Clean & Sustainable Cities Forum Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019
BEST PRACTICES IN IMPROVING AIR QUALITY
9:30 am - 9:40 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:40 am - 10:00 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: How standards play a critical role in improving air quality in the region?Dr. Ahmed Babader - Director of Service Standards, SASO, Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 12.6 million people die from environmental health risks annually. This presentation will address the role of standards in maintaining the quality of air and environmental standards key successes.
- Adopting an integrated approach in alignment with international standards on monitoring and reporting
- Educating Industry players on energy consumption, waste management, fossil fuel storage and extraction
- Information sharing and knowledge management with the communities for example on energy conservation and transportation alternatives to reduce emissions
Dr. Ahmed BabaderDirector of Service Standards
SASO, Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization
10:00 am - 10:20 am INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: The role of biofuels in achieving the clean city agenda – the fuel of tomorrow
IEA states that biomass covers approximately 10 percent of the global energy supply, of which two-thirds is used in developing countries for cooking and heating.
This session is how biofuels are helping reduction in energy and green house gas emissions;
· Why is the demand for biofuels increasing by the day?
How biofuels provide energy security and economic development?
10:40 am - 11:00 am Practices for improving and maintaining a safe ambient and workplace air quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air pollution indoors is often between two and five times greater than outdoors – and can get at its extreme up to 100 times worse than the open air. Majority of the people spend about 9-10 hours a day in the workplace on an average 5 times a week!
It is important to highlight the best practices to help curb the increasing workplace air pollution.
- Understanding the importance of workplace air purifiers
- Introducing the concepts of AirLabs in the city
- Why air filtration is important in workplace buildings and how it can be regulated?
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CLEAN TRANSPORT STRATEGIES
11:30 am - 11:50 am Regional Case Study: Masdar - advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot projectDr. Alexander Ritschel - Director of Technology, Masdar
Masdar has a range of stepped targets through to 2036 designed to increase the amount of clean energy used in future desalination plants, spends $100m a year on research and development.
It is estimated that 76 million tonnes of CO2 is emitted annually due to desalination processes. Masdar has forecasted that by 2040 desalination will be responsible for 218 million tonnes of CO2 a year due to the need to build and operate more desalination plants to meet water demands.
This session will showcase the strategies and establishment of the desalination pilot project by Masdar to increase energy efficiency within the region.
Dr. Alexander RitschelDirector of Technology
11:50 am - 12:10 pm Win-win situation; creating an experience for the environment and commuter with electrified powertrains and autonomous vehicles
Leading to the UAE’s vision of sustainable environment and infrastructure, the adaptation to the electrified powertrains and autonomous vehicles has created a new market for innovative technologies.
As per Frost and Suvillan, by 2025 there would be 25 million unites of them on the road! This session will focus on:
· What are the benefits of innovative technologies and fuels for smaller fleet?
· How can the AV/E’s be leveraged to maximise execution and sustainability improving safety and compliance?
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Revolutionising transportation in the UAE through effective emission reduction strategies
- Regulations and monitoring of pollution from transportation
- Outline of transport schemes for low emission taxis, electric cars, zero emission school buses
- Introduction to NGV transportation
ENERGY CONSERVATION IN OIL AND GAS AND SMART GRIDS
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm How are oil and gas and manufacturing companies reducing pollution in a move towards clean energy?Brijesh Dhruve - Chief Environment Officer, ENOC
Amjad Naaz - Deputy Chief Engineer - Environment & Safety, Fujairah Cement Industries
The EPA has proposed targeted improvements for the oil and has industry. This oil and gas targeted improvements package is expected to save up to approximately $484 million in regulatory costs from 2019 – 2025 or $75 million annually.
- Exploring the potential for electric power for pipelines/pumps
- Opportunities to reduce EOR gas consumption and reduce levels of pollution in line with national agendas
- Case studies on heat recovery projects, design and technology upgrades, retrofitting
Brijesh DhruveChief Environment Officer
Amjad NaazDeputy Chief Engineer - Environment & Safety
Fujairah Cement Industries
12:50 pm - 1:10 pm Closing Key-Note: Overview of Sharjah’s Government Retrofitting programAfra Al owais - Chief Efficienology Officer, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Retrofitting is becoming increasingly important in the UAE as a way of customers and utility companies monitoring energy consumption and sharing important data which helps to improve energy and water efficiency.
This session will explore the benefits of smart grids, including new opportunities for retrofitting program.
- How is SEWA effectively managing the supply of energy to its consumers during peak load hours?
- Discussing the concept of “One Hour Saving”
Afra Al owaisChief Efficienology Officer
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS
WORKSHOP A2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PREPARING FOR 5G
Exploring the opportunities of 5G connectivity and where to start?
WORKSHOP B2:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEXT GEN HVAC
Innovations in HVAC, what does it mean for energy efficiency?
WORKSHOP C2:00 pm - 3:30 pm HYBRID CLOUD
Examining the power of the virtual cloud in enabling seamless service delivery
WORKSHOP D2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CYBER SECURITY
Innovations in cyber security and how to improve cyber hygiene. Where to start?
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm MEGA CITY INFRASTRUCTURE STUDENT AND STARTUP PITCHES
As per the new knowledge economy policy, Dh300 billion is available in the adoption of science, technology and innovation out of which 6 billion is available for innovation incubators.
Mega City Student + StartUps will be a benchmark for innovation acceleration for city planners. It will be the grass root innovation incubator and accelerator for mega city developments. It will leverage from Mega City Infrastructure World’s powerful government and business partnerships to enable innovative millennials and startups connect and find an execution path for their ideas.