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

2015 IWS Conference Programme

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Monday January 19, 2015 – Opening Ceremony

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Time Activity
10:00 – 11:30

Joint Opening Ceremony Hosted by Masdar

 
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11:30 – 14:30 Exhibition Tour and Lunch

Global Leaders' Summit

14:30 – 14:35
Welcome and Introduction to The Global Leaders’ Summit
14:35 – 14:50
One to One Interview
14:50 – 15:00
High Level Keynote Address
15:00 – 16:00
The Economics of Climate Change
  • Ségolène Royal Ségolène Royal Minister Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
  • Amos Hochstein Amos Hochstein Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Bureau of Energy Resources, United States
  • Adnan Amin Adnan Amin Director General International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Arab Emirates
  • Rainer Baake Rainer Baake State Secretary Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Kathy Calvin Kathy Calvin President and Chief Executive Officer United Nations Foundation
  • Ivo de Boer Ivo de Boer Director General Global Green Growth Institute
16:00 – 16:15
Keynote Address
16:15 – 17:30
Partnerships as Enablers for Technology Innovation – Solar Impulse Case Study
Keynote Address
Panellists

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Day 2

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Time Activity
09:25 – 09:30

IWS Chairperson’s Opening Introduction

 
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  • Faraj El-Awar Faraj El-Awar Head, GWOPA Secretariat The Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance / UN-Habitat, Spain
09:30 – 09:35

Official Opening Ceremony

 
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  • H.E. Dr. Han Seung-soo H.E. Dr. Han Seung-soo UN Secretary - General's Special Envoy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, United Nations Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea, Korea, Republic Of

Water Conservation and Future Water Sustainability

09:35 – 09:50
Keynote Presentation: Ensuring a Sustainable Water Future for Arid Regions

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Speaker
09:50 – 10:15
Keynote Presentation: Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of the Water Energy Nexus

 

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Moderator
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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Moderator
  • Eithne Treanor Eithne Treanor Special Correspondent, CNBC ARABIA Managing Director, E Treanor Media, United Arab Emirates
Panellists
  • H.E. Mohammed Bin Jarsh H.E. Mohammed Bin Jarsh Managing Director Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC), United Arab Emirates
  • Adam Lovell Adam Lovell Executive Director Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Australia
  • H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-AlShaikh H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-AlShaikh President, International Desalination Association (IDA); CEO, Advanced Water Technology Deputy Governor, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Saudi Arabia
  • Patrick K. Decker Patrick K. Decker President and Chief Executive Officer Xylem Inc., United States
11:05 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

GCC Strategic Direction

11:30 – 12:25
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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Panellists
  • Najib Saab Najib Saab Secretary General Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Lebanon
  • Faraj El-Awar Faraj El-Awar Head, GWOPA Secretariat The Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance / UN-Habitat, Spain
  • Dr. Mohamed Yousef Al Madfaei Dr. Mohamed Yousef Al Madfaei Executive Director of the Integrated Environment Policy and Planning Sector Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid H.E. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid President Arab Water Council, Egypt
  • Dr. Khaled AbuZeid Dr. Khaled AbuZeid Regional Water Resources Director Centre for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE), Egypt
  • Matthew Griffiths Matthew Griffiths Director of Water Strategy and Re-use Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB), United Arab Emirates
12:25 – 12:40
One to One Interview Session: Forecasting 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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Moderator
  • Andrew Walker Andrew Walker Founder and Managing Director Blue Gold Marketing , Germany
Panellists
12:40 – 13:10
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Economics of Water

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Moderator
  • Dr. Piers Clark Dr. Piers Clark Partner Global Water Development Partners (a Blackstone Portfolio Company), United Kingdom
Panellists
  • Dr. Søren Hvilshøj Dr. Søren Hvilshøj International Water Director Ramboll, Denmark
  • Adam Lovell Adam Lovell Executive Director Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Australia
  • Ruth Mathews Ruth Mathews Executive Director Water Footprint Network, Netherlands
  • Maurice Neo Maurice Neo Director for Industry Development Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore
  • Eva Ramos Perez - Torreblanca Eva Ramos Perez - Torreblanca Director, Environmental Analysis and Economics Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates
13:10 – 13:25
Keynote Presentation: Launch of Meteorology Initiatives to Support Improvements in Rain Enhancement

