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Shaping a sustainable water future for the MENA region

Wastewater and Stormwater Projects are estimated at USD 33.9 billion in the MENA region!

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Event Overview

The inaugural MENA Stormwater and Wastewater Forum, held on March 4-5, 2024, served as a critical platform for addressing the water resource challenges faced by the Middle East and North Africa region. Convening key stakeholders, the forum fostered a collaborative environment for knowledge exchange and exploration of innovative solutions. 

Through a diverse range of sessions, including keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations, attendees delved into critical topics like water scarcity, climate change, and rapid urbanization. Additionally, attendees gained valuable insights into the latest advancements in stormwater and wastewater management technologies.

Building on the success of the 1st edition, the second Forum will be hosted on February 26-27, 2025 to connect individuals and cultivate a spirit of collaboration. The Forum will foster the exchange of knowledge and best practices, empowering attendees to develop new strategies for tackling the region’s water challenges. The MENA Stormwater and Wastewater Forum is firmly committed to playing a leading role in advancing the region’s water resource management sector forward. By providing a platform for ongoing collaboration and knowledge exchange, the forum will continue to identify and promote innovative solutions, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable future for the region.

Market Drivers


Fathiya Al Azri

Assistant Director General for Projects - Directorate General of Projects and Landscaping

Muscat Municipality

Adel Aboujaoude

Global Director

Water Conveyance & Storage, Jacobs

Nariba Gittens

Associate Director

WSP Middle East

Rashid Mohammad

Dams & Flood Protection Project Manager

 Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Fahad AlFahhad

Technical Manager

Saudi Water Partnership Company

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Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.


Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities.


Get access to key stakeholders involved with projects in the MENA region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.


Learn about the challenges faced by the MENA region’s key ministries and governmental authorities and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them.


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If you have a product or service that will be valuable to leading organizations in the field of Water Infrastructure and Utility Sector, please contact us on to find out more about sponsorship packages and opportunities.


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The Portuguese Water Partnership’s mission is to promote an effective link between professionals, institutions and companies in order to project the knowledge and skills of the Portuguese water sector in the world, and to catalyse opportunities in international markets and in the area of cooperation within the framework of the development of sustainable projects in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

WILO is one of the world’s leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management, and the industrial sector. Founded in Dortmund in 1872 as a factory for copper and brass goods, Wilo has evolved from being a local specialist to a global player in the course of its long and successful history. We are well-acquainted with questions that will shape our future and we develop technologies that provide answers. Global megatrends are having a profound and lasting impact on our lives. As we address these trends, we concentrate on globalisation, urbanisation, climate change, energy scarcity, water shortage as well as technological advances and digitalization-important issues for your day-to-day work. Which makes them important to us, too. Every day, around 8,457 employees worldwide work to make that claim a reality. At 15 main production sites and more than 80 production and sales companies on site. The result: pioneering new products, systems and services.

  • FSM Frankenberger GmbH was founded in Pohlheim in the vicinity of Giessen, Germany in 1970. During the early years, the company concentrated on the manufacture of machinery and installations for the cooling water and desalination sectors.
  • From then onwards, FSM single-mindedly and continually developed a virtually complete range of products for mechanical water and wastewater treatment. Our customers and their diverse problems have always been at the center of our endeavors. We are constantly working to develop new solutions and further developments to our machines and processes to match the problems of our customers, in particular for the sector mechanical water and wastewater treatment.
  • Since October 2022, FSM Frankenberger GmbH & Co. KG has been part of the Abionik Group and thus integrated into the Wilo Group, an international technology group. The extraordinary and versatile competencies of the combined companies form an excellent starting position for mastering current and future tasks.
  • Our highly qualified team of engineers and technicians is ready to find the best solution for your particular problem. In addition to design, production, erection and commissioning of new machines and installations, we offer a complete after-sales-service covering spare parts delivery and maintenance, including complete overhauls of machines and installation items.

