Construction & Real Estate

Summit puts spotlight on latest developments in desal sector

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has collaborated with Japan Cooperation Centre for Middle East to host a joint session at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2024 in Abu Dhabi to explore the latest developments in the field, share experiences and best practices.
The session brought together companies specialised in water desalination from both sides, local and federal departments, electricity and water companies, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University, Sharjah University, New York University Abu Dhabi as well as top Japanese companies and universities, reported Wam.
During the event, they explored ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides to improve energy efficiency, deploy renewable energy, and leverage the latest desalination technologies. 
Moreover, they highlighted the UAE’s leading desalination projects and smart management technologies that support the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036, it stated.
Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Electricity, Water, and Future Energy Sector at MoEI, hailed the deep-rooted relations between UAE and Japan that have progressed in the past few years due to the shared vision and trust between the two sides.
"The water projects in the UAE aim to meet the needs of various areas given the continuous rise in population. Such meetings reflect the joint desire of both countries to expand the scope of cooperation between them," he added.