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DEWA launches Strategy Pioneers

Yesterday, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the Strategy Pioneers, first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, in collaboration with organisations that have achieved excellence and have entered the Hall of Fame for implementing their strategies in the region.

The initiative is in line with DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, drive sustainable development in Dubai, and promote the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism.

DEWA invited all the different organisations that have entered the Hall of Fame in the region to participate in the event. These organisations include the Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Aluminum (Dubal), Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority, and the Bahrain Ministry of Works.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The ‘Strategy Pioneers’ initiative will serve as a platform for knowledge partnerships and to exchange information, share international best practices and administrative updates in strategic planning and implementation to develop relevant systems and management across government, semi-government and private organisations.”

The initiative has been welcomed by the participating organisations and will include an annual workshop where member organisations will meet to review corporate strategy, strategic planning and implementation and share key achievements. The event will host global speakers on selected subjects in the field of strategic planning and implementation, and seminars on how corporate strategic work can be developed and partnership potential strengthened among members.

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Let it Bah-rain

Kingdom to build additional desalination plants to meet growing demand for water

Plans to increase the production of desalinated water in Bahrain have been announced, in order to meet with the kingdom’s growing demand for clean water.

The country currently produces 142 million gallons of water a day, only 2 million gallons more than it consumes, leading the government to assemble plans to produce an additional 48 million gallons of water a day by mid-2011.

Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority chief executive Dr Abdulmajid Al-Awadhi told the Gulf Daily News: “Bahrain consumes 140 million gallons of water per day, so we need to have 420 million gallons to be enough for three days if an emergency strikes.” 

The first stage of the plan will cost US $400 million; meanwhile, a second stage has been planned, which will lead to an increase of an additional 52 million gallons of water per day and will be implemented throughout the next two decades.

“Bahrain is planning to secure water in all five governorates and connect water pipes to new houses, malls, shops and other buildings,” added Al-Awadhi.

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