It is our pleasure to welcome you to the third edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates (ICSEWEN’23) to be held in Doha, Qatar. This year’s ICSEWEN’23 is structured around five main themes that focus on innovations, solutions and impactful research. The themes are Energy Transition, Water Resources, Processes and Advances, Environmental Pollution and Mitigation, Innovative Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry, Sustainability and Digital Solutions. Each theme will be delivered through a series of sessions which will cover a wide range of topics which will revolve around, 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.
ICSEWEN is the flagship conference of Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), which takes place every two years. The conference brings together scientists from the region and globally to discuss critical challenges, innovative solutions and new advances in sustainable energy, water and environment with a focus on desert climate regions.
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, our sea levels are rising, the world temperature is increasing, and we are facing frequent, severe droughts and heat waves. These changes in global environmental patterns have critical health, social, and economic implications on life and biodiversity as well as the business and government operations. In this context, the energy-water-environment nexus represents a global challenge, and it is more so in arid regions.
Following the success of ICSEWEN’19 and ICSEWEN’21, we expect over 300 delegates to attend the four-day ICSEWEN’23, which will feature three international plenary sessions, scientific oral and poster presentations, exhibition space, coffee and networking sessions and multidisciplinary panel discussions with national and international stakeholders. Selected abstracts will be invited to have their full manuscript included, with our partner journals, for publication in the conference special issues.
On behalf of the organising committee, we are thrilled to invite you to join us in Doha to experience and enjoy all it has on offer from stunning skylines, landmark cultural locations and world class museums.
Dr. Khaled Mahmoud, Dr. Mohammed Rami Alfarra and Mr. Mohammed Ayoub
Chairs of ICSEWEN’23