Discover the US$7.8 bn worth of desalination projects planned for 2020

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Desalination

The second edition of the MENA Desalination Projects, the largest government-endorsed regional desalination conference in the Middle East & North Africa, will bring together 400+ regional and international stakeholder from the government, consulting, contracting and supply chain to discuss about the $50bn of upcoming desalination mega projects in the region and highlight national sustainability visions driving the 2030 water agenda.

The second edition of the conference will address critical issues such as financial modelling, R&D optimisation, regulatory framework, membrane replacement & recycling, environmental footprint, water security & preservation. Featuring a 2 days trade show, 3 governmental panel discussions as well as 6 industry debates involving the top consultants in the region, this exciting event will offer an unparalleled learning curve on the latest technology in the desalination domain delivered by the world’s trailblazers.

Featuring a 2-day trade show, with project showcases, governmental panel discussions and case studies involving project owners and top consultants in the region, this exciting event will offer an unparalleled learning curve on the latest technology in the desalination domain delivered by the world’s trailblazers.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Desalination

The second edition of the MENA Desalination Projects, the largest government-endorsed regional desalination conference in the Middle East & North Africa, will bring together 500+ regional and international stakeholders from the government, consulting, contracting and supply chain to discuss about the upcoming desalination mega projects in the region and highlight national sustainability visions driving the water agenda.

The second edition of the conference will address critical issues such as financial modelling, R&D optimisation, regulatory framework, membrane replacement & recycling, environmental footprint, water security & preservation. Featuring a 2 days trade show, 3 governmental panel discussions as well as 6 industry debates involving the top consultants in the region, this exciting event will offer an unparalleled learning curve on the latest technology in the desalination domain delivered by the world’s trailblazers.

2019 Awards Ceremony – Present by Taldeen

The MENA Desalination Projects advisory board has humbly presented the supporting organizations with Excellence Awards in the desalination domain,
which is a token of appreciation from the desalination community for the terrific work each entity is doing around the region to advance the sustainability agenda. The awards were presented by Dr. Christian Günther,
Executive Vice President SBU Titanium, TALDEEN.

Dr. Christian Günther,
Executive Vice President SBU Titanium,
TALDEEN

H.E. Saif Saeed Al Qubaisi,
Director General,
Department of Energy

H.E. Eng. Abdullah Nasser Alzowaid,
Deputy Governor for Operation and Maintenance,
SWCC

H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi,
Chairman,
DIAM

Mosa Al Asiri,
Director of Communication,
WEC

Eng. Iqbal Altayar,
from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Kuwait the Excellence Award

Esam Al Mulla,
Manager,
Sharjah Electricity & Water

Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab,
Head of R&D,
Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater

Group picture with all winners

Eng. Iqbal Altayar,
from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Kuwait the Excellence Award

Esam Al Mulla,
Manager,
Sharjah Electricity & Water

Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab,
Head of R&D,
Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater

Group picture with all winners

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TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from government officials across the region about their national sustainability visions driving the water agenda

Discover the hottest opportunities for upcoming desalination infrastructure mega projects in the Middle East

Learn about the latest cutting edge and sustainable desalination methods deployed globally

Discuss with the top experts about the future of water resources in the region

Connect and network with industry peers to tackle shared operational and stakeholder collaboration challenges

2021 SPEAKERS

HE Eng Abdullah Bin Ibrahim Alabdul kareem,
Deputy Governor,
Planning and Development
SWCC

Jamal Shahid
Director of Policy,
Department of Energy

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Amgad Elmahdi
Head of MENA region,
International Water Management Institute

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Iqbal Altayar
Director of Technical Supervision Department,
Ministry of Electricity and Water

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Robert Bryniak
CEO,
Golden Sands Management Consulting

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Francois-Xavier Basselot
International Water Client Director,
Atkins

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Charafat Afailal
Advisor and Former Minister of Water,
National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation

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Julio De La Rosa Jurado
ME Managing Director,
Acciona Agua

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Gavin Van Tonder
Water Sector Head,
Neom

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Thomas Altmann
VP – Technology & Innovation,
ACWA Power

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Miguel Angel Sanz
Director of Strategic Development,
Suez International

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Nizar Kammourie
General Manager,
SAWACO

Antonio Moreno
Regional Director,
Abengoa

Eng. Ahmad M. Al Azemi
Private-Sector Projects Department, Undersecretary Sector,
Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

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Adel Aboujaoude
Operations Director,
Jacobs

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud
Advisor – Water Resources,
Environment Quality, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency

Maruan El Khattabi
ME Director,
GS Inima Environment

Imteyaz Ahmad,
Desalination Expert

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Luay Khdeir
Water Sector Leader and Regional Development Director,
Mott Macdonald

