International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi/UAE
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Summit and Exhibition // International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi/UAE

The International Water Summit (IWS) is a global platform for promoting water sustainability in arid regions. IWS brings together world leaders, field experts, academia luminaries and business innovators to accelerate the development of new sustainable strategies and technologies.

Held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IWS aims at fostering innovation, best practices and collaboration to offer tangible solutions to the pressing issue of water scarcity. Hosted by Masdar and organized by Reed Exhibitions, IWS 2015 is endorsed by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, the Regulation and Supervision Bureau, and Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company.

19 Jan 2015

Opening Ceremony

10:00 — 13:00

Joint opening ceremony and Global Leaders' Summit Hosted by Masdar. This event day will feature both water and energy.

13:00 — 15:00

Workshop 1: Doing Business in the UAE Understanding the Tender & Selection Process

20 Jan 2015

09:25 — 09:30

IWS Chairperson's Opening Introduction

09:30 — 09:35

Official Opening Ceremony

Water Conservation and Future Water Sustainability

09:35 — 09:50

Keynote Presentation: Ensuring a Sustainable Water Future for Arid Regions

09:50 — 10:05

Keynote Presentation: The Future of Water Security and Water Sustainability

10:05 — 10:15

Keynote Presentation: Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of the Water Energy Nexus

10:15 — 11:05

Panel Discussion: Taking a Unified Strategic Approach to Address the Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus

11:05 — 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

GCC Strategic Direction

11:30 — 12:00

Panel Discussion: Working towards Middle East Water Cooperation to Ensure a Sustainable Water Future for Arid Region

12:00 — 12:30

1-2-1 Interview Session: Forecasting UAE Water and Energy Consumption 2020 — 2025

12:30 — 13:00

Panel Discussion: Understanding the Economics of Water

13:00 — 13:30

IWS Exclusive: Launch of the Meteorology Prize to Support Improvements in Climate Change and Weather

Parallel Session

15:00 — 15:30

Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Presentation: STEP Infrastructure Investment Project Abu Dhabi

15:30 — 16:00

Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Case Study Waste Water: Inner Doha Re-Sewerage Implementation Strategy (IDRIS)

Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

16:00 — 16:30

Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Presentation: Inviting Private Sector Investment — Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) Program to Encourage Private Sector Participation

Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Case Study Presentation: Co-Generation Nuclear Power and Desalination Facilities

16:30 — 17:00

Stream A: Mega Project Investment

Case Study Presentation: Redistribution and Re-Use of TSE Water for use in Irrigation, Farming and Forestry

Stream B: Energy Efficient and Clean Technology Desalination

Panel Discussion: IDA Energy Taskforce

17:00 — 17:10

IWS Chairman's Closing Comments

17:10 — 18:00

Tour of the Exhibition including a visit to Innovate @ IWS

21 Jan 2015

09:30 — 09:35

IWS Chairperson's Welcome Address

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

09:35 — 09:50

1-2-1 Interview Session: Understanding the Economics of Connectivity and Location to Enable Optimised Water Usage

09:50 — 10:20

Panel Discussion: Water Usage in Industrial Manufacturing: Policy Strategy and Local Partnerships to Enable Improved Water Resource Management

10:20 — 11:00

Panel Discussion: Understanding How Management of Consumption Impacts on Demand Side Management and Allocation

11:00 — 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

Improving Water Sustainability

11:30 — 12:00

Presentation: Interconnectivity of Water Holistic View

12:00 — 12:30

Panel Discussion: Water Stewardship to Improve Local Water Sources and Enable Commercial Sustainability through a Value Driven Strategic Approach

12:30 — 13:00

Case Study Presentation: Waste for Energy and Water — SMART Resource Management for Sustainable Economy

13:00 — 13:30

Panel Discussion: Understanding the Impact of Water on Energy Supply, both for Power Generation and Oil Production Processes

13:30 — 14:00

Keynote Presentation: SMART Cities - Technology for Leak Detection and Understanding Non-Water Revenue

14:00 — 15:30

Lunch

Parallel Sessions

15:30 — 16:00

Stream A: Water in Industry

Presentation: Optimising Water as a By-Product of the Oil Production Process

Stream B: Commercial Buildings

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

16:00 — 16:30

Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilising Used Water in District Cooling Plants

Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Hotel Sustainability Programme

16:30 — 17:00

Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study Singapore: Industrial Water Recycling Plant Jurong Water Reclamation Plant

Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Green Mosques - Facilities Management

17:00 — 17:30

Stream A: Water in Industry

Case Study: Utilization of TSE Water in Metal Production

Stream B: Commercial Buildings

Case Study: Water Sustainability Roadmap - Hospital Design to Improve Water Sustainability

17:30 — 17:35

IWS Chairman's Closing Comments

17:35 — 18:00

Tour of the Exhibition including a visit to Innovate @ IWS

22 Jan 2015

09:00 — 09:05

IWS Chairman's Opening Introduction

The Nexus of Water and Energy in Food

09:05 — 11:30

Round Table Discussion

-Table 1: Conservation of Ground Water Resources

-Table 2: Agricultural Technology and Aquaponics

-Table 3: Importing Food and Virtual Water

-Table 4: Alternative Farming Methods

-Table 5: Nutritional Security

11:30 — 13:00

Water Energy Nexus Closing Session IWS and WFES

13:00 — 14:00

Lunch

14:00 — 17:00

-Workshop 1: Masdar Institute Workshop Session

-Workshop 2: Understanding the Challenge of Improving Water Re-Use and Performance

-Workshop 3: International Water Governance

-Workshop 4: Water and Sanitation Development

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