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About Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Dubai

The inaugural Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Dubai 2016 was successfully held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai with the support of Dubai South and Ministry of Infrastructure Development.

100+ government representatives, developers, engineering consultants, contractors, academia, solution and technology providers gathered at the event to discuss strategies for developing, constructing and delivering a resilient drainage and stormwater network to meet the future demands of Dubai’s population and urban growth.

The 2nd Annual Future Drainage & Stormwater Network Dubai is envisioned to support Dubai’s drainage, sewage and stormwater master plan and associated projects with the aim to develop Dubai into a green and fully sustainable city by 2021.

It will provide the opportunity to hear updates on Dubai’s stormwater and sewage scheme, projects and timelines as well as to provide the platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge, share best practice and most importantly, to play a part in Dubai’s future plans.

Call us today on +971 4 361 4001 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Drainage & Stormwater Networks industry:

  • Announcement to invite pre-qualified contractors to submit proposals for the main pumping station packages on its Jebel Ali stormwater network project:
    • Package 1 includes pre-qualifiers for the pumping stations
    • Package 2 includes major tunnel packages for 11.5km long-lateral tunnel
  • Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is evaluating prequalification entries for a planned new desalination plant in the Jebel Ali area of the emirate. The planned Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant will have a capacity of 40 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).
  • The master stormwater network for Jebel Ali district is in the works and will be ready by the end of 2019.




  • Learn about Dubai’s master plan on its stormwater and drainage projects and their timelines, established proactive maintenance regimes, emergency management practices
  • International case studies on flood-proofing the modern city, citywide stormwater master planning and sewage lagoon reclamation & rehabilitation
  • Evaluate best practice design of sewerage, drainage and stormwater management networks
  • Discover the importance of implementing robust asset management strategies in a fast-growing environment
  • Examine proposals and methods for developing more sustainable drainage systems

2016 Advisory Board

Dr. Babak Bozorgy

Principal Civil Engineer - Team Leader, MWH, now part of Stantec

Dr. Ghazi Al Rawas

Assistant Professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University Oman

Paul Groves

Regional Design Director - Tunnels & Ground Engineering, ATKINS

2017 Speakers

  • Dr. Babak Bozorgy

    Principal Technical Lead & Team Leader
    MWH, now part of Stantec

  • Abdelrazig Mohamed

    Senior Manager - Civil Infrastructure
    Dubai South

  • Sameer Daoud

    Group Chief Development Officer and Managing Director
    Drake & Scull International

  • Mohamed A. Alamasi

    Head of Service and Master Planning Section
    Ras Al Khaimah Municipality

  • Dr. Amr Elagroudi

    Advisor – Stormwater Drainage
    Abu Dhabi Municipality

  • Francois-Xavier Basselot

    Water Market Director
    Atkins Global

  • Nariba Gittens

    Water Resources Design Manager

  • Wassim Haroun

    Conser Consulting

  • Titia de Mes

    Water for Industry & Water Asset Management Leader
    Arcadis Middle East

  • Vasudevan Chakkiar

    Engineering Manager
    Al Naboodah Contracting

  • Paul Groves

    Regional Design Director - Tunnels & Ground Engineering
    Atkins Global

  • Eng. Maher Ezzeddine

    Head of Land, Water, and Environment Department

  • Dr. Anna Grichting Solder

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Qatar University

  • Eng. Emile Zankoul

    Manager of the Design Technology Unit

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Silver Sponsor
Associate Sponsor
Networking Partners
Official Lunch Host For Day 1
Supporting Organisations
Intelligence Partner
Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.