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Panellist
  • Alya Al Mazrouei Alya Al Mazrouei UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Director National Center for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), United Arab Emirates
13:25 – 13:45
Panel Discussion: Rain Enhancement as a Strategic Approach in Supporting Water Security

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Moderator
Panellists
13:45 – 14:00
Official Meteorology Programme Launch Event

 

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14:00 – 15:00
Lunch / Guided Tour of the Exhibition and Innovate@IWS Competition
15:00 – 17:30
Stream A - Mega Project Investment
Chairman
  • Dr. Piers Clark Dr. Piers Clark Partner Global Water Development Partners (a Blackstone Portfolio Company), United Kingdom
15:00 - 15:30 - Presentation: STEP - Sewerage Tunnel Enhancement Project

 

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Speaker
  • Eng. Nasser Khalfan Al Nuaimi Eng. Nasser Khalfan Al Nuaimi Deputy Programme Manager in the Programme Management Department Abu Dhabi Sewerage and Services Company (ADSSC), United Arab Emirates
15:30 - 16:00 Strategic Infrastructure Planning for Distribution of TSE Water to Maximise Use of New Water Resources

 

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Speaker
  • Eng. Malcolm Haddock Eng. Malcolm Haddock Planning and Forecasting Manager Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), United Arab Emirates
16:00 - 16:30 Case Study Presentation: Redistribution and Re-Use of TSE Water for use in Irrigation, Farming and Forestry

 

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Speaker
  • Dr. Mohamed Dawoud Dr. Mohamed Dawoud Advisor - Water Resources Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates
16:30 - 17:00 Mega Project Investment Q&A Session with presentation session speakers

 

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Speaker
  • Dr. Piers Clark Dr. Piers Clark Partner Global Water Development Partners (a Blackstone Portfolio Company), United Kingdom
17: 00 - 17:15 Chairman's Closing Comments
Stream B - Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

 

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Chairman
  • Leon Awerbuch Leon Awerbuch Dean, IDA Desalination Academy President, Leading Edge Technologies, United States
15:00 – 15:15 Case Study Desalination: Next Generation Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Pilot Project

 

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Speaker
  • Mohammad El Ramahi Mohammad El Ramahi Associate Director, Utilities Interface, Engineering and Operations Masdar, United Arab Emirates
15:15 – 15:30 Keynote Presentation: Opportunity to Enhance Energy Efficiency in Saudi Desalination Sector

 

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Speaker
15:30 – 16:30 IDA Organized Panel Discussion: Desalination Energy & Environment Nexus

 

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Moderator
  • Leon Awerbuch Leon Awerbuch Dean, IDA Desalination Academy President, Leading Edge Technologies, United States
Panellists
16:30 – 17:30 IDA Organized Panel: Sustainable Desalination and Advance Water Re-use. Development & Trends Leading to Energy and Cost Reduction

 

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Moderator
  • Miguel Angel Sanz Miguel Angel Sanz Director of Development & Innovation, Degrémont SA, Suez Environnement 2nd Vice President, International Desalination Association (IDA), France
Panellists
17:30 – 17:35 IWS Chairman’s Closing Comments

Wednesday January 21, 2015 – Day 3

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Time Activity
09:30 – 09:35

IWS Chairperson’s Welcome Address

 
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  • Faraj El-Awar Faraj El-Awar Head, GWOPA Secretariat The Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance / UN-Habitat, Spain

