3rd International Conference on Water Resources and Arid
Environments (2008)
1st Arab Water Forum

16-19 November 2008


  • King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert
  • The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water
  • The Ministry of Water and Electricity
  • The Arab Water Council

Scientists, researchers, and others concerned with water resources and arid environments on the local, Arab, and International level.

King Fahd Cultural Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Conference Languages:
English and Arabic.

The awards ceremony for the Third Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water was held on the evening of the first day, along with the opening ceremony of the conference.

The conference was accompanied by an exhibition, which was open to all attendees.

Conference Themes:
Theme I. Water Resources
Theme II. Water Conservation
Theme III. Climate Change: Its Impact on Water Resources & Arid Environments
Theme IV. Utilization of New Technologies in the Study of Arid Environments and their Natural Resources
Theme V. Advancement of Arab Water Policy towards Development
Theme VI. Management of Water Crises in the Arab World


  1. Ministerial workshop: Water Security and Sustainable Development.
  2. Strategies and national planning for water resources in the Arab World.

Conference Objectives :

  1. To enrich the awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water with related scientific activities.
  2. To develop knowledge and share information in water resources and desert-related fields.
  3. To explore the use of new technologies in the study of arid and semiarid environments and their natural resources.
  4. To provide an opportunity for decision makers, experts, and scientists in the Arab World to share their expertise in order to find integrative and comprehensive solutions for water resource problems in the region.