Saudi state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corp. will organize the first global gathering in Riyadh to explore the prospects and solutions for the future of desalinating water.
To be held under the slogan 'Desalination in Space,' the Future Desalination International Conference will take place from Sept. 11 to 13 to promote research and propose sustainable solutions, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
To develop the industry, the conference will see the launch of a set of initiatives and qualitative alliances to enhance water desalination infrastructure during the next decade.
This includes the World Bank initiative to support investment plans in regulating water desalination, discuss new solutions to find cost-saving opportunities, and invest in unconventional water resources.
In line with Saudi Vision 2030, the conference contributes to the pursuit of building a sustainable future that reaches net zero carbon emissions by 2060.
The conference will draw a roadmap for the development of the unconventional water desalination industry until 2030.
This is to be done through examining opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent, developing revenues in the industry, and controlling the cost of water desalination to reach the world record price of $0.32 per cubic meter.