Idrica Water Security Day Middle East will take place on May 4

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Water is definitely a strategic resource for Middle East countries, and water security a growing concern among key stakeholders in the area. In this online meeting, international experts will discuss the challenges faced by the region, amplified by the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the role that technology can play.

After the success of Idrica Water Security Day LATAM on April 16, this is the second edition of the Idrica Water Security Series, the online dialogues fostered by Idrica. The company offers services and technological solutions for the water cycle management and provides a unique differential value based on experience. Its technological solution GoAigua, developed over the last 10 years, is being leveraged by more than 400 utilities globally to improve operation & maintenance, asset management, customer experience and resilience.

Idrica Water Security Day Middle East will feature Jaime Barba and Dr. David J. Kilcullen as speakers, who will share their impressions on water security and technology in the current situation. The online event will take place on Monday 4 May at 21:00 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), 20:00 in Doha (Qatar) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 19:00 in Valencia (Spain), 13:00 in Washington DC (USA) and 11:00 in Denver (USA).

Jaime Barba

CEO of Idrica and Water Technology Expert. He has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has more than 20 years of experience in the water sector.

Throughout his professional career in the world of water resources, he has held positions of responsibility for more than a decade, including CEO of GoHub, the open innovation hub for deep tech, industry 4.0 and smart cities, Director of Digital Transformation at Global Omnium and Director of Information Systems at Aguas de Valencia Group, a 130-year-old company responsible for managing water in 400 municipalities in Spain.

Dr. David J. Kilcullen

One of the most important global thinkers, specializing in counterinsurgency and water. His books The Accidental Guerrilla and Counterinsurgency are read by policymakers, the military, intelligence services and development agencies around the world. His interventions have worldwide media impact and he is currently a reference figure for international media regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also played a key role in counter-insurgency issues for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, working for the US government.

He holds a BA with honours in politics and English from the University of New South Wales, an MA in management from the University of Canberra, a postgraduate diploma in linguistics from the Australian Defence Force Language School and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. He has taught at universities and military schools in the United States and Europe. Last month he published Dragons and Snakes, receiving positive reviews from several media, including the Financial Times.

The panel will be moderated by Sarmad Qazi, one of the most relevant international experts in the region. The journalist has extensive experience working directly with numerous companies in Qatar.

The page of the event includes additional information, as well as the link for registration.

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