Dubai is very much at the forefront of the desalination and water reuse agenda, through initiatives led by its government body, the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.
The UAE has 70 major desalination plants, which already produce an incredible 14 per cent of the world’s desalinated water. Alongside this, the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 is an on-going and long-term programme that aims to ensure the country’s sustainability and continuous access to water during both normal and extreme conditions. It’s also pioneering a benchmark for other nations to learn from.
As a result, Dubai is the ideal location for the 2019 edition of the biennial IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Re-use. This globally recognised event enables industry leaders, both public and private, to connect and develop business opportunities, exchange ideas, share knowledge about cutting-edge technologies, and outline their progress towards a sustainable future.
The Congress last came to Dubai a decade ago, and for this edition is adding two new features. The Affiliate Majlis Forums and the Leaders’ Summit will both provide unprecedented opportunities for networking, dialogue and discussion.
They will accompany the regular agenda, which includes panel discussions, an exceptional technical programme, an industry-driven exhibition, training courses and specialised workshops.