Kathleen Dominique is a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she has led work on a range of water issues, including water resources allocation, groundwater allocation and water and climate change adaptation. She has also contributed to OECD work on water security, water policy dialogues and other key water issues. Prior to joining OECD, Kathleen worked on climate change issues at the Paris-based think tank, the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Sciences Po (France) and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Notre Dame (United States).
09:00 - 10:15
Session 5: Sustainable Industrial Water Use: Developments & Opportunities
A versatile petrochemicals, power& Water and Mining professional with expertise in plant commissioning/ operation , EHS and Sustainability , acquired during 35 years with a leading Saudi Arabian organization, SABIC , Acwa Power and Maaden. Lead the development and implementations of many EHS Standards and systems also lead many other strategic initiatives in the area of EHS &S.
Graduated from King Saud University as Mechanical Engineer on1993, in the same year, joined Saline water conversion corporation (SWCC), Joined Marafiq on 2003 as head of Technical Support Department, before joining Independent Water and Power plants Department (IWPP).
Nasser joined Emaar in Saudi Arabia as Sr. Manager Water and power on 2006. On 2008 up to date working in National Water Company as Sr. Manager Privatization Programs in projects Department, now days he is heading Oil & Gas Companies services Business Unit.
Hosam Al Yousof is the Business Support Manager at Almarai Company, the largest vertically integrated dairy company, assisting the CEO by discharging his executive responsibilities of leading the organization more effectively and efficiently and to lead the growth and development of the long term business strategies by providing expert advice and guidance to Almarai businesses.
Holds portfolios of functional departments, and Board and its associated committees’ memberships in subsidaries in Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Egypt, and Jordan. He chairs the largest Poultry Grand Parents Farm in the MENA region and member of the National Dairy Committee.
Jasem M. Alhumoud is an Associate Professor and Professional Engineer. Currently at Kuwait University, in the Civil Engineering Department. He has a PhD from the University Of Pittsburgh, USA, in Civil/Environmental Engineering. In addition, he has an MBA degree from Maastricht School of Management. His research and academic activities have been devoted to Environmental Impact Assessment, solid waste management, wastewater utilization/reuse and management, hydrology and hydraulics, geo-environmental, geo-hydrology engineering, water resources engineering. In addition, he has done some work in coastal management. Currently, he has published numerous research on cost/benefit analysis. He has published more than 50 papers on those topics and more.
Carlos Cosín Fernández is founder and CEO of Almar Water Solutions. He is responsible for the strategic management of the company whose main investor is Abdul Latif Jameel.
Prior to Almar, Mr Cosín worked at Abengoa from 2005 to 2016 where he served as Chairman and CEO of Abengoa Water (2012-2016). Mr. Cosín spent seven years at Veolia Water Systems, first as Desalination Business Manager and later assuming several management positions in Veolia Water’s branch in Spain. Prior to joining Veolia, he held several high level positions, most notably the ownership of a private company developing heat exchangers.
Mr. Cosín holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has been an active member of the International Desalination Association Board of Directors for the last two terms. He also was a member of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water from 2013 and 2016.
What are the current water usage demands of major industrial users in the Kingdom: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and petrochemicals?
Evaluating water management and efficiency solutions for industrial use; what are the KPIs/benchmarks for efficiency and environmental compliance in each sector?
How has Vision 2030 impacted each industrial user and what opportunities will this create for water industry stakeholders?
In what ways are industrial users benefitting the environment through water stewardship schemes
10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Session 6: Opportunities in Wastewater: Reuse, Recharge & Reducing the Environmental Impact
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth holds a PhD in Applied Geology from the University of Tübingen in Germany. After 2 years as a PostDoc at Stanford University, he again joined the University of Tübingen as staff researcher. Since 2005 he is Full Professor for Hydrogeology at the Institute of Applied Geosciences at Technical University Darmstadt and since 2008 Vice-Dean of the Department of Materials and Geosciences. Since 2011 he is scientific director at IWW Water Centre, a private non-profit institute with a staff of about 100 focusing on drinking water issues. Since 2013 he coordinates the EU FP-7 project MARSOL (www.marsol.eu).
Torove Leiknes is Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering and Director, Water Desalination and Reuse Center at KAUST.
He received his doctorate in Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 2001.
Dr. Leiknes' research interests lie in the integration of membrane technology as a key component in advanced water treatment solutions targeting environmental engineering applications. Research topics include: membrane technology combined with biological, physical, chemical processes for advanced water and wastewater treatment, solid - liquid separation, hybrid solutions, development of small compact water and wastewater treatment plants and strategies for water reuse. Current research activities focus on development of membrane bioreactors (MBR) based on hybrid solutions using biofilm/membrane processes, low-pressure membrane configurations in potable water and wastewater treatment (municipal, industrial, i.e. on board ships, and produced water from oil and gas production). Projects include; decentralized wastewater treatment in urban environments for local non-potable reuse. Treatment of water with impaired quality for agricultural reuse using different MBR concepts (e.g. aerobic/anaerobic MBR, micro algae MBR) targeting resource recovery and low energy requirements. Membrane bioreactor technologies adapted to advanced water treatment in recycling aquaculture systems. Application of inorganic membranes in water/wastewater treatment and membranes as a hygienic barrier (i.e. pathogen/viral removal). Membrane based technology for treatment of produced water in the O&G industry enabling various reuse strategies.
