ME experts to tackle water issues at Dubai summit
DUBAI, 8 days ago
Water authorities and engineering experts in the Middle East will address the current and future water challenges in the Middle East at the upcoming Integrated Water Management Summit in Dubai, UAE.
The event runs on May 3 and 4 at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.
The Middle East is among the most water-scarce regions in the world, but has one of the highest per capita water consumption. The rapid increase in population has further escalated the demand for water. As per reports, government authorities have invested more than $116.9 billion in water and wastewater projects to meet the increasing demand for water in the region.
The Integrated Water Management Summit will serve as a platform for water bodies in the region to discuss regulations, water management strategies and emerging technologies in water desalination and wastewater treatment.
Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy UAE, will inaugurate the event with a keynote session. He will speak about the UAE Ministry of Energy’s Plans to establish sustainable water security and its initiatives to develop the 2036 water security strategy.
Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity Clean Energy and Desalination of Water, Ministry of Energy, UAE, will also partake in the forum as a keynote speaker.
The ministry’s participation in the event highlights its efforts to address the water crisis and the challenges faced by the Middle Eastern region.
With the primary objective of achieving water sustainability, the event will explore solutions to the challenges faced in the at operation and maintenance of water services. It will also cover existing and emerging technologies in smart water grid management, maintenance of water services, waste water reuse methods and water asset management.
The two-day event will also cover ministry regulations and water management strategies and challenges, as well as industrial water treatment. Several regional and international experts in water sustainability are expected to speak at the Integrated Water Management Forum 2017. – TradeArabia News Service