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How is sweeping done around the world?

Ranger Kidwell-Ross, our webmaster and Editor of, has made trips to Asia, Australia and Europe to provide news of how pavement sweeping is done in some of the countries around the world. The Asia portion of this travelogue won an APEX Award of Excellence in Online Journalism for 2002, while the European travelogue won an Apex Grand Award for 2004.

This section on Kuwait has been developed via contacts visiting in that country.

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posted in June 2010

Keeping Abu Dhabi's Pavement Clean

Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, has an image of being extremely clean, a reputation that includes its roadway system. This is somewhat surprising, given that most countries and their cities in that part of the world have massive sweeping difficulties since they are sited on sand and are surrounded by sand. Add to that scorching temperatures, high winds and the dust they create, and the result is all the right ingredients to make a sweeping program into a difficult task.

Phileas Fogg, our globe-trotting correspondent, interviews Tony Moran and Dan Ponder from Golder Associates, a global engineering consulting company. These two gentlemen, who are contract managers to the Abu Dhabi Centre of Waste Management, tell how they accomplish the task. Read the story.

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