29 – Cannes International Water Award – 2001

Dubai City has won the Cannes International Water Award, during its third session held in the French City, for efficiently recycling wastewater, finding new uses for it and turning Dubai into a green oasis in the desert. The Municipality has succeeded in using the drainage water for irrigating the landscape projects in and around the city thereby protecting underground water and saving scarce drinking water, which was initially used for irrigation.