Patrick Thienpont
Chief Executive Officer, Barka Desalination Company SAOC

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Karen Stummeyer
Director,
Desalination Deparment, Fichtner

Keith Bullen,
Partner, Project Development & Finance,
DLA Piper

Bruce Smith
Director of Forecasting and Planning,
Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

Eng. Mayyada Salem Al Bardan
Manager of Research & Study Department,
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority – SEWA

Pedro Otegui
CEO,
Fluytec

Ignacio Zuniga
Commercial Director,
Tecexsa

Juan Carlos de Armas Torrent
Sales Director,
EMEA & Global Mega Projects, LG Chem

Unai Ruiz de Apodaca
Water & Desalination Manager,
ARFLU

Dr. Zekeriyya Gemici
Executive vice President,
Taldeen

AGENDA
Time
Activity
08:00 Registration and Refreshments
08:40 Official Exhibition Opening, Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour
09:00 Official opening: National Anthem and Holy Quran
09:05 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Water & Power Consultants

Overview of the water landscape in the MENA region
09:15 Panel discussion: MENA 2050 – Promoting effective stewardship of water resources

  • The role of PPPs: Buffering costs for mega desalination projects
  • By 2050, the water demand gap is projected to grow fivefold. How can we promote a more conscious usage of water in the region?
  • Augmentation of water supplies: reducing unsustainable groundwater mining in the region

Moderator:
Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Water & Power Consultants

Panelists:
HE Eng Abdullah Bin Ibrahim Alabdulkareem, Deputy Governor, Planning and Development, SWCC
Eng. Jamal Shahid, Policy Development Director, Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Charafat Afailal, Advisor and Former Minister of Water, National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Morocco
Dr. Amgad Elmahdi, Head of MENA region, International Water Management Institute – IWMI

Sustainable desalination
10:00 Project Spotligt: NEOM desalination project overview: Greenfield development of water supply system

  • Status of NEOM Water supply
  • Strategy for supplying water in NEOM
  • Desalination Strategy for NEOM
  • Brine Treatment in NEOM

Speaker:
Gavin Van Tonder, Water Sector Head, NEOM

10:30 Session reserved for Taldeen
10:50 Excellence in Sustainability Award Ceremony
11:00 Networking Coffee Break
11:30 Optimizing desalination sustainability

Moderator:
Karen Stummeyer, Director, Desalination Department, FichtnerPanelists:
Bruce Smith, Director of Forecasting and Planning, Emirates Water and Electricity Company – EWEC
Juan Carlos de Armas Torrent, Sales Director, EMEA & Global Mega Projects, LG Chem
Miguel Angel Sanz, Director of Strategic Development, Suez International

12:15 Integrated carbon capture and utilization (CCU) with RO seawater desalination

Speaker:
Thomas Altmann, VP – Technology & Innovation, ACWA Power

12:45 Quick change system for teflon sleeve SWRO plug valves

Speaker:
Unai Ruiz de Apodaca, Water & Desalination Manager, ARFLU

13:10 Panel discussion: Alternative energy and emerging technologies for sustainable desalination

Panelists:
Eng. Iqbal Altayar, Director of Technical Supervision Department, Ministry of Electricity & Water Kuwait
Julio De La Rosa Jurado, Middle East Managing Director, Acciona Agua
Maruan El Khattabi, ME Director, GS Inima Environment
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Advisor – Water Resources, Environment Quality, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency

Moderator:
Francois-Xavier Basselot, International Water Client Director, Atkins

14:00 Chairman’s closing remarks
14:15 Networking lunch and end of conference day one
Time
Activity
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:30 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks: Sustainable water development in the region – Ideas and initiatives

Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Water & Power Consultants

09:40 Opening keynote panel: country briefings

  • 2030 water desalination roadmap and opportunities in United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision and upcoming desalination projects
  • Current desalination opportunities in Kuwait
  • 2030 water desalination roadmap and opportunities in Morocco

Speakers:
Charafat Afailal, Advisor and Former Minister of Water, National Company of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Eng. Iqbal Altayar, Director of Technical Supervision Department, Ministry of Electricity & Water Kuwait
Eng. Mayyada Salem Al Bardan, Manager of Research & Study Department, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority – SEWA

10:50 Presentation session reserved
Speaker:
Pedro Otegui, CEO, Fluytec
11:10 Networking coffee break
11:45 Panel discussion: Efficient desalination project planning and execution

  • Improving energy efficiency in water treatment
  • Exploring the key challenges faced and solution to overcome them
  • Meeting environmental standards and regulations

