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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 16 October, 2019 3:00 am |

Defining new crossroads to water sustainability

The International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2019 is bringing together leading global experts in desalination and water reuse to share their knowledge, expertise and latest technologies in this field. The biennial Congress will take place in Dubai at the World Trade Centre from 20 to 24 October 2019.       

Metito, the multinational global provider of intelligent water management solutions is proud to be endorsing the IDA and to be the Gold Sponsor for the IDA World Congress 2019, the world’s most anticipated and prestigious desalination and water reuse event. With its 60 plus years of expertise, Metito will be participating in multiple panels to share international best practice and to reflect on its ongoing achievements and acclaimed success pioneering mega projects in the field of desalination and water reuse. Mutaz Ghandour, Metito Chairman and CEO said, “Metito is driving fundamental change in the water scenario in various parts of the world through pioneering sustainable lifeline projects.”


“We have long endorsed the IDA and continue to work closely with its leadership team in our capacity as leaders in our industry, as experts, Board members, and IDA Honorary Council members. This year, the IDA is witnessing great change and an even stronger drive to lead the narrative of development in both desalination and water reuse. To augment their efforts, Metito is sponsoring the IDA World Congress 2019, a leading global platform that will host thought-provoking discussions by high-level industry leaders and decision makers. We look forward to discussing the progress that has been made so far and what can be done to further succeed in our collective efforts to bridge the gap between water supply and increasing demand,” Mutaz Ghandour added.


Shannon K. McCarthy, IDA Secretary General commented, “Metito is a long-time supporter of the IDA and one of the key global players in the water industry worldwide. With its documented success in pioneering mega projects and business models around the world to address the global issue of water scarcity, their participation at the Congress and in the IDA community brings great value and perspective. Like the IDA, Metito’s core mission is to continue creating a future-proof generation through sustainable water solutions and with their support and synergistic partnership in this Congress, we are sure it will be a true success.”


As part of the Congress this year the “Leaders’ Summit” will take place, providing a common space for meaningful conversations between prominent leaders in the water and energy sectors and executives from various sectors including finance, legal, project development, public and private utilities, and technical solution providers. As part of the summit, on 22nd October 2019, Rami Ghandour, Metito Managing Director, will be speaking at the “Expanding the Public Private Partnership Model to New and Existing Markets” panel. On the same day, Fady Juez, Metito Managing Director, IDA Director and Co-chairman of the Congress Technical Committee, will also be speaking at the “Trends in the EPC Market: Is Competing on Cost vs. Quality Sustainable?” panel.


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