Event Overview

“Achieving Water Stewardship Standards with Stakeholders Collaboration”

The MENA Water Summit will focus on developing effective plans establishing advanced water management techniques to cope up with Kuwait’s 2035 vision and current water situation in the MENA region to ensure water security and sustainability for all.

With an increasing demand for water owing to the growing population and incessant urbanization, water authorities and utility companies will need to augment their supply sources, discuss regulatory frameworks, innovative financing models and water treatment options as well as manage water demand with advanced technologies to address water security challenges of the 21st century.

Governments in MENA countries have substantially increased their investment in desalination plants producing 48% of the world’s desalinated water. According to the Global Water Intelligence, the desalination market in the MENA region is projected to reach US$ 4.3bn by 2022.

Kuwait is shifting to Innovative Water Treatment and Renewable Desalination Technology, as more than 95% of potable water comes from desalination - an energy-intensive technology burning fuels for drinking water and treatment of wastewater for domestic and irrigation purposes.

The MENA Water Summit features interactive discussions on policies and actionable ideas, which utilities can adapt to meet their commitment towards fostering innovative solutions and sustainable water management. It will also provide the opportunity to share success stories and explore ways in which we can collectively respond to challenges.

The Summit will bring together water and municipal authorities, regulators, sustainability leaders, international NGOs, water consultants, water and wastewater construction companies, academia, water management experts and solution providers who will discuss various strategies to encourage sustainability of water management and implementation of water stewardship standards. The Summit will offer unparalleled opportunities to network with peers and explore new products, technologies, and services.


Knowledge Exchange

on Key Topics such as

Bridging ‘Water Gap’ with Innovations and Urban Water System

Meeting targets for the SDGs with Water Management Strategies

Reflecting on policies and practical cases applied to Water Governance

Financing Models for Investing in Water Infrastructure and Technologies

Exploring opportunities in Multi-Purpose Water Infrastructure

Rethinking design and delivery of Urban Water Systems

Upgrading to Energy Efficient Desalination process

Exploring Sustainable Solutions in Wastewater Treatment and Recycling

Next-gen Water Management with Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and more

Leveraging Science and Technology to meet Water Stewardship Standards

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Chief Guest

Mohammed Boshhari

Under Secretary
Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Advisory Committee & Speakers

Dr. Saleh Al-Muzaini

Kuwait Water Association

James Grinnell

Head of Water
RSB Dubai - Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau Electricity and Water

Eng. Nayef AlHaddad

Manager of Research & Strategic Planning
Kuwait Authority For Partnership Projects – KAPP

Eng. Sarah Mohammad Abdullah Al Mutairi

Director of Chemical Works Administration
Ministry of Electricity & Water

Dr. Jauad El Kharraz

Head of Research
MEDRC Water Research

Jesús Sancho

Middle East Managing Director

Yousuf Said Mohammed Al-Siyabi

Operation Manager
Public Authority for Water - Diam

Ziad Khayat

Economic Affairs Officer
United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Omnia Halawani

Director & Co-Founder

Nada Abubakr

Managing Director
Isle Utilities