Wassim Hamdan has extensive experience with Liberian ESIA legislation and has worked directly with regulators to improve the national ESIA procedures. He has worked in the environmental services field for over 10 years and has managed in-country teams in the completion of ESIAs for multiple industries.
Wassim is an EPA certified environmental evaluator, and has managed several in-country ESIA activities including oil and gas exploration offshore, transmission lines, HFO and power plants, mineral exploration activities, woodchip biomass production, rubber plantation and rubber processing facilities, breweries, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and port rehabilitation.
He has also undertaken projects associated with groundwater and surface water management as part of master plans, environmental audits, identification of potential landfill sites, geophysical surveying, hydrogeological investigations, geological mapping, and borehole drilling and supervision.
More recently, Wassim worked on Environmental and Social Regulatory Study for oil and gas exploration and production with main deliverables including: Regulatory obligation table, roadmap and schedule, and Environmental Screening and Risk Profile. Currently, he’s SKM’s contact person at Earthtime on a major ESIA for a potential railway project within Liberia.