On October 20 and 21, 2003, a workshop on the adoption of ICAM methods and tools took place in Algiers. The workshop was organised by a national team in charge of this activity. The participants of the workshop were the representatives of the ministries concerned, inspections of the environment of the wilayas of Algiers , Boumerdes , Tipaza and Blida , higher educational and research institutions, educational centres and associations for the protection of the environment. The workshop was focused on the ICAM activity within the CAMP Algeria , the structure of its actions and the relationship with other activities. The procedure presented was followed by a fruitful debate on the conditions for starting ICAM and its implementation, taking into account the actual situation characterised by the competition in utilisation of natural resources, distortions among the development sectors, inappropriate or insufficient planning tools, inconsistency of legislative and regulatory measures, etc. Taking into account the detailed inventory of harmful interactions between the activities and natural resources, this procedure should recognise the causes, propose the remedial measures and identify the actors who would take these measures.