Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is organising a workshop for shortlisted participants of the 14th Conservation Award as part of the Distinguished Conservation Project.
The award and workshop are being held as part of DEWA’s efforts to build a sustainable environment.
The award is organised under the theme ‘For a better tomorrow’, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE); the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA); and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the consultative and technical supporting partner for energy efficiency services.
The workshop is being held at the Reading Tent, Zabeel Park, and 120 high school and university students are attending.
Some 40 projects are participating in the Distinguished Conservation Project, 21 from government and 19 from private schools.
“DEWA is committed to introducing the new generation to the concept of sustainability, including using electricity and water responsibly and preserving precious natural resources,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The Conservation Award sets an example for collaboration between public and private organisations in Dubai, aligning with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“We are pleased to have this fruitful cooperation with the MOE and KHDA to support the objectives of the long-term national initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to build a green economy in the UAE under the theme ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’.
“We are also proud to contribute to the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 and the UAE Vision 2021. The Award also supports the Dubai Plan 2021, and the Carbon Abatement Strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021.”
Al Tayer said that DEWA spares no efforts to organise training courses to prepare students for promising careers, providing them with technical skills, and developing their scientific research and their innovation and creativity.
It also motivates the new generation to learn science and technologies, and take education to new levels.
Since 2005, DEWA has organised 1,610 lectures, benefiting nearly 381,000 students.
The savings achieved by educational establishments, students and faculty during this period amounted to 283GWh of electricity, and 1.7billion gallons of water, contributing to the reduction of 152,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
These cumulative savings are equivalent to approximately $52million.
The Conservation Award aims to honour educational institutions in Dubai for their efforts in reducing electricity and water consumption.