World Water Day 2014

Hotel celebrates World Water Day
ImageBy Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Mar 23, 2014

DUBAI: As part of the World Water Day celebrations, a number of construction and municipality workers in different sites in Dubai were given water bottles as a kind gesture by the employees of Rihab and Rimal Rotana.
Earlier, the employees of three hotels took part in the awareness session held at the Villa Rotana on Saturday. The celebrations were organised by Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Dubai Refreshment (P.J.S.C.) and Wild Wadi Water Park, by giving an awareness session about water and energy conservation and sustainability.
The event aimed to strengthen awareness of the need to rationalise the use of electricity and water and to adopt eco-friendly and energy efficient technologies which will enable them to reinforce their commitment to conserving natural resources.
World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, UN-Water chooses a different theme for World Water Day to highlight a specific aspect of freshwater.
“Water and Energy” was the focus theme of this year and the awareness session given conversed on relevant topics and their relation to the subject. The main topics addressed were water conservation practices, including tips for saving water along, with water sustainability topics that include updated facts and figures, energy and water use efficiency.
The awareness session was addressed by Kinan Al Ghraoui, General Manager, Ali Mohammad Amjad, Senior Officer of Electricity and Water Conservation at Dewa and Jawad Ali, Environment, Health and Safety Manager of Villa, Rihab and Rimal Rotana on sustainability.
Speaking on the occasion, Kinan Al Ghraoui said: “It is very important for our colleagues to understand the importance of water and work towards preserving it. Fresh water is a global challenge and such challenges can be tackled only if all stakeholders come together and supplement government efforts. I would like to thank our partners Dewa, Dubai Refreshment and Wild Wadi Water Park for their strong collaboration to make this event a success as they share with us the same ambition of protecting our environment and creating a better life for all.”
Ali Mohammad Amjad from Dewa pointed that Dewa recently launched 6-point campaign to educate the residents of the emirates on the conservation of the water.
“Water leakage and use for irrigational purpose is the main cause of water loss; through this new campaign, people have been asked to checked their usage as well as adopt new line of sanitary fixtures to reduce the water leakage,” he said.
Also, the chain of three hotels in cooperation with Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC) organised a blood donation campaign.
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~ by jamilkhan on March 23, 2014.

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