Quote by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA on International Water Day 2024

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“We are committed to ensuring water security and sustainability in Dubai, following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to keep pace with the unprecedented economic growth in Dubai, the significant growth in population, and the steady increase in demand for water. DEWA is committed to creating a positive impact that ensures the sustainability of resources and a brighter future for current and future generations. This is especially important in light of the increasing global water crisis. The International Water Day sheds light on the importance of water and the measures to face the global water crisis. It supports the 6th Goal of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. We support the international efforts to raise the awareness of 2.2 billion people who lack the access to potable water, and to make effective procedures to solve the international water crises. We are committed to provide our services to over 1,211,475 customers in Dubai in accordance with the highest standards of quality, availability, reliability, and efficiency. This supports the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), and the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036, to ensure continuous and sustainable access to water, while committing to environmental preservation and reducing emissions to reach net-zero by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“DEWA’s total production capacity has reached 495 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water. Our advanced infrastructure and smart grid ensure that we meet the increasing demand. DEWA invests in the latest technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and innovative solutions to anticipate the future, with sound scientific planning, and seamless, swift, and effective operation of the smart grid. This has helped DEWA record one of the lowest percentages worldwide in water network losses. In 2023, water network losses were reduced to 4.6% compared to around 15% in North America. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Centre for both water transmission and distribution at Al Ruwaiyah allows DEWA to monitor Dubai’s water network remotely around the clock. Our Hassyan desalination project based on the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model is the largest of its kind in the world for water production based on Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology using solar energy. DEWA’s Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Complex is the largest single-site water desalination facility in the world. The water reservoirs we are building help increase the water flow and raise the volume of the Emirate’s water reserve,” added Al Tayer.