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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Dust and dust storms“

INSO (Iran National Standards Organization) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee on “Dust and dust storms”.

Scope: Standardization in the field of natural dust and dust storm on an urban scale and in industrial towns, excluded artificial/manufactures dust. Standardization and development of international standards includes: terminology, specifications, constituent and size of dust, feature of dust storms and prevent the creation of dust or reduce the risks of natural dust in the areas of healthcare, safe water, agriculture, transportation etc. In this committee, all aspects related to natural dust and dust storms can be addressed and standardization of products and services can be done in line with the goals of sustainable development. Standardization in the field of dust and dust storms can be done in 3 levels and planning can be done in the following three areas.

1. Definition and terminology; 

2. Investigate the causes and prevention of dust and dust storms; 

3. Effects of dust and dust storms and ways to reduce them. 

In general, in this committee, definition of dust and dust storms, standardization in the field factors that prevent occurrence dust and dust storms and standardization in the field of reducing the effects of dust and dust storms

There are a number of countries in the Middle East Asia such as Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Syrian and etc, Africa such as Sudan, Chad, Niger and etc. who are facing serious problems from dust and sand storms and naturally benefit greatly from this work. Others will benefit indirectly by the protection of vital Eco-systems of the globe.

World livelihood depends on health and sustainable development and this has been threatened by the global climate change to a large extend. Dust, which is one of the results of climate change. It has created many destructive effects in the fields of good health and well-being, climate action, sustainable cities and communities, life on land, decent word and economic growth and clean water and sanitation.

This proposal aims to reduce natural dust and its hazards and its effects on sustainable with the formation of new technical committee for the preparation of some vital international deliverables in the direction of good health and well-being (SDG 1), quality education (SDG 4), climate action (SDG 13), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), life on land (SDG 15), decent word and economic growth (SDG 8) and clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) related to sustainable development goals

In case of national interest, Bulgaria can support the creation of ISO/TC on “Dust and dust storms”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, BDS can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 17 of January 2023 to senior expert Ekaterina Slavova, e-mail: Ekaterina.Slavova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 579.

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