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Enpark seminar to focus on water issues

Dubai, November 21, 2010

The urgency of conserving and recycling water will be the focus of a seminar being organized by the Energy and Environment Park (Enpark) in Dubai.

The event, a part of the Green Brunch seminar, will help highlight how the region faces the composite challenge of diminishing aquifers (reserves of naturally occurring underground water), a heavy ecological toll through the process of desalination of sea water, and the demands of a growing population in a fast expanding economy.

The seminar will be held on November 23 at the Amwaj Rotana Hotel.

Dr Ayesha M Abdullah, managing director of Tecom’s Science Cluster, said: “We have already entered a phase in human civilisation where water management needs to be the prerogative of countries around the world, and not only of those that receive scant rainfall. This Green Brunch event will prove an ideal networking opportunity for industry peers in the UAE and for those who wish to learn about the practical application of water management technologies.”

Ahmed Lootah, senior business development manager, Enpark, said: “As the Earth’s natural sources of fresh water diminish and the global population increases, proactive engagement will be needed by governments, businesses and communities. We are confident this installment of the Green Brunch series will focus on regional case studies and expertise, and point a direction towards shared responsibility.”

The programme will additionally showcase studies conducted by Enpark’s business partners. Averda, an environmental services company specialised in the cleaning, collection, recovery and disposal of waste, will offer a case study on environmental finance. Dynamics Energy and Water Solutions will touch upon the potential risks associated with bottled drinking water, while Five Oceans Environmental Services will provide an overview of the Nimr Reedbed Project in Oman.

Envestors Mena, a UK-based Angel Investor network, will discuss, ‘How to keep start-up and early stage companies liquid’, and Bauer International will elaborate on ‘Cradle to grave water management from an environmental perspective’ and additionally examine a ‘Case study of a zero wastewater treatment project in Oman.’ – TradeArabia News Service




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