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14th Gulf Water Conference

Under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, the Water Sciences & Technology Association is glad to announce the launch of the 14th edition of the Gulf Water Conference held from April 5th to 7th 2021 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaGWC 2021 will be advocating for a paradigm shift in the management of water resources in the GCC countries to move from the current emphasis on supply sustainability approach to a consumption sustainability approach, with its core objectives of economic efficiency of water uses and financial sustainability of water services. The conference will invite top keynote speakers and experts to share their knowledge and transfer their experience in the field of sustainability of consumption. Moreover, the conference deliberations and results will be the GCC countries contribution to the selected UN Water topic for 2021: “Valuing Water”.

GWC 2021 is organized in collaboration and partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, GCC Secretariat General and major water-related governmental and semi-governmental entities within the GCC region and is executed by the Specialist – ExiCon International Group. Read more...

OBJECTIVES


REVIEWING economic policies, strategies and action plans of the water sector in the GCC countries.

INFORMATION policy and decision-making on the impacts of the use of economic instruments to achieve sustainable water consumption patterns in the GCC countries. ..

IDENTIFYING challenges and opportunities in implementing economic instruments to achieve sustainable water consumption under the prevailing socio-economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions in the GCC countries. 

EXCHANGING experiences and best practice case studies in the GCC countries and other countries in the region on achieving economic efficiency and financial sustainability in the water sector. 

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