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Postponement of the WSTA 14th Gulf Water Conference

In view of the current conditions related to the Covid 19 pandemic, which is sweeping the world in general and the region in particular, the Organizing Committee of the 14th Gulf Water Conference, in coordination with the sponsoring authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announces the postponement of the date of the conference, which is to be held in Riyadh next April to February of 2022.
This decision was taken based on several reasons, which are:

  1. The lack of clarity on possibilities of participants from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traveling to the Kingdom under the circumstances of the pandemic.
  2. The large number of activities related to water in the city of Riyadh during the next few months, the most important of which are the Saudi Water Forum and the Ninth International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environment.
  3. A number of regional organizations requested more time to prepare effective participation in the conference due to the change in their programs and the re-arrangement of their priorities during this period.
Therefore, the organizing committee decided to postpone the conference to the period 13-15 February 2022 while keeping the conference themes and the scientific program as announced earlier.
The Organizing Committee would like to sincerely thank all the speakers and exhibitors for their understanding and cooperation, with our best wishes, health and wellness, we look forward to welcoming you again to the 14th Gulf Water Conference in Riyadh in February 2022.

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...


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.