UAE seeks to establish sustainable water security

29-Sep-2016
The UAE seeks to establish sustainable water security and strike a balance between supply and demand, according to a recent revelation by Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy.

According to him, the Energy Ministry is working with water and electricity authorities in the UAE to develop the 2036 water security strategy, which is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Al Mazrouei made the remarks in a statement on the occasion of World Water Day, on 22 March, 2016.

Minister Al Mazrouei noted that the UAE owns around 12 percent of the world's installed desalination capacity and is also the world's third largest market for desalination business.

Water related sectors, such as energy and food, attract a highly diversified workforce, he said.

The minister also noted that the UAE Vision 2021 was developed by the government to diversify the economy with a focus on initiatives and projects in renewable energy and water sectors.

Learn more about the UAE Ministry of Energy's plans to establish sustainable water security at the Integrated Water Management Summit.

Inaugural Ministerial Address - H.E. Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Clean Energy and Desalinated Water Affairs, Ministry of Energy, UAE

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