THE FIRST ISRAEL-UAE INTERNATIONAL
WATER AND FOOD SECURITY CONFERENCE
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Dubai, UAE
PROGRAM  (preliminary)

Arrival Day 

All day – Arrivals

18:00 – Welcome Reception – Meet & Greet

 
Day 1- 

08:30-09:30 – Registration, Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

09:30-10:00 – Opening Session

Greetings from the Co-Chairmen:

Mr. Raanan Adin – Founder & Co-Chairman of WAFOS; CEO, AH Water Consulting; Chairman & President, Israel Water Association, Israel

Mr. Roy Peleg – Co-Chairman of WAFOS; CEO & Founder, Growing Smart, Israel

Keynote – “Management of the Water Sector in Israel – from Crisis to Opportunity”

Mr. Giora Shaham – Israel Director of the Government Water and Sewage Authority; Chairman of the Water Authority Council; The Israel Water Authority, Israel *

10:00-11:30 – Session 1 – Water security :
Policy and Technology – The Two Drivers of Progress in the Water Sector

 “Desalinated Water for Water and Food Security – Aren’t They Too Pure? Facts, Challenges, and Solutions”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Avner Adin – Head, Water Treatment and Reuse Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Chair, Israel latest Drinking Water Quality Standards Committee (Adin’s Committee), Israel

 “Policy and Technology – the Two Drivers of Progress in the Water Sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)”
Dr. Eihab Fathelrahman – Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Agriculture, College of Food and Agriculture (CFA), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE

 “Building a Successful Water Technology Company – a Serial Entrepreneur Story”
Eytan Levy – Owner – Levy Ventures, Chairman – Tevet Water, Chairman – Leakwise, Israel

11:30-12:00 – Coffee Break – Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

 12:00-13:30 – Session 2 – Food Security :
Challenging Soil and Environmental Conditions – Achieving Yield and Quality with Advanced Technologies

“Resource-Saving Cultivation of Desert Soils Through Integration of Novel Technologies for Soil Amendment, Irrigation, and Fertilizer Supply”
Dr. Elke Neumann, Associate Professor for Plant Nutrition – Department of Integrative Agriculture, College of Food and Agriculture (CFA), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE

“Precision Irrigation – Growing More with Less in Desert Conditions”
Elad Levi, VP Middle East & Africa – Netafim, Israel

13:30 -15:00 – Lunch Break – Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

15:00-16:30 – Session 3 – Water security :
Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse – Striving towards zero discharge

“Water Desalination Solutions in Stand-Alone Units – Principles and Case Studies”
Ud Shani – VP of International Marketing and Sales – GES – Global Environmental Solutions, Israel

“Master Planning, Design and Operation of Water Reclamation Plants”
Meytal Shen Zur – Marketing manager – Palgey Maim, Israel

Day 2- 

08:30-09:30 – Registration, Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

 09:30-11:00 – Session 4 – Food Security :
The
Urban Farming dilemma – Best Practices for Growing Food for Cities

“The Practice of Homestead Food Production in UAE: Its Role in Household Food Security and Implication for the Development of Urban Agriculture”.
Dr. Berhanu Degefa, Assistant Professor – Dept. of Integrative Agriculture, College of Food and Agriculture (CFA), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), UAE

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break – Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

11:30-13:00 – Session 5 – Water security:
Digital Water Management – Data and Remote Control Boost Efficiency

“Cyber Threats in the Water Sector”
Raanan Adin – Co-Chairman of WAFOS; CEO, AH Water Consulting, Israel

 13:00-14:30 – Lunch Break – Networking and Visiting the Exhibition

14:30-16:00 – Session 6 – Food Security:
Green Greenhouses and Hydroponics – Controlled Environments for Sustainable Agriculture Production

“Applicable technological solutions for year-round crop production in the UAE”
Roy Peleg – Co-Chairman of WAFOS; CEO & Founder, Growing Smart, Israel

16:00 – Closing session


Day 3- 

Professional Tours and Site Visits

* Subject to limitations of COVID-19 pandemic and internal procedures.

** Program is subject to changes.