The main idea behind establishing the Central Laboratory for Environmental Quality Monitoring (CLEQM) is to provide a comprehensive and accurate assessment of the environmental quality of surface water, groundwater, soils, sediments and plants tissue associated with the River Nile, and its distribution and collector network of channels reservoirs, aquifers as well as drainage network.

CLEQM Mission:

  • Provide timely, high quality, analytical services at the national and regional levels.
  • Assist with the development of water quality protection guidelines and legislations based on specific monitoring tasks for future pollution and control measures.
  • Use all available advanced technologies and risk analysis models to generate and publish basic information, establish database and update it regularly to be used by decision-makers and concerned authorities.
  • Train and upgrade capability of young professionals in the areas of environment and water quality to cope with recent advances at the national, regional and international levels.