ADWEA and Masdar sign collaboration agreement
Masdar Institute and ADWEA to support energy development
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have announced an agreement to collaborate to identify education and scientific research, as well as to support the development of energy and sustainable technologies. The agreement was signed by Masdar CEO Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber and ADWEA Director-General, H.E. Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi.
Under the agreement, Masdar Institute is set to collaborate closely with a number of ADWEA affiliates such as the National Energy and Water Research Centre and the ADWEA Academy. Looking at issues such as sustainable energy, environmental concerns and water; ADWEA and Masdar will undertake research into areas such as advanced desalination using renewable energy sources.
“In line with the vision of our leadership and from our belief in the importance of collaboration efforts that enhance partnerships, Masdar emphasises on the intense cooperation in different areas that contribute to driving the growth of renewable energy and sustainable sector. As a research-oriented institution, Masdar Institute’s partnership with ADWEA reflects its interests to engage with industry stakeholders and enhance knowledge development in the UAE and Abu Dhabi.
“Access to live data and information sharing between the two organisations will enable researchers to conduct studies on production and consumption patterns aimed at improving water and energy efficiency. We are confident that ADWEA will play a valuable role in enhancing Masdar Institute’s research activities and in our mutual effort to achieve sustainable development,” said Dr Al Jaber.
Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi commented, “ADWEA is committed to achieving the long-term objective and vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in creating a knowledge-based economy. Partnerships and collaboration initiatives lay a strong foundation to facilitate this process. We welcome the collaborative agreement between ADWEA and Masdar Institute and believe it will bring overall benefits to the UAE and Abu Dhabi.
“ADWEA deploys cutting-edge research as the foundation to remain a successful and performance-driven organisation. Our programmes and initiatives focus on sustainability and plan for growth, whilst ensuring economic and environmental balance. We are confident the collaborative programmes and knowledge exchange with Masdar Institute will bring benefit to the community in general.”
Amongst the areas the pair will seek to collaborate on is the development of short courses and seminars for internal and external stakeholders, whilst ADWEA is set to look to provide personnel that can contribute to the studies of graduates at Masdar. Internships and personnel exchanges are also likely to follow.