National Centre of Meteorology to highlight UAE’s pioneering efforts in rain enhancement research at WETEX 2022

    25 Sep 2022

    ABU DHABI, 22nd September, 2022 (WAM) — The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) is set to highlight the unique capabilities and pioneering efforts of the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science in promoting rain enhancement research during the centre’s participation in the upcoming Water, Energy, Environment Technology Exhibition (WETEX) 2022.

    NCM’s state-of-the-art pavilion at WETEX, set to convene from 27th to 29th September, 2022, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will provide visitors with an insight into the centre’s prominent role in advancing rain enhancement research, through the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, by supporting 11 research projects that received its grants over the programme’s four cycles.

    Commenting on the participation, Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director-General of the NCM and President of the Regional Association II (Asia) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), said, “Scientific research and technological innovation offer significant potential to address the growing water stress in the UAE and beyond. Through the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, the NCM supports the development of new technologies and solutions to safeguard our precious water resources for current and future generations.”

    Al Mandous added, “At the NCM, we see our association with WETEX as an ideal opportunity to highlight the programme’s achievements in breaking new ground in rain enhancement research. In participating in such events, NCM reiterates its continued commitment to enhancing global water security in line with the UAE’s broader approach to improve water access for the most vulnerable communities across the globe.”

    Alya Al Mazroui, Director of the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, said, “As the global water demand is projected to increase with continuous population growth and accelerated urbanisation, there is a clear need to find alternative water resources to enhance freshwater supply. At the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, we leverage our unique research capabilities to drive the development more sustainable and cost-effective solutions to tackle global water security challenge.”

    Al Mazroui added, “Events such as WETEX provide us with a platform to highlight our contributions and engage with key partners and stakeholders in water resources management. In doing so, we seek to build resilience to drought and water scarcity through enhancing collaboration and mobilising our collective efforts.”

    WETEX serves as the perfect platform to highlight the latest technological advancements and discuss trends related to energy, water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment. It offers local and international companies and organisations an opportunity to promote their products and services and share best practices with exhibitors from across the globe.


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