VEGA is a German manufacturer of level and pressure instruments for all applications such as in the chemicals, oil & gas, food, water & waste water, bulk solids, pharmaceutical…
The German company VEGA, which has been developing sensors for radar level measurement for 30 years, has played a key role in the Water & Wastewater sector. When, just a few years ago, it introduced VEGAPULS sensors with 80-GHz operating frequency, another new era began. Thanks to this technical breakthrough VEGA makes the measuring process much more reliable and easier. Approved by European government-based companies the radar ensure reliable measurement for WWTP inlet measurement, lift stations, overflow chambers, etc… Many measuring tasks that had once been considered impossible became commonplace thanks to this technology.
Radar sensors from VEGA are now in use in more than 750,000 applications worldwide.
VEGA has set itself the goal of developing innovative measurement technology that is easy to install and operate and offers maximum safety and reliability. The sensors measure without effect from temperature, pressure or vacuum. They are unaffected by dirt and contamination and measure with millimeter precision right up to the antenna, which means no blocking distance. They are safe and reliable, and remain that way over long periods of time – even if they are flooded.
VEGA employs over 1,480 people worldwide, 730 of whom work at its headquarters in Schiltach in the Black Forest. This is where, for over 60 years now, solutions to demanding measuring tasks are being conceived and brought to realization.
The AVK group is a privately-owned international group (est. 1941) comprising of +100 companies worldwide. AVK’s core business is the production of valves, hydrants and accessories suitable for variety of fluid application.
As part of the global AVK Group, we pride ourselves in supplying a full range of Industrial valves, process controls and fittings for any industrial application. We manufacture a wide range of valves mainly Butterfly valves in comprehensive range of Concentric & High performance up to Class 300 for Desalination process and utility application. These products are distinguished by robust design, corrosive resistance, minimum condensation and long-lasting life. Our valves can be used in all applications both inside and outside the plants. In Desalination Water treatment process automation where manual valves are predominant, Motor operated valves are of equal importance mainly for control application. In addition to our manual operators by means of a lever or gear unit we offer a wide range of automatic actuators and accessories such as limit switches, regulating valves and positioners suitable for heavy duty application and high frequency operations.
Our products are designed to meet international standards and are sold worldwide. When dealing with the AVK Group expect quality, reliability, functionality and long lifetime in service.
BAUER Resources GmbH moves the world of today and tomorrow with highly innovative solutions. It acts with several business areas and subsidiaries as a service provider in the fields of drilling services and well construction, environmental technology, sewage treatment plants, mining and renovation. Like no other company, Bauer Resources unites a broad spectrum of competencies for water extraction, contaminated site remediation and waste management and water treatment as well as building renovation.
Based on many years of experience, state-of-the-art technology and future-oriented in-house developments, the specialists at Bauer Resources realize their own extraordinary projects – all over the world.
Hach is a world leader in water quality analysis, belonging to the multinational Danaher Corporation.
For nearly a century, Hach has provided innovations to support our customers. Hach gives customers confidence in their water analysis by delivering expert answers, outstanding support, and reliable, easy-to‐use solutions. Hach analytical instruments, services, software and reagents are used to ensure the quality of water in a variety of industries.
Hach offers a complete process & lab analysis portfolio including services for desalination. Our parameters cover those essential for intake, pre-treatment, reverse osmosis, post- treatment/ remineralization and distribution monitoring. We help you in all the challenges you may find on your process: uncontrolled deposition and clogging, organic or biofouling or membrane oxidation by chlorine, and make sure you get the optimum and disinfected drinking water quality.
Hach is also advancing in digitalization strategy for process optimization in desalination. We have presence in more than 100 countries globally, and a wide experience in international projects worldwide.
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 تشمل الأمن المائي العربي، والتعاون فى مجال المياه العابرة للحدود، والمياه من أجل التنمية المستدامة، بما يتضمن أكثر من 14 موضوعاً فضلا عن تناول الوسائل والأدوات التنفيذية المتعلقة بكل محور. وقد تم اختيار المحاور والموضوعات بالتعاون
مع الشركاء الإقليميين وممثلي الحكومات والمنظمات غير الحكومية والشبكات المتخصصة والجهات الأكاديمية وذلك في إطار من الأهداف والغايات المشتركة لتحقيق العمل الجماعي والاستجابة الفورية التي من شأنها إحداث التغيير المنشود لتحقيق الأمن المائي والتنمية المستدامة. وسيتضمن المنتدى أيضاً مساراً موازياً يشمل عدة 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 الخامس ، سوف تتاح الفرصة للجميع للمساهمة في مجابهة التحديات الحالية لإدارة الموارد المائية وإمدادات المياه والصرف الصحي.
