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April Theme: TRANSPORTATION

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Cities are human habitats that present themselves most characteristically through their architecture and public spaces. Less prominently, but just as importantly, cities are defined by their roads and infrastructure, influencing our opinions of them. Cities are all about connecting people, places, and spaces which make transportation and infrastructure essential lifelines. … Continue reading April Theme: TRANSPORTATION

March Theme: WATER

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar In observation of World Water Day on March 22, SustainableQatar choose WATER as the theme for the month of March for our weekly challenges. Situated in a tropical desert, Qatar’s water resources are scarce. Do you know how much rain Qatar receives on average per year? Take a guess. So … Continue reading March Theme: WATER

The Power of One

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar Our last blog talked about the Power of One. How can YOU take individual actions on the grassroots level to collectively address the biggest challenge of the 21st century – climate change? We call on you as innovators and social entrepreneurs to join us reach a new level of consciousness … Continue reading The Power of One

Re-Launch Inaugural Blog

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar WELCOME (back) to SustainableQatar, your community that champions environmental sustainability through personal actions. We are excited to (re) launch on Qatar National Environment Day, February 26, 2019, with purpose and determination; and we wish to pull you along on our journey of a mandate that combines ecology, economy and equity … Continue reading Re-Launch Inaugural Blog

The Sahara Forest Project

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Brading Dr. Patrick Brading is a Cultivation Coordinator for the Sahara Forest Project and holds a MSc and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Essex and BSc in Zoology from the University of Nottingham. Dr. Brading has considerable international field experience. His research focuses on marine algal physiology and ecology, … Continue reading The Sahara Forest Project

Whale Shark Project

Presenter: Mohammed Al-Jaidah, Ministry of Environment Mr. Mohammed Al-Jaidah is a Colonel in the Qatar Air Force. For the past 7 years he was seconded to the Ministry of Environment as head of Environmental Protection Department. In his position as marine specialist he advised the Minister and directed many special research project, including the Qatar Whale … Continue reading Whale Shark Project

Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation Field Trip

A photographic journey of the Al Wabra Wildlife. Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is located on a 2.5 square kilometer large area close to the town of Al Shahaniyah in central Qatar. All photos by Kai-Henrik Barth Photography.

Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of Camels in Qatar

Presenter:   Corby Elford, MFA Virginia Commonwealth University Corby Elford recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts in Design Studies at Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy in Qatar. Corby promotes the use of unwanted and perceived low value resources which are readily available in Qatar, that would otherwise be wasted. ‘Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of the Camel in … Continue reading Opportunities for the Sustainable Use of Camels in Qatar

Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation: A Well Hidden Secret In Qatar

Presenter: Dr. Tim Bouts, Director, Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, as Dr. Tim Bouts describes, as a "well hidden secret in Qatar" partly due to its remote location as well as wildlife preservation and conservation efforts in Qatar are relatively obscure. Al Wabra, a 2.5 sq km conservation centre, started out as … Continue reading Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation: A Well Hidden Secret In Qatar

Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector

Presenter: Sheikha Athba Bint Thamer Al-Thani, QDVC The building and construction sector is one of the key sectors for sustainable development, both in terms of the important benefits it contributes to society and the considerable negative impacts it may cause if appropriate considerations are not given to the entire life span of buildings. "Everyone has … Continue reading Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector