Air is as important as water in the preserving the environment and its natural resources. The Supreme Council for the Environment allocates special importance to preserving air and getting rid of its pollutants and the operations that increase the rate air-harming gases.
Among these efforts:
- The implementation of the program to monitor ambient air quality in Bahrain in 1986 by utilizing a semi-mobile monitoring station. In 1993, three monitoring stations were used. In 2006, the monitoring system was updated with the use of five modern mobile stations distributed across the kingdom’s governorates. The five stations monitor air quality round the clock, and automatically and directly store the data in the central computer of the Supreme Council for the Environment.
- Determining the general standards for the protection of the environment and environmental standards for air and water quality, as stipulated by the Ministerial Edict No (10) for the year 1999 on environmental standards (air and water) amended by ministerial edicts No (2) and (3) for the year 2001.
- Determining the criteria of pollutants and materials emitted from vehicles and exhausts and their inspection, as stipulated by the Ministerial Edict No (8) of the year 2002 on the criteria of pollutants and materials emitted from vehicles and exhausts and inspection.
- Installation of equipment that directly detect air pollutants, as stipulated by Ministerial Edict No (10) of 2006.