Department of Energy - Abu Dhabi (DoE) delegation, led by His Excellency Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, DoE Chairman, visited Saudi Arabia to exchange expertise and cooperation in a variety of areas related to efficient water use, and gain insight into the kingdom's experience in water conservation, promoting bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The delegation visited the National Water Efficiency and Conservation Center (MAEE), and was received by Engineer Fahad Al Dosari, CEO of MAEE.

The delegation learned about MAEE’s experience in water efficiency and conservation in Saudi Arabia, including its work mechanism and operational procedures, key initiatives, policies, and regulations related to water efficiency and preservation, as well as sustainable water management. Discussions were also held on future collaborations between the DoE and MAEE.

Engineer Ahmed Al Falasi, Acting Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Sector at DoE, delivered a presentation on the Abu Dhabi Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalisation Strategy (DSM) 2030, which aims to achieve significant economic and environmental benefits and contribute to ensuring the energy supply security and sustainability of energy resources in the emirate.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Saif Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, hosted the DoE delegation, led by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, DoE Chairman, in the presence of Emirati and Saudi company representatives, who all engaged in a dialogue session entitled The UAE and Investment in Clean Energy. During the session, His Excellency Abdul Aziz Omar Al Mubarak, Director-General of Masdar Company in Saudi Arabia, presented the UAE’s endeavours to boost energy sector investments, and outlined ongoing preparations for the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP28) climate change event, which is being hosted by the UAE in November 2023.