UAE Rain Enhancement Programme team to attend EGU in Vienna

ABU DHABI, 1st April, 2019 (WAM) — A roadshow from the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science will participate in the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, EGU, in Vienna and share their advances in rain enhancement science and technology with experts from around the world.

The assembly is a global scientific initiative taking place from 7th to 12th April, 2019, and reflecting the programme’s status, the UAE team will be working with experts in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.


Dr. Abdulla Al Mandous, Director of the National Centre of Meteorology, said, “Through our engagement at this year’s EGU in Vienna with leading experts working across a broad range of geoscientific fields, the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science is helping to raise awareness of the threat of water stress and the potential of new innovations to aid arid regions at risk. By supporting events such as the EGU, the Programme continues to make a decisive strategic impact in both building knowledge capacities and networks and fulfilling the UAE’s quest for new science and technology to secure water resources.”

In addition to the roadshow, the EGU will feature a strong contribution from the program awardees through a session titled, ‘The Nexus between Weather Modification and Limited-Area Geoengineering’, which will be chaired by Professor Hannele Korhonen, a Programme Second Cycle Awardee, and co-chaired by Professor Volker Wulfmeyer and Dr Lulin Xue, who are First and Third Cycle Awardees respectively.

Alya Al Mazroui, Director of the Programme, said, “The Programme team attending the event is also reaching out to scientists and researchers at the EGU to explore further opportunities for substantive international cooperation and develop enduring links with interested stakeholders and the scientific community.”

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