(Abu Dhabi) – His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has launched the International Water Summit.
The announcement was made during a press conference that was also attended by UAE Minister of Environment and Water, H.E Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, H.E Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, and H.E Dr. Glen Daigger, President of the International Water Association (IWA).
The Summit is scheduled to be held alongside the World Future Energy Summit in January 2013.
During the press conference H.E Dr. Rashid said: “keeping in view the increased pressure on this valuable resource, this launch is a result of our visionary leadership’s drive towards achieving water security”.
H.E Dr. Sultan Ahmed al Jaber said: “the launch of the International Water Summit is a bid to face the most pressing challenges facing the world today and is a testament to the UAE’s role in shedding light on today’s relevant subjects”.