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

09:35 – 09:50
One to One 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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Moderator
  • Kshitij Nilkanth Kshitij Nilkanth Program Manager - Environmental Technologies, MENA and South Asia Frost & Sullivan , India
Panellists
  • Dr. Claus Conzelmann Dr. Claus Conzelmann Vice President Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Nestle Group, Switzerland
  • Adam Lovell Adam Lovell Executive Director Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Australia
  • Glen William Trickle Glen William Trickle Vice President and Director Engineering & Technology, Treatment Xylem Inc., United States
09:50 – 10:20
Panel Discussion: Understanding How Management of Consumption Impacts on Demand Side Management and Allocation

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Moderator
  • Faraj El-Awar Faraj El-Awar Head, GWOPA Secretariat The Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance / UN-Habitat, Spain
Panellists
  • Dr. Ismahane Elouafi Dr. Ismahane Elouafi Director General International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), United Arab Emirates
  • Alan Thomson Alan Thomson Managing Director Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), United Arab Emirates
  • Vladimir Tausanovic Vladimir Tausanovic President International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD), Serbia
10:20 – 10:50
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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Moderator
  • Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Associate Professor - Law, Economics and Management Department Paris Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Panellists
  • Dr. Claus Conzelmann Dr. Claus Conzelmann Vice President Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Nestle Group, Switzerland
  • Dr. Udayan Banerjee Dr. Udayan Banerjee Policy & Regulation Specialist Tadweer – The Center of Waste Management, United Arab Emirates
  • Anna Halpern-Lande Anna Halpern-Lande Senior Manager, New Business Development Shell International Exploration and Production, Netherlands
  • Eng. Salem Mubarak AlBreiki Eng. Salem Mubarak AlBreiki Director – Policy & Regulations Division Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates
10:50 – 11:15
Networking Coffee Break

Improving Water Sustainability

11:15 – 11:30
Presentation: Lessons from the past 500 years: What can the water industry can learn from the past

 

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Panellists
  • Dr. Piers Clark Dr. Piers Clark Partner Global Water Development Partners (a Blackstone Portfolio Company), United Kingdom
11:30 – 12:00
Panel Discussion: Water Stewardship to Improve Local Water Sources and Enable Commercial Sustainability Through a Value Driven Strategic Approach

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Moderator
  • Ruth Mathews Ruth Mathews Executive Director Water Footprint Network, Netherlands
Panellists
12:00 – 12:30
Case Study Presentation: Waste for Energy and Water – SMART Resource Management for Sustainable Economy

 

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Panellists
12:30 – 13:00
Panel Discussion: Understanding the Impact of Water on Energy Supply, Both for Power Generation and Oil Production Processes

 

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Moderator
Panellists
  • Dr. Bassam A. Hasbini Dr. Bassam A. Hasbini Managing Director Lead Consult , United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Steven Griffiths Dr. Steven Griffiths Executive Director of Institute Initiatives, Professor of Practice Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ahmed Murad Dr. Ahmed Murad Associate Professor of Hydrogeology & Vice Dean - College of Science United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
13:00 – 13:30
Keynote Presentation: SMART Cities - Technology for Leak Detection and Understanding Non-Water Revenue

 

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Panellists
  • Thierry Mallet Thierry Mallet Executive VP In-charge of Innovation & Business Performance Suez Environnement , France
13:30 – 14:00
Panel Discussion: Rain Enhancement Science: Global Perspective on Research and Innovation in the Industry

 

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Moderator
Panellists
  • Omar Ahmed Abdulla Al Yazeedi Omar Ahmed Abdulla Al Yazeedi Director - Research Development & Training Department National Center for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Roelof Bruintjes Dr. Roelof Bruintjes Research Scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), United States
  • Dr. Deon E. Terblanche Dr. Deon E. Terblanche Director of Atmospheric Research and Environment World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Switzerland
  • Dr. Masataka Murakami Dr. Masataka Murakami Head of Cloud Physics Section- Forecast Research Department Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
  • Prof. Stuart Piketh Prof. Stuart Piketh Professor North-West University, South Africa
14:00 – 15:30
Lunch / Guided Tour of the Exhibition and Innovate@IWS Competition

