The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) today hosted a press conference at the closing of 4th International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF).

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The 4th International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF), organized by the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) under the supervision of National Center of Meteorology (NCM) opened today at Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

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The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) received Her Excellency Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Acting Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), to witness presentations on the Center’s vitally important work for the nation and to discuss strengthening collaboration between the Center and EAD in the future

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A UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) team has concluded its roadshow to Austria after a highly successful and productive participation at the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna

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Water is one of the seven pillars of the UAE’s innovation strategy

H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Driving scientific and technological advancement to address water security is a strategic priority for the UAE government

H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The program will have a significant ripple effect, directly increasing the level of research and action in the critical area of rain enhancement

H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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