The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development is Supporting Partner of the third International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates (ICSEWEN23) hosted by Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
During the event, which is taking place from October 30 to November 2, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al Sada, a Board Member of the Foundation and former Minister of Energy and Industry for the State of Qatar, delivered a compelling keynote address. H.E. Dr. Sada emphasised the critical interdependence of water, energy, and the environment.
“Water is essential for producing energy and food. Energy is necessary for producing, treating, and distributing water. Food production depends on an environment with clean water and sustainable energy resources.”
“In addition, the nexus is closely tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable, Clean Energy, and Climate Action.”
“The ability to achieve each individual goal, all of which rely on the same pool of resources, without considering the resource requirements of the other goals, poses a threat to the sustainability of these resources,” H.E. Dr. Sada said.
ICSEWEN is the flagship conference of QEERI at HBKU, which takes place every two years. The conference brings together scientists from the region and globally to discuss critical challenges, innovative solutions and new advances in sustainable energy, water, and environment with a focus on desert climate regions.