Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has participated in the International Conference on IT Innovations and Knowledge Discovery (ITIKD) held in Bahrain and presented five research papers on IoT investment and DEWA’s Space-D Programme. The conference was attended by IT scientists, academics, and specialists from around the world.
The aim of the conference was to discuss the latest disruptive technologies and emerging IT trends to achieve a significant return on investment and make optimal use of resources.
DEWA’s R&D Centre used the opportunity to showcase innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by utilities worldwide. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, expressed his pride in the Emirati researchers who contributed to global efforts to accelerate the transition to a competitive and sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation.
Mr. Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, commented that “the R&D Centre hosts some of the best Emirati-calibre researchers, comprising 48 researchers, including 32 PhD and master’s degree holders. The emiratization rate at the centre has reached 69 percent, while the percentage of Emirati female employees has reached 31 percent, including some with high academic qualifications in the scientific and engineering fields. Since its inception, the Centre has published 154 research papers at international scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals and publications.”
The research papers presented during the conference included ‘DEWA R&D Data Lake: Big Data Platform for Advanced Energy Data Analytics,” ‘IoT-based Test Facility for a Water Transmission Line with Leak Simulation,” ‘Hardware Doppler Shift Emulation and Compensation for LoRa LEO Satellite Communication,” ‘Machine Learning Schemes for Leak Detection in an IoT-enabled Water Transmission System,” and ‘Design, Development, and Implementation of an Internet-of-Things-Enable Laboratory.”