Digital Water Workshop | 15 December 2022 | KSA

Future of KSA Water Sector - Digital Water Infrastructure From Planning, Design, Construction to O&M

Why it is important

Water security is one of the biggest global challenges especially for the Middle East, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world’s most water-scarce region.

If current climate, urbanization and consumption trends continue, water demand is set to rise in the KSA by about 62% by 2025. To counter the growing demand, water infostructure investments are being made to increase capacity, conserve water resources and manage consumption levels. The increasing complexity of the challenges surrounding the water sector necessitates a paradigm shift beyond traditional water and sewerage infrastructure.

In the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the uptake of digital technologies and their integration into water services. Various stakeholders in KSA (owner /operators, engineering consultants and contractors) are increasingly adopting technologies such as desalination, ground water, water re-use schemes, smart water grids, smart metering and digital twins to increase existing supply and production capacity.

Join this event to learn:

This workshop will discuss and demonstrate how digital technologies can support the full lifecycle of water infrastructure to make it more efficient and resilient. We will address the planning, engineering design, analysis, optimization, construction, and operation and maintenance aspects using Bentley digital twin technology.

  • If you are owner / operator of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, learn how to manage capital improvement projects and manage water infrastructure with digital twins
  • If you are engineering consultant. Learn how to utilize the latest Bentley digital twin technological advancements to deliver projects in time and reduce risks
  • If you are contractor, learn how to effectively work ion the supply chain to deliver key capital projects to improve water infrastructure using Bentley CDE (connected data environment) and construction management technology
  • If you are digital integrator, learn how you can configure Bentley operational digital twins to provide real-time visualization, insights, forecasts and dashboards for efficient operations of the water infrastructure to the owners/operators.


8:30 - 9:30 Registration, networking, coffee / tea
9:30 - 9:35 Welcome

Presenter / Moderator

  • Debu Chakraborty, Regional Director MEA
9:35 - 10:00 Digital Transformation for Lifecycle Management of Water Infrastructure in KSA

Presenter / Moderator

  • Slavco Velickov, Advancement Director
10:00 - 10:30 Using advanced technology for future proofing KSA water infrastructure

Presenter / Moderator

  • Rua Suleiman, Sales Consultant water
  • Kamal Batcha, Senior Application Engineer Plant solution
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00 - 11:30 Case Studies: how other organizations use Digital Twins to drive efficiency of potable water supply systems, sewer and storm drainage networks

Presenter / Moderator

  • Slavco Velickov, advancement director water industry
11:30 - 12:00 Panel discussion: The Future of KSDA Water Infrastructure

Presenter / Moderator

  • Panel discussion with the audience facilitated by Debu Chakraborty, Elias Nicholas, Slavco Velickov
12:00 - 12:15 Q&A Session with Bentley staff

Presenter / Moderator

  • All
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch and Networking

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