Stormwater and Wastewater Conference Saudi Arabia
As Saudi Arabia strives forward with its expansive mega projects and continues to develop its cities and municipalities, the need for sustainable, resilient, and equitable infrastructure has become paramount. With climate change and rapid urbanization, the cities of Jeddah and Riyadh among others have been heavily impacted from flash floods in the recent years, with inadequate mechanisms in place to handle these unprecedented challenges. To combat such emerging climate risks and high-magnitude weather events, the Kingdom requires upcoming green field projects and the existing highly populated cities to incorporate holistic, impactful, scalable, and resilient solutions. Efficient stormwater and drainage management has become the need of the hour. Saudi Arabia’s municipal wastewater treatment and reuse sector is currently valued at a market size of $4.69 billion. Over the next 20 years, Saudi’s National Water Company plans to implement $23 billion worth of wastewater treatment and reuse-related capital improvement projects. This is already in the works with tenders now open for 9 new wastewater treatment and reuse facilities on a build, own, operate and transfer model. The Kingdom may soon become the third largest water reclamation and reuse market in the world, after China and the U.S., in line with its ambitious goal of achieving 100 percent usage of treated wastewater by 2025. The Stormwater and Wastewater Conference Saudi Arabia, taking place from 27-28 May 2024 in Jeddah aims to effectively address challenges and meet project requirements for stormwater and wastewater treatment and reuse facilities as the Kingdom places heavy emphasis on sustainable urban development, . The conference further delves into innovative technologies for flood risk and storm water management as well as municipal and industrial wastewater and effluent treatment and reuse. The conference focuses on identifying sustainable water management solutions that can specifically cater to the unique requirements of the Saudi Arabian market by convening water infrastructure and technology providers globally to Jeddah.