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is a leading manufacturer of Storm water management products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Founded in 1966, ADS operate a global network of 70 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers. 

ADS offers storm water attenuation or infiltration tanks under the trade name StormTech. More than 40,000 projects around the world are using StormTech as part of their stormwater management system including more than 300 projects across the GGC.

StormTech follows the latest American and International standards, and it is approved by many authorities such as BBA (UK), CSTB (France), DIBT (Germany) and many GCC municipalities.

StormTech system offer high structural strengths and durability compared to other system. StormTech has built in water quantity unit which treat stormwater by capturing sands and other contaminants. StormTech system provides an easy access to inspect and clean the system.

We at WTB Drainage & Civils are very much aware of the impact that unmanaged stormwater can have from an environmental, economic, and public health perspective. We offer a comprehensive range of products and solutions that enhance the ability of the soil to drain the water while preventing and mitigating the flooding problems. We are suppliers of Stormwater drainage materials such as Oil Separators that conforms to UK BSEN858 and PPG3 (pollution prevention guidelines), and are capable of cleaning Hydrocarbons from stormwater before being discharged into rivers, lakes or the sea. Our scope also encompasses stormwater attenuation, soakaway modular tanks which have many LEED certificates from Stormwater management, to protecting natural habitat, to water recycling. The same principals can be applied to our permeable paving system which also is related to stormwater management and fully conforms to the SUDS standards (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) in the UK. To know more about our products and solutions, contact our Drainage & Civil department. We will be glad to assist you with your project requirements and provide you with the cost estimate and design services (including CAD drawings), if you require.


Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving the world’s critical water challenges with innovation and expertise. Our 23,000 diverse employees delivered combined pro forma revenue of $8.1 billion in 2023. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at and Let’s Solve Water.


Future Pipe Industries is the leader in engineered composite pipe systems providing technical solutions using our comprehensive product portfolio and field expertise. Future Pipe Industries has a proven history of over 35 years in designing, manufacturing, and installing composite pipe solutions for the Oil & Gas, Industrial, Water, and Marine & Offshore sectors. Established in 1984 in Dubai UAE, Future Pipe Industries has rapidly grown to become a global leader in anti-corrosive composite pipe system design and manufacturing. Managing a unique global delivery model, driven by engineering excellence, and committed to customer needs, our Corporate Purpose is to deliver water and energy to the world in the most efficient and sustainable way. Today our operations span four continents with a presence throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. The company employs an extensive global network, operating factories across the world including in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, KSA, USA, The Netherlands, Morocco, Indonesia and 25 offices across the world including UK, France, Singapore, Pakistan and South Korea, mobilizing thousands of team members around the world. Our facilities are state of the art. With advanced manufacturing, testing and process control systems FPI has an extensive global capacity with multiple production lines worldwide. As the leading global integrated solution provider of composite pipe systems, Future Pipe Industries has established formidable expertise and references offering solutions, from design and engineering, manufacturing, testing, installation, and onsite training and supervision.

