Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) has concluded a three-day summer camp. The camp, titled ‘Sustainability Champions,’ was organized in collaboration with the Watani Al Emarat Foundation.
The participants in the camp engaged in several workshops led by experts from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENOC), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and The Sustainable City.
The workshops helped participants become familiar with ways to conserve natural resources, particularly energy and water, and raised their awareness of environmental protection in a bid to foster the next generation of environmental stewards.
Eng. Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water, and Future Energy at MoEI, commented that “the camp focused on three courses: energy, infrastructure, and water. In the energy course, we highlighted the updated UAE Energy Strategy 2050, the National Energy and Water DSM Program, the National Green Building Regulations, clean energy, including renewables and nuclear, and the concept of the electricity market.”
“In the infrastructure course, we touched on sustainability practices in buildings and roads, the impacts of climate change, housing, and the applications of green buildings in The Sustainable City. And, in the water course, experts showcased the Water Security Strategy 2036, the hydrogeological mapping project, and the Hydroelectric Power Plant in Hatta,” Mr. Al Kaabi added.