The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS), which is being held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is an annual opportunity to highlight the levels of maturity achieved by the UAE in several areas, and to assess the progress made in building a more sustainable and flexible world. The exhibition also serves as a momentous occasion to highlight the UAE’s essential role in promoting positive change in vital areas and supporting comprehensive global development. This is achieved through the outline of ambitious, as well as the adoption and development of innovative solutions and technologies to tackle emerging climate change challenges.
Over its previous 24 editions, the exhibition has witnessed a remarkable development in terms of the number of participating entities and countries and areas covered. The 24th WETEX and DSS enabled the exchange of expertise, knowledge and experiences in the areas of sustainability, renewable and clean energy, green hydrogen, desalination using clean energy, decarbonization, circular economy, renewable energy production and storage, waste-to-energy technologies, artificial intelligence, smart meters and grids, green mobility, green buildings, smart cities and other vital topics.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and DSS, noted that the 25th WETEX and DSS 2023, which will be held from November 15 to 17, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, supports the pioneering efforts of the UAE and the Dubai in the field of climate action, and the UAE’s leadership of the region’s efforts to reach net-zero. WETEX and DSS highlights the sustainable of in the UAE and supports the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision to enhance the position of the UAE as a global partner and an attractive and influential economic hub. It showcases the UAE and Dubai’s efforts in renewable and clean energy, especially since the UAE was the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to launch a strategic initiative to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Eng. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, CEO of Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE), stated that the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show serves as a major international platform for sustainability, encompassing a comprehensive concept and different pillars. The exhibition provides a significant window through which the world can witness the latest developments in the areas of energy, clean energy management in water desalination, solutions to the climate change crisis, and prospects for artificial intelligence. These areas are among the concerns of the UAE leadership and the world in the pursuit of building a future for new generations, and preserving their right to resources and wealth. Furthermore, the exhibition strengthens the UAE’s position as one of the most important countries in formulating the future of sustainability and the green economy worldwide.
Al Ali emphasized that EtihadWE is keen on participating in the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show to gain a deeper understanding of the latest technologies related to the services it provides, strengthen cooperation, exchange experiences with relevant sectors, identify market needs, and explore investment opportunities. He expressed gratitude to the wise directives of the leadership, for being instrumental in creating the exhibition as an important international event that attracts worldwide attention every year. He also extended his appreciation to HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and DSS, for his unceasing efforts to make the exhibition a success annually.