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

*program is subject to change

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

*program is subject to change

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

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 – 10:35
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.

click for more info
10:35 – 11:05
Panel Discussion: Water Resources Management Strategy

This session will provide insight into the development of the Abu Dhabi Water Strategy first announced at IWS in January 2014.

click for more info
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.

click for more info
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.

click for more info
12:30 – 13:00
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Economics of Water

Questions for discussion:

  • Analysing the impact of price increases on water consumption
  • Understanding the drivers for urban water
  • Benchmarking international approaches to utility pricing to better understand the drivers for improvement
  • New models for growth
  • Reducing non-revenue water to ensure water supply for low-income families
  • Understanding the economic impact of groundwater
  • Water operator partnerships in the GCC
  • Expanding the water supply through the reuse of municipal water

click for more info
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

click for more info
Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

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

click for more info
15:30 – 16:00
Stream A: Mega Project Investment

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

click for more info
Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Panel Discussion: Renewable Energy Desalination

click for more info
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

click for more info
Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Presentation: Co-Generation Nuclear Power and Desalination Facilities

click for more info
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

click for more info
Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Panel Discussion: IDA Taskforce Low Energy

click for more info
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

*program is subject to change

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.

click for more info
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.

click for more info
10:20 – 11:00
Panel Discussion: Understanding How Management of Consumption Impacts on Demand Side Management and Allocation
11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

Improving Water Sustainability

11:30 – 12:00
Presentation: Interconnection of Water Holistic View
12:00 – 12:30
Panel Discussion: Water Stewardship to Improve Local Water Sources and Enable Commercial Sustainability through a Value Driven Strategic Approach
12:30 – 13:00
Case Study Presentation: Waste for Energy and Water – SMART Resource Management for Sustainable Economy
13:00 – 13:30
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Impact of Water on Energy Supply, both for Power Generation and Oil Production Processes
13:30 – 14:00
Keynote Presentation: SMART Cities - Technology for Leak Detection and Understanding Non Revenue Water
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)

click for more info
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

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

click for more info
16:00 – 16:30
Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study Presentation: Utilising Used Water in District Cooling Plants

click for more info
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study Presentation: Hotel Sustainability Programme

click for more info
16:30 – 17:00
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Panel Discussion: Green Mosques - Facilities Management

click for more info
Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilization of TSE Water in Metal Production

click for more info
17:00 – 17:30
Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Hospital Design to Improve Water Sustainability

click for more info
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

click for more info

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

*program subject to change

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