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Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is organizing a specialized conference in November 2021 to address the challenges and opportunities in the Energy-Water-Environment (EWE) nexus, in particular the research and technology development requirements for the EWE nexus in harsh desert climates. Over 300 researchers, scientists, engineers, and stakeholders are expected to attend the four-day event, which will be held from November 22-25, 2021. Delegates can attend the in-person sessions at the Minaratein, or log in via online platforms.

The main goal of this conference is to bring together international experts from academia and industry - as well as relevant stakeholders - to share the latest research, technology, and innovation developments. 

Attendees will aim to promote a better understanding of the links between energy, water and environment in order to develop key priority areas for human development and environmental sustainability. One important outcome of this conference will be the impact of the EWE nexus on food security. The conference will help to enhance understanding and find solutions to the specific challenges faced by the intrinsic EWE nexus in harsh desert climates, such as in Qatar. Experts will also discuss how energy and water utilization within the region can be maximized to address water, energy, and food security challenges while fostering a technological environment leading to value creation and impact in society and economy. The conference also aims to bridge the gap between research and industry and will provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue among scientists, researchers, industry partners, and policymakers.

The conference is in line with QEERI’s vision and mission of making the institute a reference center at the national, regional and international levels in the field of energy, environment, and water research and technology development, especially for Qatar and the MENA region.

The conference aims to: 

  • Identify areas of collaboration on EWE nexus issues on a regional and international scale, and associated technology development and innovative approaches.
  • Understand the challenges and barriers, and to develop potential solutions for relevant issues in the implementation of research in the area of energy, water, and the environment.
  • Exchange ideas and share knowledge with experts and policymakers from around the world.
  • Bridge the gap between research and industry, and address socio-economic impacts.
  • Highlight the research capacity and capabilities relevant to Qatar and the region on the international stage.

For more about the first edition of the conference, IC-SEWEN’19, please click here

About Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) 

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is a national research institute tasked with supporting Qatar in addressing its grand challenges related to energy, water, and environment.

QEERI – with its experienced scientists, engineers, and technicians supported by its focused management and operations teams, working within its world-class indoor and outdoor facilities – aims to make a lasting positive impact on Qatar and the region. The institute’s work is in line with the goals set forth by Qatar National Vision 2030, and is supported by Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation (QF RDI)

QEERI’s mission:

  1. To meet the needs of Qatar and anticipate the future challenges:
    • Provide solutions in water, energy, and environment, in arid regions.
    • Advise and provide guidance: strategy-, policy-making/contributor.
    • Educate: knowledge base and future generations of Qatari scientists and engineers.
  2. To secure sustainable water and energy resources, and provide the best possible environment to current and future generations.
  3. To catalyze the construction of ecosystems, and to enhance the role and contribution of QF and Qatar on the international scene, in science and technology.

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. A homegrown research and graduate studies, the university acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At HBKU our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership  all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact on the development of nations.

More information at www.hbku.edu.qa 

About Education City

Qatar Foundation’s flagship initiative is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world's leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers. Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.

Total number of students across our universities and schools: 8,000+
Universities located in Education City: 9
Schools as part of our pre-university education network: 11

More information at https://www.qf.org.qa/education/education-city

About Qatar

Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 square kilometer peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.

Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.

Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.

Capital: Doha
Population: 2.69 million
Area: 11,500 sq. km
Language: Arabic
Religion: Islam
Currency: Riyal
Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

More information at https://www.visitqatar.qa