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ان التشابكات المتباينة تجعل تحديات المياه عملية معقدة تتطلب دراسة شاملة لجميع القضايا ذات العلاقة بما فيها كافة فئات المجتمع. وهناك حاجة ماسة إلى بذل جهود متضافرة لتحسين سبل عيش المجتمعات والأفراد وتعزيز القدرة على مواجهة مخاطر الإجهاد البيئي بما في ذلك تحسين إمدادات المياه والوصول إليها وحسن إدارتها… ويمكن تحقيق ذلك من خلال صياغة سياسات متكاملة وشمولية تلبي احتياجات جميع الفئات وتعترف بحقوقها الأساسية في توفير المياه والصرف الصحي بهدف بناء مجتمعات آمنة ومزدهرة، والحفاظ على سبل عيش صحية وعلى عزة وكرامة البشر جميعاً.
في هذا السياق سوف ينظم المجلس العربي للمياه المنتدى العربي الخامس للمياه في أبو ظبي بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة الشقيقة خلال الفترة (7-9) ديسمبر 2020. ونتطلع إلى مشاركتكم في هذا الحدث الحيوي الهام لتبادل المعرفة والخبرات نحو تحقيق “الأمن المائي العربي من أجل السلام والتنمية المستدامة” والذي سيكون أيضاً معلماً مهماً لتحديد رؤية وأولويات المنطقة العربية فى هذه القضايا استعداداً للمشاركة فى المنتدى العالمي التاسع للمياه في داكار بالسنغال عام 2021.
ويعد المنتدى العربي الخامس للمياه نتاجاً لأكثر من عام ونصف من تضافر الجهود والإعداد والتعاون مع أصحاب المصلحة من جميع أنحاء المنطقة العربية، بما في ذلك واضعى السياسات والمؤسسات المتخصصة متعددة الأطراف والأوساط الأكاديمية والمجتمع المدني والقطاع الخاص وغيرها. تحت شعار “الأمن المائي العربي من أجل السلام والتنمية المستدامة، يهدف المنتدى العربى الخامس للمياه إلى تناول ثلاثة محاور وأولويات رئيسية ألا وهى: الأمن المائي العربي؛ التعاون عبر الحدود؛ المياه من أجل التنمية المستدامة، بما في ذلك أكثر من 14 موضوعا مختلفاً، فضلاً عن تناول الوسائل والأدوات المتعلقة بكل محور. وقد تم اختيار كل محور وموضوع بعناية بالتعاون مع الشركاء الإقليميين وممثلي الحكومات والمنظمات غير الحكومية والشبكات المهنية والمجموعات الأكاديمية وذلك في إطار من الأهداف والغايات المشتركة لتحقيق العمل الجماعي والاستجابة الفورية التي من شأنها إحداث التغيير المنشود لتحقيق الأمن المائى والتنمية المستدامة. وسيتضمن المنتدى أيضاً مساراً موازياً يشمل حوالى سبع جلسات علمية
وعلى مر السنين قد زاد عدد الأشخاص المشاركين في المنتدى من المجتمع الدولي والدول العربية. ويستقطب المنتدى اهتمام أكثر من 800 من المهنيين والمبدعين وصناع القرار من مختلف أنحاء الدول العربية والشركاء والمساهمين الدوليين فى تواصل تام لمناقشة تحديات المياه الوشيكة والحلول الفعالة لمعالجتها في المنطقة العربية. ومن خلال المشاركة في المنتدى العربي الخامس للمياه، سوف تتاح الفرصة للجميع للمساهمة في مجابهة التحديات الحالية لإدارة الموارد المائية وإمدادات المياه والصرف الصحي.
وتتمثل الرسالة الرئيسية في هذه المرحلة في أهمية البحث عن مجتمع تعاوني متماسك يشمل جميع المكونات في نهج متكامل. وأكثر من أي وقت مضى فإن الحوار بين مختلف الجهات الفاعلة له أهمية كبرى لدراسة الحلول المبتكرة وتعبئة الإجراءات العامة والخاصة من أجل ضمان أمن واستدامة أفضل للمياه. ومن خلال الشعار العام للمنتدى ألا وهو “الأمن المائي العربي من أجل السلام والتنمية المستدامة،” فإن المنتدى العربي الخامس للمياه يعمل على تعزيز هذا الحوار وتشجيع التعاون وتبادل المعرفة والأفكار.
فى هذا الإطار فإنه من دواعى سرورنا أن نرحب بجميع المشاركين في المنتدى في أبو ظبي، ونسعى جاهدين للحصول على تحقيق أفضل النتائج الممكنة. ونتطلع لمشاركتكم فى هذا الحدث لتبادل وجهات النظر والمساهمة في رفع مستوى المعيشة في المنطقة العربية.
