Doha, Qatar: On 17 April, The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development hosted its 8th Quarterly CEO Roundtable, exploring the priority steps required to ensure availability and sustainable management of water.
Among the high-ranking participants who joined the discussion were representatives from Woqod, Qatar Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Qatar, Sasol Qatar, ConocoPhillips Qatar, Qatar Shell, Dolphin Energy, Marubeni Corporation, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
“As the leading think tank in the Middle East, I am delighted to host our second CEO Roundtable this year. Facilitating open discussions and sharing knowledge on vital topics is an important step in ensuring there is progress in both industry and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, collaboration and cohesion amongst our members are not only fruitful for all parties, but also for the industry as a whole. The Foundation is honored to be able to play its part in ensuring such collaborations and discussions are possible within Qatar’s Energy Industry.” said Vice Chairman H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Economic Adviser at Amiri Diwan.
In addition to member CEOs, the Al-Attiyah Foundation invited world-renowned guest speakers: Dr. Samer Adham, Manager of the Global Water Sustainability Center at Qatar Science and Technology Park; Nick Carter, Senior Advisor at PwC; and Fady Juez, Managing Director of Metito to share their insights and vision on sustainable water management. Their combined experience and expertise lead the discussions on the steps required to strengthen water security by 2020, water use in energy production, methods of distillation in the Middle East, and how to address demand dynamics.
While the roundtable meeting is a closed-door event, the Al-Attiyah Foundation will publish highlights of the conversations held, as well as further insights on the theme in a white paper that will be available to its Members later this month.
Details of our annual schedule of events can be viewed on the Foundation’s website: http://www.abhafoundation.org