Moderator:
Luay Khdeir, Water Sector Leader and Regional Development Director, Mott Macdonald
Panelists:
Adel Aboujaoude, Operations Director, Jacobs
Francois-Xavier Basselot, International Water Client Director, Atkins
Imteyaz Ahmad, Desalination Expert

12:35 Efficient pretreatment in desalination, advance Tecexsa high-rate DAF experiences
Speaker:
Ignacio Zuniga, Commercial Director, Tecexsa
Financing desalination projects
13:00 PPP financing in water desalination infrastructure

  • Achieving the 6th Sustainable Development Goal: ensuring water access and mitigating water scarcity in the region
  • Creating the recipe for success: shaping robust regulatory frameworks

Panelists:
Eng. Ahmad M. Alazemi, Private-Sector Projects Department, Undersecretary Sector, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait
Keith Bullen, Partner, Project Development & Finance, DLA Pipe
Nizar Kammourie, General Manager, SAWACO
Robert Bryniak, CEO, Golden Sands Management Consulting

13:45 Chairman closing remarks
14:00 Networking lunch and end of conference
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WHO WILL ATTEND

Government

Construction

Engineering

Energy & Utilities

Banking

Public and Private Investment Institutions

Chairman

Managing Director

CEO

Water Sector Leader

Project Manager

Desalination Specialist

Operations Team Leader Water

Lead Engineer- Desalination Technology

2019 SPEAKERS
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H.E. Eng. Abdullah Nasser Alzowaid
Deputy Governor for Operation and Maintenance, SWCC
Thermal desalination
H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahrouqi
Chairman, DIAM
Thermal desalination
Esam Al Mulla
Manager, Sharjah Electricity & Water
Thermal desalination
Eng. Jamal Shadid
Director of Policy Development, Department of Energy
Thermal desalination
Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab
Head of R&D, Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater
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Hosam Shawky
Director and founder of Egyptian Desalination Research Center of Excellence, Desert Research Center
Thermal desalination
Antonio Ardigo
General Manager Saudi Arabia, Fisia Italimpianti - Gruppo Salini Impregilo
Thermal desalination
Iqbal Al Tayar
Director of Technical Supervision Department, Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water
Thermal desalination
Julio De La Rosa Jurado
Middle East Director, Acciona Agua
Thermal desalination
Valter Caccia
CEO, Barka Desalination Company
Thermal desalination
Rolf Keil
Project Development Manager, Besix
Thermal desalination
Peter Dalkeith Scott
Desalination Expert, Khatib Alami
Thermal desalination
Lu'ay Khdeir
Water Sector Leader and Regional Development Director, Mott Macdonald
Thermal desalination
Corrado Sommariva
CEO & Founder, SWPC
Thermal desalination
Imteyaz Ahmad
ME Head of Desalination, WSP
Thermal desalination
Dr. Mohamed Dawoud
Manager Water Resources Department Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
Thermal desalination
Dr. Amgad Elmahdi
Head of MENA Region International Water Management Institute
Thermal desalination
Titia De Mes
Discipline Lead - WWT & PS, Stantec
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Mohammad El Ramahi
Director of Asset Management and Technical Services, MASDAR
Thermal desalination
Keith Bullen
Partner – Project Development & Finance, DLA Piper
Thermal desalination
Maruan ElKhattabi
Middle East Director, GS Inima Environment
Thermal desalination
Antonio Moreno
Regional Director, Abengoa
Thermal desalination
Miguel Angel Sanz
Director of Strategic Development, GDF Suez
Thermal desalination
Mohit Sibal
VP – International Head of Water, Shapoorji Pallonji Group
Thermal desalination
Kartik Balasubramaniam
Head of Engineering and Technical Support, ENGIE
Thermal desalination
Pedro Otegui
CEO, FLUYTEC Filtration Technologies
Thermal desalination
Francois-Xavier Basselot
Client Director Engineering, Design and Project Management, Atkins
Thermal desalination
Thomas Altmann
VP – Technology & Innovation, ACWA Power
Thermal desalination
Dr. Peter Kerschberger
Application Manager, KWI International Environmental Treatment GmbH
Thermal desalination
Adrian Schwyzer
Global Market Segment Manager Water Treatment, Georg Fischer Piping Systems
Thermal desalination
Jose Manuel Salutregui
CEO, Tecexsa
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Dr. Basel Abusharkh
CEO, Hyrec
Julius Stein
Julius Steyn
CEO, Osmotek
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Jesus Ortiz Mingo
Regional BD Manager, Acciona Agua
Javier Aqualia
Javier Diaz
KSA Manager, Aqualia
Abdulaziz TAQA
AbdulAziz Al Obaidli
VP UAE & GCC & India, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa)
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