DEWA studies impact of climate change on Wadi Wurayah, Fujairah

DUBAI, — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising a 5-day impact study in Wadi Wurayah in Fujairah, in cooperation with Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The programme will study the impact of climate change on the UAE’s ecosystem, especially fresh water resources, to help the business community define risks and opportunities in development activities relating to environment and the preservation of natural resources. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to promote sustainable development based on knowledge, innovation and sustainable green growth. It is also aligned with DEWA’s strategy to raise awareness on issues relating to the environment, natural resources and reduction of carbon emissions.

The programme consists of two phases: the first in April this year and the second in November 2017, with the participation of a group of DEWA’s employees, graduates and members of DEWA’s Youth Council. The programme agenda include a series of scientific research on the impact of climate change on fresh water ecosystems and the UAE’s biological diversification through a number of lectures, panel discussions, and field research activities, under the supervision of environmental experts. The programme also includes field visits to discover the surrounding environment. This will provide the participants with a rich and enjoyable scientific experience.

“This programme is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the UAE Vision 2021 to ensure a sustainable environment in the UAE, and the ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ long-term national initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a green economy in the UAE,”said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

”This initiative aims to make the UAE a global hub for sustainability and a centre for exporting and re-exporting green products and technology, and preserve sustainable environment that fosters long-term economic growth. We are committed to protect the environment while developing national human resources and future leaders. The programme is an optimal platform for the participants to develop their personal experiences,” he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency