Under the patronage of HRH Prince Turki Ibn Nassir Ibn AbdulAziz, Chairman of Meteorology and Environment, and with the presence of HE Prof. Osama Ibn Sadiq Tayyib, Chancellor of King AbdulAziz University, the establishment of the Saudi Environmental Association was officially announced in the morning of Tuesday 29 Muharram 1427 AH at the Celebration Hall and Conference Center at King AbdulAziz University.
The Association was established as per the resolution of King AbdulAziz University's Council in order to level up the environmental sciences and develop the scientific thought in fields of environment. This Association came as well to spread up the environmental awareness and facilitate the means of communication and experience exchange among the concerned experts. That is beside its potential role in providing any theoretical and empirical scientific consultancies in this important field of environment to the many of fields of development in Saudi Arabia.
The establishment of the Association came out of the Saudi Government's concern with the specifying and preserving the environmental affairs through the several universities and professional institutions under the patronage of the first man of environment HRH Prince Sultan Ibn AbdulAziz, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee of Environment, and as well the concern of HRH Turki Ibn Nassir Ibn AbdulAziz, Chairman of Meteorology and Environment.
Within the above-said ceremonies, the first general assembly of the Association was held and the first directing board was elected. This was accompanies as well by an environmental exhibition and a seminar under title 'Environment: Reality and Hopes'.