Tuesday 26, July 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) has extended the deadline to apply for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Water Award to 30 September 2016. The USD 1 million award was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), to find solutions to international water scarcity.
Suqia is a major contributor to implementing the objectives set by MBRGI, to combat poverty and disease by finding sustainable solutions for water scarcity. Suqia also works in water-scarce or water polluted areas by using desalination and purification technologies to provide clean water.
“The award encourages leading corporations, research centres, institutions, and innovators from all over the world to find sustainable and innovative renewable-energy solutions to the problem of water scarcity. The award also encourages studies and research to address water pollution, by using solar energy, in cooperation with a number of international educational institutions,” said Al Tayer.
“Suqia is a beacon of the UAE’s attempts to do good for the planet, by providing sustainable solutions for water scarcity, and to reduce contamination of drinking water throughout the world. Suqia also participates in international efforts to supply clean water, and eliminate water-related life threatening diseases, while protecting clean water from being polluted,” added Al Tayer.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award worth USD1 million comprises three categories: The Innovative Projects Award is worth USD500,000; the Innovative Research and Development Award is worth USD400,000 in the category of national and international institutions, and finally the Innovative Youth Award is worth USD100,000,” said Mohammed Abdulkareem Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of Suqia.
To view the terms & conditions for participation in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, please visit Suqia’s website: www.suqia.ae