Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

IWS 2015 Conference Programme

For more information, please contact Hussam Yared hussam.yared@reedexpo.ae.

 

Monday January 19, 2015 – Opening Ceremony

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Time Activity
10:00 – 13:00 Joint opening ceremony and Global Leaders’ Summit Hosted by Masdar. This event day will feature both water and energy.
13:00 – 15:00 Workshop 1: Doing Business in the UAE Understanding the Tender & Selection Process

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Water from the Municipality Perspective

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Time Activity
09:25 – 09:30 IWS Chairperson’s Opening Introduction
09:30 – 09:35

Official Opening Ceremony

Water Conservation and Future Water Sustainability

09:35 – 09:50
Keynote Presentation: Ensuring a Sustainable Water Future for Arid Regions
09:50 – 10:05
Keynote Presentation: The Future of Water Security and Water Sustainability
10:05 – 10:15
Keynote Presentation: Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of the Water Energy Nexus
10:15 – 11:05
Panel Discussion: Taking a Unified Strategic Approach to Address the Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus

This media style questions and answer panel discussion will bring together water utilities, NGOs and industry experts to explore contrasting aspects of water energy nexus challenges.

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11:05 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

GCC Strategic Direction

11:30 – 12:00
Panel Discussion: Working towards Middle East Water Cooperation to Ensure a Sustainable Water Future for Arid Regions

This panel discussion will provide an opportunity for Middle East water stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving water sustainability in arid regions.

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12:00 – 12:30
1-2-1 Interview Session: Forecasting UAE Water and Energy Consumption 2020 – 2025

This session will be a media interview style question and answer session that will provide insight into water forecast predictions.

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12:30 – 13:00
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Economics of Water

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13:00 – 13:30
IWS Exclusive: Launch of the Meteorology Prize to support improvements in Climate Change and Weather
13:30 – 15:00
Lunch

Parallel Session

15:00 – 15:30
Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Presentation: STEP Infrastructure Investment Project

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Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Case Study Presentation: Next Generation Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Pilot Project

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15:30 – 16:00
Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Case Study Waste Water: Inner Doha Re-Sewerage Implementation Strategy (IDRIS)

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Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Panel Discussion: Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Desalination

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16:00 – 16:30
Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Presentation: Inviting Private Sector Investment – Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) Program to Encourage Private Sector Participation

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Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Case Study Presentation: Co-Generation Nuclear Power and Desalination Facilities

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16:30 – 17:00
Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Case Study Presentation: Redistribution and Re-Use of TSE Water for use in Irrigation, Farming and Forestry

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Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Panel Discussion: IDA Energy Taskforce

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17:00 – 17:10
IWS Chairman’s Closing Comments
17:10 – 18:00
Tour of the Exhibition including a visit to Innovate @ IWS

Wednesday January 21, 2015 – Water from the Industrial User Perspective

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Time Activity
09:30 – 09:35

IWS Chairperson’s Welcome Address

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

09:35 – 09:50
1-2-1 Interview Session: Understanding the Economics of Connectivity and Location to Enable Optimised Water Usage

This session will be a media interview style question and answer session that will provide insight into the below questions.

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09:50 – 10:20
Panel Discussion: Water Usage in Industrial Manufacturing: Policy Strategy and Local Partnerships to Enable Improved Water Resource Management

Water, which is required to manufacture products, is a focal point in most industrial activities, which produce waste water that must be treated in a way that protects the environment.

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10:20 – 11:00
Panel Discussion: Understanding How Management of Consumption Impacts on Demand Side Management and Allocation

Questions for discussions:

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11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

Improving Water Sustainability

11:30 – 12:00
Presentation: Interconnectivity of Water Holistic View

Questions for discussion:

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12:00 – 12:30
Panel Discussion: Water Stewardship to Improve Local Water Sources and Enable Commercial Sustainability through a Value Driven Strategic Approach

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12:30 – 13:00
Case Study Presentation: Waste for Energy and Water – SMART Resource Management for Sustainable Economy

Questions for discussion:

  • Providing a water, energy, waste combined solution for the Middle East
  • Environmental and Energy Conservation Solution Model
  • Smart operation System utilizing cutting edge technology solutions

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13:00 – 13:30
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Impact of Water on Energy Supply, both for Power Generation and Oil Production Processes

Questions for discussion:

  • Discussion of the impact that desalination and the saline content of water has on power generation
  • Understanding the water quality required for power generation

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13:30 – 14:00
Keynote Presentation: SMART Cities - Technology for Leak Detection and Understanding Non Revenue Water

Questions for discussion:

  • Meeting the demands of growing urban population and urbanisation through SMART cities
  • Understanding the importance of energy and water infrastructure

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14:00 – 15:30
Lunch

Parallel Sessions

15:30 – 16:00
Stream A: Water in Industry

Presentation: Optimising Water as a By-Product of the Oil Production Process)

Questions for discussion:

  • Integrated water management programmes for oil production and refining industry

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Panel Discussion: Supporting Improvement in Commercial Building Design and Sustainability Through Regulation, Guidelines and Awards

Questions for discussion:

  • Government guidance and support through Estidama and LEED codes

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16:00 – 16:30
Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilising Used Water in District Cooling Plants

Questions for discussion:

  • Evaluating water quality requirements for district cooling plants

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Hotel Sustainability Programme

Questions for discussion:

  • Creating a task force to reduce energy and water consumption at a local level

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16:30 – 17:00
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Green Mosques - Facilities Management

Questions for discussion:

  • Moving beyond installation of building controls and management systems to operational efficiency

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Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilization of TSE Water in Metal Production

Questions for discussion:

  • Understanding the treatment required to improve water for use in industrial processes

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17:00 – 17:30
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Water Sustainability Roadmap - Hospital Design to Improve Water Sustainability

Questions for discussion:

  • Installation of systems to monitor, control and improve water and air quality throughout the hospital while effectively lowering overall cost

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IWS Chairman’s Closing Comments
17:35 – 18:00
Tour of the Exhibition including a visit to Innovate @ IWS
16:30 – 17:00
Stream A: Water in Industry

Presentation: Case Study Singapore: Industrial Water Recycling and Reclamation Plant

Questions for discussion:

  • Improving water quality to enable re-use by petrochemical and industrial cooling processes not discharge into the sea

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Thursday January 22, 2015 – Water from the Commercial Buildings Perspective

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Time Activity
09:00 – 09:05

IWS Chairman’s Opening Introduction

The Nexus of Water and Energy in Food

09:05 – 11:30
Table 1: Conservation of Ground Water Resources
Table 2: Agricultural Technology and Aquaponics
Table 3: Importing Food and Virtual Water
Table 4: Alternative Farming Methods
Table 5: Nutritional Security
11:30 – 13:00
Water Energy Nexus Closing Session IWS and WFES
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch