The WSTA 11th Gulf Water Conference

“Water in the GCC … Towards Efficient Management”
20-22 October 2014, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Conference Opening Ceremony

Co-Organisers and Sponsors

The Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA)

The concept of formation of Water Sciences and Technology Association (WSTA) was the result of individual efforts of some of those concerned with water affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries. The Government of Bahrain consented to register the Association in Bahrain, and the Association was formally founded in September 1987, to be the first scientific association in the field of water sciences and technology in the Arabian Gulf region. The WSTA is a non-government organization and its WSTA membership is open to all water professionals in the GCC, water-related national and international organizations, educational institutes, consultants, and companies.

WSTA aims at encouraging and promoting interest in water sciences and strengthen scientific ties among water professionals in the GCC countries, and encouraging scientific research, training programs, and the development of local capabilities in the different fields of water sciences and technology.

  • WSTA organized the First Gulf Water Conference in the period 10-13 October 1992 in Dubai, UAE, under the theme “Water and Development in the Gulf Region, Challenges of the Nineties”. Following the success of its first conference, WSTA decided to organize this Regional conference biannually alternating in one of the GCC countries.
  • The Second Gulf Conference was held in the period 5-9 November 1994 in Bahrain under the theme “Water in the Gulf…Towards a Total Management”.
  • The Third Gulf Water Conference was held in the period 8-13 March 1997 in Sultanate of Oman under the theme “Towards Efficient Utilization of Water Resources in the Gulf”.
  • The Fourth Gulf Conference was held in Bahrain, in the period 13-19 February 1999, under the theme “Water in the Gulf…Challenges of the 21st century”.
  • The Fifth Gulf Water Conference was held in Doha, Qatar, in 24-28 March 2001, under the theme “Water Security in the Gulf”.
  • The Sixth Gulf Water Conference was held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 8 – 12 March, 2003, under the theme “Water in the GCC…Towards Sustainable Development”.
  • The Seventh Gulf Water Conference was held in Kuwait, in 19-23 November, 2005, under the theme “Water in the GCC … Towards an Integrated Management”.
  • The Eighth Gulf Water Conference was held in Bahrain, in 3-6 March, 2008, under the theme “Water in the GCC…Towards an Optimal Economic and Planning Perspective”.
  • The Ninth Gulf Water Conference was held in the Sultanate of Oman, in 22-25 March, 2010, under the theme “Water Sustainability in the GCC…the Need for a Socio-Economic and Environmental Definition”.
  • The Tenth Gulf Water Conference was held in Qatar, in 22-24 April, 2012, under the theme “Water in the GCC … The Water-Energy-Food Nexus”.

For further information please visit: wstagcc.org

The Oman Water Society

The Oman Water Society was officially declared under the ministerial decision of Her Excellency, Minister of Social Development No. 40/2010 dated April 14, 2010. The Statute of the Society was adopted as stipulated in the law of NGOs (14/2000). The Society permanent headquarter is located in Muscat. The society main objectives are promoting scientific research and studies, training programs, and developing local capacity in the various areas of water sciences, as well as participating in creating awareness of water conservation and management. The membership is open to all segments of society.

For further information please visit: www.omanws.org.om

Conference Sponsors
Main Sponsor

Arab Fund

Platinium

Jindal SAW Gulf company

Organisers
Supporters