Al Muntalaq Women’s Society recently hosted Energy, Climate Change and Environment Assistant Professor in the Natural Resources and Environment Department in the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) Dr Maha Al Sabbagh, within the society’s periodic activities that aim to raise awareness among women in different fields.
Dr Al Sabbagh delivered a lecture on the role and importance of women’s participation in rationalising power consumption in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She also reviewed in the lecture the environmental background related to the high consumption of electrical energy in the residential sector in the Kingdom and its impacts on air quality and human health.
Explaining further, Dr Al Sabbagh clarified that the developments related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Kingdom and the projects it has adopted in this field.
She also emphasised on the important role that women play in the rationalisation of electricity consumption, which Dr Al Sabbagh outlined in four main areas, which are environmental awareness, environmental education, purchasing electrical appliances and electrical energy consumption.
The lecture included practical advice and applications on how to read the information in the electricity and water consumption bill, and how to read the energy efficiency card for different household electrical appliances to choose between the different types.
Al Muntalaq Women’s Society President Lulwa Al Rumaihi praised the valuable lecture delivered by Dr Al Sabbagh. The attendees also thanked Dr Al Sabbagh for the lecture and stressed on the importance of the topics it raised.