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12 Sep 2019 ABU DHABI
Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) finalised a Dh3.27 billion deal with Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power to build a desalination facility at Taweelah with a production capacity over 900,000 cubic metres per day. The project will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater and will be one of the largest energy efficient plants in the world, Ewec said in a statement on Wednesday.
11 Mar 2019 ABU DHABI
Gulf countries are considering a regional water grid on the lines of electricity grid to meet the growing demand for water, a senior official from Kuwait’s ministry of electricity and water said in Abu Dhabi. “The idea is to have all GCC countries connected with a grid. Kuwait is ready, Bahrain is ready and also Saudi Arabia,” said Iqbal Al Tayyar, director of technical supervision department at the Kuwait’s ministry of electricity and water.
6 Mar 2019 DUBAI
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a Dh5.8 billion investment plan for new energy and water projects to serve the Northern Emirates. The ambitious plan encapsulates construction of water dams and a federal water network linking the region to Abu Dhabi and Dubai...
24 Oct 2018 ABU DHABI
A major data collection scheme spearheaded by environmental campaigners can help the UAE avoid a water crisis. Water levels have been assessed at tens of thousands of wells as part of wide-ranging efforts to protect the vital natural resource.
16 Jan 2018 ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi has completed the construction of the world’s largest reserve of high-quality desalinated water, officials announced on Monday during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
7 Nov 2017 ABU DHABI
By 2020 Abu Dhabi will recycle and re-use all of its wastewater within the emirate, officials said on Monday. Abu Dhabi currently reuses only five per cent of its treated wastewater while the emirate uses 60 per cent groundwater and 35 per cent desalinated water, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) revealed it in its “Environment Report 2017” in the capital.
8 May 2017 DUBAI
An Abu Dhabi-based eco firm plans to tow icebergs to the UAE from Antarctica in early 2018 to harvest the ice for pure drinking water.
3 Feb 2017 ABU DHABI
Domestic consumption of desalinated water in the region is not only carbon-intensive but contributes to making the Arabian Gulf one of the world’s most salty and potentially most uninhabitable bodies of water, experts say.
30 Jan 2017 ABU DHABI
UAE tap water has been blamed for a multitude of evils, such as hair loss, dry skin and premature ageing. But is there really something in the water?
25 Jan 2017 ST. JOHN'S
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has signed a $15 million concessionary loan agreement for the development of a hybrid solar and wind generation project in the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda. The initial 10 MW project, rising to 25MW in subsequent phases, will bring clean energy to 90,000 people with a focus on providing energy for the operation of drinking water desalination plants, health and other essential facilities.
18 Nov 2016 ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi has revised water and electricity tariff with effect from January 1, 2017 to reflect the actual cost of supplying water and electricity to all categories of customers in line with the emirate’s natural resources conservation policy.
28 Sep 2016 ABU DHABI
Desalination is the only viable option to supply the United Arab Emirates with stable and sustainable access to fresh water. Existing technology intakes the necessary seawater through long pipes running well out to sea from deep under the ocean’s surface. Alternatively, use of marine bottling plants has many advantages.