The UAE provides a strong example of the interconnection of energy and water in water-scarce regions. More than 70 percent of the nation’s overall water production and processing costs results from the energy required to desalinate, transport, store, forward and distribute water, demonstrating the pressing need for new approaches to water management.
The nexus between water and energy is something world leaders are increasingly moving to the top of their agendas. Energy and water are woven into our daily lives. Generating energy requires water, and producing water uses energy.
There is great scope for efficiency improvements that safeguard our precious resources and reduce our energy consumption footprint. Since the demand for these two most critical resources continues to grow more quickly than their availability, addressing the water-energy nexus at the International Water Summit is a key priority.
Co-locating with the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi with a combined Global Leaders Summit, and integration of the water-energy nexus into the conference and the exhibition as a focus topic will allow great minds, strategists and practitioners from both the water and energy industries to bring the nexus to life.