منتدى المياه السعودي 2024

Forum Program

Discover the most prominent topics and developments in the water sector

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07:00 - 15:00

Registration & Networking

09:00 - 11:30

Parallel workshops

09:00 - 11:30 #Al Diriyah 1

Workshop 1: Getting Started with MODFLOW for Groundwater Modeling

09:00 - 11:30 #Al Qiddiya 1

Workshop 2: Water Conservation

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aramco

09:00 – 11:30 #Al Diriyah 2

Workshop 3: Investment opportunities in the National Water Company

Capital and operational projects (projects sector) Long-Term Operation and Maintenance (LTOM) contracts (assignment management) Localization of industries (shared

  • Capital and operational projects (projects sector)
  • Long-Term Operation and Maintenance (LTOM) contracts (assignment management)
  • Localization of industries (shared services)

09:00 – 11:30 #Al Qiddiya 2

Workshop 4: Innovative Techniques to Enhance Irrigation Efficiency and Agricultural Sustainability

11:30 – 12:15

Prayer

12:15 – 14:45 #Al Diriyah 1

Workshop 5: The Importance of Innovation and Challenges of Investing in Emerging Technologies

12:15 – 14:45 #Al Qiddiya 1

Workshop 6: Water Safety

12:15 – 14:45 #Al Diriyah 2

Workshop 7: Reducing costs in desalination and treatment projects

12:15 – 14:45 #Al Qiddiya 2

Workshop 8: The role of international organizations in developing the water sector

14:45

Lunch

07:00 - 15:00

Registration & Networking

09:00 – 09:15 #Riyadh Hall

Keynote Speech: The role of innovation and modern technologies in the desalination industry

09:00 – 09:15 #Al Ula Hall

Keynote Speech: Aramco strategy to Achieve Water Neutrality

09:15 – 10:30

Parallel Sessions

09:15 – 10:30 #Riyadh Hall

Session 1: Innovation in Desalination Industry

Zero Cost Water Solutions Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Digitization Carbon Capture Techniques and Mineral Extraction from Saline

  • Zero Cost Water Solutions
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Digitization
  • Carbon Capture Techniques and Mineral Extraction from Saline Solution
  • Application of Clean Energy in Desalination Industry
  • Development of Ecosystem for Innovation

09:15 – 10:30 #Al Ula Hall

Session 2: Enhancing the Utilization of Dam Water and Sector Collaboration for Sustainability and Efficiency

The contributions of dams to achieving sustainable development goals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The Role of

  • The contributions of dams to achieving sustainable development goals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The Role of Government and Private Sectors in Dam Water Management
  • Securing Drinking and Irrigation Water: Challenges and Solutions
  •  Innovation in Dam Water Monitoring and Management
  • The Omani Experience in Engaging Civil Society in Dam Construction

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:10 #Riyadh Hall

Keynote Speech: Water Safety Plan

10:45 – 11:10 #Al Ula Hall

Keynote Speech: Groundwater Management: Aquifer Contracts, a New Approach to Management

11:10 – 12:25

Parallel Sessions

11:10 – 12:25 #Riyadh Hall

Session 3: Enhancing Operational Asset Efficiency and Sustainability

National Water Company's Asset Strategy Global Best Practices in Improving Operational Asset Efficiency Global Best Practices in Maintaining

  • National Water Company's Asset Strategy
  • Global Best Practices in Improving Operational Asset Efficiency
  • Global Best Practices in Maintaining Operational Assets and Sustainability
  • Long-Term Operation and Maintenance Contracts (LTOM) and Their Role in Improving Asset Efficiency and Sustainability

11:10 – 12:25 #Al Ula Hall

Session 4: Enhancing Water Resources Sustainability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Water Reuse in Egypt: Current Status and Future Strategic Vision Saudi Arabia's Experience in Rainwater Harvesting Achieving and

  • Water Reuse in Egypt: Current Status and Future Strategic Vision
  • Saudi Arabia's Experience in Rainwater Harvesting
  • Achieving and Maximizing the Use of Treated Water in the Kingdom, Standards and Foundations
  • The Kingdom's Experience in Water Conservation in the Urban Sector to Achieve Water Sustainability.
  • Sustainability Through Produced Water Reuse for cooling towers at Saudi Aramco

12:25 – 13:25

Prayer - Lunch

13:25 – 14:25

Parallel Panel Discussions

13:25 – 14:25 #Riyadh Hall

Panel Discussion 1: Enhancing Private Sector Contribution in the Water Sector

Main Topic: Empowering the private sector in building and operating stations, and enhancing local content in providing safe

