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


 

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