MENA Water Conference


28 - 30 September 2014

Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi | UAE

Expert Reviews

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Interesting and useful event

Amir Idris, Senior Water Network Development Engineer, TRANSCO

Great event that gathers all the relevant players in the wastewater industry

Eng. Ali Abdullah Al-Motlag, Director General, Wastewater Department, Ministry of Water & Electricity, Saudi Arabia, Company

Strategies & opportunities attached to the region's drive for water sustainibility and security

MEED MENA Water Forum will be held from 28-30 September 2014 in Abu Dhabi and will celebrate the achievements across GCC and wider Middle East region in the sewage and wastewater reuse, desalinated water and groundwater sectors.

The forum will provide the platform to discuss the challenges and share practical strategies in this vital market to ensure long term water security and sustainability. More than 150 attendees across the water value chain including government representatives, developers, operators, contractors, technology providers and financiers will discuss upcoming projects, infrastructure developments as well as resource, technology and procurement strategies.





This year, the agenda is developed by our distinguished MENA Water advisory board panel members and they include:

  • Mohammad Al Hajjiri, Head of Water Forecast Section, ADWEC
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Advisor - Water Resources, Environment Quality, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
  • Dr. Najib H Dandachi, Asset Management Director, Transco
  • Steve Griffith, Executive Director of Institute Initiatives, Masdar Institute
  • Muawieh Radaideh, Managing Director, DHI
  • Olivier Crasson, Executive Vice President, Middle East, Besix
  • Titia de Mes, Head, Water for Industry Group, Arcardis Water Middle East
  • Sanjay Sharma, Business Developer – Gulf Countries, Veolia
  • Jasim Al Khateb,  Business Development Director, PARSONS
  • Talal Shawwa,  Industry Sales Director, Geospatial, Bentley Systems
  • Imad Feghali, Regional Business Development Manager,  Water Market – MENAI, CH2M HILL
  • Kenneth McKellar, Partner, DELOITTE
  • Sameh Mesmar, Regional Sales Manager, Danaher
  • Mohsin Mortada, General Manager, Arcardis Water Middle East

What's new for 2014

  • Market worth of $81.6 billion – This is your chance to find out about the pipeline and associated contractor/third party opportunities including Jordan’s first wastewater master plan and investment priorities in wastewater services across the country throughout to the year 2035

  • Integrated water resource management strategies across the GCC unveiled – This is your opportunity to match your business strategy with the priorities set by the government representatives across the region

  • New revised & enhanced programming for 2014 including 8 plenary sessions, 4 streams sessions (wastewater, groundwater and storage reservoirs, desalination) and 2 breakfast briefings – tailor the programme to meet your specific needs

  • Showcase sessions unveiling next generation technology –Benchmark your capabilities against the latest innovations and learn how you can achieve energy savings, cost efficiency and quality

  • See the presentation for the winner of MEED Leadership Award for Water in recognition to their contribution towards water sustainability and security (

  • Attend the No.1 industry forum of the year: 170+ delegates, 15 sponsors, 40 speakers and 1 masterclass

Issues and themes to be covered

  • Capital expenditure plans with regard water storage, water desalination, wastewater and water reuse across the GCC and its neighboring countries
  • Master planning, infrastructure development timelines and third party opportunities for water transmission and distribution networks
  • Regulatory framework and policy to ensure water sustainability and security including implementation of tariffs and integrated water strategies
  • Financing models including PPP and examples from GCC
  • Operations and asset management strategies to minimize leakage and water loss
  • Desalinated water plants and implementing technology to reduce energy consumption
  • Wastewater and water reuse – achieving commercial revenues from TSE 
  • Industrial water reuse and zero discharge strategies

2014 Speakers

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H.E. Tawfik Habashneh

H.E. Tawfik Habashneh

Secretary General

Water Authority of Jordan (WAI)

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Khalifa Ebrahim Al Mansoor

Khalifa Ebrahim Al Mansoor

Assistant Undersecretary

Ministry of Works, Sanitary Planning & Engineering

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Dr. Najib H Dandachi

Dr. Najib H Dandachi

Asset Management Director

Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company

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