Bahrain ideal for artificial rain experiment
Manama, March 12, 2014
Bahrain could be an ideal location in the Gulf region to experiment with artificial rain, said an report citing an expert.
A leading figure from the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) will explore the possibilities of such research happening in the country and present a seminar on the phenomenon during an upcoming exhibition and conference, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
IITM senior scientist Dr R S Maheshkumar, who will be in Bahrain during the Arabian MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Exhibition and Conference, has already carried out successful implementation in several parts of India where there is scarce or no rainfall, said event organiser Exposure Media managing director Sijo Joseph.
"Dr Maheshkumar will demonstrate how cloud seeding technology works in creating artificial rain and how it can be implemented in a place like Bahrain where there is hardly any rain but plenty of humidity," he explained.
"In paper, Bahrain is an ideal candidate for such a phenomenon but it has to be demonstrated," he added.
He said a practical live demonstration of artificial rain could take place in the near future.
The Arabian MEP Exhibition and Conference is taking place next week, from Monday to Wednesday at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
It is being held under the patronage of Works Minister Essam Khalaf.
Latest technologies in green buildings and their implementation in the construction industry in the Mena region will be discussed at the event in which around 100 exhibitors are expected to take part.
Also as part of the event, people in Bahrain are being invited to come up with 'green' ideas to help conserve and protect the environment.
Residents, aged 15 years or above, can enter the 'Reward Your Idea' contest, which goes on until March 17, by submitting write-ups, models or drawings, detailing why they think their idea would make the world a better place, said the GDN report.
Applications have been invited in four categories - innovation in mechanical, electrical, energy conservation and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Besides, an entrant with the most votes in each category will also win a special award, it stated.
Another highlight will be a discussion on the upcoming Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai, the report added.-TradeArabia News Service