The International Water Summit, hosted by Masdar at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre January 20-22 and co-located with the 7th World Future Energy Summit, will gather the leading minds from the global water community in policy, business, academia and science to accelerate the development of sustainable water solutions for arid regions and bring to life the pressing issue of water scarcity. CH2M HILL is a global leader in developing and delivering sustainable solutions in the water and energy space, having been named Water Company of the Year at the 2012 Global Water Awards. We are looking forward to participating in both the International Water Summit and the World Future Energy Summit. These events are a valuable forum for us to join experts from around the world to discuss regulations, technologies, and approaches for addressing water scarcity and the ongoing water-energy nexus.

If you are in Abu Dhabi next week, please join us for the discussions below and stop by our booth #4010 to discuss the latest solutions in the water and energy space. Not able to attend IWS this year? You can still follow what’s happening. We will be blogging and providing regular updates on Facebook (CH2M HILL-Water) and Twitter (@CH2MHILL AccessWater), so stay tuned.

CH2M HILL’s Linda Macpherson will share her global experience as a reuse principal technologist during a panel discussion about the successful strategies implemented in Singapore’s NEWater project on Tuesday, January 21, from 3:20-3:50pm. The panel will feature Maurice Neo, Director, Industry Development, Public Utilities Board Singapore. Together they will highlight how NEWater has helped address Singapore’s water challenges.

CH2M HILL’s Imad Feghali, Middle East and North Africa technology manager, will moderate the session, “Renewable Energy Desalination—Bridging the Gap Between Research and Industry,” on Tuesday, January 21, from 9:55-10:05am. The panel will explore modern desalination techniques and solutions that minimize energy usage and help address the issue of water scarcity, especially in the MENA region.

CH2M HILL Regional Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa and India Neil Reynolds will serve as the moderator of the IWS session, “It’s not Gadgets is People that Save Water,” on Wednesday, January 22, from 2:45-3:30pm. Panelists will discuss how governance and leadership can motivate change by incentivizing water conservation and sustainability; as well as explore how good governance has helped companies reduce their carbon footprint.

CH2M HILL’s Chia-Teh (CT) Bien, Senior Principal Technologist, will participate in the 7th World Future Energy Summit, speaking on the topic of industry and energy efficiency on Wednesday, January 22, from 12:15-1:00pm. The panel discussion will explore how rising energy prices, combined with mandates for cutting carbon emissions, has placed increasing pressure on energy-intensive industries to implement initiatives for greater energy efficiency.