About the Wet Infrastructure Summit

Due to the region’s unique geographical needs, the GCC has become a world-leader in managing and maximizing their water supply, by implementing new strategies, solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

Countries within the region have extensive development plans for water, as they seek to extend or upgrade their water infrastructure, increasing sustainability and efficiency, to ensure that various governmental visions such as the UAE’s Vision 2021, Saudi Vision 2030, Kuwait Vision 2035 and Oman Vision 2020 are met.

The Wet Infrastructure Summit taking place from 4 - 5 November 2019 will highlight strategies and plans for designing, constructing, refurbishing, operating and maintaining effective drainage networks, water treatment, coastal restoration for all water assets in the region.

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KSA drainage, sewerage and stormwater projects:

  • Riyad Municipality flood management projects.
  • Jeddah Stormwater Drainage Programme (JSDP) Updated Masterplan (2015) and SR600-million rainwater drainage system in Jeddah.
  • Riyadh Metro drainage projects.
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport drainage and stormwater project.
  • Late 2015, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdullateef Al-Asheikh has approved contracts worth $267m (SR1.059bn) to implement 168 municipal projects in 14 governorates. The projects include stormwater, flood management, and drainage projects. 
  • Riyadh Projects worth a total of $42m (SR158m), including water networks.
  • Jeddah contracts worth $46.5m (SR175m) - Among the key projects in Jeddah are the study on improving the city's performance.
  • Madinah projects of $12m (SR46m) are approved for Madinah include an irrigation lines.
  • Eastern Province projects - cost a total of $30m (SR113m) include rehabilitation of rainwater drainage plants.
  • Asir Province total cost of the projects in reached $30m (SR103m) include projects to prevent floods, rainwater drainage, and maintenance of drainage canals in Mahayil Asir, Tanoumah, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Sarat Obeidah and Al-Farshah.
  • In Al-Qassim, projects worth a total of $34m (SR128m) will be implemented. These include rainwater drainage projects in Al-Mudhnib, Al-Rass, Al-Bikeiriyah, Al-Nabhaniyah and Al-Ammar
  • In Jazan, the contracts are worth a total of $23m (SR87m). These include drainage projects in Jazan and Abi Areesh, maintenance and irrigation of green areas in Samta and Al-Darb.
  • Projects worth a total of $6.9m (SR25m) will be implemented in Hail. These include rainwater drainage systems.
  • In the Northern Borders, projects - Their total cost reached $7m (SR26m) include drainage projects.



  • Learn more about the mega project for stormwater across Saudi Arabia
  • 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 the flood management projects
  • Hear from international and local case studies


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