Parallel Sessions

15:30 – 16:00
STREAM A: Water In Industry
Chairman
  • Dr. Claus Conzelmann Dr. Claus Conzelmann Vice President Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Nestle Group, Switzerland
STREAM B: Commercial Buildings & Community
Chairman
  • Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Associate Professor - Law, Economics and Management Department Paris Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Stream A: Water in Industry

Presentation: Water Re-use for the Oil and Gas Industries – Overcoming a New Challenge

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Panellists
  • Philippe Valerio Philippe Valerio Industry Commercial Director Degremont Middle East, Suez Environnement, United Arab Emirates
Stream B: Commercial Buildings & Community

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

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

Case Study: Water Alternatives and Optimization in District Cooling

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Panellists
  • George Berbari George Berbari Chief Executive Officer DC PRO Engineering, United Arab Emirates
Stream B: Commercial Buildings & Community

Case Study: Hotel Sustainability Programme

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Panellists
  • Christiane Abou Zeidan Christiane Abou Zeidan Corporate Director of Environment Health and Safety Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC, United Arab Emirates
16:30 – 17:00
Stream A: Water in Industry

Presentation: Using Sustainability to Improve Oil and Gas Operations and Create In-country Value

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Panlellists
  • Anna Halpern-Lande Anna Halpern-Lande Senior Manager, New Business Development Shell International Exploration and Production, Netherlands
Stream B: Commercial Buildings & Community

Case Study: Changing Community Attitudes Through Education – Overcoming Water Challenges in the Arab Region

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Moderator
  • Fozeya Al Mahmoud Fozeya Al Mahmoud Director - Environmental Outreach, Environmental Information, Science & Outreach Management Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates
Panellists
  • Dr. Anna Paolini Dr. Anna Paolini UNESCO Representative in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen/ Director UNESCO Doha Office UNESCO, Qatar
  • Ahmed Mosubeh Al Noaimi Ahmed Mosubeh Al Noaimi Geography Teacher Al Tawafaq School, Abu Dhabi (UNESCO ASP net), United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Sumaya Almohtaseb Dr. Sumaya Almohtaseb Senior Program Manager/Expert-Specialist Queen Rania Teacher Academy, Jordan
  • Dr. Saher El-Shamy Dr. Saher El-Shamy Science Curriculum Expert Development Curriculum Center, Egypt
  • Ibtihaj Saleh Ibtihaj Saleh Head of Sciences Department Center for Educational Research and Development (CRDP), Lebanon
17:00 – 17:30
Stream A: Water in Industry

Panel Discussion: Collaborative Industrial Water Best Practice

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Moderator
  • Vladimir Tausanovic Vladimir Tausanovic President International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD), Serbia
Panellists
  • George Berbari George Berbari Chief Executive Officer DC PRO Engineering, United Arab Emirates
  • Anna Halpern-Lande Anna Halpern-Lande Senior Manager, New Business Development Shell International Exploration and Production, Netherlands
  • Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad Post-Doc Researcher, Water Desalination & Reuse Center King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Philippe Valerio Philippe Valerio Industry Commercial Director Degremont Middle East, Suez Environnement, United Arab Emirates
Stream B: Commercial Buildings & Community

Case Study: Water Sustainability from PepsiCo India’s Perspective

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Panellists
  • Vivek Bharati Vivek Bharati Vice President - Corporate Affairs, PepsiCo India Region PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd., India
17:30 – 17:35
IWS Chairman’s Closing Comments

Thursday January 22, 2015 – Day 4

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Time Activity

The Nexus of Water and Energy in Food

09:00 – 10:00
Panel Discussion: The State of Food Security in Arab Countries Executive Summary of the AFED Report on Arab Food Security

This session will take the format of an interactive debate and discussion between participants.

