DUBAI, 11th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has invited local and international universities to participate in the Innovation Hall, which is organised as part of the 19th Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX, 2017.
The exhibition is held under the directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 23rd to 25th October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is held under the theme ‘at the forefront of sustainability’.
"The Innovation Hall at WETEX, which will host more than 14 universities, will contribute to the foundations of environmental sustainability. It is in line with the UAE Green Growth Strategy, which was unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, under the theme Green Economy for Sustainable Development, 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. We invite local and international universities to participate in the WETEX Innovation Hall to showcase their knowledge in environmental issues, and to present their research studies and innovative projects in the fields of energy, water, environment and technology," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
"We look forward to the essential role that universities play in the progress of the energy, environment and water sectors. 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," he added.
The Innovation Hall aims to stimulate innovation and promote environmentally friendly practices and raise the contribution of sustainable solutions to enhance the country's global competitiveness in environmental sustainability. The Hall will feature open-ended 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.
The 19th WETEX will be held under the umbrella of the Green Week, in conjunction with the second Dubai Solar Show, and the fourth session of the 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.