Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – 3:13 pm
Al Ain, 13th October, WAM / The United Arab Emirates University has affirmed its full commitment to support government efforts to reduce disaster risks by contributing to scientific research and studies and implementing scientific and practical projects that will achieve the UAE vision over the next fifty years.
On the occasion of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, which falls on October 13 of each year, Dr. Saber Mahmoud Hussein, Lecturer in the Department of Geology – College of Science, UAE University, said… “The focus of the United Nations General Assembly on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction this year is on: The topic of international cooperation to allow developing countries to reduce disaster risks and losses, which is the sixth goal of the seven “Sendai” goals.
He explained, “Natural disasters represent accidents that arise in nature and affect the human lifestyle in an alarming way, causing the destruction of infrastructure and the ecosystem with all its human, plant and animal components, in addition to affecting the quality of vital natural resources and resources, especially surface and groundwater. Hydrological disasters are expected to increase – climate change due to what is now known as global climate change.
He added, “We are proud that the UAE University has established the National Center for Water and Energy, in addition to giving priority to research that is concerned with studying environmental disasters and reducing them. In the Department of Geology, several research projects have been implemented in the field of chemical and radiological pollution of groundwater, setting standards and establishing a database to reduce the impact of these components on the ecosystem, primarily the human element. Flood and rain water to reduce the risk of floods and to benefit from this water in feeding groundwater reservoirs in the country.
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