Water Demand Side Management GCC 2016

Water Demand Side Management GCC 2016

Cancellation Notice: We regret to inform you that industry feedback has suggested this is not the optimum time to run Water Demand Side Management GCC Conference, and the topic would be revisited at a later date.

Global consumption of water doubles every 20 years, more than twice the rate of population growth. Over the next decade, two thirds of the world's population could face water shortages. It is expected that over the next 15 years, the UAE's demand for water is estimated to double, resulting in the push to ensure that the country's water resources are sustainably managed. This rate of growth will be reflected by other GCC nations with ambitious development plans in action.

Water demand side management is a critical issue for GCC water network managers and operators. The GCC is an arid region with limited natural resources and a high cost of water production. Network managers need to work with the water resources they have available to meet the demand of water users. Supply of fresh water is an essential requirement for economic development and realization of the vision and mission stated by GCC leadership for future development will guarantee that demand will continue to increase.

Optimization of available water resources may be supported by improvement in the control and analysis of how water moves through the network. Implementation of SMART metering and control devices, automation and reporting systems and software can support better understanding of areas for improvement, risk and investment. Leadership in the GCC have demonstrated their commitment to improvement with investment in SCADA systems, IT software, smart meters, leakage control solutions and automation system trial projects and system upgrades.

Water Demand Side Management GCC will provide a platform for municipal bodies, water authorities, dispatch and distribution specialists, consultants and water users to share best practice, learn from case study examples of successfully implemented solutions, define the value proposition for implementing SMART water solutions and to gain insight into how investment in technology innovation will enable better use of water resources to enable a sustainable future for all.