Main Topic: Empowering the private sector in building and operating stations, and enhancing local content in providing safe and sustainable water

13:25 – 14:25 #Al Ula Hall

Panel Discussion 2: Water Desalination Industry and its Role in Achieving Sustainability

Topics: The role of the investor and policy maker in sustainable water desalination Improving the efficiency of energy

Topics:

  • The role of the investor and policy maker in sustainable water desalination
  • Improving the efficiency of energy use in reverse osmosis processes, and investing in salt waste
  • The importance of technical innovation for sustainable water desalination
  • The role of clean and renewable technology in water desalination
     

14:25 – 14:30

Transition

14:30 – 15:30

Parallel Panel Discussions

14:30 – 15:30 #Riyadh Hall

Panel Discussion 3: Water Transfer "Projects and Investment Opportunities"

Topics: The future of water transfer and strategic storage in the Kingdom and its role in water sustainability.

Topics:

  • The future of water transfer and strategic storage in the Kingdom and its role in water sustainability.
  • Enhancing private sector participation in the company's project portfolio.
  • Challenges and opportunities in water transfer and strategic storage in the Kingdom.
  • Financial solutions for the development of water transfer and strategic storage projects.
     

14:30 – 15:30 #Al Ula Hall

Panel Discussion 4: Reducing Production and Treatment Costs as the Basis for Sector Sustainability

Main Topic: Strategies, initiatives, and lessons learned from partnering with the private sector to reduce production and treatment

Main Topic: Strategies, initiatives, and lessons learned from partnering with the private sector to reduce production and treatment costs

07:00 - 15:00

Networking

09:00 – 09:25 #Riyadh Hall

Keynote Speech: SA Water Conservation Efforts

09:00 – 09:25 #Al Ula Hall

Keynote Speech: Applications of artificial intelligence and satellites in water monitoring and management

09:25 – 10:40

Parallel Sessions

09:25 – 10:40 #Riyadh Hall

Session 5: Efficiency and Reliability of Water Services - Vision and Aspirations

The impact of the Water Services Delivery Guide on achieving sustainability and quality in the sector, and the

  • The impact of the Water Services Delivery Guide on achieving sustainability and quality in the sector, and the role of the Water and Sanitation Services Quality Guide
  • The institutional and legislative framework role in water resources sustainability in Saudi Arabia
  • The role of the Water Regulator in protecting beneficiaries and service providers
  • Issuance of licenses and performance indicators for licensed entities at the Water Regulator
     

09:25 – 10:40 #Al Ula Hall

Session 6: Artificial Intelligence and Modern Tools in Water Industry, Vision and Experiences

Encouraging innovation and adopting technologies to enhance water resource management Future prospects of artificial intelligence applications in water

  • Encouraging innovation and adopting technologies to enhance water resource management
  • Future prospects of artificial intelligence applications in water management in the Kingdom
  • Artificial intelligence applications for weather forecasting and rain seeding
  • A comprehensive approach to intelligent groundwater management system: an ILMA solution
  • The role of remote sensing technologies in water resources management

10:40 – 10:50

Break

10:50 – 12:00

Parallel Sessions

10:50 – 12:00 #Riyadh Hall

Session 7: Reuse of Treated Wastewater and Its Role in Enhancing Water Security and Irrigation Sustainability

Water Security and Reuse of Treated Wastewater Legislation and Technologies in Reusing Treated Wastewater Community Awareness and Innovation

  • Water Security and Reuse of Treated Wastewater
  • Legislation and Technologies in Reusing Treated Wastewater
  • Community Awareness and Innovation in Water Sustainability
  • Data Analysis and Its Role in Improving Treated Wastewater Management
  • Treated Sanitary Effluent Reuse for Cooling Plants

10:50 – 12:00 #Al Ula Hall

Session 8: Water Transmission Systems and Strategic Storage; Efficiency and Reliability

Innovation and Development and their role in enhancing asset operational efficiency The WTTC role in enhancing water security

  • Innovation and Development and their role in enhancing asset operational efficiency
  • The WTTC role in enhancing water security
  • WTTC role in improving the efficiency of water transmission and strategic storage activities in the Kingdom
  • Operational Excellence in water transmission systems and strategic storage
  • The company's experience in developing supply chain operations

