Dubai Municipality has won this award in the category of architectural establishments with local aesthetic value
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.
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Excellent Government Employee Category
Engineer Hassan Mohammed Makki, Head of Waste Services Section was recognized for efforts to establish an efficient solid waste collection system in Dubai in the context of challenges such as rapid development and urban growth. His work has also enhanced awareness about waste issues in the Emirate besides developing a greater appreciation for municipal waste services.
His primary accomplishment is the realigning of municipal waste services in a direction consistent with internationally accepted principles such as sustainable development. He has also streamlined management processes to reflect current realities and fostered a customer focused approach in the delivery of services.
Innovation Award – 2001
Dubai Municipality’s Public Parks and Horticulture Department won this award during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2001 for organizing several major entertainment shows in Dubai’s parks. For the first time, shows were conducted that year in Safa and Mushrif parks, which normally do not host such shows, in a bid to bring entertainment to maximum number of people, while at the same time reducing the traffic on the city’s roads.
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Distinguished Female Employee Category
Ms. Makkia Al Hajri of Public Parks and Horticulture Department was awarded this for her distinguished efforts in designing , executing and operating the Children City project which was recognized as the best educational and entertainment project targetting children between the age 2 – 15 years in the Gulf and the MENA region .