UAE President establishes initiative to address global water scarcity


UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has greenlighted an initiative that will address global water scarcity.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Water Initiative aims to enhance awareness of the severity of the crisis and accelerate the pace of technological innovation to deal with the challenges it poses.

It will also expand the scope of international cooperation to address the crisis and drive investment for the benefit of current and future generations.

The initiative will be chaired by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and vice-chaired by Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority.

The board members include Suhail bin Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, Minister of Investment; Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment; Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Head of the International Affairs Office at the Presidential Court; Faisal Abdulaziz Al Bannai, Secretary-General of the Advanced Technology Research Council; Abdulla Ahmed Balala, Assistant Minister of Energy and Sustainability Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; David Scott, Advisor to the Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority; and Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates.

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