DEWA pays great attention to electricity and water sector to keep up with the broad building movement, and industrial agricultural social development in Dubai. DEWA aims at ensuring the public needs of power and water at the present time and the future. The authority also aims at the necessary planning, which achieves sustainable development, according to the best international practices, all standards and environmental laws in force. DEWA is proud of its accomplishments to date, and of the excellent performance and contributions that we have made to energise the future of Dubai.
Throughout the history of the United Arab Emirates, the environment has been a priority concern with strong institutional mechanisms to enhance environmental protection - starting with the foundation of the Supreme Committee for Environment in 1975, the Federal Authority for Environment in 1993, and the Ministry of Environment and Water in 2006. These developments reflect the increasing concern placed on environmental issues, at both the local and global levels, and the importance of addressing these concerns through the development of appropriate policies and regulations.