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Moderator
  • Najib Saab Najib Saab Secretary General Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Lebanon
Panellists
  • Dr. Azaiez OULED BELGACEM Dr. Azaiez OULED BELGACEM Regional Coordinator, Arabian Peninsula Regional Program Rangeland Scientist, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Kamel Abdallah Dr. Kamel Abdallah Chief Executive Officer Exeed Industries L.L.C., United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Gelil Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Gelil Director of Energy and Climate Change Program, Arab Forum For Environment and Development (AFED) Former Director of Environment Program, Arabian Gulf University, Egypt
  • H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Director of Energy and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Representative of the UAE, IRENA, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Nahla Hwalla Dr. Nahla Hwalla Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Professor of Human Nutrition American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr. Abdul-karim Sadik Dr. Abdul-karim Sadik Economic Advisor Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Kuwait
10:00 – 10:50
Round Table Discussion Session
Table 1: Climate Change and the Water Energy Food Nexus

 

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Expert Moderator
  • H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Director of Energy and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Representative of the UAE, IRENA, United Arab Emirates
Session Reporter
  • Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Gelil Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Gelil Director of Energy and Climate Change Program, Arab Forum For Environment and Development (AFED) Former Director of Environment Program, Arabian Gulf University, Egypt
Table 2: Environmental Economic and Social Sustainability of Farming in Arid Regions

 

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Expert Moderator
  • Dr. Azaiez OULED BELGACEM Dr. Azaiez OULED BELGACEM Regional Coordinator, Arabian Peninsula Regional Program Rangeland Scientist, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), United Arab Emirates
Session Reporter
Table 3: Importing Food and Virtual Water versus Local Production

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Expert Moderator
Session Reporter
  • Nada Abubakr Nada Abubakr Commercialisation Manager Isle Utilities, Australia
Table 4: Alternative Farming Methods and Shifting Eating Habits

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Expert Moderator
  • Dr. Nahla Hwalla Dr. Nahla Hwalla Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Professor of Human Nutrition American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Session Reporter
10:50 – 11:00
Round Table Session Feedback and Wrap Up

This session will provide an opportunity for the session reporter to provide feedback on the discussion findings from each of the facilitated round table discussion groups.

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Speaker
  • Najib Saab Najib Saab Secretary General Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Lebanon
11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee Break

Joint Closing Session of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit

11:30 – 12:15
A Circular Economy: The Untapped Opportunities

Accelerating The Move Towards Resource-Efficiency and Sustainable Economic Growth

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Moderator
  • Dr. Claus Conzelmann Dr. Claus Conzelmann Vice President Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Nestle Group, Switzerland
Panellists
  • Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong Director MIT Energy Initiative, United States
  • Michael Eckhart Michael Eckhart Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance Citigroup, Inc., United States
  • Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Arab Emirates
  • Najib Saab Najib Saab Secretary General Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Lebanon
  • Dr. Stephan Singer Dr. Stephan Singer Director Global Energy Policy WWF International, Belgium
12:15 – 12:45
Disruptive Technologies Across Industries

Trends and Game-Changing Technologies Shaping the Clean Energy Market

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Panel Chair
  • Ameera Amir Ameera Amir Founder and CEO Weyakum, an Emirati Social Enterprise, United Arab Emirates
Panellists
12:45 – 13:00
Awards Ceremony Innovate@IWS Winners of the Technology Innovation Prize
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch / Guided tour of the Exhibition and Innovate@IWS Competition

WORKSHOP

14:00 –
Workshop 1: Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD)

A Comprehensive Legal Framework for Water Resources Management in Abu Dhabi Towards Efficiency, Security, Fairness and Sustainability