Grundfos is the world’s largest pump manufacturer and a global trendsetter in water solutions. It sets the standard for innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability by pioneering water solutions that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. With over 19,000 employees in 56 countries, Grundfos provides energy efficient pumping solutions for various applications across diverse segments including domestic, commercial buildings, industries, water utilities (water & wastewater management) and pumps running on renewable energy.
The company is aligned with UAE’s 2030 vision of 30% water and energy consumption reduction, whilst strongly advocating and engaging in UNs Sustainable Development Goals 6 & 13. Grundfos’s Energy Check programme provides building owners and facility managers a better understanding on their existing pumps efficiency level and empowering them to achieve up to 60% savings through innovative water solutions.
Eshara Water is a UAE-based, technology-led company. Eshara Water design and manufacture atmospheric water generators (AWG) capable of creating high-quality drinking water from the air. We have been established within the UAE since 2017 in Kizad Abu Dhabi, the premise of our approach is to design and manufacture technology leading AWG machines that enables all segments of the market and individual consumers to affordably access this technology. By doing this we can make a sustainable difference to the UAE, the wider region and the planet as a whole. We hope by providing this technology we can protect natural water resources and contribute to removing single use plastic on a scale that makes a difference. As well as make a material difference to reducing the regions carbon footprint.
Our seven key objectives for improving water availability and impacting the wider sustainability agenda are:
Amiantit was incorporated in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 1968 to manufacture pipes for the local market. Since then, Amiantit has excelled to be the leading industrial group in its domain providing diversified pipe and water solutions across the globe.
From a diminutive pipe factory in Dammam almost 5 decades ago, Amiantit has expanded its business to incorporate a wide range of well-integrated products and services including pipe-design technology, pipe-manufacturing, engineering services, water treatment management, and pipe network installation.
With 29 manufacturing plants worldwide, various technology companies, material supply, and engineering subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and the GCC, Amiantit manifested its strength and positioned itself as the global leader in pipe technology with an impressive presence spanning across the 6 continents.
The group is currently providing the widest range of pipe systems. Amiantit takes pride in its pipe systems that provide exceptionally viable and reliable solutions for the transfer of various kinds of fluids; through pipe systems that are designed to optimize the efficiency of fluid transmission.
The Hawle Austria Group produces and distributes valves and fittings for water distribution all over the world. These products have been manufactured for generations and are used in urban water management from the source right through to the connection in the house.
The Hawle Austria Project Group is your solution-oriented Partner for Water Projects like Water Transmission, Water Distribution, Hydro Dam or TSE Water Project from a planning Stage till Installation of Goods!
The pioneer Engelbert Hawle founded the company in Vöcklabruck, Austria, in 1948. His idea was to create a revolutionary pipe connection for drinking water pipelines. His workshop was modest but he made up for that with plenty of ideas and passion, always aiming to achieve customer-oriented solutions. With pioneering spirit and the ambition to keep developing his products further, Hawle reached ever greater milestones over the decades. Today, Hawle is the leading company for quality in heavy-duty valves.
The Group is now a global player and has remained in family control since the beginning. Hawle always keeps the future in mind and has an international vision, striving to develop the company in a sustainable and positive way.
The Hawle Austria Group currently has 1200 employees across the globe.
QNET is a global e-commerce based direct selling company that provides customers around the world with unique high-quality products and services, while giving them the opportunity to build a sales business by promoting these products.
A truly global business, QNET’s strength lies in our diversity. We may be Asian by heritage, but our distributors are spread across the Middle East, South and East Asia, Africa, Central Asia, and Europe. The company’s global footprint has helped develop micro-entrepreneurs in many emerging economies.
As a water services provider, Saur supports local authorities and private actors in their water-related projects (engineering, works, operation) and their ecological transition.
Well aware of the global environmental stakes and convinced by the need to move forward towards resilient development models, Saur puts its know-how and values at the service of a commitment embedded in its DNA to : stand for water.
#StandForWater means ensuring that water is of high quality, safe and in sufficient quantity, everywhere and for all, in the short and long term. In this perspective, Saur capitalizes on its positioning as a pure player in water to become the reference for managing this asset and its uses at a time of environmental emergency.
Through mastery of the municipal and industrial water cycle and its ability to provide solutions adapted to the needs of each territory, Saur is now leveraging an always deeper and collectively shared knowledge of water as a crucial resource to guarantee the sustainability of water services worldwide.
This ambition is a logical path for a Group which has always been embedded deep inside loca territories and whose core business is to always combine economic performance with positive local impact, both socially and environmentally.
Saur is over 11,000 employees strong, 12.5 million consumers worldwide, 20,000 installations monitored in real time and € 1.5 billion in net turnover.
Saur is present in France, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Colombia, United Kingdom, Cyprus and operates all over the world.
