Closed discussions on various topics and areas of joint research between the participants could be arranged at the end of each day.

    The conference will host an exhibition, which will be open for research institutions, regional, UK organizations, and companies to share their innovations and experience in the field of energy and water treatment, production, and management as products and posters. The exhibition will encourage exhibitors to display their products during the two days. Also, a section in the exhibition will be dedicated for a poster by both academic & research institutions and companies.

    The conference and the exhibition will be held for two days as shown below:

    Day 1: Sunday 22 April 2018

    08:30 – 09:00


    09:00 – 10:00

    Opening ceremony

    10:00– 10:30

    Coffee Break

    Session 1.1: Water and Energy Management
    Chairperson: Mrs. Suzanne Jones
    Gulf Science Innovation & Knowledge Economy Programme Director
    Head of Gulf - Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, UK Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies

    10:30 – 11:00

    Keynote speaker 1:
    Mr. Richard Rooze, Director
    British Council, Kingdom of Bahrain

    11:00 – 11:20

    The Kingdom of Bahrain Sustainable Energy Policies and Initiatives
    Dr. Khalid Burashid, Senior Technical Adviser
    Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU), Kingdom of Bahrain

    11:20 – 11:40

    Energy Resource management and sustainable development
    Eng. Ahmed Al Ezz
    Alezz & Bakers Associates W.L.L., Kingdom of Bahrain

    11:40 – 12:00

    Groundwater sustainability of the post Nubian sandstone aquifer in Farafra oasis, Western Desert, Egypt.
    Mohammed Abdel Hadi El Sabri, Desert research Center (DRC). Egypt.

    12:00 – 12:20

    Re-Engineering Sustainability
    Eng. Ali Alghasra
    Standards and Metrology Directorate, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Kingdom of Bahrain

    12:20 – 12:40

    Details of Net Metering Policy and Prospects for Wind Power Generation
    Alex Al-Samahiji, Solar Energy Engineer
    Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU), Kingdom of Bahrain

    12:40 – 13:40

    Praying & Lunch

    Session 1.2: Desalination.
    Chairperson: Prof. Waheeb Alnaser
    Vice President for Academic Programs and Graduate Studies, University of Bahrain

    13:40 – 14:00

    Keynote speaker 2:
    Management and valorization of brines from desalination plants in the Gulf

    Dr. Philip Davies,
    Sustainable Environment Research Group
    Aston University, United Kingdom

    14:00 – 14:30

    Exploring the synergy between membrane desalination and thermal power generation via co-location
    Mr. Christian Peters
    Oxford University, United Kingdom

    14:30 – 14:50

    Sustainable desalination industry in the Arab region
    Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Manager
    Water Resources Department, The Environment Agency
    United Arab of Emirates

    14:50 – 15:10

    Optimizing the Operation of Renewable Energy-Driven Reverse Osmosis Desalination
    Mr Mohamed Mito
    Aston University, United Kingdom

    15:10 – 15:30

    Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Systems
    Prof. Ahmed.Yousif.Abdalla, Professor of Heat Engines, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

    15:30 – 15:50

    GCC Power Trading Modeling and Market Opportunities
    Prof. Isa S. Qamber
    University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

    15:50 – 16:00

    Conclusion and closing remarks.

    Day 2: Monday 23 April 2018

    Session 2.1: Renewable and Clean Energy
    Chairperson: Nurzat Myrsalieva
    Active Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU)

    09:00 – 09:30

    Keynote speaker 3:
    Dr. Murray Thomson
    Senior Lecturer in Electrical Networks and Systems
    CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology)
    Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

    09:30 – 09:50

    Why Solar Electricity Utility is Boosting in Bahrain?
    Prof. Waheeb E. Alnaser
    Vice President for Academic Programs and Graduate Studies, University of Bahrain

    09:50 – 10:10

    Prospects of Building Rooftop Application of Solar PV in the GCC countries
    Dr. Muhammad Asif, Associate Professor
    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), KSA

    10:10 – 10:30

    Nano-Micro Hierarchical Architectures for Clean Energy Storage Devices
    Dr. Adnan Younis, Assistant Professor
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

    10:30 – 10:50

    Grid Connected Photovoltaic System based on Current Conditioning
    Dr. Maamar Taleb, Associate Professor
    University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

    10:50 – 11:10

    Enhancement of  Quantum Dot-sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency with Natural Dye Extract
    Dr. Khalil Ebrahim Jasim, Assistant Professor
    Department of Physics, University of Bahrain

    11:10 – 11:30

    Mr. Gareth R. Brown, CEO

    11:30 – 12:00

    Coffee Break

    Session 2.2: Wastewater
    Chairperson: Dr. Lama Sakhnini
                                     Associate Professor in Physics (Bio-magnetism)
    Coordinator of  M.Sc. and the Ph.D. Programs in Environment and Sustainable Development.

    12:00 – 12:30

    Keynote speaker 1:
    Effective Feed Water Pre-Treatment & Membrane Fouling Mitigation for Lower Energy Use in RO Desalination
    Dr. Nick Hankins
    Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science
    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    12:30 – 12:50

    A sustainable scenario for energy and wastewater in Bahrain
    Dr. John Barton, Research Associate
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom

    12:50 – 13:10

    Wastewater Impacts of Advanced Energy from Waste Technologies
    Dr. Andrew Rollinson, Research Associate
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom

    13:10 – 14:10

    Praying & Lunch

    14:10 – 14:30

    A Kinetic and Removal Mechanisms Study of Chitin and Chitosan for Potential Aqueous Benzene Removal
    Dr. Maryam Mohamed, Chemical Engineering lecturer
    Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain

    14:30 – 14:50

    Magnetic Chitosan/Polyvinyl Alcohol Nanocomposite Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in the Removal of Heavy Metals
    Dr. Ahmed Abd El-Fattah
    University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

    14:50 – 16:00

    Round-table discussions

    16:00 – 16:30

    Conference conclusion and remarks