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.

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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.

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Day 2

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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

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09:50 – 10:05
Keynote Presentation: The Future of Water Security and Water Sustainability

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10:05 – 10:15
Keynote Presentation: Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of the Water Energy Nexus

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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 Abu Dhabi

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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 – Day 3

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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

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11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

Improving Water Sustainability

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

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

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

Case Study: Utilising Used Water in District Cooling Plants

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Hotel Sustainability Programme

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16:30 – 17:00
Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study Singapore: Industrial Water Recycling Plant Jurong Water Reclamation Plant

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Green Mosques - Facilities Management

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17:00 – 17:30
Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilization of TSE Water in Metal Production

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Stream B: Commercial Buildings

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

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17:30 – 17:35
IWS Chairman’s Closing Comments
17:35 – 18:00
Tour of the Exhibition including a visit to Innovate @ IWS

Thursday January 22, 2015 – Day 4

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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
Round Table Discussion
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
14:00 – 17:00
Workshop 2: Masdar Institute Workshop Session
Workshop 3: Understanding the Challenge of Improving Water Re-Use and Performance
Workshop 4: International Water Governance
Workshop 5: Water and Sanitation Development
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Charity Beneficiary

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Strategic Media Partner

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Official Media Partners

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Regional Broadcast Partner

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Official Projects Intelligence Partner

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Official Hotel Partner

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Official Translator

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