DEWA and the International Desalination Association have concluded the 2019 World Congress.
The event was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme Crossroads to Sustainability, and featured prominent seminars and discussion panels, as well as a prestigious prizegiving.
A technical programme was held to explore all aspects of advanced water treatment technologies, practices, and experiences.
It featured oral and written papers focusing on a range of topics, from policy, finance, and market challenges to energy-water-waste nexus, renewable-driven desalination, and water reuse. The presentations were followed by the IDA Affiliate Majlis Discussions.
During the closing ceremony, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, received the International Desalination Association Presidential Award in recognition of the authority’s effective role in ensuring the success of the congress.
HE Al Tayer said: “Guided by the theme of this year - Crossroads to Sustainability - the congress was an opportunity to discover more international expertise in vital areas such as desalination industry, and to witness new projects delivered in the congress in the areas of water desalination, and research related to the process of implementation, meet with international experts in the fields of electricity, water and clean energy, and present DEWA’s vital initiatives in the field of desalination and clean energy and disseminate it to society in addition to achieving the goals of the International Desalination Association.
“This year, the Congress provided an opportunity for DEWA to publicize its efforts in areas such as water conservation, development, sustainability, energy and others.”