Lebanon Wins First Prize at Environmental Conference in Texas
Lebanon took part in the Sixth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology reaping the first prize through its representative Dr. in Environmental Engineering Mervat el-Hoz for her research project titled Site Evaluation for Olive Mills Waste Composting Facility.
The conference was held in Houston-Texas and sponsored by the American Academy of Sciences. It aimed to provide a major interdisciplinary forum for presenting new approaches from relevant areas of environmental science, to foster integration of the latest developments in scientific research into engineering applications, and to facilitate technology transfer from well-tested ideas into practical products, waste management, remedial processes, and ecosystem restoration.
Representatives from 63 countries and international organizations, scientists, academics and experts in environmental affairs attended the conference.
Discussions on a number of issues included water pollution and quality control, air pollution and quality control, contamination of soil and solid waste management, environmental system assessment and renewable energy.
The conference debated 300 research projects that suggested possible solutions for environmental problems. And the panel overseeing the evaluation of research nominated five projects for the outstanding conference paper award which was won by Dr. el-Hoz.