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