We proudly announce that we will be exporting our humble expertise and experience in Protected Areas Management Planning in one of the most ecologically and aesthetically rich countries worldwide, Greece, through a Consortium of Experts led by our very close Greek associates ENVECO SA. This three-year project, is about being the Technical and Scientific Coordinators of the Special Environmental Studies (SES) execution projects, Management Plans and Legal Decrees for all the Natura 2000 Sites of the Hellenic Republic. The 446 sites of the Greek Natura 2000 network will be grouped and studied for safeguarding their favourable conservation status through 23 Special Environmental Studies, divided into 11 separate contracts, which will be coordinated and supervised by our Consortium. This project will support into meeting the objectives of the 92/43/EC and 2009/147/EC Directives but most importantly upgrade their conservation and protection status. As part of our Technical and Scientific Coordinator role 30-month Contract the following will be performed amongst others: Analytical Guidelines and Specifications for all expected deliverables, Integrated GeoDatabase for ecological and other data input, protected area zoning and management measures per protected area and protection objective, Coordination and progress management, Finalization of management plans, Public Participation Campaigns, etc. Awarding Body: Protected Area Unit, Directorate of Biodiversity and Protected Areas, DG Environmental Policy, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic
IACO has been assigned to perform Environmental Management Studies, including carrying capacities of the Marine Environment of the Bays of Limassol, Larnaka and Paphos to receive groundwater dewatered during the basement excavation phases of the different High Rise Building projects under construction or as permitted. In the Scope of Works, an assessment of the current ecological status of these three bays is to be conducted, and assessment of its impacts from groundwater disposal is to be conducted, providing a framework of best management practices to be adopted in the permits of these projects in order to mitigate or minimize any anticipated impacts. Expertise in Hydrogeology, Marine Biology, Coastal Engineering, Coastal Pollutant Dispersion Modelling, Environmental Engineering etc. is required. Awarding Body: Town Planning and Housing Department, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Cyprus. Project Duration: 18 weeks.
The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) for the under-Preparation Area Plan of the Oil and Gas Warehouses in the Urban Area of Larnaka and Livadia, has been completed and submitted to the Town Planning & Housing Department in order to be forward to the Environment Department. The SEIA study has been assigned to IACO in June 2018 and at the current stage (July 2019) is still under examination by the Environment Department. The under-examination Plan concerns a critical area in the wider area of Larnaca Local Plan. The major problem of the Plan’s area is its natural and functional degradation due to the long-term presence and operation of fossil fuel storage / processing facilities, and the consequent halt in the area’s urban development. The general planning strategy of the Plan is the upgrading and sustainable development of the area and its transformation into an organized multifunctional area that will be comprised of individual areas. Moreover, the Plan aims that the area will be a focal point of commercial, office, tourist and services use coupled with functions related to sports, recreation, research and technology, adding to the area its own new symbolism and modern character.
It is with great honour that we announce that IACO has signed a Contract with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assist in their Contract with the European Commission for Intellectual Services relative to Strategies to close the Financing Gap for Water Supply, Sanitation and Flood Protection in Europe. IACO will be acting as a Local Expert contributing on selected issues regarding water-related investments in Cyprus, having in-depth knowledge of the state of play regarding water related financing needs and capacities in the country, an excellent relationship with government authorities and the ability to facilitate participation in workshops.