Integrated Water Management Summit to address key issues faced by the GCC

The Middle East is among the most water-scarce regions in the world, but has one of the world’s highest per capita water consumption. The rapid increase in population has further escalated the demand for water. As per reports, government authorities have invested more than US$116.9 billion in water and wastewater projects to meet increasing demand of water in the region. But will this serve the projected needs? How will ministry regulations, water management strategies and emerging technology impact the industry.  

To address the regions challenges and explore innovative solutions to achieve water sustainability in the Middle East, UMS Conferences has announced the Integrated Water Management Summit. Scheduled for the 28 – 29 November, 2016, in Dubai, the summit will bring together the region’s water authorities and engineering experts under one platform. It is aimed to be a forum for professionals, engineers and policy makers in the water and wastewater Industry to share knowledge and ideas. Covering the complete spectrum, from water generation to wastewater treatment, it will deliver up-to-date information on technology, products and trends.

The Integrated Water Management Summit will discuss the status of projects in the current economic situation. Convening ministries and authorities the event will debate on current water projects and water regulations that will affect the infrastructural plans relating to sustainable urban water development in the region. 

With the objective of achieving water sustainability, the event will look at solutions to challenges at operations and maintenance of water services. It will also cover existing and emerging technologies in smart water grid management, maintenance of water services, waste water reuse methods and water asset management. Ministry regulations, water management strategies and challenges as well as industrial water treatment will also be covered in this two day event. Several regional and international experts in water sustainability are expected to speak at the Integrated Water Management Forum 2016.
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