Water is a fundamental human need and a driver for sustainable growth, yet water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. These numbers are even projected to rise, especially for communities in rural and poor urban areas. Providing access to potable water gives hope, increases happiness and improves life by enabling children to thrive.
International organisations have joined efforts to find solutions to address water scarcity, from establishing humanitarian aid and awareness campaigns, to setting sustainable goals worldwide to achieve water security. The UAE has established a global position in actively finding real solutions to ensure access to safe drinking water.
The launch of the award reflects His Highness' vision for the UAE to be one of the most innovative nations in the world, by creating a platform that showcases cost-effective and solar-powered sustainable solutions that can meet the needs of the developing communities lacking access to the most basic of our needs, clean drinking water.
At Suqia, we believe that innovation and sustainability can be part of the solution to the global water crisis and help overcome the challenges faced in communities in need.