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21 May 2024

DEWA presents five research papers at International Conference on IT Innovations and Knowledge Discovery 2023, Bahrain

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has participated in the International Conference on IT Innovations and Knowledge Discovery (ITIKD) 2023, which was held in the Kingdom of Bahrain and organised by the College of Information Technology- Ahlia University, with the participation of several IT scientists, academics and specialists from around the world.

During the conference, DEWA’s Research and Development (R&D) Centre presented five research papers on investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) and DEWA’s Space-D Programme to provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing utilities around the world, and ways to harness the latest disruptive technologies and IT emerging trends to achieve the most significant return on investment and optimal use of available resources.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, expressed his pride at the role played by Emirati researchers at the R&D Centre to support global efforts for accelerating the transition to a competitive and sustainable economy that is based on knowledge and innovation.

Al Tayer noted that the participation of the Centre in international conferences highlights the ability of Emirati competencies to compete with global organisations. It also enhances the competitiveness of the UAE in scientific research.
“We work in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to support advanced and innovative scientific research aimed at achieving future plans and aspirations, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. We attach great importance to innovation, research and development, and investing in the latest global technologies to enhance the efficiency of the energy and water sector, and to consolidate DEWA’s position as one of the most prominent utilities around the world. We provide a positive work environment that stimulates innovation and creativity, and provide employees with the necessary tools that enable them to keep pace with the latest developments and rapid changes, to be effective partners in anticipating and shaping the future. We are pleased that the researchers at the R&D Centre have utilised the advanced facilities that the Centre includes, most notably the Internet of Things laboratory; Robotics & Drone laboratory, which is the first 3D-printed laboratory in the world; and DEWA’s Ground Station, which is part of DEWA’s Space-D programme, to enrich the local and global scientific community and accelerate the transition to a green economy,” said Al Tayer.
“The R&D Centre hosts some of the best Emirati calibre, comprising 48 researchers, including 32 PhD and master degree holders. The Emiratisation rate at the Centre has reached 69 percent, while the percentage of Emirati female employees has reached 31percent, including some with high academic qualifications in the scientific and engineering fields. Since its inception, the Centre has published 154 research papers at international scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals and publications,” said Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA.
The research papers presented during the conference included ‘DEWA R&D Data Lake: Big Data Platform for Advanced Energy Data Analytics’; ‘IoT-based Test Facility for a Water Transmission Line with Leak Simulation’; ‘Hardware Doppler Shift Emulation and Compensation for LoRa LEO Satellite Communication’; ‘Machine Learning Schemes for Leak Detection in IoT-enabled Water Transmission System’; and ‘Design, Development, and Implementation of Internet-of-Things Enabled Laboratory’.