Dewa introduces key GIS solutions to Sharjah

2 January 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) introduced its latest advancements in geographic information systems (GIS) to a senior delegation from the Sharjah utility group during a key meeting held in Dubai.

The meeting with Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority comes as part of the Dewa's commitment towards cooperating with different local and international entities, to contribute to the development of the UAE.

The visitors were introduced to Dewa’s major achievements in GIS, and the latest programmes, solutions, and applications, used by the utility firm in this field.

Dewa highlighted how these programmes and solutions are integrated into its electricity and water services, which are based on the highest standards of availability, efficiency, and reliability.

Marwan Bin Haider, the executive vice president of Innovation and the Future at Dewa, said: "We are committed to cooperation with different regional and international organisations, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims for the Government of Dubai to be proactive, and creative in meeting the needs of individuals and society as a whole."

"Dewa gives high priority to these visits, as part of its belief to exceed the expectations of the UAE’s residents, for great benefit to government services,” stated Bin Haider.

The utility highlighted its means of sharing geographic data both internally and externally, and discussed geographic information management, and the integration of SAP management.

According to him, Dewa adopts the best technical solutions, to enhance the UAE as a country that puts the happiness and the security of its community at the forefront of its priorities.

"We are constantly working to transform Dubai into a role model for smart cities, by adopting the best information security practices, which is a vital pillar in the development of smart cities," he added.