Wetex opens, focus on sustainability
Dubai, April 14, 2014
The 16th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2014), which focuses sustainability solutions, was inaugurated today by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
One of the biggest specialised exhibitions at the international level, Wetex is being held under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability’ over three days till April 16 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition centre.
Wetex will focus on green solutions and green economy and the rapid developments and challenges in electricity, water and environment sectors, as well as research in best practices and solutions to address environmental challenges, in addition to displaying the latest energy technologies.
During his tour of the exhibition, Sheikh Ahmed applauded the growth of Wetex over the past few years and hailed the efforts of 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.
Sheikh Ahmed also opened the inaugural edition of “Green Week”, which takes place between April 14 and 20, and includes workshops and activities, and environmental and community initiatives designed to raise awareness towards rational consumption of water and electricity as well as the importance of implementing green practices.
The first day of Wetex 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.
"The strong corporate and national institutions’ participation in the 16th Wetex is clear indication of the high position that it occupies on the global front, as a result of extensive promotional and marketing tours we undertook worldwide. We have succeeded in gathering energy, water, environment, sustainable development, and oil and gas sectors under one roof providing an ideal platform to communicate with partners and customers as well as offer services and solutions to a wide number of consumers. More than 1,500 companies are participating in Wetex this year,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa and founder of Wetex. - TradeArabia News Service