Riyadh conference to discuss water, environmental challenges
Under the patronage of King Salman, the 10th International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments is scheduled to be held between Dec. 26-28 in Riyadh.
Organized by King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research, the three-day event will be held with the participation of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
The conference aims to develop knowledge of the environment, water and deserts; utilize modern techniques in the studies of arid and semi-arid regions and their natural resources; and exchange experiences among decision-makers, experts and scientists in a bid to find solutions to the challenges related to water and the environment.
The objectives and themes of this conference are in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, particularly with regard to the Kingdom’s concern for the environment and the provision and conservation of water, and with the initiatives announced by Saudi Arabia, mainly the Saudi Green Initiative.
Winners of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water will participate in the conference’s scientific sessions to review their latest research and achievements.
Other participants include scientists and eminent figures, who will deliver lectures related to the conference’s main themes, including water resources and management, arid environments and the use of modern technology in the study of these environments and their natural resources.