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The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched a major initiative to map noise levels across the emirate.

It aims to identify noise sources, pinpoint the most affected residential areas and develop solutions in partnership with various stakeholders.

The EAD has formed a ‘Noise Committee’, comprising more than 10 government entities. It will use the noise project’s findings and data to help each entity mitigate noise in the relevant sector it regulates.

“We started to monitor ambient noise in the emirate since 2007 through our air quality monitoring network and the current initiative is a continuation of our commitment to improve the environment. We are aiming to build a comprehensive and precise representation of noise pollution across the emirate by developing a map that will help guide our decision-making for the future,” said Faisal Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Environmental Quality Sector at EAD.

By identifying areas with high noise levels, health authorities can assess potential risks and take necessary measures.

Additionally, city planners can use noise modelling to make informed decisions about land-use and zoning regulations. For example, sensitive areas like residential zones or schools can be protected from high noise sources, such as industrial or commercial activities.


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