Preliminary
Schedule

Schedule

  • Sunday, October 20th
  • Monday, October 21st
  • Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Thursday, October 24th
Sunday, October 20th

Facility Tour
8.00a – 1.00p

IDA Academy Courses
8.30p – 4.30p

Congress Pre-registration
2.00p – 6.00p

IDA Outgoing Board of Directors Meeting
1.00p – 3.00p

IDA Incoming Board of Directors Meeting
3.30p – 5.00p

Welcome Reception
6.00p – 8.00p

Monday, October 21st

Co-Chairs and Presenters of the Day Breakfast Meeting
7.30a – 8:45a

Congress Registration Open
7:30a – 6.00p

Congress Pre-registration
2.00p – 6.00p

Leaders Breakfast-invitation only
7.30a – 8:45a

OPENING CEREMONY
9.30a – 11.00a

Exhibition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11.15a

Morning Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
10.30a – 11.00a

Lunch
12.30p – 2.00p

Afternoon Technical Sessions
2.00p – 6.00p

Afternoon Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
3.30p – 4.00p

Tuesday, October 22nd

Co-Chairs and Presenters of the Day Breakfast Meeting
7.30a – 8:45a

Congress Registration Open
7.30a – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit Breakfast Meeting
8:30a – 9:30a

Morning Technical Sessions
9.00a – 12.30p

Exhibits Open
10.00a – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit
10.00a – 1.00p

Dialogue Hall Presentations 
10.00a – 12.00p

Morning Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
Morning Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)

Lunch
12.30p – 2.00p

Afternoon Technical Sessions
2.00p – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit
3.30p – 5.30p
* including round table discussions

Afternoon Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
3.30p – 4.00p

Gala Dinner Hosted by DEWA
TBD

Wednesday, October 23rd

Co-Chairs and Presenters of the Day Breakfast Meeting
7.30a – 8:45a

Congress Registration Open
7.30a – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit Breakfast Meeting
8:30a – 9:30a

Morning Technical Sessions
9.00a – 12.30p

Education Day
10.00a – 4.00p

Leader’s Summit
10.00a – 1.00p

Dialogue Hall Presentations
10.00a – 12.00p

Exhibits Open
10.00a – 6.00p

Morning Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
10.30a – 11.00a

Lunch 
12.30p – 2.00p

Afternoon Technical Sessions 
2.00p – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit
3.30p – 5.30p
* including round table discussions

Afternoon Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
3.30p – 4.00p

Thursday, October 24th

Co-Chairs and Presenters of the Day Breakfast Meeting
7.30a – 8:45a

Congress Registration Open
7.30a – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit Breakfast Meeting
8:30a – 9:30a

Morning Technical Sessions
9.00a – 12.30p

Exhibits Open
10.00a – 6.00p

Leader’s Summit
10.00a – 12.30p

Dialogue Hall Presentations
10.00a – 12.00p

Morning Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall)
10.30a – 11.00a

Closing Ceremony Luncheon and Awards
12.30p – 3.30p



Technical Program

The IDA World Congress 2019, is hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The Congress will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the World Trade Centre from October 20 to 24 2019.

The theme of the 2019 World Congress is ‘Crossroads to Sustainability’ – how we evolve the role of desalination and how it works with new technologies to ensure sustainability of water resources. This theme is pivotal to the varied discussions already taking place surrounding the growing demand for a sustainable source of fresh water in response to population growth, economic expansion, degradation of existing resources, energy-water-food nexus, and the effects of climate change. The Technical Program focuses on a broad range of desalination and water reuse technologies, practices and experiences, recognizing that resources and requirements can vary based on local needs, climate conditions, natural resources, and locations.

The World Congress will feature four days of technical sessions, lectures, workshops and will include an open forum of roundtable like discussions, a Dialogue Hall and for the first time a leader’s summit.


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