MENA Desalination Projects

January 29, 2019

6 Governments participating at

MENA Desalination Projects held in Abu Dhabi next March

6 C level executives from key government entities are leading the discussions at

 MENA Desalination Projects, the key regional event on desalination which will be held on 10-11 March 2019 in Abu Dhabi at Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel

30 Speakers, 40 Exhibitors from 40 Countries & 300 Attendees Are Gathering at MENA Desalination Projects Under the theme of

Evaluating Innovations In Desalination For Current & Future Projects

Launching in Abu Dhabi next March,  MENA Desalination Projects will gather more than 300 regional and international stakeholders from both government & private sectors including desalination specialists, operations team leaders, from major entities that focuses on environmental footprint, financial modelling and water security as well as water preservation.

Featuring governmental panel discussions as well as industry debates involving the top consultants in the region, this brilliant event will offer an unparalleled learning curve on the latest technology in the desalination domain delivered by the world’s trailblazers.

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.

At the conference, government officials from across the region will discuss their national sustainability visions driving the water agenda, attendees will have the chance to discover the hottest opportunities for upcoming desalination infrastructure mega projects in the Middle East.

The high profile gathering of 300 desalination & technology experts, including 6 C level executives from key government entities such as: Saline Water Conversion Company (KSA), Department of Energy (UAE), Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (EGYPT), Water and Electricity Company (KSA), Ministry of Electricity & Water Kuwait (KUWAIT), Public Authority for Water and Electricity DIAM (OMAN), in addition to top EPC Contractors in the region, such as Acwa Power, Acciona, GDF, Engie, Besix, Abengoa. Plus a group of top consultants in the region such as Mott MacDonald, WSP & Atkins.

300 Lead Engineer- Desalination Technology, Construction Engineering Energy & Utilities, Banking, Public and Private Investment Institutions, are coming from MENA, Europe, Americas, Asia to discuss the upcoming desalination mega projects in the region and highlight national sustainability visions driving the water agenda.

The MENA Desalination Projects conference is chaired by Dr. Corrado Sommariva CEO & Founder, SWPC, leading the discussion of 30 Chairmen, Managing Directors, CEOs, Water Sector Leaders, Project Managers.

In a press interview with Dr. Sommariva  he emphasized that “There is a revolution in the sector seeing the fleet of thermal desalination plants are going to be obsolete and this is the right time to explore alternative sustainable ways for water desalination”

Dr. Sommariva believes that a few technologies are ‘particularly interesting,” including Membrane Distillation and Low Temperature Distillation, which he says offer ‘great potential for coupling with either solar panels or solar ponds.” As he referred to Ghantoot desalination project sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Government.

Dr. Corrado Sommariva has been President of the European Desalination Society (EDS) and chairman of the World Health Organization’s committee for safe drinking water from desalination.

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