Full 2017 Programme

(all days)

Sunday 12 February

10:00  -  14:00

Aqualia Pre-Forum Presentation & Site Visit


Hosted By

  • Aqualia

Aqualia will lead a site visit of their Riyadh operations.  The tour will showcase the latest advances and technologies being used to manage some of Riyadh’s water infrastructure network. Technology providers and municipal water infrastructure managers will be most interested to attend the morning briefing of Aqualia’s work in Riyadh, followed by a tour of the water supply control room facilities at the National Water Company and onsite maintenance operations. Register now as attendance is limited.
13:00  -  20:00

Forum Pre-Registration Open


19:30  -  20:00

Forum Inauguration Ceremony & Opening Speeches


Speakers

H.E. Abdulrahman A. Al Fadley - Minister - Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture H.E. Abdulrahman A. Al FadleyMinisterMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
H.E. Masagos Zulkifli - Minister - Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources, SingaporeH.E. Masagos ZulkifliMinisterMinistry of the Environment & Water Resources, Singapore

The inaugural Saudi Water & Environment Forum will feature brand new award categories commending those companies who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the fields of water and the environment. The following awards will be presented:
  •  Water Excellence Award
  • Environment Excellence Award
  • Technology & Innovation Award
20:00  -  20:30

Awards Ceremony & Stakeholder Recognition


20:30  -  21:00

Official Exhibition Opening & VIP Tour


21:00

Official SWEF Opening Dinner


Hosted By

  • MEWA
  • Acwa Power

Monday 13 February

07:30  -  08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee


08:30  -  10:00

Session 1: Policies for Realising the Vision for the Water & Environment Sectors


Speakers

H.E. Dr Abdullah M. Al-Shehri - Governor - Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)H.E. Dr Abdullah M. Al-ShehriGovernorElectricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA)
Dr Khalil Al Thaqafi - President - General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental ProtectionDr Khalil Al ThaqafiPresidentGeneral Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection
Eng Ali bin Abdulrahman Al-Hazmi - Governor - Saline Water Conversion CorporationEng Ali bin Abdulrahman Al-HazmiGovernorSaline Water Conversion Corporation
Dr Mohammed Al Saud - Deputy Minister for Water Affairs - Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture - (Steering Committee Chairman)Dr Mohammed Al SaudDeputy Minister for Water AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture - (Steering Committee Chairman)
Dr Osama Faqih - Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureDr Osama FaqihDeputy Minister for Environment AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Eng Mohammed Ahmad Mowkley - Deputy Minister of Water Services - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureEng Mohammed Ahmad MowkleyDeputy Minister of Water ServicesMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Christopher Gasson - Publisher - Global Water IntelligenceChristopher GassonPublisherGlobal Water Intelligence

  • How do water and the environment fit within the context of Vision 2030 and how will the government ensure the Kingdom is leading the way in production, conservation and treatment?
  • Implementing integrated water and environment policies.  What are the plans and priorities for achieving sustainability for the Kingdom?
  • In what ways can the water and environment sectors contribute to economic diversification?  How can corporate water stewardship help drive business growth?
  • Navigating the existing legislative framework.  How will legislation be developed to further drive the conservation of water and the environment?
10:00  -  10:30

Networking Coffee


Hosted By

  • Aqualia

10:30  -  10:50

Keynote Address: Change Management: Lessons learned from international experience


Speakers

Pedro Cunha Serra - Advisor to the Board - TPF Planege CenorPedro Cunha SerraAdvisor to the BoardTPF Planege Cenor

10:50  -  12:00

Session 2: Panel Discussion: Change Management in the Kingdom’s Water Sector


Speakers

H.E Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Ibrahim - CEO - National Water Company H.E Dr Abdul Rahman Al-IbrahimCEONational Water Company
Khalid Abunayyan - Chairman - MiahonaKhalid AbunayyanChairmanMiahona
Khalid Zwaid Al-Sebaie - Vice President for Operation and Maintenance (Jubail) - MarafiqKhalid Zwaid Al-SebaieVice President for Operation and Maintenance (Jubail)Marafiq
Maria Vagliasindi - GCC Program Leader - World BankMaria VagliasindiGCC Program LeaderWorld Bank
José Enrique Bofill - MENA & Asia Regional Director - AqualiaJosé Enrique BofillMENA & Asia Regional DirectorAqualia
Diane Klaimi - Regional Coordinator, Ecosystem Management, West Asia Office - UNEPDiane KlaimiRegional Coordinator, Ecosystem Management, West Asia OfficeUNEP
Eng Nasser Al Qahtani - Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs - ECRAEng Nasser Al QahtaniVice Governor for Regulatory AffairsECRA