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Introduction Speech
  • Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Dr. Anthony Chamboredon Associate Professor - Law, Economics and Management Department Paris Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14:00 - 15:30 Fresh Water, Stakes and Law in Context
  • Majed Al Khameiri Majed Al Khameiri Executive Assistant - Planning and Performance Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD), United Arab Emirates
Global Water Management Trends & Recent Water Laws
Economical Stakes: Securing Scarce Water in an Oil-Rich Country
  • Laura Parmigiani Laura Parmigiani Indipendent Consultant Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), United Arab Emirates
Geographic and Geohydrologic Stakes: Illegal Uses in Irrigation Monitored by Remote Sensing and GIS Technics
  • Dr. Rachid Ragala Dr. Rachid Ragala Head of the PSUAD Geography and Planning Department, and Prof. Kosmas Pavlopulos Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD), United Arab Emirates
International Commercial Law: Water Trade as an Alternative for Abu Dhabi?
15:30 - 17:00 Towards Efficiency, Security, Fairness and Sustainability Round Table
  • Ahmed Al Marzooqi Ahmed Al Marzooqi Senior Safety Engineer - Health, Safety, Environment Department Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER), United Arab Emirates
How Can We Strengthen The Legal Framework to Protect The Quality of Groundwater and to Control the Use of Groundwater That is Contaminated to Protect Human Health and The Environment?
Decentralisation of Water Management
What is The Most Equitable and Sustainable Legal Articulation to be Applied Through Water Access Management Policies Between so Imbalanced Sectors as the Agricultural, Urban and Industrial Consumption?
What Legal Options Would Be Available to Apply Efficient Tariffs on The Three Types of Distributed Water (Desalinated Water, Recycled Water, Groundwater)?
Concluding Speech
Workshop 2: Masdar Institute Workshop Session: How to Achieve Sustainable Marine and Coastal Environment in the Arabian Gulf
Introduction and Welcome
14:00 – 15:00 Threats To Sustainability of The Marine Resources In The Arabian Gulf
Workshop Chairman
Presentation: Detection and Tracking of Oil Spills and Red Tides in Arabian Gulf
  • Dr. Jun Zhao Dr. Jun Zhao Postdoc Scientist Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
Presentation: Analysis of Long Term Changes in Hydrodynamic Conditions in The Gulf
Presentation: Remote Sensing for Red Tide Monitoring and Detection
15:00 – 15:20 Networking Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:20 Ongoing Efforts to Monitor The Identified Threats and Assess The State of The Gulf
Session Chair
  • Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Executive Director - Environment Protection and Development Authority Government of Ras AlKhaimah, United Arab Emirates
Presentation: UAE Action Plan: Monitoring and Risk Assessment of HABs Impact
Presentation: DOT Waterways Division Legislation Background; Role, Vision & Mission
  • Wissem Kasdaghli Wissem Kasdaghli Specialist Civil Engineering - Waterways Management Division- Maritime Department of Transport (DOT) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Presentation: Towards a Sustainable Marine and Costal Environment in UAE
  • Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Executive Director - Environment Protection and Development Authority Government of Ras AlKhaimah, United Arab Emirates
16:20 – 16:50 Solutions to Achieve Future Sustainability in The Arabian Gulf
Panel Discussion: How may Application of Integrated Approaches be the Solution to Help Mitigate the Challenges?

This session will examine the solutions that if applied may be able to mitigate the damage to marine and coastal environments to ensure future environmental sustainability. Content will be shared during a panel discussion followed by an interactive question and answer session between speakers and delegates.

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Moderator
  • Dr. Hosni Ghedira Dr. Hosni Ghedira Professor of Practice - Director of the UAE Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
Panellists
  • Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Dr. Saif Al-Ghais Executive Director - Environment Protection and Development Authority Government of Ras AlKhaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Wissem Kasdaghli Wissem Kasdaghli Specialist Civil Engineering - Waterways Management Division- Maritime Department of Transport (DOT) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Taha Ouarda Dr. Taha Ouarda Head of the Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWATER) Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Geoff Toms Geoff Toms Manager Deltares - Middle East Gulf Area
16:50 – 17:00 Session Conclusion and Wrap Up
Workshop Chairman
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