Sharing his expectations for the summit, H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President, Arab Water Council said “ The 4th Annual Gulf Wastewater Summit (May 2014) again is characterized by high level presentations and panel discussions with key experts from all around the world. The event will facilitate presentations on many subjects related to wastewater and allow first hand exchange of experience. Among the various subjects are energy, wastewater and reuse nexus, zero liquid discharge in wastewater reuse, potential uses of TSE, and efficient O&M strategies. New and up to date wastewater technologies are displayed in the exhibition area at the summit , a must visit for all attendees." Speaking on the importance of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), he added "The concept of IWRM is known and challenges facing IWRM and implementation strategies are present. In arid regions, IWRM becomes indispensable for having social equity and economic efficiency. Wastewater treatment plants are shown not to be waste disposal facilities but are water resources recovery facilities that produce clean water, recover nutrients and have the potential to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuel through the production and use of renewable energy and the implementation of energy conservation. While waste water is considered an environmental hazard, yet it is shown to be a potentially recoverable resource.”
Pallavi Taode, producer of the summit said "This years summit will feature a host of topics from challenges to technologies that are shaping the future of this industry. Our focus on regional development from a key stakeholder perspective will throw insights and initiatives taken by government authorities to encourage efficient re-use methods in a collaborative way." Also joining the list of distinguished speakers will be H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Najjar - Former Minister of Water and Irrigation, Amman-Jordan, Salah Hassan al Mutawa - Chief, Treated Sanitary Effluent (SEOMD), Ministry of Works, Bahrain and many more. Sponsors of the summit include Corodex Group, Grundfos, Imeth, ANI Water Solutions, Deltares, SislTech and Huber Technologies who will be showcasing the latest approaches and technologies that have proven successful in the water and waste-water business around the globe.