UAE research programme for rain enhancement science

UAE research programme for rain enhancement science



4 May 2016

WMO welcomes the high level of interest from around the world for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science that aims to increase rainfall in arid and semi-arid regions around the world and promote water security.

Following the close of deadline for research pre-proposals in its second cycle on March 17, the Program has received remarkable interest with 91 pre-proposal submissions from 398 scientists, researchers and technologists affiliated to 180 institutes from 45 countries around the world. The Programme offers a grant of US$ 5 million over a three-year period to be shared by up to five winning research proposals.

“The UAE continues to prompt cooperation among the world’s leading researchers to find alternatives to addressing the pressing challenges of water security,” said His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs- “The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science demonstrates the nation’s commitment in emerging as a hub for international scientific collaboration, innovation, and excellence in the field of rain enhancement science.”

Press release is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

WMO Bulletin article is available here

Details of previous  research grant winners available here

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