Dubai EXPO 2020

Between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021, the 35th World Exhibition will take place in Dubai. It is the first world exhibition in the Middle East. Under the theme 'Connecting minds, creating the future', 170 participating countries present ideas, innovations and technologies. Deltares is one of the participating partners in the nexus of water, energy and food.

Nexus water, energy and food for a better climate

Global issues in the field of water, the growing demand for energy, and food security also play an important role in the Gulf region. The Gulf countries are the largest consumers per capita of water and energy and a large part of the food is imported. That has to change and can be more sustainable, according these countries.
The Netherlands likes to think along and investigates the possibilities to connect water, energy and food issues in a sustainable and future-proof way. With a trendsetting pavilion where new circular concepts are presented and provision is made for managing a natural indoor climate, the Netherlands is showing the innovative power to capitalize on the opportunities for a sustainable world both in the Gulf region and beyond.

Deltares in the Gulf region

Deltares has been active in the Gulf region for more than 15 years, including research into strategic freshwater supplies in the subsurface, the desalination of water and the development of software for simulating water quantity and quality.
‘Our researchers have been working on water-related issues about water, energy and food nexus for many years. It is precisely in this region, where the transition to new energy sources is set in motion and the population can still grow strongly, that the water requirement is highly dependent on changes in the food and energy sector. The questions must therefore be investigated and worked out in close cooperation with other institutes, universities, businesses and INGO’s, “says Timo Kroon, researcher at Deltares.

More information about the Deltares symposia, workshops and events during the Dubai EXPO 2020 will follow in the course of 2019.