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DEWA discusses cooperation with University of Cambridge

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
DEWA uses the latest technologies in water production, transmission, distribution, as well as control of water networks. This has contributed to several successes and achievements, making it one of the best utilities in the world.
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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has emphasised DEWA’s commitment to strengthening cooperation and joint ventures with leading international academic institutions, including the University of Cambridge, which is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the world. This helps achieve DEWA’s strategy to consolidate knowledge as a basis for growth and development, to realise the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve government work as much as possible and promote an economy based on knowledge and innovation.

Al Tayer made these remarks during his visit to the University of Cambridge. He was accompanied by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence, Abdulrahman Aljamea, Vice President of Corporate Risk and Security Governance, and Ali Almuwaijei, Vice President of Governance & Compliance.

Discussions included ways to strengthen cooperation between DEWA and the University of Cambridge on sharing best practices, research and development, good governance and conformity, risk management, and other related topics

"I am delighted to visit this prestigious scientific and academic institution. We discussed ways of cooperating with the University in the near future to enhance DEWA’s excellence in organisational agility and governance. This is part of our efforts to continuously develop and learn from international best practices, as well as develop relationships with local and international academic institutions. This contributes to improving DEWA’s services and operations and make it one of the most prominent national organisations that support the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE one of the best countries and the best governments in the world, and DEWA’s vision to become a leading sustainable innovative global corporation,” said Al Tayer.

"Our current collaboration with the University of Cambridge and local institutions inside and outside the UK gives us the opportunity to review key results and research and benefit from them in our organisational work. At DEWA, we always want to work with educational institutions to achieve the best results,” added Al Tayer.

Al Tayer noted that it is important to keep pace with the rapid changes in the business environment. He emphasised DEWA’s commitment to working closely with major international organisations in various fields of research and development related to its areas of work. This ensures DEWA’s pioneering position among leading utilities worldwide.

DEWA and BSI collaborate on a number of areas; notably in organising the Sustainability Leadership Conference in Dubai, in cooperation with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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