reserve office, and biosphere reserve trust fund carried out stakeholder consultations on Olhugiri from 2nd to 4th October 2017 in Baa Atoll. The consultations were carried out to present the environment management plan prepared for Olhugiri to the stakeholders and to obtain remarks and comments on the management plan.
EPA installs long-term sampling points in AA.ThoddooEPA has installed permanent sampling points for long-term groundwater quality monitoring in AA.Thoddoo with the assistance of Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Integrated water resource management (IWRM) project in the island.
International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017The International Coastal Cleanup Day, an international volunteer effort to keep our oceans and waterways clean, was celebrated with events throughout the nation this week.