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ACWUA Announces Support to the International Water Summit (IWS) 2013
- ACWUA to play a significant role in helping find solutions to regional water issues
Abu Dhabi, Jan 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The International Water Summit's focus on water scarcity in arid regions is receiving strong regional support, and the influential Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) has confirmed they will be Knowledge Partner of the powerful global event.
With recent reports drawing a bleak picture for the future global water reserves and UN-Water warning that two-thirds of the world's population will face a lack of water in less than 20 years, if current trends in climate change, population growth, rural to urban migration and consumption continue, the need for regional collaboration on water supply in the dry Middle Eastern countries is greater than ever.
ACWUA, which has a membership network of more than 100 water utilities, private sector companies and academic institutions, will play a significant knowledge-building role at the International Water Summit which is hosted by Masdar and will take place in Abu Dhabi from 15 - 17 January 2013.
Eng. Khaldon Khashman, Secretary General of ACWUA, believes that the organization's partnership with the International Water Summit will encourage event greater collaboration on water scarcity issues within the region.
"By supporting the first International Water Summit, ACWUA aims to build new liaisons with water-related industries in the Gulf, a region that pioneers water projects and provides access to strategic partners and stakeholders who hold expertise, talent, industry knowledge and trade enthusiasm," said Eng. Khashman.
"I would like to welcome all participants at the International Water Summit 2013, and invite them to seize this unique opportunity to connect with a global network of political leaders, water experts and investors from the public and private sector."
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