The UAE has made taken great measures in setting strategic aims to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, while gaining robust economic and social development, experts stated at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2019).
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), initiated the 21st edition of the event along with the fourth Dubai Solar Show. Dewa is planning the exhibition under the orders and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and under the guidance of the sixth Green Week. The event will occur from October 21-23, 2019, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 2,350 mentors from 55 countries, under the topic ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’.
“These measures help the aim to change Dubai into a worls wide center of clean energy and green economy. Dewa’s rationalisation programmes and measures over the past 10 years have gained prominent savings in the utilization of electricity and water within the aimed groups. Between 2009 and 2018, customers laid aside over 2 terawatt-hours (TW/h) of electricity and 7.4 billion gallons of water, equal to Dh1.2 billion. These savings helped in the the decrease of one million tonnes of carbon emissions. Dewa seeks to better these savings and continue its intensive measures to gain sustainable development to make a sustainable future for us and generations to come,” he stated.