16 - 17 April, 2019
RODA AL BUSTAN, DUBAI

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
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Dr. Ahmed Babader

Director of Service Standards
SASO, Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization

10:00 am - 10:20 am INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Successfully implementing HVAC systems that maintain good indoor air quality to avoid health risks

According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is among the top five environmental risks. Pollutants in your building’s air can cause dizziness and headaches, and can aggravate allergies and asthma.

  • Understanding humidity control and controlling the spread of allergens
  • Importance of ventilation to provide fresh air reducing the concentration of chemicals

10:20 am - 10:40 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating Private Public Partnerships that control emissions and improve air quality through innovative and sustainable strategies

Dr. Mohammad Aref - OSH Expert, Ministry of HR and Emiratisation
Amjad Naaz - Deputy Chief Engineer - Environment & Safety, Fujairah Cement Industries
This session will discuss the importance of government and private sector working together to combat climate change by lowering carbon emissions:

  • CSR Programmes and enriching communities
  • Creating collaboration and sharing information with the public
  • Incentives for low carbon practices and energy conservation
  • Examples of successful PPP’s in the clean energy/renewable energy sector
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Dr. Mohammad Aref

OSH Expert
Ministry of HR and Emiratisation

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Amjad Naaz

Deputy Chief Engineer - Environment & Safety
Fujairah Cement Industries

10:40 am - 11:00 am Practices for improving and maintaining a safe ambient and workplace air quality

Nabeel Saleh Al Awlaqi - Acting Director, Environment, Health & Safety - Industrial Development Bureau, Department of Economic Development
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?

Nabeel Saleh Al Awlaqi

Acting Director
Environment, Health & Safety - Industrial Development Bureau, Department of Economic Development

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break

11:30 am - 11:50 am Regional Case Study: Masdar - advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot project

Dr. 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.
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Dr. Alexander Ritschel

Director of Technology
Masdar

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Creating innovation through sustainable and futuristic clean transport that can reduce the release of emission particles up to 98%

  • Understanding the different emission control technologies
  • What are the factors leading to the development of clean transportation?
  • Electric vehicles VS Autonomous vehicles; which and why?

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Revolutionising transportation in the UAE through effective emission reduction strategies

Mansour Malik - Environment, Health and Safety Management Specialist, Department of Transport
  • 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
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Mansour Malik

Environment, Health and Safety Management Specialist
Department of Transport

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
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Brijesh Dhruve

Chief Environment Officer
ENOC

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Amjad Naaz

Deputy Chief Engineer - Environment & Safety
Fujairah Cement Industries

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm Closing Key-Note: Conserving energy and integrating renewable energy with smart grids

Afra Al owais - Chief Efficienology Officer, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Smart grids are 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 renewable energy production and storage.

  • How is SEWA effectively managing the supply of energy to its consumers during peak load hours?
  • Discussing the concept of “One Hour Saving”
  • How smart grids contribute in reducing peak demand?
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Afra Al owais

Chief Efficienology Officer
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP A

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PREPARING FOR 5G
Exploring the opportunities of 5G connectivity for new services

WORKSHOP B

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CYBER SECURITY IN CITY AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Innovations in cyber security and how to improve cyber hygiene in your department

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm HYBRID CLOUD AND THE CITY
Examining the power of the virtual cloud in enabling seamless service delivery

MEGA CITY INFRASTRUCTURE WORLD STARTUP PITCHES

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 StartUps will be a benchmark for startup 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 startups connect and find an execution path for their ideas.

NETWORKING DRINKS AND MATCHMAKING SESSION

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm CLOSE OF DAY TWO