26 - 28 March, 2018
Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 networks

Peter Scott - Director Landscape Architecture Khatib & Alami
This session will highlight the best practices in masterplanning irrigation networks across residential and commercial mega-projects.
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Peter Scott

Director Landscape Architecture
Khatib & Alami

9:35 am - 10:05 am Soundscapes - a need for modern cities

Mario Rossi - Principal Owner Ambient Studio
 
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Mario Rossi

Principal Owner
Ambient Studio

GCC parks mega-projects: Showcasing opportunities and urgent requirements

10:05 am - 10:35 am Carbon: the new bottom line

Lu’ay Khdeir - Infrastructure Development Director Mott MacDonald

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Lu’ay Khdeir

Infrastructure Development Director
Mott MacDonald

10:35 am - 11:00 am Exploring the public realm component in the city of the future

Paolo 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.
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Paolo Testolini

Global Head of Design and Masterplanning
Woods Bagot

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

 
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Mubarak Al Shueili

Senior Asset Planning Manager
Haya Water

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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.
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Titia De Mes

Leader - Water for Industry
Arcadis

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Mubarak Al Shueili

Senior Asset Planning Manager
Haya Water

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Samiha Al Harthy

TE Sales Officer
Haya Water

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.