Dubai / WAM
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) on Thursday hosted its third panel discussion on “Responsible Consumption and Production of Water”, aimed at spreading awareness amongst its stakeholders to help build their capacities and enable them to take informed decisions.
Organised jointly with Arabia CSR Network, the event was held in association with the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, and supported by Emirates Green Building Council. The session was held under the theme, “Sustainable Consumption and Production”, which is Goal 12 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
The panel discussion saw experts from the Ministry of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, ICBA and corporate giants such as Metitio and Interserve, delve deeper into the sustainable consumption and production of water.
Mrs. Fatma Mohammed Alfoora Alshamsi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Electricity, Clean Energy and Desalinated Water at the Ministry, shed light on the role of the Ministry in ensuring safe and clean water for all. She also shared details about the initiatives and projects carried out by the Ministry within the domain of clean energy and desalinated water.
Naser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation Power and Water, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, highlighted the importance of water within the country and the emirate and shared DEWA’s strategic direction in meeting the demand side management strategy which required the emirate to reduce its energy and water demands by 30 percent by 2030.
Dr Asad Sarwar Qureshi, Senior Scientist Irrigation and Water Management, ICBA, shared some valuable insights into the management systems of producing clean and healthy desalinated water for all.
Vice Chair of EEG, Abdul Aziz Al Midfa, who moderated the event, summarised the core of the topic being in knowledge, understanding and responsible behavior from all stakeholders and the society at large.