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- Strategies in securing water efficiently & effectively
"Saudi Arabia awarded water contracts worth SR9 billion in May 2009 which will help address the water problems of over 5.5 million people who live and work in the city."
~ May 2009, Arab News
"Tripoli is planning a series of new desalination plants and the expansion of existing facilities to increase the country's water production capacity almost tenfold by 2015."
~ August 2009, MEED
"Saudi Arabia require 2.2 million cm/d in extra wastewater capacity, followed by the UAE , which is predicted to need 1.3million cm/d more and Kuwait with 795000 cm/d."
~ Sept 2009, MEED
The Middle East North African region is known to be one of the most arid places in the world. The issue of securing and maintaining water supplies often remain a challenge. Coupled with rising demand due to population growth, agricultural use and increasing industrialization and urbanisation, the region is facing a water crisis. (Reuters, Mar 20, 2009) Regulators and municipal bodies in each of countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Qatar, Bahrain) needs to review its water needs, policies, plans , investments and strategies to resolve water issues in their countries. What role can private companies and investors play when working with government and municipal bodies to resolve the crisis?
The financial crisis has no doubt influenced decision makers in their choice of investment frameworks in water infrastructure projects and also financing options available. What are the options and strategies available to ensure the success of private-public partnership in water investments ?
Technology advances and improvements are constantly required in the water sector, be it in securing or managing water supplies. Some of these options for renewing and managing water supplies have become commonplace in the MENA region. Desalination is not new to the region, but the sustainability of this in the long haul will be a vital issue to look into. Other options: wastewater reuse, wastewater treatment , sludge management are also gaining more importance. It is vital to assess the latest technology advances and growth potential of the solutions in the MENA region.
Another often neglected part in managing water supplies is leakage management. Managing pipelines with minimal disruption to the entire network is also important if cost efficiency in water and wastewater management is required. Weigh the strategies available and options to minimize leakage.
Explore these vital issues at CMT's MENA Water Resource World Conference on 19-20 January in Dubai.
Key Reasons to Attend :
You will network with
Key Officials & Executives from
- Water utilities and authorities
- Water Boards
- Chemical treatment companies
- Water service & solution providers, including operators & equipment manufacturers
- Technology companies
- Monitoring equipment companies
- Plant designers
- Environmental and municipal organizations
- Real estate developers
- Irrigation companies
- Dam and pipeline construction
- Infrastructure project management firms
- EPC contractors
- Banks, financiers & investors
- Bulk water and wastewater management companies
The "MENA Water Resource World" conference, held under the patronage of H.E. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, UAE's Minister of Environment & Water meets in Dubai on January 19-20, 2010. Invited government representatives from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria will unveil upcoming investment opportunities while experts will address financing, public-private partnerships, water management tools and solutions in the region including leakage management, desalination, sludge management and wastewater treatment.
Dubai- UAE, December 15, 2009 -- The “MENA Water Resource World? conference, a global forum dedicated to water supply issues and solutions in the Middle East and North Africa region, will meet in Dubai on January 19-20, 2010. The conference is held under the patronage of H.E. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, UAE’s Minister of Environment & Water, who will deliver the keynote address on, “Water Policies, Opportunities & Challenges in the UAE”
Increasing awareness about the emerging water crisis has led to urgent calls for solutions to increase water production and optimizing its use, so as to stabilize the current situation and generate growth in the water management industry in the Middle East and North Africa. Hence Governments and water authorities in the region are intensifying efforts and seeking private sector participation to increase water production.