  • Our History: Torishima Service Solutions is a subsidiary of Torishima Pump Manufacturing Co. Ltd, established in 1919,in Osaka, Japan. With Service bases in Japan, Europe, Asia, Canada and the Middle East, Torishima Service Solutions has established a reputation as a highly skilled Engineering Service Solutions provider capable of supporting the demanding requirements of all types of centrifugal Pumps, Rotating Machinery and Oil Field Equipment Service throughout the world.
  • Our History in the Middle East: Torishima has over 8000 pumps operating across the Middle East and over 40 years operating experience in the Power, Water and WasteWater, Dewatering, Oil & Gas, Desalination, and Petrochemical Industries. From establishment of our Service base in 2006, Torishima Service Solutions now operates a state of the art Service Workshop in the UAE and has a network of Service support throughout the region providing highly skilled technicians and engineering solutions to a wide range of customers.
  • Our Vision: To be the market leader in the supply of centrifugal pumpsets, dewatering pumpsets, chemical injection skids, rotating equipment diagnostics, oilfield services, maintenance & servicing by understanding our customer needs by providing reliable advice and value added services from our team of highly experienced and licensed engineers and technicians.
  • Almasa Environmental Solutions L.L.C. stands as an industry leader with a profound commitment to environmental stewardship and a track record of innovation in wastewater treatment. As the first manufacturer of Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology in the UAE, we are redefining the standards of responsible water management. Our legacy of pioneering solutions began in 2006, and since then, we have consistently revolutionized the way wastewater is treated. This includes comprehensive services, from Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) and Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) to Greywater Treatment Plants (GTP) and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, ensuring that our clients across various industries and municipalities can achieve their environmental goals. We are a patent holder of Acid Free Concrete Wastewater Treatment in UAE.
  • What truly sets us apart is our core commitment to sustainability. The company’s motto, “Committed to the Environment and Sustainable Future,” encapsulates our dedication to driving meaningful change. Beyond wastewater treatment, Almasa Environmental Solutions is actively engaged in projects focused on a sustainable future. We are investing in solar energy systems to reduce our carbon footprint and promote clean energy, advancing electric vehicle initiatives, and creating organic fertilizers for a greener and healthier agriculture sector. Our dedicated team of experts ensures that every project we undertake delivers innovative, efficient, and effective solutions. We take pride in our achievements, positively impacting the environment by reducing water pollution and actively contributing to a cleaner, and more sustainable future.


  • As part of the Genuit Group, Polypipe Middle East strives to co-create sustainable water management solutions to help preserve our planet and its people by developing and producing sustainable solutions that address the key challenges faced in water, climate, and ventilation management. Our commitment to sustainability is fundamental to our commercial strategy, driving innovation in both our business operations and the products we offer. We are dedicated to finding solutions for the environmental challenges facing our infrastructure, buildings, and communities, and delivering them at scale.
  • With more than 60 years of experience in the Middle East, we understand the water management problems cities face and are continually evolving our systems and products to challenge the events brought on by an ever-changing climate, cities and urban areas – as well as helping to make the people who live within these areas have a more comfortable and environmentally secure future.
  • From innovative drainage systems for the world’s tallest buildings to the preservation and management of the region’s stormwater, Polypipe design, manufacture and supply durable solutions supporting the green Urbanisation and multifunctional spaces while help sustain the future development of the Middle East. Our locally based engineers provide a market leading range of bespoke storm water management systems allowing you to select the optimum end-to-end solution for treatment and flow control.
  • Our solutions include flood mitigation, rainwater storage, reusable resources, and innovative ways to encourage trees, vegetation and biodiversity. Our water management systems are designed to effectively support blue-green infrastructure. Our engineered sustainable urban drainage systems have been designed to work as an effective solution providing controlled water retention, attenuation and infiltration at source and further afield.
  • We have been successfully manufacturing these engineered Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) to support the construction industry at every stage of its growth – and helping it to move forward with solutions that demonstrate exceptional performance. With continuous research and development, we have become the market leader in water management solutions – designing drainage systems that successfully meet the requirements of today’s construction markets.

Servicing International Trade Events (SITE) is a specialist event logistics provider for Exhibitions, Conferences, Product Launches, Road Shows, and Trade Fairs across the globe.

SITE provides logistics support to global events by supplying organizers and their exhibitors with cost effective and diverse options for freight handling from origin up to stand. SITE provides an all-inclusive door-to-door shipping service along with an advanced receiving warehouse so exhibitors have peace of mind knowing wherever in the world they need to ship there is always someone on hand to receive their shipment. The highest level of service is provided to our clients in the most cost-efficient, time-definite manner by using our vast industry experience and the latest technology. We offer tailored logistic solutions for all exhibition requirements, providing an unbeatable service focused on quality, cost, and diversity.

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Director MENA
SITE Event Logistics
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