Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised a workshop for educational institutions to introduce the new categories and standards of the Conservation Award.
The 11th edition of the Conservation Award is being held under the theme ‘Together for a Sustainable Future,’ in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Dubai Educational Zone, and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA); and in partnership with Taqati, and Etihad Energy Services.
Dewa also announced the opening of registrations for the awards at the two-day workshop which was held in both Arabic and English.
It witnessed the participation of over 120 educational institutions from the government and private sectors in Dubai, including nurseries, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, universities, colleges, special needs centres, and adult education centres.
The workshop began with the launch of the Conservation Award brochure. It also included the launch of the Preparation Plan for Electricity and Water Conservation, which provides comprehensive details on how to achieve efficient conservation within educational institutions.
The workshop provided details on how to register, terms, standards and conditions, and cash prizes for the winners in each category.
It also aimed to encourage the students, faculty, and management of educational institutions to enhance their participation in the award, and to contribute towards achieving its goals.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO, pointed out that Dewa collaborates with different sectors to achieve strategic goals related to the environmental stability of Dubai.
"We strive to instil the principles of conservation in students through initiatives and programmes targeting the educational sector," he noted.
"Through this workshop, we aim to enhance the role of the educational sector, to achieve environmental sustainability. This will ensure a bright future for generations to come," stated Al Tayer.
The workshop introduced participants to the new categories of the award, which include ‘Distinguished Educational Institution,’ ‘Distinguished Conservation Leader,’ ‘Distinguished Conservation Team,’ and ‘Distinguished Conservation Project.’
Amal Koshak, the senior manager of the marketing communication department at Dewa, said: "The award witnessed positive development across all areas, reflecting the motto, ‘Together for a Sustainable Future,’ as we reiterate the importance of partnership between us and the educational sector, to prepare future generations that are able to continue sustainable development and protect our natural resources.”