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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has set a new world record by reducing losses in its water networks to 6.6%, making it one of the lowest in the world.

The new achievement shows how Dubai Government organisations are surpassing their global counterparts.

“At DEWA, we work to further develop Dubai’s competitiveness and strengthen its global position across all areas. DEWA’s latest achievement in reducing losses in water transmission and distribution networks, from 42% in 1988, to 6.6%, confirms the success of its strategy in preparing for the future through scientific planning, innovation, using the latest technologies in water production, transmission, and distribution, as well as control of water networks," HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

"It also highlights its strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of Dubai’s electricity and water networks. This contributes to meeting the rapid growth in Dubai, thereby contributing to the social and economic prosperity of the Emirate.

"This achievement comes shortly after the UAE, represented by DEWA, was ranked first globally, for the second consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all ‘Getting Electricity’ indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world,” he added.

Al Tayer said that DEWA will continue with its efforts to enhance Dubai’s entire water network by updating old connections and meters and developing new transmission and distribution networks that conform to the highest international standards. Read more: DEWA scoops projects of the year at Asian Power Awards

It has introduced a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system to monitor the water network, enabling an optimal and efficient network operation. It also uses the latest equipment to scan the transmission and distribution networks to prevent cracks from causing leaks in the system.

This article was published on our sister website Smart Energy International.