Sara Powell, a UK national, is the founder of ATIC Psychological Counselling Centre, Dubai. She has over nine years clinical experience and has provided Art Psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families, having facilitated a variety of groups. She has also overseen numerous projects consulting government agencies in Singapore and the UAE.
Powell specialises in women issues, child and adolescent related disorders and has worked extensively with people of determination and those who are non-verbal in their communication skills. Her special focus is on the development of Early Intervention Services, with community at her heart. She follows an eclectic therapeutic approach and continues to pioneer the development of Art Psychotherapy in the region.
She is a published author presenting many conference papers with her latest publication centred on Medical Art Psychotherapy from a local context published in 2019. She has a MA specialising in Art Psychotherapy from LASALLE University Singapore and is a registered member of the Association for Creative Arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and Asia (ANZACATA).
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.