The water, energy, technology, and environment exhibition (Wetex 2014) in Dubai is focusing on green solutions and green economy and the rapid developments and challenges in different sectors.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), has inaugurated the WETEX, one of the biggest specialized exhibitions at the international level.
Sheikh Ahmed applauded the growth of the event over the past few years and hailed the efforts of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in establishing itself as a sustainable world-class utility company. He also recognized the huge achievements of DEWA in terms of reliability and efficiency of infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai and its efforts in energy management and rational consumption.
Rashid Ahmad Mohammed bin Fahad, minister of environment and water, Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Shaibani, director-general of ruler’s court of Dubai, Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer, vice chairman of the DSCE and many other top officials were present during the opening ceremony.
The first day of the event highlighted innovative solutions in electricity generation using nuclear energy and renewable energy as well as smart grids with high reliability and efficiency in addition to everything related to technology, desalination, rational consumption, environment conservation, waste management, green buildings, and solutions to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
More than 150 participants representing 80 companies have participated in the conference of phase two of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Developers.
DEWA chief Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer opened panel discussions and seminars which will continue over three days.
Sheikh Ahmed also opened the inaugural edition of “Green Week”, which takes place between April 14-20, and includes workshops and activities, and environmental and community initiatives designed to raise awareness toward rational consumption of water and electricity as well as the importance of implementing green practices.
Meanwhile, the World Green Economy Summit, WGES, will also begin Tuesday here at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Held under the theme “Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future” and looks to complement the sustainable future vision of the UAE and the global efforts to combat climate change, the two-day summit is the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region, bringing together world leaders, united in pursuing a sustainable future for humanity to forge global partnerships that accelerate the transition to a green economy.
More than 1500 companies are participating in WETEX this year.