Dr. Robert Sebbag sits down with HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Dr. Habiba Bouhamed-Chaabouni in Agora session Dubai, 23 February 2016: A sessio...Read More
Dubai, 23 February 2016: Global Women’s Forum Dubai hosts a session that explores innovations in the field of art conservation that have enabled mu...Read More
[:en] ‘Open innovation, a leap in Medical Advances’ session at the ‘Social Impact’ hub explores accessible and innovative solutions to overcome cha...Read More
World-leading PC vendor announces participation as the Forum’s official technology partner Dubai, United Arab Emi...Read More
Programme to explore a diverse range of topics through 12 creative hubs and corners, providing delegates with opportunities to meet, share, learn a...Read More
Mona Al Marri: Increasing health awareness among women is high on the Forum’s agenda. B.R. Shetty: It is part of our ongoing responsibility and com...Read More
In support of the UAE’s ongoing strategy to support the next generation of female Arab leaders Global Women’s Forum Dubai to spotlight talent...Read More
H.E. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile to join the eminent keynote speakers which include Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, ...Read More
HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Strong participation at Global Women’s Forum Dubai recognises the UAE’s efforts to enhance th...Read More
IMF Managing Director to join business and government leaders from around the world at first-ever Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society...Read More
H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: DEWA is committed to supporting the leadership’s strategy to create a culture of innovation across the UAE. H.E...Read More
Deauville, 15 October 2015 – The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is pleased to announce that Women’s Forum Dubai 2016...Read More
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 900,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2018.
The UAE, represented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has maintained its first global ranking, for the third consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world. DEWA achieved competitive results in global benchmarking, surpassing the private sector and major European and American utilities in efficiency and reliability. DEWA raised the efficiency of its energy production by using the latest technologies and adopting technological innovations, surpassing European and American utilities, by reducing losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3% compared to 6–7% in the US and Europe. DEWA also achieved the lowest customer minutes lost per year (CML) in the world of 2.39 CML compared to 15 minutes in Europe and was also able to reduce water network losses to 6.5% in 2018 compared to 15% in North America, which is one of the best results in the world.