Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saudi Aramco unveils new water conservation strategy

State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco is showcasing its water preservation and conservation solutions and initiatives at the ongoing Water Arabia Conference and Exhibition in Al Khobar region of the kingdom.

As the diamond sponsor, it will be playing a key role at the expo being held under the theme “Sustaining water resources through innovative and reliable water and wastewater treatment technologies.”

At the opening session, Abdullah O. Al Baiz, the VP for Engineering Services pointed out that Saudi Aramco had vast experiences in water preservation and conservation.

He then gave insights of the company's role in the creation of new technological methods for water treatment and desalination.
"Aramco constantly aims through its water conservation strategy to lead Saudi Arabi’s efforts in minimizing the use of non-renewable groundwater resources and maximizing its availability to future generations," noted Al Baiz.

He also stressed the importance of the industry and government working together to plan and implement water conservation strategies, to meet the growth of the Kingdom’s population and economy.

Leading expertss discussed several key topics, including water treatment, sustainable wastewater treatment options, and policy and management of water supply in the kingdom at the expo.

It brought together researchers, business leaders, investors, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and senior decision-makers from around the globe who are interested in the field of water and environment.  

"The conference is in line with Saudi Aramco’s strategies to provide water solutions, and address water challenges facing Saudi Arabia, a nation located in one of the most arid regions on Earth," remarked Al Baiz.

"It underlines the urgent need to increase awareness on water scarcity in the region, and engage all members of the community in water conservation at home, at work, and in communities," he added.

The conference is being organised by The Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (Sawea) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the US Water Environment Federation (WEF), International Desalination Association (IDA) and Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam.

A number of specialized organizations from various governmental and private sectors also participated in the conference which included many technical workshops provided by Saudi Aramco. An exhibition was also held on the sidelines, showcasing the latest technologies in water treatment and conservation.-TradeArabia News Service

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