The Water Exhibition will feature world-class exhibitors including Acciona, Andritz, Jinluo Water and Utico, who will showcase their latest innovations and technologies in water desalination, water networks, wastewater treatment and smart water management. The Water Forum will host key industry speakers which will include Rami Ghandour, Managing Director, Metito Utilities; Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO and Founder, SWPC; Bruce Smith, Director of Forecasting and Planning, Emirates Water and Electricity Company; AbdulAziz Al Obaidli, Director of UAE Assets, Generation, Taqa; Eng. Esam Al Mulla, Director of Water Department, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority; and Fatima Al Shaygi, Vice President of Thermal and Water, Taqa.
The Water Exhibition is of significance importance to the Middle East as Arab countries are home to six per cent of the world’s population but have less than two percent of renewable water supply, according to a report by the World Bank. To increase water security, the UAE has announced three additional seawater desalination plants, which are expected to be completed by 2023, with a combined capacity of 420 million imperial gallons per day.
Julio de la Rosa, Middle East Commercial Director at Acciona, who was recently awarded the contract to finance, construct and operate three independent sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia, said: “As one of the leading international water and waste treatment project developers, Acciona is proud to exhibit at World Future Energy Summit 2022. We find that here, we can easily reach and connect with the key decision makers and stakeholders driving sustainability projects in the Middle East.
Eng. Mohamad Yahya, Technical Director at Jinluo Water, international experts in integrated wastewater treatment solutions, said: “We look forward to our maiden participation in the Water Expo & Forum at the Summit, and to present our patented wastewater treatment innovations to the Middle East industry. Scarcity of water resources in the region has made it amongst the driest in the world but rapid deployment of new conservation technologies offers hope.”
The Smart Cities Forum will help drive the next generation of urban development and feature industry leaders including H.E. Eng. Yousef Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for the Electricity, Water & Future Energy Sector, UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure; Greg Fewer, Group Chief Financial & Sustainability Office, Aldar; and Khalid Mohamed Al Qubaisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Energy Services Company, who is responsible for building the retrofit for energy and water efficiency in Abu Dhabi.
The Climate and Environment Forum will highlight the latest advances in climate resilience and environmental protection with well-known industry figures including Yazen Al Kodmani, Partner and Deputy General Manager, 3Y Agriculture and Emirates Bio Farm; Darin Rovere, Founder and CEO, Sustainability Excellence; and Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Partner, Soma Mater.
Grant Tuchten, Group Event Director at World Future Energy Summit, said: “The Water Expo & Forum, the Smart Cities Forum and the Climate and Environment Forum are valuable platforms to share best practice, do business and network with key industry stakeholders, driving projects and development in the region.”
The World Future Energy Summit 2022, organised by RX Middle East, will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from 17 – 19 January 2022. Hosted by Masdar as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, it comprises a series of high-profile events addressing current global challenges and the means with which the world can cooperate to build a sustainable future for everyone.
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About World Future Energy Summit
The annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is the world’s leading business event and exhibition for future energy, clean-tech, and sustainability. Bringing together government and business leaders, with 840 brands represented and approximately 34,000 attendees from 125 countries, it showcases pioneering technologies and ground-breaking thinking in energy, energy efficiency, water, solar, waste, smart cities, climate, and environment.
As a global hub for business, innovation, and knowledge exchange at the heart of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The World Future Energy Summit inspires the advancement and transfer of ideas, technology, and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide, helping to stimulate sustainable growth for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.worldfutureenergysummit.com
About Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies, and delivering solutions to drive human progress. ADSW is committed to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic, and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development. For more information, visit www.abudhabisustainabilityweek.com
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development, and clean technologies to address global sustainability challenges. Wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, our mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations. Masdar’s renewable energy projects are in the UAE, Jordan, Mauritania, Egypt, Morocco, the UK, Serbia, and Spain. For more information about Masdar, please visit: www.masdar.ae. Stay connected: www.facebook.com/masdar.ae and www.twitter.com/masdar
About RX Global
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities, and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors.
RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com
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