8th International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments 2018

ICWRAE is an international scientific conference held every two years. It is organised by King Saud University (KSU), the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research, and the Saudi Ministry of the Environment, Water, and Agriculture.

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019
Target groups: skilled tradesmen, engineers, technicians, decision makers, professionals in water management
Category: Seminar


Water is life's most precious resource. Our need for it is increasing exponentially, along with the human population. If we are to guarantee that there will be enough water for future generations, we must engage in a concerted global effort to make water available, to ensure its sustainability, and to protect it from contamination.

This is why every two years, ICWRAE – the International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments – brings together a distinguished body of scholars and experts from around the world to share water-related research in a spirit of benevolence and with a global vision.

ICWRAE has the following general objectives:

  1. To exchange knowledge and share information in water resources and desert-related fields

  2. To explore the use of new technologies in the study of arid and semi-arid environments and their natural resources

  3. To provide an opportunity for decision makers, experts, and scientists to share their expertise in order to find integrative and comprehensive solutions for water resource problems.

We need to work together in trust and with a sense of shared responsibility. Our efforts must remain above the narrow concerns of geography, politics, or economic interests, because human life, wherever it is found, is truly the most precious thing, and water is the most precious component of human life.

Conference Topics:

I. Water Resources

  1. Innovative methods for rain and runoff water modeling
  2. Assessment and control of radioactive contamination in groundwater
  3. Innovative methods for water production from non-traditional water resources
  4. Remote sensing and GIS applications for water resources management
  5. Water harvesting and groundwater recharge

II. Water Conservation

  1. Water conservation in the agricultural, industrial and municipal sectors
  2. New technologies and methods for water conservation

III. Arid Environments

  1. Pollution of desert environments
  2. Climate change and its impact on the desert environment
  3. Plant cover in arid environments
  4. Conservation of biodiversity in arid environments
  5. Desertification and how to combat it

IV. Utilization of New Technologies in the Study of Arid Environments and their Natural Resources

  1. Remote sensing (systems and techniques)
  2. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Modern measuring systems and devices
  5. Utilization of sustainable energy in water resource development

V. Hydroponic Farming (dedicated session)

  1. Methods and approaches to hydroponic farming
  2. Hydroponic farming systems for commercial agricultural production
  3. Hydoponic systems for domestic use
  4. Imputs and requirements of hydroponic farming (nutrient solutions, agicultural environments, design)
  5. Economics of commercial hydroponic farming
  6. Protection of hydroponically grown crops
King Saud University
11451 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Target language English


Dr. Adulmalek Al Alshaikh

Saudi Arabia


(+966 11) 467-5571


(+966 11) 467-557




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