About Mohammed Abdallah

Mohammed Abdallah is a Water Control Engineer in Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (TRANSCO) since 2008. He hold bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Sharjah and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. His research interests are in water and energy management.

Water-Energy Nexus in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates has been witnessing fast-paced economic growth as well as rapid increase in population during the last couple of decades. As a result, the need for water and energy has increased significantly and this trend is expected to continue into the future. Water in the UAE comes from four different sources – groundwater (44%), desalinated seawater (42%), treated wastewater (14%), and surface water (1%). Most of the groundwater and treated seawater are used for irrigation and landscaping while desalinated seawater is used for drinking, household, industrial, and commercial purposes. Water consumption per capita in UAE is more … Continue reading