Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, recently organized a forum on Bromate in Mövenpick Hotel in Riyadh, KSA under the tile title “Water Desalination – Bromate Even.” A pool of renowned experts, high-level government entities, and multinational corporations were invited to the event to discuss issues related to water desalination and promoting health and safety regulations for drinking water in the region.
Commenting on the event, Henning Sandager, Grundfos Area Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey noted, “The significance of this event emanates from the importance of water desalination and providing healthy and clean drinking water to people in this arid region. The topics discussed during the forum do not only address critical challenges faced by the region, they also conform with the Saudi Vision 2030 and review means to ensure sustainable and clean supplies of water for people in Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC and Middle East regions.”
“Removing harmful chemicals from desalinated drinking water is a pressing issue for countries that do not have sufficient natural water resources, and the expertise enjoyed by Grundfos in this field and its cutting-edge technologies are the answer to this challenge. Grundfos is well positioned to spearhead the endeavors of the region’s governments in achieving their ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable drinking water for their growing populations,” he added.
The proceedings of the forum witnessed the participation of two main speakers: Dr. Corrado Sommariva, Managing Director of ILF Consulting Engineers Middle East, who enjoys a vast experience in thermal, reverse osmosis and wastewater systems; as well as Carlos Demmerle, Member of the Council of Technical Sales and Industrial Product Management Working Group within German Association of Engineers who has over 25 years’ experience in water treatment from potable water applications to pure water for the pharmaceutical industry. The speakers shed light on the main challenges related to Bromate and drinking water, and the suggested solutions and the scope of implementation to meet the growing needs of clean and healthy drinking water in the region.
The forum included a seminar that was attended by 17 experts from different entities discussing water desalination and clean water issues. Another panel discussion was held and attended by consultants and representatives of government authorities, in the presence of the media. The panel discussed a number of topics related to Bromate including the integration of these efforts with the Saudi Vision 2030; the level of efficiency of KSA infrastructure; and early collaboration between all stakeholders including suppliers, consultants and end users in developing new projects and new technologies.