Fostering sustainability and innovations in water treatment, reuse and management in the Kingdom

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Event Overview

As Saudi Arabia strives forward with its expansive mega projects and continues to develop its cities and municipalities, the need for sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure has become paramount. With climate change and rapid urbanization, the cities of Jeddah and Riyadh among others have been heavily impacted from flash floods in the recent years, with inadequate mechanisms in place to handle these unprecedented challenges. To combat such emerging climate risks and high-magnitude weather events, the Kingdom requires upcoming green field projects and the existing highly populated cities to incorporate holistic, impactful, scalable, and resilient solutions. Efficient stormwater and drainage management has become the need of the hour. Saudi Arabia’s municipal wastewater treatment and reuse sector is currently valued at a market size of $4.69 billion. Over the next 20 years, Saudi’s National Water Company plans to implement $23 billion worth of wastewater treatment and reuse-related capital improvement projects. This is already in the works with tenders now open for 9 new wastewater treatment and reuse facilities on a build, own, operate and transfer model. The Kingdom may soon become the third largest water reclamation and reuse market in the world, after China and the U.S., in line with its ambitious goal of achieving 100 percent usage of treated wastewater by 2025. The Stormwater and Wastewater Conference Saudi Arabia, , taking place from 27-28 May 2024 in Jeddah aims to effectively address challenges and meet project requirements for stormwater and wastewater treatment and reuse facilities as the Kingdom places heavy emphasis on sustainable urban development, . The conference further delves into innovative technologies for flood risk and storm water management as well as municipal and industrial wastewater and effluent treatment and reuse. The conference focuses on identifying sustainable water management solutions that can specifically cater to the unique requirements of the Saudi Arabian market by convening water infrastructure and technology providers globally to Jeddah.

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Event Objectives

Drive water security and sustainability in water management as the Kingdom undergoes rapid urbanization 
Showcase upcoming wastewater management projects in the Kingdom, and effectively address challenges and requirements to meet targets 
Develop climate resilient infrastructure to successfully navigate erratic and extreme weather events
Discuss policy updates and requirements for stormwater infrastructure developments across cities in Saudi Arabia 
Enable KSA’s goal for 100% water recycling and reuse by 2025 to drive sustainable operations and reduce reliance on limited freshwater resources
Identify innovative wastewater and effluent treatment technologies and adapt to best fit for KSA market 

Who Should attend?

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Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Managers and Heads of: 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Adel Aboujaoude

Global Director

Water Conveyance & Storage, Jacobs

Nariba Gittens

Associate Director

WSP Middle East

Rashid Mohammad

Dams & Flood Protection Project Manager

 Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Agenda

  • Day One – Monday, 27 May 2024
  • Day Two – Tuesday, 28 May 2024

08:00

Registration and networking coffee

09:00

Welcome remarks from Great Minds Group

09:10

Opening remarks by Conference Chairman

09:20

Opening keynote address

09:35

Keynote address: Keys to building sustainable future cities - Developing critical utilities’ and waste management infrastructure for Saudi Arabia’s rapidly transforming cities

09:50

Opening panel discussion: Delving into Saudi Arabia’s vision for a water secure and sustainable future

10:30

Presentation: Key insights from Jeddah’s pioneering Stormwater Drainage Program 

10:55

Keynote presentation

The 15-minute session is reserved for leading EPCs/ infrastructure consultants to discuss best-in-class practices in developing sustainable water infrastructure for KSA 

11:10

Networking coffee networking

11:45

Panel discussion: Developing climate resilient infrastructure and effective flood risk mitigation strategies for Saudi Arabia’s cities and towns

12:25

Panel discussion: Best practices in development and operations of wastewater treatment facilities

13:05

Technology showcase session

The session comprises of 10-minute presentations from globally renowned technology providers offering sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse 

13:25

Project showcase session: Discussing upcoming infrastructure projects for stormwater drainage, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and recycling

This session comprises of three 10-mins sessions showcasing major upcoming water management and treatment projects that are opening tender

13:45

Panel discussion: Developing best-in-class wastewater treatment facilities: A look into conducive public-private partnership models fostering collaboration, technology transfer and sound operations

14:25

Closing remarks by Conference Chairman

14:30

Close of day one and networking lunch

08.30

Registration and networking coffee

09:30

Opening remarks by Conference Chairman

09:35

Presentation: Ensuring efficient stormwater drainage infrastructure to tackle extreme and erratic weather events

09:55

Panel discussion: Addressing challenges in industrial wastewater management: A look at the increasingly stringent effluent standards and best practices to meet targets

10:35

Keynote presentation

The 15-minute session is reserved for leading EPCs/ infrastructure consultants to discuss best-in-class practices in developing sustainable water infrastructure for KSA 

10:50

Panel discussion: Towards driving environmental sustainability - Innovations in grey water treatment and recycling

11:30

Networking coffee break

12:05

Project showcase session

This session comprises of 10-mins sessions showcasing major upcoming water management and treatment projects that are opening tender  

12:25

Technology showcase session

The session comprises of 10-minutes presentations from globally renowned technology providers offering sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse. 

12:55

Panel discussion: Can sponge cities and SUDS be the answer? Challenges and solutions for developing sustainable urban landscapes

13:35

Case-study: Modernizing stormwater drainage infrastructure in brownfield projects - Threats, challenges, and solutions

13:55

Presentation: Reviewing progress and meeting 100% water reuse targets - Best practices in optimizing treated water reuse

14:15

Closing remarks by Conference Chairman

14:25

Networking lunch and end of Conference

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GET INVOLVED?

RAISE YOUR BRAND AWARENESS
Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

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Gain Exclusive Project Insights
Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities.

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GET IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET MARKET
Get access to key stakeholders involved with projects in Saudi Arabia and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

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INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVENESS

Learn about the challenges faced by Saudi Arabia’s key authorities and organizations and identify how you can provide customised solutions to help them effectively tackle these. 

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Who can be a Partner?

If you have a product or service that will be valuable to leading organizations in the field of Water Infrastructure and Utility Sector, please contact us on  partnerships@gmevents.ae to find out more about sponsorship packages and opportunities.

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Hilton Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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