Recent published reports point to massive opportunities in the region. Saudi Arabia called for over $53 billion in investment to increase its desalination capacity to 10.7 million cubic metres per day by 2020. (Zawya) The UAE too needs to invest at least $10 billion in water investment to satisfy growing water needs. (Workingwithwater.net) In the North Africa region, Egypt has embarked on a program to overhaul and expand its water infrastructure restructuring policies to attract more investment and industry involvement. Algeria has plans to build coastal desalination plants and have offered a succession of 25-year BOT projects. Tunisia’s government is also pushing for the development of private desalination plants. (Global Water Intelligence)
In view of these emerging opportunities, MENA Water Resource World has invited regulators and government representatives from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria, to present updates on:
> Water Policies, Opportunities & Challenges in the UAE, by
HE. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Ministerof Environment & Water (UAE)
> Latest Developments in the Water Sector in Saudi Arabia, by
Dr. Abdullah M. Al Shehri, Vice-Governor for Regulatory Affairs, Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority Saudi Arabia
> Water Infrastructure Plans and Developments in Qatar, by
Fahad R. Al-Kaabi, Manager- Water Projects, KAHRAMMA (Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation)
> Opportunities & Challenges for Investments in Oman’s Water Sector for the Next 5 Years by
Mr. Zahir Khalid Suleiman Al-Suleimani, Director General of Projects, Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Oman)
> Water Infrastructure Plans and Developments in Libya by
Dr. Ali Rashaida, Director of Studies & Consulting, Libya Housing & Infrastructure Board (Libyan HIB)
> Investment Potential & Challenges in Tunisia’s Water Sector by
Mr. Mohammed Zaara, Directeur du Dessalement et de l'Environnement, SONEDE Tunisia
> Investments in Algeria’s Water Sector by
Mr. Maouche Lounis, Director of Planning and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Water Resources (Algeria)
> Strategies to Manage Leakage in Water Distribution Systems Effectively and Efficiently & Wastewater Management Strategies in Egypt by
Eng. Mamdouh Raslan, Deputy Chairman, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Egypt.
MENA Water Resource World conference will also address financing, public-private partnerships and water management tools and solutions that are gaining prominence in the region including leakage management, desalination, sludge management and wastewater treatment, and panelists include:
... and many more
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MENA Water Resource World is organized by the Center for Management Technology, and supported by the European Desalination Association and the International Private Water Association. An international delegation of top regulators, company managers and businesspersons is expected to attend the conference, creating excellent networking opportunities for all who attend from around the world.
MENA Water Resource World is now accepting registrations for the conference, as well as enquiries on sponsorship packages, media partnerships and exhibition space. For more information, visit the MENA Water Resource World Website at www.cmtevents.com/?ev=100104&
The Water Industry’s key players will be at the MENA Water Resource World conference in Dubai on 19-20 Jan 2010 including His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment & Water (UAE), who is delivering the keynote address.
MENA Water Resource World held under the Patronage of HE Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, will present updates and case studies on policies, investments, technologies and strategies in securing water resources efficiently & effectively in the MENA region. It will also feature top regulators and senior representatives from over 10 organizations, including:
... Plus Many Others with a stake in water resources and wastewater management in the MENA region.
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To meet rapidly growing water needs, countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will need to invest heavily in water-related infrastructure over the next 12 years. The World Bank predicts that per capita water availability in the region will fall by at least 50% by 2050 and warns of “serious, social and economic consequences if countries do not adapt their current water management practices”.
Hence governments and water authorities in the region are intensifying efforts and seeking private sector participation to increase their water production. Saudi Arabia for example, will need to increase its desalination capacity to 10.7 million cubic metres per day by 2020 to meet expected demand, requiring over US$53 billion in investment. The UAE needs to invest at least $10 billion in water investment to satisfy growing water needs and has already invested over US$50 billion in power and desalination during the past 10 years.
Meanwhile Egypt has also embarked on a program to overhaul and expand its water infrastructure restructuring policies to attract more investment and industry involvement. Algeria has plans to build coastal desalination plants with capacities ranging from 100,000m3/d to 500,000m3/d and have offered a succession 25-year BOT projects. Tunisia’s government is also pushing for the development of private desalination plants within the tourism industry, which could entail the procurement of up to 90,000m3/d of new capacity, in addition to SONEDE’s 250,000m3/d of new desalination capacity planned.
CMT will host the MENA Water Resource World conference on 19-20 Jan in Dubai, to shed light on:
The event features interactive presentations, panel discussions and case studies by leading water experts, policy makers, private and public utility representatives, investors, financiers and international players in water and wastewater management. It will also outline the needs of the water sector in the Middle East, and pinpoint opportunities for the entire value chain.
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