• WETEX 2018 Documents the UAE's Drive Towards Green Energy Reliance, in Line with the Growing Global Trend
WETEX 2018 Documents the UAE's Drive Towards Green Energy Reliance, in Line with the Growing Global Trend

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is eager to promote all forms of eco-friendly energy as a clean option to conventional energy stemmed from eco-friendly fossil fuels, according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Program; and with DEWA's vision to be a sustainable, innovative, world-class utility. DEWA thinks that renewables such as solar, wind as well as water power are tricks to accomplishing sustainable financial, social and also ecological growth, as they aid to prevent several unfavorable effects arising from unreasonable human behavior.

In this context, DEWA is organising the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018) under the regulations of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 23 - 25 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The occasion's tasks will focus on promoting community recognition of ecological citizenship and its value in attaining sustainable growth. It will certainly likewise concentrate on its useful impact on maintaining health, improving living criteria and also minimizing hardship, safeguarding new work, as well as on safeguarding the setting through the preservation of natural resources, in addition to on reducing the reasons for climate change, the number as well as extent of all-natural catastrophes arising from worldwide warming, and the harmful effect of acid rain as well as the build-up of damaging waste. Environmental citizenship will also shield jeopardized types, fish, and also water from contamination, adding to food safety and also raising the performance of agricultural crops as a result of the elimination of chemical and gas contaminants.

A growing global trend towards reliance on renewable energy

WETEX 2018 comes in line with the vision of the UAE's sensible management to suit global trends that are moving towards eco-friendly energy, reinforcing the transformation towards an environment-friendly economic situation. According to the yearly report of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for 2018, the boost in the percentage of straight and indirect work in the renewable energy industry globally is 5.3% in 2017 contrasted to 1.1% in 2016. Additionally, the number of staff members in the area of renewable energy, consisting of in the hydropower field, reached 10.3 million for the first time in 2017, compared with 9.8 million in the previous year.

With the 22.3% global solar capability boost to 94 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 compared to 73 GW in 2016, the solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) market accounted for the best growth in renewable resource tasks in 2017, with a total amount of about 3.4 million jobs, a 9% rise compared to 2016, followed by biofuel at about 2 million tasks, wind energy at around 1.1 million tasks, and the solar heating/cooling market at greater than 800,000 work. The record predicts that the variety of work in the renewable energy field will raise from 10.3 million in 2017 to 23.6 million by 2030 as well as to 28.8 million by 2050, while the share of renewable energy in the worldwide energy mix is anticipated to double.

These figures, and various other associated statistics, disclose the same truth: the future is in renewable energy and the transformation in the direction of green power options. This is due to the fact that the comprehensive damages created to the environment from excessive standard energy sources such as fossil fuels, create a lot of the carbon discharges that are polluting the setting and also are hazardous to all life types; resulting in climate change.

The largest edition in the history of the exhibition

" In line with our pivotal role of advancing sustainability and sustainable development in Dubai as well as the UAE, and based on the regulations of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we are functioning in the direction of enhancing nationwide efforts in the field of green power. This is accomplished by organising WETEX 2018 on an approximated location over 78,000 square meters at the Dubai International Convention as well as Exhibit Centre, with the engagement of concerning 2,100 exhibitors from 53 nations, under the theme 'At the leading edge of sustainability'. Environment-friendly energy services and methods will certainly attract the attention of exhibitors as well as visitors throughout the event, hence confirming Dubai's leading function in highlighting the value of eco-friendly power all over the world. WETEX 2018, the largest version given that its inception twenty years ago, will certainly be held under the umbrella of the Green Week, in conjunction with the third Dubai Solar Show, and also the fifth Globe Green Economic climate Top (WGES). It will certainly include prominent international specialists and audio speakers in the environment-friendly economy, smart, development, and also lasting development fields," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Dubai Solar Show
Al Tayer stressed that the third Dubai Solar Program, the region's largest solar energy event, held in combination with WETEX 2018 covers over a location of 14,000 square metres and adheres to the success of the previous edition. The Solar Program verifies the UAE's management on the dependence of clean power, environment-friendly economy, and environment-friendly energy, along with on the fostering of sustainability ideas in the ecological, social, as well as financial aspects across the region.

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