ENGIE Solutions partners with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and Trashtag Kuwait to provide sustainable drinking water solutions

With the support from KFAS, ENGIE Solutions Kuwait and Trashtag Kuwait volunteers installed 200 water filters in several communities, helping more than 1,000 people by giving them access to a safe, clean and sustainable source of water

  
ENGIE Solutions partners with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and Trashtag Kuwait to provide sustainable drinking water solutions

Middle East: ENGIE Solutions, an international leader in integrated low-carbon and high performance solutions, has recently collaborated with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Trashtag Kuwait, both non-profit organizations, in launching Project My Mai, the latest environmental and community initiative that aims to provide sustainable drinking water solutions to low income migrant communities that have been affected by the pandemic.

With the support from KFAS, ENGIE Solutions Kuwait and Trashtag Kuwait volunteers installed 200 water filters in several communities, helping more than 1,000 people by giving them access to a safe, clean and sustainable source of water.

In alignment with Kuwait Vision 2035’s sustainable development goals, this initiative is also expected to prevent over 2 million plastic water bottles from being used.

Tomas Greenwood, General Manager, ENGIE Solutions Kuwait, commented, “As part of the ENGIE Group, we are dedicated to providing sustainable and innovative solutions to our customers in Kuwait, as well as to the community. It gives us great pride to be able to contribute to Trashtag Kuwait’s efforts to provide sustainable sources of water that will positively impact the environment in the long run, while also encouraging people to make the switch for the betterment of the environment.”

Commenting on the initiative, Eng. Manar Al Rashed, Program Manager of the Scientific Culture Directorate of KFAS said: “We believe that civil society organizations (CSOs) have an in-depth understanding of the social, environmental, economic, and institutional challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and can offer innovative and effective interventions to tackle and address them.”

Carina Maceira, Co-Founder, Trashtag Kuwait, said, “The pandemic has affected many families in Kuwait and around the world. Through Project My Mai, we wanted to support the people of Kuwait by ensuring they have access to clean water but so they will also choose sustainable sources that will eventually reduce the use of plastic.”

This campaign is also in line with ENGIE Solutions Kuwait's ongoing commitment towards a cleaner and more sustainable Kuwait, which the company seeks to achieve through the provision of sustainable energy and services solutions for communities, industries and properties.

Earlier this year, ENGIE Solutions Kuwait partnered with Trashtag Kuwait to host a beach cleanup. The activity saw 85 volunteers collect more than 56 bags of trash on Kubbar Island. Trashtag Kuwait regularly hosts environmental initiatives such as weekly clean-ups, as well as raising awareness and educating the public on marine litter, the carbon footprint of water bottles, overfishing of local and regional fish stocks, high ocean water salinity, and other pertinent environmental issues.

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About ENGIE Solutions Kuwait

ENGIE Solutions is an international leader in providing low-carbon energy and innovative integrated facilities management solutions in various sectors such as transport, retail, commercial, infrastructure, industrial, residential, educational and healthcare.

By using innovative smart technology, efficiently managing assets, optimising labour and resources, ENGIE Solutions delivers energy-efficient focused solutions to meet their client’s specific demands ensuring long-term asset value. ENGIE Solutions believes that its unique capability to integrate all these solutions ‘as a service’ to its customers affords the organisation a distinctive leadership position in the industry.

Current clients working with ENGIE Solutions include the Four Seasons Hotel and Burj Alshaya, Abdullah Hamad Al Sagar and Brothers Company, National Bank of Kuwait, consortiums led by Mabanee and Alargan Real Estate for New City Jaber Al Ahmed 3 and New City Jaber Al Ahmed 2 respectively, AZN O&M, and Taiba Hospital.

ENGIE Solutions is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services, present in 70 countries with more than 171,100 employees and a revenue of €60.6 billion.

About KFAS

KFAS, a private non-profit organization was established in 1976 by an Amiri Decree under the direction of the late Amir of Kuwait, HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His enduring vision has been to create and develop a thriving culture of science, technology and innovation for a sustainable Kuwait. Tremendous strides have been made throughout KFAS’s journey to promote STI and encourage a culture of research and development in Kuwaiti society, especially considering the numerous challenges inherent to generating socioeconomic growth and national development in such a ground-breaking manner. KFAS has been building a well-equipped STI workforce to meet the socio-economic adversities that Kuwait and other countries are bound to face, focusing on encouraging and educating the youth. 

About TrashTag Kuwait

Trashtag Kuwait is a local nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to fighting the environmental impacts of marine litter and waste pollution in Kuwait. Since starting April 2019 they have collected 2,859 bags of trash from the beaches, desert, islands and parks of Kuwait.

While Trashtag Kuwait continues to mobilize the public by organizing cleanups every weekend and raise awareness on the different forms of pollution plaguing Kuwait's environment, they are also organized in civil service and have delivered aid to over 500 families afflicted by the pandemic since June, through their Project Community initiative.

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