Dubai: State-owned utility service provider, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its annual Ramadan awareness campaign to raise awareness about conservation and having a sustainable and responsible lifestyle.
The campaign that supports Islamic values encourages moderation and reducing waste.
A series of virtual and physical awareness lectures have been organized by DEWA as part of the campaign, encouraging the community to contribute to sustainable development, protecting the environment, and reducing emissions, focusing on senior citizens, People of Determination, Qur’an recital centers, participants of the Ramadan Aman campaign, sport club members, orphans, and recent converts.
DEWA also hosted several virtual events, competitions and internal lectures in Arabic and English, about the values of Ramadan.
The DEWA MD & CEO further observed that, “Electricity and water are great blessings. I call upon every citizen of this nation to use these blessings responsibly and consciously, and to use them to serve man and society, without harming the environment, especially in the month of philanthropy, compassion, and giving.”
Speaking about DEWA’s Initiatives and its importance, Ms. Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications at DEWA, stated that, “In light of the increasing importance of sustainability at the global level, there is an urgent need to change the behavior of individuals and reduce their carbon footprint, and to highlight the link between environmental quality, air, water and soil quality, human health and thus the quality of life as a whole. DEWA’s conservation initiatives and programs resulted in significant cumulative savings among the target groups between 2012 and 2021, amounting to 2.2 TWh of electricity and 5.6 billion gallons of water, equivalent to savings of AED1.2 billion, and reducing 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions.”