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More than 133 new products are set to be launched and showcased at the summit
More than 133 new products and services from 41 companies related to water management, recycling, wastewater, energy-efficient desalination and groundwater conservation are set to be launched and showcased at the International Water Summit (IWS), to be held in Abu Dhabi Jan. 20 to 22, 2014.
Hosted by Masdar and in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, IWS is a key component of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Now in its second year, IWS has seen a 25% growth in exhibition space. The event also has posted a 70% increase in new product launches from 2013, where it featured 77 new products from 11 countries.
This year, the new products and technologies on display at the IWS exhibition will cater to a diversity of industries, including agriculture, utilities and construction.
The IWS 2014 conference will feature presentations from 77 local and international water sustainability experts, highlighting best practices from Japan, Singapore, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates, among many other countries.
Confirmed speakers at the conference include Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, director general of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority; Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-AlShaikh, deputy governor for planning and development, Saline Water Conversion Corp., Saudi Arabia, and President of the International Desalination Assn.; and Dr. Peter H. Gleick, president of the U.S.-based Pacific Institute.