BusinessH2O International Business & Policy Forum

Inernational H20 Event Graphic - October 30, 2019
30
October
Wednesday
8:30AM ET
4:00PM
1 day
30
October
Wednesday
8:30AM ET
4:00PM
1 day

Location

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

Water policy, technology, and projects in the Middle East


Water is a vital resource for business and a critical fuel for economic growth and prosperity. From energy and minerals to manufacturing and agriculture, water is an essential ingredient to the food we eat and the products we use every day.  Yet, we are facing a major water challenge globally.  Groundwater basins are drying up, droughts are becoming more common, and growing populations are overloading outdated water systems.

The Middle East, in particular, is the most “water-starved” region in the world. According to the World Bank, the region is expected to face the greatest economic losses from water scarcity with over 70% of the region’s GDP exposed to high-water stress, and 60% of the population water insecure. 

Addressing these challenges will require innovation in water management and leadership from the business community. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s BusinessH2O International Business and Policy Forum will work to tackle these issues in the Middle East by profiling major projects throughout the region and highlighting new technologies and policy solutions that can be used to alleviate water shortages.

Founded in 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's BusinessH2O Water Innovation Initiative is a flagship program that brings together business leaders, government stakeholders, and water management experts to showcase innovation in water management and develop practical solutions to our growing global water challenges. 

Conference Topics

  • Discuss public policy that develops and deploys innovative water technologies in the Middle East
  • Highlight leading water infrastructure and resource management projects in the Middle East
  • Showcase examples of government and private sector cooperation in the water sector
  • Share best practices that can support good water management

BusinessH2O Initiative

Agenda

Draft Agenda

Wednesday October 30, 2019
8:30am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 9:15am
9:15am to 10:15am
10:15am to 11:15am
11:15am to 11:30am

Break

Break

11:30am to 12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 1:45pm

Break

Break

1:45pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm to 3:45pm