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World Water Day celebrations from today.

Summary: The Environment Department of Dubai Municipality is geared up with a variety of activities and programmes to mark the World Water Day, observed this year under the title 'International Year of Water Cooperation' from today.

The Environment Department of Dubai Municipality is geared up with a variety of activities and programmes to mark the World Water Day, observed this year under the title 'International Year of Water Cooperation' from today.

The nine-day activities are aimed at focusing on the international attention on water-related issues, call for the sustainable management of pure water resources, shedding light on the firm connection between the availability of water resources and world food security, encouraging the governments, organisations, societies and individuals to participate in the endeavours to make change in the water and food safety related dilemmas, Hamdan Al Shaer, Director of Environment Department at the Dubai Municipality said while announcing the World Water Day activities.

Hamdan explained the activities that include a Mobile Awareness Exhibition are designed to demonstrate the efforts of the civic body in water preservation and monitoring its quality along with the efforts of private sector in water conservation and control.

There will be an awareness contest for employees and public during the exhibition. In addition, brochures, leaflets and short movies will be distributed and displayed.

According to him, the mobile exhibition will be held in four main locations; Salma Al Ansariya Girls School from 9am to 1pm today, DP world -- Jebel Ali from10am to 1pm on March 25, the Dubai Municipality main building from 10am to 1pm on March 27 and the municipality's Al Twar Centre on March 28.

The other major event is a Water Awareness Campaign in the labour accommodation in Al Muhaisina on March 29, aiming to raise the awareness on water preservation and ways to use it effectively among workers.

The Environment Department and other relevant departments of the municipality will organise another awareness campaign in collaboration with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in certain areas of the emirate where the water consumption is relatively higher. This campaign is expected to raise the awareness regarding some municipal services such as cleaning water tanks and other water storage places, he added.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Mar 21, 2013
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