Water resources

    DEWA’s High-Water Usage Alert service helps to reduce 217,370 tons of carbon emissions
    17 Aug 2022

    DUBAI, 16th August, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that its High-Water Usage Alert service has helped to reduce 217,370 tons of carbon emission since its launch three years ago and until 30th June 2022. These reductions were from identifying 1,062,781 water leakage reports, 23,199 defects, and 11,566 cases of […]

    Using latest technologies, SWRO, IWP enhance UAE’s competitiveness in water sustainability
    30 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 29th June, 2022 (WAM) — The state-of-the-art infrastructure of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), adopting innovation and the latest tools for anticipating the future, and sound scientific planning have helped it keep pace with the growing demand for water in Dubai according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. DEWA’s total […]

    DEWA builds 3 water reservoirs worth AED550 million to enhance water security in Dubai
    12 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 8th June, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is increasing the storage capacity of desalinated water in Dubai to enhance water security. DEWA is building three water reservoirs in different parts of Dubai. The water reservoirs will include one in the Nakhali area with a storage capacity of 120 MIG and […]

    EAD’s ‘Blue Carbon Project’ selected among 12 UpLink Ocean Top Innovations
    02 Jun 2022

    ABU DHABI, 2nd June, 2022 (WAM) — The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that it’s Blue Carbon Environmental and Social Responsibility Project, in collaboration with ENGIE and Distant Imagery, has been selected among the 12 Uplink Ocean Top Innovations. The drone technology developed by Distant Imagery for the EAD was one of […]

    Efforts to save melting glaciers to get boost from Tajik-UAE water, energy cooperation

    ABU DHABI, 19th May, 2022 (WAM) — Although Tajikistan contributes a miniscule 0.03 percent to global gas emissions, the water-rich country has lost thousands of glaciers due to global warming and ended up among the top five climate vulnerable countries. The Central Asian nation is developing sustainable water and energy solutions as part of the […]

    UN condemns failure to tackle climate change after record readings in 2021
    19 May 2022

    Extreme weather led to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses and took a heavy toll on human life in 2021, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The day-to-day “face” of climate change set off shocks for food and water security and displacement that have grown in 2022, the said. Four important climate change indicators – greenhouse gas […]

    International Center for Biosaline Agriculture signs cooperation agreement with Conscious Planet Movement to Save Soil
    19 May 2022

    ABU DHABI, 18th May, 2022 (WAM) — The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Conscious Planet Movement to Save Soil (Conscious Planet) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate cooperation in protecting food-producing agricultural soil in the UAE from degradation. In the presence of Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change […]

    How do wind farms manage climate change variability?
    17 May 2022

    Last year winds were at historic lows in some parts of Europe and unusually high in other areas of the continent. In this episode of Climate Now, Euronews has the chance to visit a wind turbine construction site in Spain to see how the renewable energy industry is learning to manage the growing variability of […]

    Fighting illegal fishing: the deal helping to close ‘the black hole in the sea’
    16 May 2022

    West Africa has been called “the black hole in the sea” due to the huge amount of illegal fishing that takes place in the region. This unregulated fishing is estimated to cost billions of euros and is thought to have resulted in hundreds of thousands of local fishing jobs being lost. The EU imports more than 100 million […]

    UAE supports global movement to address soil degradation
    11 May 2022

    ABU DHABI, 11th May, 2022 (WAM) — Food producers around the world face multiple challenges, and soil degradation is one of the most serious ones. According to global statistics, 52 percent of the world’s agricultural soil is currently degraded to varying degrees. Unsustainable human activities put a strain on the soil and deplete its organic […]