ADWEA Masdar

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Opening Ceremony - Bringing Together World Leaders in Sustainability

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony

The official opening ceremony initiated four days of discussion and collaboration between policymakers, investors and thought leaders. It also recognised ground-breaking achievements in sustainability with the Zayed Future Energy Award, a prize which has impacted 200 million people globally by giving them access to clean energy, and safe water and food.

Abu Dhabi Global Action Day

Following the ceremony, Abu Dhabi Global Action Day aimed to turn the ambitious goals of COP 21, the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into innovative, yet practical policy, investment and technology solutions and partnerships.


  • Summits like IWS are pure gold for networking opportunities. For the opportunity to not just meet with clients, but also to meet with some of those technology companies. This is their shop window, this is where they get to reach out to the world. We spend a lot of time hunting those technologies, and trying to make sure that the connections are made.IWS is exceptional for that, it’s been running for a good few years, and we are delighted to be here building upon the success of previous events.
    Dr. Piers Clark, Chairman
    Isle Utilities
  • There has never been a greater opportunity to make real progress towards sustainable development and to create an economic potential that could drive sustained growth for future generations. Let us start here at ADSW to build bridges between governments and business and create durable partnerships. Let us be brave, bold and ambitious and use this week to maintain the momentum and capitalise on this historic opportunity to lift the global economy and shape a practical pathway towards a sustainable future.
  • The gap between natural water supply and demand, estimated today at 43 km³/year in the Arab region, is expected to triple to 127 km³/year by 2030-2020. UNDP Water Governance in the Arab Region report






Co-located with

  • wfes
  • solar expo
  • energy efficiency
  • ecowaste