12:00 – 12:20

Prayer

12:20 – 13:20 #Riyadh Hall

Panel Discussion 5: The Future Direction of the National Water Company

Concession Contracts Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Accessing Concession Contracts Technical Requirements for Accessing Concession Contracts

  • Concession Contracts
  • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Accessing Concession Contracts
  • Technical Requirements for Accessing Concession Contracts

13:20 – 13:30

Break

13:30 – 14:30 #Riyadh Hall

Panel Discussion 6: The Future of Partnerships between Research and Innovation Centers and Executive Entities - Research Collaboration Realities (Needs, Capabilities, Gaps)

Objective: Enhancing research collaboration in the water sector for urban, industrial, and agricultural consumption by unifying research orientations,

Objective: Enhancing research collaboration in the water sector for urban, industrial, and agricultural consumption by unifying research orientations, enhancing financial support, activating communication, data sharing, and research outputs, aiming to achieve the targets of the National Water Strategy.
Topics:

  • Realities of research collaboration (needs, capabilities, gaps)
  • Participation and integration of data sharing and research outputs
  • Challenges related to funding research projects
  • The research aspect in executive projects
  • Solutions and recommendations to improve integration between research centers and executive entities.
     

14:35 – 15:35 #Riyadh Hall

Panel Discussion 7: Education Outputs and Localization of the Water Industry

Objective: Enhancing efforts to support local products and localize the water industry, and aligning educational outputs with the

Objective: Enhancing efforts to support local products and localize the water industry, and aligning educational outputs with the needs of the job market to achieve water security in the Kingdom.

Topics:

  • Enhancing local content and localizing the water industry.
  • Developing and improving human capital.
  • Current status and challenges in aligning educational outputs with the needs of the job market.
     

15:35 – 15:45 #Riyadh Hall

Closing Session

15:45

Lunch

FORUM TOPICS

01

Water management in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030:
Discussing how to direct efforts and strategies to achieve water-related goals linked to Saudi Vision 2030

02

Current and future water challenges:
Review and discuss the challenges facing water management in the Kingdom & identify innovative solutions to deal with them

03

Achieving Balance between Demand and Supply through Information Digitization and Processing:
Discussing how to ensure sustainable water availability amidst increasing demand and climate changes

04

Developing Water Management Capabilities:
Exchanging knowledge and experiences in human capacity development and acquiring the necessary skills to achieve efficient and sustainable water management.

05

Improving Water Usage Efficiency in Various Economic Sectors:
Reviewing best practices and techniques for enhancing water usage efficiency in industrial, agricultural, and domestic water sectors

06

Addressing Water Scarcity and Distribution Disputes:
Discussing ways to overcome water scarcity and enhance fair and efficient usage by different sectors through resource sharing and allocation

07

Climate Change and Its Impact on Water Resources:
Reviewing the challenges arising from climate change and its impact on water availability and drainage, and exchanging effective practices for adapting to these challenges.

08

Achieving Water Resilience and Storage:
Reviewing innovative techniques and practices to improve water resilience and storage through dam construction, enhancing storage infrastructure, and flood management.

09

Water Treatment, Desalination, Reuse, and Recycling Technology:
Exchanging knowledge and experiences in improving water treatment and desalination technology, facilitating their adoption as sustainable solutions in water management

10

Achieving water flexibility and storage
Reviewing innovative technologies and practices in improving water resilience and storage by building dams, Improving storage and flood management infrastructure.

11

Community Awareness & Encouraging
Sustainable Behavior:
Reviewing best practices in awareness campaigns and encouraging the community
to adopt sustainable behaviors towards water usage and conservation

12

Innovation in Water Management:
Reviewing and discussing technology, innovation, and best practices in water management and sustainability, as well
as digital transformation applications.

13

Water Research and Technological Advancements:
Spotlighting modern  technologies, innovations, and artificial intelligence in water research and management, and how they can be applied to enhance water resource management.

Workshops

The forum provides the opportunity to participate in a number of specialized workshops, Provided and managed by distinguished experts in the water sector. These workshops address the latest innovations and applications of artificial intelligence. It also discusses the challenges facing the sector and presents solutions to enhance its sustainability.

Get to know the most prominent speakers

Suad Al-Hamidi

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Operations and maintenance

Suad Al-Hamidi

Expert in

Operations and maintenance

Suad Al-Hamidi

Expert in

Operations and maintenance

Suad Al-Hamidi

Expert in

Operations and maintenance