The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading premium providers of pumps and pump systems for the building services, water management and industrial sectors. In the past decade, we have developed from a hidden champion into a visible and connected champion. Today, Wilo has around 8,000 employees worldwide.
Our innovative solutions, smart products and individual services move water in an intelligent, efficient and climate-friendly manner. We are also making an important contribution to climate protection with our sustainability strategy and in conjunction with our partners. We are systematically pressing ahead with the digital transformation of the Group. We are already the digital pioneer in the industry with our products and solutions, processes and business models.
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for industries like solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as pumping solutions. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris.
With over 175 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 430 GW output, the ANDRITZ Hydro provides complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for plant diagnosis, refurbishment, and modernization. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.
ANDRITZ Separation provides mechanical and thermal technologies and services for solid/liquid separation. The customized, innovative solutions focus on minimizing the use of resources and achieving highest process efficiency, thus making a substantial contribution towards sustainable environmental protection.
The company carries out design, construction and sale of HDPE pipes and special pieces of polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) and printed formats up to 2300 mm diameter.
The production of special and customized pieces, especially of big size diameters, it ranks as one of the leading Italian and foreign manufacturers.
Equally to the provision and realization of products, we can intervene with skilled personnel and certified on site, equipped with suitable equipment for the realization of welds for diameters from Ø 32 to Ø 2300.
Over the years we have integrated our specializations diversifying productions with custom designs (as you can see from the photos in the slideshow) used in installations for desalination plants, hydroelectric power stations, industrial plants etc …
More and more we are asked the most fitting of steel, part plastic (PE, PP-H, PVC-C, PVDF etc ..), apparatus execution of pneumatic and electrical instrumentation consists in Italy and assembled in any part of the world; these activities we manage with our professional staff and all within our Italian Company.
The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago
The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT) is a single purpose entity originally formed in 1999 to sell desalinated sea water to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) on a build own operate basis. Desalcott has the total responsibility to design, build, finance and operate the US$200,000,000.00 desalination plant.
Desalcott was a joint venture enterprise between Trinidadian company Hafeez Karamath Engineering Services Limited (HKESL) with a 60% shareholding and General Electric (who acquired the shareholding of the other original investor, Ionics Inc. in 2005) a USA based company with a 40% shareholding. In November 2012, HKESL purchased General Electric’s entire shareholding making DesalCoTT 100% locally owned and operated.
In November 2012 Desalcott was contracted by WASA to increase its production from 24 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD) to 40 MIGD.
Successful protection of the environment requires the highest standards of both conventional and advanced technologies for water, wastewater, sludge and off- gas treatment combined with experience in plant operation. Thus, results from day- to day plant operation can flow back to the plant designers and Engineers.
E+B Environmental Technology GmbH has been established as environmental engineering firm providing “turn key” solutions to its customers, combining the know- how of its shareholder Everbright Water from operation of more than 100 treatment plants and the experience of more than 30 years in the business of its senior engineers.
The company’s philosophy is, to provide reliable and energy saving technologies to its customers, integrating most recent technical applications, developed and tested in its own research and development facilities.
A slim organisation, adapted to the requirements of the market combined with international sourcing capabilities of mechanical and electrical equipment are ensuring to provide not only the best technologies but also very competitive prices to its clients around the world.
Utico is the Middle East’s largest major full service private utility and the only one of its kind in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Headquartered in Ras Al Khaimah, in the north of the UAE, Utico is part of the US$2.8 billion business conglomerate, RMB Group, based in Abu Dhabi, the Federal capital of the UAE. Utico’s business spans water supply, desalination, waste water treatment solutions, power generation and transmission as well as solar. It has an across the spectrum presence in the utility space from project conception, execution and commissioning to billing. Investors in Utico include sovereign government entities from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman and Brunei. Sustainability is a core focus for Utico. As a green company, it also has significant community involvement in supporting local farmers with free to subsidised water supply in its endeavour to support the cause of food self-sufficiency in the UAE. Utico is the first company to get ISO 50001 in the Middle East for energy management by Quality Austria. Utico is also an infrastructure developer and EPC contractor. The company is certified ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
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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.
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
Brother Filtration specializes in water pre filtration field.We provide high quality and cost competitive water filter cartridges and housings.
At Brother Filtration,you will find a ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ for all your water filter cartridges,filter housings and High Flow filter cartridges.
As one professional and leading liquid equipment manufacturer,Brother Filtration focused on filter cartridges research and production, we devote to optimize filter cartridge to decrease its energy cost for you and extend its lifetime. We not only sell product, but also offer professional service with critical data.
No matter which industry you are in and what trouble you are facing,our service and products will always help you out and achieve your goals.
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.