2 March 2021
“Arabian Water Day is an opportunity to highlight the noble efforts of providing clean and safe water to those in need worldwide. It is an opportunity to remember the impact and pioneering achievements in humanitarian work by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace. His quality initiatives improved the lives of millions around the world. They also laid the foundation for the principles followed by the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to consolidate the UAE’s position as one of the most volunteering, and benevolent countries in the world,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Suqia UAE.
“Suqia UAE, under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a great supporter of the UAE’s efforts in humanitarian work. This is through initiatives and projects launched in collaboration with authorities and concerned organisations locally and globally to help communities suffering from water scarcity and pollution. Since its establishment, Suqia UAE has positively impacted more than 13 million individuals in 36 countries worldwide. This is by implementing more than 1,000 sustainable water projects globally. Moreover, Suqia UAE organises the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award with prize total money of USD 1 million to find sustainable and innovative solutions to water scarcity using renewable energy. The award enhances the UAE’s role as a platform for innovation, a destination for innovators, and an incubator for creative minds from all over the world. Suqia UAE achieves this by encouraging companies, research centres, individuals and innovators from around the world to find sustainable and innovative solutions to water scarcity using renewable energy,” added Al Tayer.