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DEWA organises business forum with France

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has organised the second France-DEWA Business Forum, in collaboration with the French Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Regions and Business France, to strengthen cooperation with French institutions and companies. The theme of the conference was ‘Future of Energy and Innovation’. Saeed …

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DEWA in talks with Swedes

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, recently received a Swedish delegation, where they held meetings to expand cooperation and knowledge exchange in the sustainability, water and energy sectors. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA Managing Director and CEO, welcomed the high-level delegation from the Swedish Council for Trade and Investment, …

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UAE water production project in Yemen

With the support of the UAE, a project to increase water production capacity was launched yesterday in Mocha, on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. It will serve more than 30,000 residents of the city and neighbouring areas. Mohammed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs for the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, in …

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Shurooq, Besix sign deal to operate wastewater treatment plant

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Besix signed an agreement to operate and maintain an existing wastewater treatment plant in Al Saja’a area in Sharjah. In a statement on Monday, Shurooq and Besix said a newly formed company Qatra will develop and expand the wastewater infrastructure in line with Sharjah’s …

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Dewa service centre gets five-star rating

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, on Monday unveiled a five-star plaque at the Customer Happiness Centre in the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) headquarters. He underlined that happiness is a UAE’s lifestyle and the ultimate …

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UAE to host Global Future Councils’ annual meet

The UAE Government has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) – Davos to host the second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (AMGFC) on November 11-12 in Dubai, it was announced on Saturday. Being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President …

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The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

The Levant News — By Danilo Turk and Sundeep Waslekar — Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing in this action. For decades, …

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Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

THE LEVANT NEWS – By Sundeep Waslekar* — In December 2009, I met Walid Muallem, Foreign Minister of Syria, in his office in Damascus, along with an eminent British politician. He rolled out before us his vision of peace process with Israel in phases. He had two essential conditions. First, …

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No water in Gaza makes life unbearable

THE LEVANT – Feriel al-Zaaneen hasn’t had a shower in more than a month. Like thousands of Palestinians, she doesn’t have enough water to wash, adding to the miseries of life in war-battered Gaza. In searing summer heat, where temperatures can reach 34 degrees Celsius, (93 Fahrenheit), Feriel is one …

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Water bribery case: BIP set to summon new suspects

THE LEVANT – The Saudi  Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) will soon summon new suspects in the “water kickbacks” case, Al-Watan daily reported citing unnamed sources. Several officials are accused of receiving bribes from private companies during a water rationing campaign. They are also allegedly involved in embezzlement of …

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