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Dubai to host largest congress on water desalination

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced in a press conference that Dubai will host the International Desalination Association’s 2019 World Congress on water desalination

The global event is the world'slargest and the most prominent conference on water desalination specialty areas. [representative image]
The global event is the world'slargest and the most prominent conference on water desalination specialty areas. [representative image]

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced in a press conference that Dubai will host the International Desalination Association’s 2019 World Congress on water desalination.

The global event is the world's largest and the most prominent conference on water desalination specialty areas, Dewa said. 

The event will be attended by leaders, senior officials, experts, and academics, as well as 2,000 participants from 60 countries around the world.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, during his speech at the conference, said: “This will also be the first such Congress in the region. Today, we also announce the UAE’s success in hosting the World Congress on Water Desalination 2019. 

"Dubai's success in hosting this important conference came as a result of the fruitful cooperation between DEWA, and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the preparation of the proposal to host the event. Dubai was selected by the IDA after careful review of its profile, which surpassing international cities, such as Barcelona in Spain, Busan in South Korea, and Muscat in Oman.

"The International Desalination Association (IDA) has received nominations from eight countries, including Canada, South Africa, India, and Malta, in addition to the above-mentioned countries."

Al Tayer added that the conference will be held in 2019, which coincides with the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX).

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