NWP is organising the seminar Water, Energy & Food for Cities, Industry and Agriculture on 23 March. The seminar was first meant to take place on 16 January but will now take place at the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai during the Water Week. It is part of RVO's trade mission to Dubai. We invite you to join and attend the seminar in person or via live stream. Official partners to the event are PUB Singapore's National Water Agency and the Government of the Netherlands. The event is co-hosted by Water Alliance.
In 2050, it is estimated that 9 billion people will live in large urban areas. Clean water for people, industry and food will become a challenge. We need to form partnerships and connect solutions and challenges.
A variety of Dutch water sector companies, knowledge institutes and water technology related organisations, together with their international partners, will bring you a high-level and in-depth programme at the Netherlands Pavilion during EXPO 2020 Dubai.
All times are local UAE time (GST); 3 hours ahead of CET.
Word of welcome and addressing of the main themes by Nicole Hellwig, Manager Marketing, Communications and Events at Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP).
Reflections on Integrated Water Resource Management and the Way Forward Towards the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.
Two to three decades after introducing Integrated Water Resource Management in the Arab region - we reflect on what has been achieved so far and discuss an outlook towards a water-secure future. We demonstrate and discuss the importance of an integral water resource management in water-scarce areas like the Middle East.
By considering water resources in an integral way, optimised and sustainable solutions can be developed and implemented. We will discuss the question on how IWRM could be taken to the next level as a sustainable and inclusive approach to water security.
Through this collaboration we would like to contribute to a long-term relationship to jointly develop solutions to water and food nexus challenges. Experts from the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai will contribute. The challenges we jointly address are global issues that are also paramount in the region: re-use and recycle water, water allocation (of fresh and saline water), water use efficiency, rainwater harvesting, navigating trade-offs and synergies, digital solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI). We believe a holistic systems approach goes hand in hand with innovation and technical solutions. Partnership with multiple stakeholders including public, private and research partners is required for successful research, innovation and implementation. In this session we inspire partners to join forces by sharing best practices in research, innovation, scaling up and decision making.
Climate change puts enormous pressure on our water resources. The growing population and demands for water require resilient and robust water supplies. Making smart water supply management essential around the world. In both freshwater supply systems and desalination water treatment. Water managers must act with the source-to-tap-approach in mind. Utilizing different treatment and monitoring technologies in the raw water source and treatment plant. To do this efficient water quality data is a must. Self-learning prediction models allow us to deal with the ever-changing demands for water. In quantity and quality.
In this session, different water challenges and their solutions from the Middle East region are shared.
A vision to modern water management, by Holland Water and Hydraloop as well as other contributors. How can building owners use smart data and water technology to win the battle for safe water and at the same time build on a structural basis for sustainability and economic efficiency?
Q&A session with the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mr Mark Harbers, and partners of the Netherlands Pavilion.
Discussion leader: Hein Molenkamp, Director Water Alliance.
Opportunity to visit the exposition ‘The Dyke, social impact stories of a Dutch icon’, a multimedia project made by photographer Cynthia Boll and journalist Stephanie Bakker in cooperation with Van Oord. The project focusses on the social impact of maritime projects. Themes such as climate change, ecology, water safety and economic importance are addressed trough personal stories and reports.
Please note that the registration for live attendance of the seminar on 23 March is closed. You are more than welcome to attend the event online, therefore please register via https://virtual.dutchdubai.com/
This programme is organised by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), and supported by the Dutch Partners for Water Programme and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Arab Emirates.
The event is co-hosted by Water Alliance and PUB Singapore, Singapore's national water agency.
The seminar is part of the RVO trade mission to Expo Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Registration for this event is closed.