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ABOUT THE EVENT

Desalination

With rising water demands and freshwater shortages, delivering world-class sustainable desalination infrastructures is at the top of governmental agendas in the MENA region, which is one of the most water stressed areas in the world.

The MENA Desalination Projects will bring together 300+ regional and international stakeholders from the government, consultants, contractors and suppliers to discuss about the upcoming desalination mega projects in the region and highlight national sustainability visions driving the water agenda.

The conference will focus on critical issues such as environmental footprint, financial modelling and water security as well water preservation. Featuring governmental panel discussions as well as 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.

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

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

Supporting Organizations
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OUR SPEAKERS
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Khaled bin Zwaid AlQureshi
CEO, WATER & ELECTRICITY L.L.C
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Valter Caccia
CEO, Barka Desalination Company
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Julio De La Rosa Jurado
Middle East Director, Acciona Agua
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Antonio Ardigo
General Manager Saudi Arabia, Fisia Italimpianti - Gruppo Salini Impregilo
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Rolf Kheil
Project Development Manager, Besix
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Peter Dalkeith Scott
Desalination Expert, Khatib Alami
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Luhay Khdeir
Water Sector Leader, Mott Macdonald
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Corrado Sommariva
ME Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers
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Imteyaz Ahmad
ME Head of Desalination, WSP
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DR. MOHAMED DAWOUD
Manager Water Resources Department Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
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Dr Amgad Elmahdi
Head of MENA Region International Water Management Institute
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Titia De Mes
Technical Lead, Stantec
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Dr Alexander Ritschel
Head, Technology MASDAR
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Keith Bullen
Partner – Project Development & Finance, DLA Piper
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Maruan ElKhattabi
Middle East Director, GS Inima Environment
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Antonio Moreno
Regional Director, Abengoa
AGENDA
8:00
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
09:05
Ministerial Keynote Address: Ministry of Energy and Industry
Overview of the water landscape in the MENA region
09:10
Exclusive project showcase from the United Arab Emirates
09:40
Exclusive project showcase of the Al Khobar SWRO 210 MLD desalination plant in KSA

  • Detailed design improvement allowing an easier OM and lower specific consumption
  • Footprint optimization of facility
  • Coordination of execution activities to optimize schedule for construction

Julio De La Rosa Jurado, ME Director, Acciona

10:10
Green desalination: Most advanced desalination technologies with lowest environmental footprint
Session reserved for solution provider. Interested in presenting this session? Contact us at partnerships@gmevents.com
11:40
A MENA outlook on current state of water desalination infrastructure

  • Achieving the 6th Sustainable Development Goal: ensuring water access and mitigating water scarcity in the region
  • Latest developments in reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of desalination projects

Dr Amgad Elmahdi, Head of MENA Region, International Water Management Institute

11:10
EPC Contractors briefing: an overview of different desalination technologies

  • Addressing benefits and challenges of different desalination methods: Reverse Osmosis VS Thermal Desalination
  • Hybrid energy supply models: evaluating the effectiveness of renewable energy powered technologies

Julio De La Rosa Jurado, ME Director, Acciona
Antonio Ardigo’, General Manager (KSA), Fisia Italimpianti
Rolf Kheil, Project Development Manager, Besix

11:40
Coffee break and networking
12:10
Sustainable water development in the region: Ideas and initiatives

  • Assessing environmental implications of marine and in-land brine disposal
  • The cost of marine brine disposal: enhancing salinity and harming near-shore ecosystems
  • The irreversible damage of inland brine disposal: hazards of polluting fresh surface water and groundwater

Corrado Sommariva, ME Managing Director, ILF Consulting Engineers

12:50
Industry panel discussion: stakeholder collaboration

  • Overcoming regulatory challenges to deliver mega projects on time and on budget
  • Ensuring effective cross department collaboration

Imteyaz Ahmad, ME Head of Desalination, WSP
Rolf Kheil, Project Development Manager, Besix
Titia De Mes, Technical Lead, Stantec

13:15
Networking Lunch
Design and planning of world class desalination projects
14:15
Desalination technology selection and pros and cons of various technologies (efficiency, versus carbon footprint versus energy mix demand)

  • Minimizing carbon footprint for desalination processes
  • Safeguarding the environment: an assessment of the actual cost of desalination in the MENA region
  • Overview on best practices in reducing the cost of desalination as well as eliminating its reliance on fossil fuel

Dr. Mohamed Dawoud, Manager Water Resources, Department Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

15:10
Role of R&D and pilot projects in choosing the best solution for your particular project

  • Reaping the benefits of renewable energy powered desalination: how solar power is changing the rules of the game
  • The benefits of combining Reverse Osmosis with photovoltaic: reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and fossil-fuel dependency

Dr Alexander Ritschel, Head of Technology, MASDAR

15:30
Important technical considerations for a plant’s cost-efficient design and optimum operation

  • Infrastructure design and integration of desalination plants with other energy projects to reduce energy consumption and increase overall efficiency
  • Assessment of desalination costs and the main components of associated capital cost (CAPEX) and operation and maintenance cost (OPEX)
15:55
Chairman’s closing remarks
15:40
End of Day One
8:00
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Desalination plant construction
09:10
Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) best practices to meet project timelines and budgets

  • Decisive levers for success in the water industry: learning the best design selection for your desalination plant
  • Design options for different desalination plants
09:35
Material selection for construction of the best in class desalination plants

  • Selecting optimum material with high corrosion resistance and excellent resistance to stress corrosion cracking
  • Integration of the latest technologies and systems to ensure sustainable and cost –efficient operations
10:00
Automation, SCADA and system integration: The set up of modern desalination plants

  • Enabling reliable and efficient water supply and treatment throughout the plant’s lifecycle
  • Systematic process control: an overview of smart operation and maintenance
10:30
A showcase of the best construction materials for next-gen desalination plants
Session reserved for solution provider. Interested in presenting this session? Contact us at partnerships@gmevents.com
Operations and maintenance
10:30
Plant monitoring to reduce waste and maintain efficiency

  • Waste reduction: Deploying the best instruments to monitor flow and water quality at multiple stages
  • Overview in best practices for reducing brine waste disposal costs and volumes
11:00
Coffee break and speed networking
11:45
Maintaining the integrity of critical assets to reduce risks and hazards and ensure efficiency

  • Preserving assets: an overview of best practices in maintaining quality standards across the plant
  • ROI evaluation in maintenance costs for the entire lifecycle of the plant
12:15
Best material and strategies for plant refurbishment and retrofitting to improve efficiency

  • Selecting the right materials considering uniform attack, galvanic corrosion, crevice-corrosion, pitting, and erosion-corrosion
  • Planning effective refurbishment of large scale desalination plants: technical considerations
12:40
Panel Next-gen desalination infrastructure: the future of CSP desalination technologies in the MENA region

  • Reaping the benefits of renewable energy powered desalination: how solar power is changing the rules of the game
  • The benefits of combining Reverse Osmosis with photovoltaic: reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and fossil-fuel dependency
13:25
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
13:30
Chairman closing remarks
13:35
Networking Lunch & End of Day 2
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