12:00  -  13:30

Networking Lunch


Hosted By

  • Marafiq

13:30  -  14:50

Session 3: Investment Opportunities in KSA: Projects & Partnerships for a Sustainable Future in Water & Environment


Speakers

Abdurahman AlZoghaibi - Advisor to the Minister, Director General of Privatisation & Investment - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureAbdurahman AlZoghaibiAdvisor to the Minister, Director General of Privatisation & InvestmentMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Mansour Alzunaidy - Director General, Privatisation & Commercial Affairs - Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)Mansour AlzunaidyDirector General, Privatisation & Commercial AffairsSaline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
Yousif Alhawas - Business Development Executive Director - NWCYousif AlhawasBusiness Development Executive DirectorNWC
Dr Rafat Nassar - Consultant - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureDr Rafat NassarConsultantMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Eng Mansour Al Mushaiti - Deputy Minister for Planning & Development - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureEng Mansour Al MushaitiDeputy Minister for Planning & DevelopmentMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture

  • How will directives within Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plan create increased demand in the Kingdom’s water sector?
  • Investment showcase for desalination and privatization programmes.  What will be the role of the international private sector be? Where do the opportunities for cooperation lie?
    • What is SWCC’s vision for PPPs?  How will new projects be financed?
    • Have completed projects met demand? What new infrastructure projects are on the horizon?  How are water conservation and waste reduction being prioritized in new projects?
14:50  -  15:25

Networking Coffee


Hosted By

  • Aqualia

15:25  -  16:45

Session 4: Increasing Efficiency & Improving Operational Performance in the Kingdom’s Water & Environment


Speakers

Pedro Cunha Serra - Advisor to the Board - TPF Planege CenorPedro Cunha SerraAdvisor to the BoardTPF Planege Cenor
Kim Choon Ng - Professor Environmental Science & Engineering - Water Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUSTKim Choon NgProfessor Environmental Science & EngineeringWater Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUST
Zakia Bahjou - Regional Commercial Manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey - Dow Water & Process SolutionsZakia BahjouRegional Commercial Manager, Middle East, Africa and TurkeyDow Water & Process Solutions
Javier Diaz - CEO – Expansion - AqualiaJavier DiazCEO – ExpansionAqualia
Mohammed Samir Halawani - Chief Executive Officer - International Water Distribution Co. Ltd. (Tawzea) an Amiantit CompanyMohammed Samir HalawaniChief Executive OfficerInternational Water Distribution Co. Ltd. (Tawzea) an Amiantit Company
Eng Abdullah Bin Nasser AlZowaid - Deputy Governor, Operations & Maintenance Affairs - Saline Water Conversion CorporationEng Abdullah Bin Nasser AlZowaidDeputy Governor, Operations & Maintenance AffairsSaline Water Conversion Corporation

  • Advances in desalination technologies: Meeting growing demand, reducing power consumption
  • Efficiency vs sustainability, new design considerations
  • Smart and innovative technologies: Production optimization for waste reduction - digital water and the full automation of control
  • Water well and dam management solutions and improving the efficiency of water distribution
  • Research and technology developments driving the conservation of water and meeting environmental regulations
  • How is the current state of the environment in the Kingdom, and impact of technology development, adoption and innovation at regional and global level?
17:00

Close of Day One


Tuesday 14 February

08:00  -  08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee


08:30  -  09:00

Keynote Presentation


Speakers

Kathleen Dominique - Policy Analyst - Environment Directorate - OECDKathleen DominiquePolicy Analyst - Environment DirectorateOECD