The 5th Arab Water Forum is a product of more than a year-and-a-half of collaborative effort and preparations with stakeholders from all the Arab region including policy-makers, multilateral specialized institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector, among others. Under the overarching Slogan “Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development”, the 5th AWF is intended to address three main priorities: Arab Water Security; Cooperation across Borders and Water for Sustainable Development including more than 14 different topics as well as cross cutting Means and Tools. Each priority and topic was carefully developed, in collaboration with regional partners, government representatives, NGOs, professional networks and academic groups into a common framework of goals and concrete targets. The Forum is expected to achieve collective action and positive response that will influence the desired change by bridging the science-policy interface. The Forum will also include a parallel track with about seven Scientific Sessions.
Over the years, the number of people participating in the Forum has increased from both the international community and Arab countries. The Forum connects over 800+ water sector professionals, innovators and decision-makers from across 22 Arab Countries and partners as well as international collaborators, to discuss imminent water challenges and effective solutions to tackle them in the Arab region. By participating in the 5th Arab Water Forum, you will actively contribute to responding to the real-time challenges of water resources management, water supply and sanitation.
The complexity of the water-related challenges can only be understood through proper consideration of all. Concerted efforts are highly needed to improve livelihoods of communities and individuals and reinforce resilience to environmental stress including improvement of water supply, access and governance.
This can be achieved through tailored policy formulation that addresses the needs of all groups and recognizes their basic rights in water supply and sanitation aiming at building peaceful and prosperous societies, sustaining healthy livelihoods and maintaining the dignity of all human beings.
Within this context, the Arab Water Council will be organizing its 5th Arab Water Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2020. We look forward to your participation in this vital event to share knowledge and experience towards achieving “Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development”, which will also be an important milestone for reflecting on the Arab Region’s views in preparation for the 9th World Water Forum in 2021.
The key message in this stage is about seeking a cooperative and cohesive society that includes all of the integrated components in a nexus approach. More than ever, the dialogue between different actors is required for investigating innovative solutions and for the mobilization of public and private actions in order to promote better water security and sustainability. With the overarching theme “Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development,” the 5th Arab Water Forum indeed proposes to foster this dialogue, and to promote cooperation and exchange of knowledge and insights.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome all participants to the Forum in Abu Dhabi. We render ourselves available to help obtain the best possible results as an outcome of the event. Join us to exchange views and help upgrade the quality of life of people in the Arab region. It is truly an opportunity not to be missed.
Alwasail started production in Saudi Arabia as “Alwasail Agricultural Company” in 1979 producing polyethylene pipes for irrigation. It changed its name to Alwasail Industrial Company in 1990 as it increased its production lines, then transformed to a closed Joined Stock company in 2012 by increasing its paid up capital to reach SR 250 million. Alwasail also has a much smaller affiliated company called Saudi Rubber Products (SRP) that complements its pipe and fitting manufacturing line; which specializes in rubber rings flat-foam and pipe-foam insulation.
Hesham has a rich experience in capital market transaction. He started his career in the Capital Market Authority where he worked in various capital market transaction such various SABIC Sukuk issuances and various IPO deals in different sectors. Then, He joined GIB capital as investment banker and successfully closed a couple of deals like AlAhli Bank IPO (So far, this biggest IPO in the history of the kingdom) and the acquisition of General Lighting Company by Philips. After that, He joined Samba Capital Investment Banking team where he successfully closed IPO deal in the health sector. He currently works in the National Center of Privatization & PPPs where he became an integral part of its operation with focus on the water sector and successfully closed several Green field projects in the water production and sewage treatment
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DuPont Water Solutions is the global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, helping customers across industries and countries make real progress in ways that not only improve productivity, efficiency and profitability, but also reduce waste, energy consumption and environmental impact. DuPont Water Solutions helps make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient. DuPont Water Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse.
Shibh Al Jazira Contracting Company (SAJCO) is serving more than 54 years for the development of infrastructure projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as EPC contractor & PPP investing partner with many branches country wide at Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Qassim, Abha, & Dammam. SAJCO expertise fields are road construction and maintenance, bridges, tunnels, underpasses, dams, sewage, water-supply networks, dewatering, water and fuel strategic reservoirs, buildings, and piling works. SAJCO has chain of production of constructıon materials of raw, semi-finished & finished products, such quarries, asphalt & concrete batching plants and hauling fleet & finishing facilities, factories. SAJCO truly follows local & international standards for projects & production lines, caring to environmental, HSE & QC programs. We have been honored with too many awards by our clients. Sajco has work force around 9500 & 1150 administrative staff where operating around 8200 pieces medium to heavy duty equipment. Sajco has 26 different sister companies operating on various fields. Sajco would always be persistent to do his best for KSA infrastructure development. Our prime Clients are Ministries, Municipalities, Governmental Authorities and state stakes such as MOD, MOMRA, MODON, RCRD, ARAMCO, SAR, & NWC.
Rafael Pérez-Feito is currently International Operations Director in Aqualia, a global water company serving more than 23 million people in 21 countries. With more than 15 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, he joined Aqualia in 2005 as Corporate Development Director for Europe at a time in which the company was able to expand its operations to the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy and Portugal becoming one of the global market leaders. Since then, he has hold other executive positions like Central and Eastern Europe Director and Europe Area Manager and has been a Member of different Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards in several international water companies.
