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22 Apr–24 Mar 12

Conference

10th Gulf Water Conference, Doha/Qatar

“Water in the GCC States – The Water-Energy-Food Nexus”

The 10th Gulf Water conference will be organized in Doha, Qatar, from 22-24 April 2012, by The Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA) in cooperation with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and the General Secretariat for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC-SG) under the slogan: “Water in the GCC States – The Water-Energy-Food Nexus” in Doha Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The conference will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar, and will attended by a number of Ministers, Under-Secretaries, and GCC, Arab and international water professionals from the public and private sectors, and representatives of international, regional and local organizations.

Conference Objectives

  • Raising awareness to the importance of considering and dealing with the strong inter-sector between water, energy, and agriculture, and identifying the major inter-relations, inter-dependencies, challenges, and opportunities of these resources today and in the future in the GCC countries.
  • Facilitating an open discussion platform to share knowledge and experiences between researchers, executives, decision and policy makers, and other stakeholders, on modern methodologies and techniques used in the planning and preparation of medium- and long-term national strategies for the sustainable management of water, energy, and food in the GCC countries, and other dry regions.
  • Formulating a research framework and strategy for the needed research in the field of identifying the role and value of energy in the various water sectors in the GCC countries.
  • Formulating a research framework and strategy for the needed research in the field of rational and efficient water use in the agricultural sector and maximizing its value added.
  • Building a network between individuals, institutes, NGOs in the GCC countries, the Arab countries, and other countries that are interested in scientific research in the water-energy-food nexus.

Speakers

  • Dr. Thameur Chaibi, Water and Energy systems analysis
  • Dr. Ahmed Khater, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Walid Saleh, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Salem Rashrash, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Ayman Abu Hadid, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. AbdulAziz Turbak, Water and Energy systems analysis
  • Dr. Khalid Al-Ruwais, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Abdalla Abd El-Salam, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Iyad Hussein, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Slim Zekri, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Mohamed Abd Rabo, Water and Energy systems analysis
  • Dr. Ralf Klingbeil, UN-ESCWA
  • Dr. Radoune Choukrallah, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Odeh AlJayoussi, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Corinene Wallace, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Hamid Bakir, CEHA/WHO
  • Dr. Tom Williams
  • Dr. Ania Grobicki, Centre for Clean Water and Clean Energy
  • Dr. Ghaith Fariz, UNDP

Related Media Coverage

25 Apr 12

Arab News

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani yesterday called for a futuristic GCC water security strategy for the 21st century, claiming the six-member group is fully aware of the challenges surrounding water as an essential element for survival and progress. Addressing the 10th GCC Water Conference in Doha, he explained GCC states anticipate high economic growth over the next five years in terms of production and consumption alike, and a substantial increase in the population of citizens and expatriates.

25 Apr 12

Gulf Times

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari has called upon GCC member states to explore long-term solutions to overcome the alarming situations they are facing on the water issue.

23 Apr 12

The Peninsula (Qatar)

The three-day conference with the title ‘Water in the GCC States: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ and under the patronage of Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, will witness top officials from GCC and Arab and international water, energy, and food professionals.

23 Apr 12

Gulf Times

The importance of generating adequate drinking water in the region’s states to meet the growing demand without causing any harm to the future generations’ water needs was yesterday highlighted by Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

Further Reading

29 Feb 12

The Conference Synopsis is now available

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NEXUS in the Media

23 Apr 12

The Peninsula (Qatar)

The three-day conference with the title ‘Water in the GCC States: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ and under the patronage of Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, will witness top officials from GCC and Arab and international water, energy, and food professionals.

25 Mar 13

Gulf News

All countries except Oman fall in category of “acute scarcity” of water.

06 Dec 12

Khaleej Times

Delegates from 150 countries will assemble in Doha, Qatar for the 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The United Arab Emirates will be an active participant, giving its full support to the government of Qatar in ensuring a successful outcome to the Conference.

06 Oct 14

Gulf Times

Shell is giving all university students in Qatar the opportunity to participate in Shell Ideas360 to share their ideas to help tackle global challenges associated with energy, water and food availability. Students can submit their ideas until December 1.

Partners

  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen