OOSKAnews is today publishing the official Synopsis for the inaugural International Water Summit (IWS), which was held in Abu Dhabi on January 15-17th.
The Summit gathered leading minds from the global water community in policy, business and science to accelerate the development of sustainable water solutions for arid regions.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, convened the International Water Summit as part of a sustainability vision aimed at "ensuring the prosperity and welfare of mankind,” not only in the United Arab Emirates, but across the world, stating that “water is more important than oil for the UAE.”
The Synopsis paper, produced by OOSKAnews on behalf of the Summit, reports on, and explores, the themes of the event, in particular solutions for arid regions and the growing potential for major efficiency gains in the water-energy nexus.
It highlights new approaches to more energy-efficient desalination and reducing the volume of water lost in networks, and addresses issues including water pricing, education and the needs of rural communities.
David Duncan, CEO of OOSKAnews, said "We are pleased to have participated in the inaugural International Water Summit as publishing partner. It was an excellent event."
The second International Water Summit will be held from January 20-22, 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.