At the Water Arabia 2015 Conference & Exhibition, Veolia showcases several technologies in line with Kingdom’s plan to increase water reuse rates

18 march 2015
Arabic Water Press

The Water Arabia 2015 Conference & Exhibition, organized by the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association in cooperation with the Water Environment Association, is one of the leading activities in the region that is specialized in the water sector. Veolia Water Technologies participated as one of the Gold sponsors of the event and presented a number of innovative solutions for treating water and reusing it, including the Actiflo® process which features a very high capability of treating and purifying water and wastewater.
The conference acts as a vital platform that gathers local and international experts to discuss challenges and available opportunities along with the most prevailing trends in the sector. This year’s conference was convened in the Le Meridian hotel in Al Khobar city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 17 to 19 of February. It was held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Water and Electricity Eng. Abdullah Al Husayn under the theme: “Innovative & Reliable Water and Wastewater Technologies for Sustainable Water Quality”.
Saudi Arabia plans to raise water reuse rates to levels exceeding 65% by 2020 and to more than 90% by 2040 by transforming the treatment of wastewater premises to a leading source of water in all sectors. The Kingdom appropriated 66 billion dollars in a long term investment toward the water treatment premises development projects for the next ten years.
Dr Badr Ghawji, Veolia Water Technologies Managing Director for Saudi Arabia, said: “Veolia’s sponsorship of the Water Arabia 2015 Conference & Exhibition demonstrates our commitment to supporting the national efforts of the Kingdom to preserve water resources and to helping cities and industries pursue their economic development in a sustainable way. Our desire to develop and continuously improve water treatment technologies, and our expertise in combining them to create unique solutions, is what has made us the world leader in water and wastewater treatment”. 

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environment (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014.

(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.


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