09:00  -  10:15

Session 5: Sustainable Industrial Water Use: Developments & Opportunities


Speakers

Ahmed Ajabnoor - Director, Corporate Sustainability - MaadenAhmed AjabnoorDirector, Corporate SustainabilityMaaden
Eng Nasser H Alaamry - Executive Director, TSE Unit - National Water CompanyEng Nasser H AlaamryExecutive Director, TSE UnitNational Water Company
Hosam Alyousof - Business Support Manager - AlMaraiHosam AlyousofBusiness Support ManagerAlMarai
Dr Jasem Alhomoud - Consultant Civil/Environmental Engineering - Kuwait UniversityDr Jasem AlhomoudConsultant Civil/Environmental EngineeringKuwait University
Carlos Cosin - CEO - Almar Water SolutionsCarlos CosinCEOAlmar Water Solutions

  • What are the current water usage demands of major industrial users in the Kingdom: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and petrochemicals?
  • Evaluating water management and efficiency solutions for industrial use; what are the KPIs/benchmarks for efficiency and environmental compliance in each sector?
  • How has Vision 2030 impacted each industrial user and what opportunities will this create for water industry stakeholders?
  • In what ways are industrial users benefitting the environment through water stewardship schemes
10:15  -  10:45

Networking Coffee


10:45  -  12:00

Session 6: Opportunities in Wastewater: Reuse, Recharge & Reducing the Environmental Impact


Speakers

Prof Dr Christoph Schüth - Full Professor Hydrogeology - Technische Universität DarmstadtProf Dr Christoph SchüthFull Professor HydrogeologyTechnische Universität Darmstadt
TorOve Leiknes - Director - Water Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUSTTorOve LeiknesDirectorWater Desalination & Reuse Center, KAUST
Jean Philippe Sebe - GCC Country Director - Saur GroupJean Philippe SebeGCC Country DirectorSaur Group
Majd Hamdallah - Engineered Systems Director, Middle East - GE Water & Process TechnologiesMajd HamdallahEngineered Systems Director, Middle EastGE Water & Process Technologies
Thierry Froment - COO Middle East - VeoliaThierry FromentCOO Middle EastVeolia
Dr Gustavo Diaz - Advisor of Deputy Minister for Water Affairs - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureDr Gustavo DiazAdvisor of Deputy Minister for Water AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture

  • Investment opportunities in managing the resource, recharge, recovery and reuse (RRR) of wastewater
  • Innovative industrial wastewater treatment and reuse solutions : lessening the environmental impact
  • Wastewater as a viable resource and the use of wastewater to strengthen the water-energy-food nexus
  • Reducing chemical consumption in the Saudi water market
12:00  -  12:15

Networking Coffee


12:15  -  13:15

Session 7: Panel Discussion: Waste Management & Investment Opportunities in the Environment sector


Speakers

Rashid Mohamed Al Marzooqi - Assistant Manager of Conservation Department & Head of Education & Awareness Section - Sharjah Electricity & Water AuthorityRashid Mohamed Al MarzooqiAssistant Manager of Conservation Department & Head of Education & Awareness SectionSharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Dr Asad Aburizaiza - Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies - King Abdulaziz UniversityDr Asad AburizaizaAssociate Professor, Department of Environmental StudiesKing Abdulaziz University
Eng. Abdulrahman Jastaniah - Environment Protection Division Manager, Industrial Security Sector - Saudi Electricity CompanyEng. Abdulrahman JastaniahEnvironment Protection Division Manager, Industrial Security SectorSaudi Electricity Company
Sylvain Vaccher - Senior Oil & Gas Business Development Manager - VeoliaSylvain VaccherSenior Oil & Gas Business Development ManagerVeolia
Raed Al Baseet -  - Saudi AramcoRaed Al BaseetSaudi Aramco
Dr Osama Faqih - Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs - Ministry of Environment, Water & AgricultureDr Osama FaqihDeputy Minister for Environment AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture

  • Showcase of environment investment opportunities and clean development mechanisms (CDMs)
  • Land and soil conservation and rehabilitation
  • Solid waste management: Minimizing the environmental impact
  • Hazardous, chemical & petroleum waste management: Collection, treatment, disposal and recycling
  • Pollution prevention strategies, policies & legislation
  • Energy from waste
13:15  -  13:30

Closing Remarks & End of Forum


13:30

Lunch


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