DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised an event in collaboration with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) to clean the shores at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary, a major natural reserve in Dubai. The event saw the participation of 225 DEWA employees and their families, as well as employees from some of DEWA’s subsidiaries, and students from DEWA Academy. The campaign removed 800 kilograms of waste and collected 8 tonnes of algae and seaweed from the shores of the reserve that will be used for scientific research to study marine environments.
The campaign contributed to the enhancement of water quality and the marine habitat within the sanctuary. The seaweed is a valuable resource that can be used as organic fertilisers, reducing the use of artificial fertilisers. It can also be processed for biofuel and other applications.
The campaign witnessed a large turnout of employees and youth to support national efforts to preserve natural resources. This growing interest reflects the raised awareness among society members to create a positive and sustainable impact. This includes following practices to protect the environment and wildlife, maintain the cleanliness of natural reserves, and properly dispose of waste to ensure environmental sustainability.
DEWA is committed to volunteer work within an integrated and sustainable system for volunteering as a socially responsible government organisation and its vision to be a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2050.