MEDRC show­cases cut­ting-edge wa­ter treat­ment tech­nolo­gies

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

MEDRC’s cut­ting-edge wa­ter tech­nol­ogy is be­ing show­cased at the Sun­dus Rotana Ho­tel in Mus­cat. The event was in­au­gu­rated on Tues­day by H E Laeti­tia Van Asch, Am­bas­sador of the Nether­lands to Oman, in the pres­ence of Salem al Bor­many, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor at Omzest Group and Ab­dul­lah al Naimi, Gen­eral Man­ager of Op­er­a­tions, Diam, who at­tended on be­half of Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lah al Mahrouqi, Chair­man of Diam.

Sup­ported by the Em­bassy of the Nether­lands and held un­der the aus­pices of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Wa­ter (Diam), the event gath­ered key de­ci­sion mak­ers re­spon­si­ble for de­ploy­ing new wa­ter tech­nolo­gies in Oman, to­gether with lead­ing global sup­pli­ers of the lat­est high-tech so­lu­tions.

Over the packed two-day agenda, the event brings to­gether lead­ing com­pa­nies, del­e­gates and of­fi­cials from Oman along with global ex­per­tise from the Nether­lands, the US, Spain, Ja­pan, South Korea, Italy, France, Ger­many, the UK, Azer­bai­jan, Swe­den and the UAE.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Ciarán Ó Cuinn, MEDRC Cen­ter

Di­rec­tor, said, “There is no doubt that in­no­va­tion will play a crit­i­cal role in solv­ing the world's wa­ter prob­lems. Tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments will help en­sure that the ris­ing global de­mand for wa­ter can be met ef­fi­ciently and sus­tain­ably. MEDRC to­gether with our part­ners, proudly of­fer this an­nual fo­rum in Oman, as an op­por­tu­nity for key de­ci­sion mak­ers to view, dis­cuss and har­ness the very lat­est in cut­tingedge wa­ter treat­ment and re­use tech­nolo­gies from around the world.”

Dur­ing her wel­com­ing re­marks, H E Laeti­tia spoke of her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of farm­ing in the Nether­lands and how the chal­lenge of wa­ter scarcity has changed the sec­tor. “How­ever, agri­cul­ture to­day is a far cry from the tra­di­tional farms that I ex­pe­ri­enced many decades ago. The cir­cum­stances have changed dras­ti­cally, not only in Holland but world­wide. One of these changed cir­cum­stances is the stress on our wa­ter sup­ply. In the con­fer­ence, MEDRC turns its eye to so­lu­tions for work­ing with lim­ited wa­ter sup­ply. And I thank MEDRC for that.”

Run­ning along­side the ex­hi­bi­tion is a se­ries of panel dis­cus­sions, where MEDRC has lever­aged its ex­ten­sive net­work to con­vene lead­ing na­tional and in­ter­na­tional panelists, to of­fer a var­ied per­spec­tive and thought­pro­vok­ing anal­y­sis on a range of top­ics of im­por­tance to Oman’s wa­ter, agri­cul­ture and en­ergy sec­tors. Each day will con­clude with net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for at­ten­dees where busi­ness to busi­ness meet­ings will be fa­cil­i­tated in spe­cially des­ig­nated ar­eas of the event arena.

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