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Doha to host electric power and water desalination conference


Doha: Under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatar Society of Engineers, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry and the Federation of Arab Engineers, will organise electric power and water desalination conference in the Arab countries in Doha from 22 to 23 February, 2016.

The conference, which will be held under the slogan 'Power Sources and Water Desalination in Arab Countries', is also organised in collaboration with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Electricity and Water Company.

The conference will discuss more than 20 working papers submitted by ten Arab countries on several issues, including the environmental impact of the operations of the generation and distribution of electricity and drinking water, power plants economies, awareness and rationalisation of production and use of electricity, current reality and future prospects of power plants, water security strategy and techniques of water desalination in Arab countries.

The event aims at exchanging ideas between engineering unions and associations in the Arab countries and benefiting from the experiences and lessons learned through the presentation of Arab countries' experiences in this area.

At least 500 to 600 participants are expected to participate in the conference along with a number of decision-makers and officials from institutions and companies in public and private sectors.

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