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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Universities expected to play vital role in energy, environment and water progress

Fourteen local and international universities will participate in Wetex by showcasing their knowledge and research in environmental, water, energy and technology issues.

Universities are expected play a vital role in the progress of energy, environment and water after 14 were invited by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to take part in Wetex. Antonie Robertson / The National
Universities are expected play a vital role in the progress of energy, environment and water after 14 were invited by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to take part in Wetex. Antonie Robertson / The National

Universities are expected play a vital role in the progress of energy, environment and water after 14 were invited by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to take part in a local exhibition.

The 19th Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition 2017 (Wetex), which will take place from October 23 to 25 in Dubai, will be held under the theme of “at the forefront of sustainability.”

"The Innovation Hall at Wetex will contribute to the foundations of environmental sustainability,” said Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa. “It is in line with the UAE Green Growth Strategy and the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to achieve sustainability, as well as Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy.”

Local and international universities will participate by showcasing their knowledge in environmental issues and presenting their research studies and innovative projects in the fields of energy, water, environment and technology.

"We look forward to the essential role that universities play in the progress of the energy, environment and water sectors,” said Mr Tayer, who is also the founder and chairman of Wetex. “The participation of universities in the Innovation Hall during the last edition of the exhibition was influential in enriching Wetex; a global scientific platform that brings together scientists, thinkers, innovators, academics and students from all over the world.”

The Hall aims to stimulate innovation, promote environmentally friendly practices and raise the contribution of sustainable solutions to improve the country's global competitiveness in environmental sustainability. It will feature panel discussions to provide an overview of the most important innovations and inventions in the traditional and renewable energy sectors, water, environment, oil, gas and related fields over three days.

Universities will also have an important role to play in highlighting the latest scientific research trends in these sectors.

Wetex will be held under the umbrella of the Green Week, in conjunction with the second Dubai Solar Show and the fourth World Green Economy Summit, with the participation of leading experts in the fields of energy, finance and business, as well as government leaders and international organisations.

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