Prior to Aqualia, he worked in the Research and Consulting fields for different private and public companies in Spain and the United States, participating in several projects in Latin America and Spain.
Additionally, he is a Member of the Advisory Board at the IESE-United Nations Public-Private Partnerships International Specialist Centre “PPP for Cities”, Member of the UNECE Team of Experts on Public-Private Partnerships and Lecturer at the “International Master in Public Companies and Policy” (École des Ponts ParisTech, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo and Spanish Civil Engineers Association).
Rafael holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University, a MSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and a MBA from IESE Business School.
Francois is the International Water Client Director for Atkins with over 12 years of experience for both a major Consultancy engineering company as well as with a major Water Utility company.
Francois has extensive experience working in the Middle East region through his career and has in-depth knowledge of successful public-private partnership in region. Over the past 3 years, Francois has been involved in most water/wastewater PPP projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supporting successfully key Saudi stakeholders (SWPC, NWC, SWCC, MEWA or PIF) in the delivery of those flagship projects. Francois is a key private sector figure of the current Privatisation of the Water Sector across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Technical Limited (STL) is a prominent player in engineering, construction, industry and technical services. The water department at STL has under its belt the successful record of deploying more than 400,000 smart water meters; The deployment of an AMI infrastructure covering more than 750,000 smart water meters, and an AMR infrastructure for more than 1 Million smart water meter.
Apator Powogaz SA is one of the largest water meter manufacturers in Poland and Europe that owes its strong position to experience and professionalism supported by 90–year tradition. The most important objective of the company is to supply highest quality products and services to customers all over the world.
Saudi Technical and Apator Powagaz as strategic partners, will be introducing Apator’s high quality and accuracy ultrasonic water meters Ultrimis to the Saudi market along with the traditional AMI infrastructure and new innovative ideas.
Dr. Hazim El Naser has earned his Post-Doctorate studies in Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from Harvard University-USA in 1996. PhD from the Technical University of Munich and Wüerzburg University/Germany in Water Resources Management, 1991. MSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan in 1987 and BSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan in 1985.
HE worked in developing the long term vision of Jordan’s Water and Agriculture Sectors and associated policies.
HE worked on developing the long term vision of Iraq Water and Sanitation Sector and paved the road for the implementation of the strategic projects for Jordan and Iraq.
HE published more than 60 scientific papers in the field of water, sanitation , irrigated agriculture and environment, and a BOOK on “Management of Scarce Water Resources in the ME (2009), WTI Press, UK.
Served as Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister of Agriculture (2001-2005) and (2013-2018). Served as a member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (2007-2010).
Worked during the period 2005-2013 and 2017-2018 as an international consultant for major donors like, The World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, etc. Currently he is the Chairman and Founder of the Middle East Water Forum (www.mewf.de) .
Charafat Afailal, was the Minister in charge of water in the Moroccan government between 2013 and 2018 and is an expert on water and climate.
She graduated in 1997 from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, in Morocco, beginning a career of more than two decades in the field of water. Her first experience as an engineer was in the Moroccan potable water office, where she contributed to the achievements of several major projects and programs of national importance.
As Minister, Charafat Afailal launched many important reforms and made several landmark achievements that ensured water security in a difficult climatic context.
Many achievements were concluded under her leadership, such as the elaboration of the Moroccan water policy 2015-2030, development and implementation of the drought management plans, establishment of a new mode of groundwater governance, development of re-use plans and others.
Charafat Afailal also played an important role in the recognition of water as the sector most affected by climate change, which culminated in the organisation of the Water Action Day during Cop 22 by CCNUCC.
Rolf is a commercially astute, visionary and creative Senior Manager with an extensive background of more than 20 years in the industrial manufacturing, mining, water, power and utilities sectors.
Throughout his international career, Rolf was covering diverse continents and regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America, where he is recognised as a strong and knowledgeable leader, who is able to train and manage multicultural teams to deliver organisational objectives.
Rolf combines a global professional network with exceptional negotiation skills and a proven record in achieving business growth. He possesses a natural aptitude for international business development and sales, in both start-up and multinational businesses and focuses on financial goals and KPIs, successfully expanding businesses into new territories.
An economist by education, Rolf has acquired in-depth expert levels of technical knowledge, know-how and insight, in particular in the field of his passion: water. Today, Rolf is at the forefront of several projects and initiatives aiming for new technologies to be introduced to the water treatment industry.
Awards and repeated features in Forbes and alike are some of the acknowledgments Rolf received in return for his relentless push to realize his vision for an advanced and integrated, truly sustainable water management around the globe.
Rolf has joined BESIX Concessions & Assets as the Project Development Manager, focusing on desalination and innovative water treatment businesses, in November 2016, after holding senior international management positions with Publicis MCD, WA Granite, Hawle Armaturen, CST Industries, Toray.
In July 2019, as a result of his high profile work and accomplishments, Rolf has accepted senior advisory roles for Government Authorities and private sector industries, in which Rolf will contribute with his vast experience and insights on the highest executive, strategic levels with a global reach.
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