Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 27 March 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking
9:00 am - 9:05 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
Masterplanning and designing sustainable and smart landscaping and irrigation systems for the GCC region
9:05 am - 9:35 am Effective masterplanning of irrigation networksPeter Scott, Director Landscape Architecture,Khatib & Alami
This session will highlight the best practices in masterplanning irrigation networks across residential and commercial mega-projects.
Peter ScottDirector Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami
GCC parks mega-projects: Showcasing opportunities and urgent requirements
10:05 am - 10:35 am Carbon: the new bottom lineLu’ay Khdeir, Infrastructure Development Director,Mott MacDonald
10:35 am - 11:00 am Exploring the public realm component in the city of the futurePaolo Testolini, Global Head of Design and Masterplanning,Woods Bagot
This session will highlight the landscape design of IRENA Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, which was driven by the ultimate objectives of: conserving water; promoting biodiversity; creating thermally comfortable and attractive external spaces; and minimising the use of high-embodied energy materials.
Paolo TestoliniGlobal Head of Design and Masterplanning
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Coffee break and networking
Showcase of upcoming landscaping projects in residential developments
The future of sustainability: way forward and challenges to tackle
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm TE Utilization in Oman - Challenges and OpportunitiesMubarak Al Shueili, Senior Asset Planning Manager,Haya Water Samiha Al Harthy, TE Sales Officer, Haya Water
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: The benefits of TSE effluents over desalinated waterTitia De Mes, Leader - Water for Industry,Arcadis Mubarak Al Shueili, Senior Asset Planning Manager,Haya Water Samiha Al Harthy, TE Sales Officer, Haya Water
At the core of the sustainability debate in the region, the use of treated sewage effluents water can save money and increase the effective water supply. This panel will discuss various techniques, such as re-injecting water back into the aquifer for later recovery, stored for a prolonged period and pumped through another well, enabling natural treatment or built with infrastructure or an existing landscape, such as a wadi, to enhance groundwater infiltration, as well as enabling natural treatment.
Titia De MesLeader - Water for Industry
Mubarak Al ShueiliSenior Asset Planning Manager
Samiha Al HarthyTE Sales Officer
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Chairman’s closing remarks
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm Networking lunch
2:30 pm - 2:30 pm Close of conference day two
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.