Conference Programme

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10:00
  1. Hall 11
    20 mins
10:20
  1. Hall 11
    5 mins
    Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy, UAE
10:25
  1. Hall 11
    35 mins
    Cities are imperfect, bustling urban environments that develop over long periods of time. Within this growth, governments must ensure enough supply for water and electricity to meet both today's deman ...
11:00
  1. Hall 11
    40 mins
    • Nexus Insight
    Taking the themes of the keynote address, this panel will examine how urbanisation trends are influencing present and future cities and how city leaders can ensure they work towards the vision of thei ...
11:40
  1. Hall 11
    15 mins
    This presentation will map out the look and role of sustainable cities in the future. It will consider the strategies, policies and infrastructure decisions that governments need to think about to ena ...
11:55
  1. 40 mins
    • Nexus Insight
    With global population increasing and more and more people migrating to urban areas, that number is only set to grow, placing an intolerable strain on city infrastructure. This panel will discuss the ...
12:35
  1. 40 mins
    • Nexus Insight
    In arid regions, how do governments ensure the integrity of their food supply, both in terms of imports and livestock and fresh produce grown locally. As populations rise, placing additional pressure ...
13:15
  1. 75 mins
14:30
  1. Hall 3
    120 mins
16:30
  1. 0 mins
08:45
  1. Hall 11, DH4
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefing
    The use of smart tools and data to improve insight and knowledge of water networks, available options and their impact. Speakers include: Florian Hemmer, Expert, Applications Development, Masdar
  2. Hall 11, DH5
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefing
    Hosted by our Breakfast Briefing Sponsor - Chemonics

    Meeting government strategies set to reach a country's national objectives for sustainable infrastructure for wastewater management is a complex task. The briefing will focus on approaches to develop a country's national rural sanitation strategy.
10:00
  1. Hall 11
    5 mins
    H.E Dr. Saif Saleh Al-Sayari, Acting Director-General, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority
10:05
  1. Hall 11
    60 mins
    The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science will hold its annual awards to celebrate the most promising research projects of its Third Cycle. H.E. Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Pre ...
11:05
  1. Hall 11
    25 mins
    • Nexus Insight
11:40
  1. Hall 11
    50 mins
    • Nexus Insight
    Panel: “Digitalisation”, the mega-trend that will fundamentally impact the way we interact, consume products and do business, is already well underway. Coupled with technology disruption, it will make ...
12:55
  1. Hall 11
    5 mins
    Wu Hongbing, Vice President, CEFC China
13:00
  1. 90 mins
15:10
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    45 mins
    • IWS Insight
    The GCC's water needs are growing as population sizes increase. Governments want to put efficiency at the heart of their water strategies. This session will discuss if desalination and water reuse can ...
15:55
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    45 mins
    • IWS Insight
    Technologies such as Reverse Osmosis have made desalination more energy efficient, but are heading towards the limits of the gains that can be made within reasonable financial constraints. What is the ...
17:20
  1. 0 mins
08:45
  1. Hall 11, DH5
    75 mins
    • Breakfast Briefing
    This briefing will discuss commitments and roadmaps for clean water desalination in selected island nations. It will provide an overview on available technologies for clean water desalination and future research & development needs.
10:00
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    5 mins
10:05
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    60 mins
    • Country Insight
    Countries within the GCC have extensive development plans for water, as they seek to extend or upgrade their water infrastructure, making it more sustainable and efficient whilst also ensuring that na ...
11:05
  1. 25 mins
11:30
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    40 mins
    In this session EAD with other stakeholders from Abu Dhabi will present the initiatives and programs taken by the government towards integrated and sustainable groundwater management. This including t ...
12:10
  1. 50 mins
    • IWS Insight
    Panel: In a water scarce region, how do authorities ensure that more of their wastewater is recycled for future use, and where will it be used. Where can cities turn to wastewater rather than more ene ...
13:00
  1. 60 mins
14:00
  1. Hall 11, DH2
    40 mins
    • IWS Insight
    Treating some water locally can bring economic benefits, as less network needs to be built and local municipalities take control over how their water is reused. This session looks at where governments ...
14:40
  1. 25 mins
    Reducing industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing the minerals from the brine in other industries will help improve the environmental impact of industrial processes. The EU Zero ...
15:05
  1. 55 mins
    European Union regulations for water are among the strictest in the world and innovations are under development across Europe to fulfil them. This session will focus in one critical area of the work, ...
16:00
  1. 0 mins

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