Feb. 11, 2013
-- Saudi Arabia relies on seawater desalination for 50% of its water supply and has over 30 operating desalination plants. With the increase in demand for water, Saudi Arabia’s water desalination capacity is expected to peak at 200,000 cubic meters by 2015. Desalination experts, economists & analysts are closely watching these developments in the region to ascertain the right path to invest the Kingdom's US $170 billion in the energy sector over the next five years.
To bolster it's stand as the power & desalination leader in the world, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will play host to Fleming Gulf 2nd edition of its successful ' Power & Desalination Summit 2013'. To be held between 17-18 March, 2013 in Riyadh, the summit will serve as a unique platform for the convergence of key players and decision makers from across the GCC and around the world to discuss and debate the regional challenges in a competitive landscape.
The summit will advocate knowledge, practical sessions and know-how from governing bodies, cutting edge solution providers and research analysts from the finest institutions through case-studies, tech-demo's and presentations. Leading topics include the future prospects in integrating power with desalination, extended applications of renewable energy in desalination, opportunities in forward osmosis, cost - efficient MSF/FBE, status & future prospects of thermal / RO desalination technologies.