In a world where economic growth is a necessity and environmental conservation obligatory, balanced and sustainable development becomes imperative.
An essential component of any effective environmental management programme is the systematic monitoring and assessment of baseline information. Such data forms the basis for the determination of the state of the environment in terms of ecosystem health and benefical use as well as providing vital information with respect to emission and enfluent sources, pollution loading and assessment of pollution impact.
The information is also essential in identifying pollution trends and as such it forms an important contribution to the planning of future developments. Environmental quality monitoring also provides a good measure of the extent to which pollution control and management strategies have been effective and successful.
Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ASMA) has been at the forefront of environmental monitoring since 1995 when it was awarded a concession by the Malaysian Government to establish a systematic and comprehensive monitoring network for air and river water quality for the nation and to establish the National Environmental Data Centre till April 2017.
While ASMA began as a company that focuses on environmental monitoring and assessment that includes not only air and water but also soil, noise and odour, it has evolved into a one-stop centre that offers a wide range of services and products in serving the environmental needs of both the public and private sector. Indeed, ASMA is rapidly advancing towards realizing its vision to be the premier Total Environmental Solution Provider.