The 6th edition of the International Exhibition of Environmental Equipment, Technologies and Services for industries and Local Auhtorities, Pollutec Morocco 2014, the Elec Expo Forum and the 3rd Annual Symposium for sustainable territories were held on October 15 at the International Fair of Casablanca.
On the sidelines of the opening ceremony chaired by the Minister Delegate in charge of Environment, five partnership agreements have been signed which are all pertaining to research in the treatment and recovery of waste.
The first agreement between the Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra and Pizzorno Environnement is the treatment of leachate in the landfill of Fez. The second agreement inked involving the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University and Ecomed is regarding the treatment of leachate in the Mediouna landfill. The city of Rabat and the Faculty of Sciences of Tangier focused on a project on water treatment and the environment of Bouregreg. The third agreement binds the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Rabat and Ecomed regarding the treatment of leachate in the landfill in Rabat.
A fourth agreement was signed between the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Hassan I University in Settat and the Urban commune of Settat. It relates to the treatment and recycling of sewage into the city. The fifth and final agreement was signed with the Hassan II University in Casablanca. It deals with the National Charter for Environment and Sustainable Development.
The said partnership agreements with the research sector are part of the implementation of the research support program (R & D) which has an allocated budget of DH4 .5 million for projects in the field of processing and recycling of sludge and leachate in landfills.
The Deputy Minister for the Environment concluded that Pollutec has become a must-attend event for professionals in the environment recent years and is an indicator of development of business opportunities in the field of environment and sustainable development in Morocco.