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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:

  • Dubai Municipality announced the stormwater and sewerage scheme, which is estimated to be valued at $6bn
  • The master stormwater network for Jebel Ali district is in the works and will be ready by the end of 2019
  • Dubai Municipality announcement to invite pre-qualified contractors to submit proposals for the main pumping station package on its Jebel Ali stormwater network project




  • 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

2016 Speakers

  • Firoz Ahmed

    Vice President of utilities and infrastructure management
    Government of Dubai – Dubai South

  • Paul Fox

    Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates
    British Embassy

  • Dr. Tayeb Yacine

    Regional Technical Director
    MWH, now part of Stantec

  • Omar Al Mesmar

    General Manager
    Dubai Investments Park Development Company

  • Chris Venemore

    Director of Civil Infrastructure

  • Dr. Babak Bozorgy

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

  • Paul Groves

    Regional Design Director - Tunnels & Ground Engineering

  • Michael Schütz

    Head of R&D, Product Management Drainage Systems

  • Paul Chadwick

    Divisional Director, Asset Management and Advisory Services
    Mott Macdonald

  • Sameer Darwash

    Project Manager – Projects Department
    Union Properties

  • Charbel Diab

    Associate Principal - Water & Environment Sector
    Khatib & Alami

  • Fabio Zulbati

    Principal Tunnel Engineer
    Mott Macdonald

  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud

    Advisor - Water Resources Environment Quality
    Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

  • Boon EE Khaw

    Senior Utilities & BIM Manager
    Parsons International Limited

  • John Sheppard

    Chief Engineer

  • Tael Ezzat

    Senior Consultant
    Dar Group

  • Taha B.M.J. Ouarda

    Professor and Institute Center Head
    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

  • Abdelrazig Mohamed

    Senior Manager - Civil Infrastructure
    Government of Dubai – Dubai South

  • Dr. Ghazi Al Rawas

    Assistant Professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering
    Sultan Qaboos University Oman

  • Francois-Xavier Basselot

    Department for International Trade UK

2017 Sponsors and Partners

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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.