Jean-Philippe is currently the Country Director for SAUR in the GCC based in Al Khobar since January 2015. SAUR is a provider of delegated public environmental services management focusing on water and waste treatment, engineering and network management.
Jean-Philippe responsibilities include managing current contracts and developing SAUR activities in the Middle East. He serves in the Board of Directors of several joint venture companies and has held a number of senior management position since joining Saur in 1996 including as CFO and General Manager in charge of O&M companies or as Director of Operations at SAUR Group International Division. He has in-depth experience in the management, negotiation of PPP contracts outside of France (Saudi Arabia, Scotland, China, Russia, Poland, Spain).
Majd HamdallahEngineered Systems Director, Middle EastGE Water & Process Technologies
Engineered Systems Director, Middle East
GE Water & Process Technologies
After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Jordan, Mr Hamdallah joined Electromechanical Co. LLC where he spent 16 years, most recently fulfilling the role of Head of Environmental Department before assuming his position with GE.
Thierry Froment has more than 30 years’ experience in the water industry. He graduated from the Mining school of Paris and holds a Master of Science from University of California, Berkeley. He was successively Managing Director of Entropie, the thermal desalination specialist, Westgarth the world leader in offshore Oil & Gas water injection and Executive Vice President of Veolia Water Technologies (VWT) responsible for the Oil & Gas activities of the Group. Since 2016, he is based in Dubai as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Middle East region of VWT responsible for the Business Units of the Group located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey (1000 people, 150 million USD revenue).
Dr Gustavo DiazAdvisor of Deputy Minister for Water AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr Gustavo Diaz
Advisor of Deputy Minister for Water Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr. Diaz has 35 years of experience in water resources engineering. His work encompasses the design and construction of large water projects, research and teaching in hydrology and water resources systems, and the execution of complex water sector studies. He is a Senior Water Sector Consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Bank. Lately his work focuses on the integration of water resources planning and management with the broad (regional, national) development policy framework, including the implementation of policy options for a more sustainable water sector.
Investment opportunities in managing the resource, recharge, recovery and reuse (RRR) of wastewater
Innovative industrial wastewater treatment and reuse solutions : lessening the environmental impact
Wastewater as a viable resource and the use of wastewater to strengthen the water-energy-food nexus
Reducing chemical consumption in the Saudi water market
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 13:15
Session 7: Panel Discussion: Waste Management & Investment Opportunities in the Environment sector
Rashid Mohamed Al MarzooqiAssistant Manager of Conservation Department & Head of Education & Awareness SectionSharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Rashid Mohamed Al Marzooqi
Assistant Manager of Conservation Department & Head of Education & Awareness Section
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Dr Asad AburizaizaAssociate Professor, Department of Environmental StudiesKing Abdulaziz University
Dr Asad Aburizaiza
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
Engineer Abdulrahman Jastaniah is an IEMA and IRCA certified ISO14001 Lead Environmental Auditor, who holds a Master of Science degree in Quality Management with 23 years of professional experience in HSEQ.
In 2006, Engineer Abdulrahman was selected to establish the environment initiative in Saudi Electricity Company, and currently he is leading the Environment Protection Division at SEC.His recent activities include Developing SEC Environmental Compliance Policy, strategy, plans, documents, Audit protocol and monitoring program needed to bring SEC to full compliance with the new National Environmental Regulation in Saudi Arabia (PME2014 Standards)
Now leading Veolia’s Oil & Gas business activities in Saudi Arabia, Sylvain has 21 years of experience in the field of Oil & Gas development for process optimization and industrial water application. He was previously Middle East Technical and Sales Director at Pall Middle East, which he joined in January 2008.
He started his career in France with Repsol, before joining Nalco Energy for 10 years, where he held various functions ending as Area Manager and Fuel Marketing Manager.
Sylvain is born in France where he completed a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Lyon School of Industrial Chemistry (ESCIL).
Raed AlBaseet has been a member of the Saudi delegation to the UNFCCC since 2013. He is a Technical Negotiator assigned the Transparency Provisions and Maritime & Aviation bunker fuels files.
An International Environmental Policy & Regulatory Advisor to the Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Raed provides technical advisory to the Ministry with focus on maritime issues and represents the Kingdom in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Raed AlBaseet holds a BSc. in Merchant Shipping Operations and a MSc. in International Safety & Environmental Administration from the World Maritime University – Malmo University in Sweden
Dr Osama FaqihDeputy Minister for Environment AffairsMinistry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr Osama Faqih
Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Dr. Osama bin Ibrahim bin Mohammed is Deputy Minister for Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water and Agriculture.
Before his current position, he worked, amongst various different positions, in Saudi Aramco as a Director of the Environmental Protection Department. He also was a member of the Executive Committee of IPIECA, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at King Abdulaziz University.
Dr Osama has a Master's Degree and a Doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has received many advanced courses in leadership and executive management in New York, USA.
Showcase of environment investment opportunities and clean development mechanisms (CDMs)
Land and soil conservation and rehabilitation
Solid waste management: Minimizing the environmental impact
Hazardous, chemical & petroleum waste management: Collection, treatment, disposal and recycling