The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) confirmed that registration is now open for the International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates (ICSEWEN’23). 

Taking place in Qatar from 30 October to 2 November, ICSEWEN’23 is the third edition of this biennial flagship conference. The event will showcase innovative solutions, impactful research and advancements across five main themes:

  • Energy Transition
  • Water Resources, Processes and Advances
  • Environmental Pollution and Mitigation
  • Innovative Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Sustainability and Digital Solutions

ICSEWEN’23 will feature a series of sessions covering a broad range of topics related to these themes, such as the economics and policy of energy transition, sustainable energy technologies, water resources, and large-scale water management, air quality challenges in arid environments, climate change adaptation, corrosion solutions, food security, and smart cities.

Dr M Rami Alfarra, Principal Scientist at QEERI and Co-Chair of the conference, said that over 300 delegates are expected to attend the four-day event, which will feature international plenary sessions, scientific oral and poster presentations, exhibition spaces, networking sessions, and multidisciplinary panel discussions with national and international stakeholders.

According to QEERI Executive Director Dr Marc Vermeersch, the world around us is changing rapidly with unprecedented shifts in global and regional climate patterns caused by global warming resulting from pressures of a rising global population and consumption of natural resources.

Among many other environmental threats, the sea levels are rising, the world temperature is increasing and we are facing frequent, severe droughts and heat waves. In this context, he said that the energy-water-environment nexus represents a global challenge, and more so in arid regions.

Interested individuals are invited to register now to benefit from the early bird registration discount.

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