x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 17 December 2017

Earthquake warning system and water security discussed in Abu Dhabi

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology and University of Sharjah in cooperation 

Chance of showers in parts of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. Courtesy National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology
Chance of showers in parts of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. Courtesy National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology

The development of an early warning system to detect earthquakes and ways to preserve water has been discussed at a high-level meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Officials from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) and the University of Sharjah met in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Wam reported.

The meeting touched upon the subject of water security and how to preserve rainwater.

The university expressed a desire to study dams, their capacity and current state through data available through the NCMS as well as find solutions to stop the wastage of rainwater.

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The NCMS is involved in cloud-seeding, has rain enhancement planes, and supervises the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science. The initiative aims to strengthen global water security.

Dr Abdallah Shanableh, director of the research institute of sciences and engineering at the university, spoke of the desire to establish a surface monitoring station to collect weather data and the possibility of designing an educational course in meteorological sciences.