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Environment & Energy | Tuesday 30 April, 2024 9:42 am |
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ACCIONA PRESENTS IT FIRST TALKS ABOUT REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION

ACCIONA, a global company and a leader in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy, held its first panel discussion in its series of Talks designed to promote regenerative and sustainable solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The event took place at the Spanish Embassy in Riyadh last Sunday 28th of April and brought together a range of leading figures from across the water field, government, and business to showcase the importance of reverse osmosis technology in the water cycle. 

 

The Riyadh event follows an inaugural panel discussion of its series entitled The Saudi solution for water sustainability: reverse osmosis desalination which explored the winning formula for achieving water sustainability in the Kingdom thanks to the reverse osmosis technology.  

 

Panelists who participated in the event included: Mr. Khaled Al Qourashi (SWPC CEO); Mr. Khalid Al Habib (Chief Investment Officer WTTCO), Mr. Mohammed Alhajjaj (ENGIE KSA CEO) and Manuel Manjon, CEO of ACCIONA’s Water business line. The Talk was moderated by Julio de la Rosa, Middle East Business Development Director for the Water Business of ACCIONA. The participants shared their experience in the water field and explained the importance of managing water resources efficiently to meet the needs of the growing population and expanding economy without compromising future generations' ability to access clean water. Also given its arid climate and limited freshwater resources, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on desalination plants to meet its water needs. The speakers emphasized as well how the Saudi Vision 2030 gives the importance of investing in desalination technology such as reverse osmosis, and expanding the capacity of existing desalination plants to ensure a reliable supply of freshwater for domestic, industrial, and agricultural use.

 

Javier Nieto, KSA Director for the Water business of ACCIONA who participated as the keynote speaker, said that “ACCIONA’s expertise is directly relevant to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 programs and goals. We see ourselves as partners that can enable the Kingdom to realize its vision of creating a vibrant, diversified and more sustainable economy and society. For example, the seven desalinations and wastewater treatment plants that we are building –and the two desalination plants that we have recently completed– will improve the water security of 8.3 million people and make the country more resilient to climate shocks”.

 

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