SIEE-POLLUTEC 2019: Water’s future to be discussed from February 11 in Algiers

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The 15th edition of the International Exhibition of Electricity and Water Technologies SIEE-Pollutec will be held in Algeria from February 11 to 14, 2019. SIEE-Pollutec will provide an opportunity for professionals to conduct strategic reflections on water and sanitation in order to improve the sector's performance. Its organisers present it as the largest water and environment exhibition in Africa.

The Safex central pavilion (in Algiers) will host the 2019 edition of the International Exhibition of Water Equipment, Technologies and Services SIEE-Pollutec. This annual meeting of discussions on water will give participants the opportunity to “establish new Algerian and international contacts, to learn about market developments, legislation and to get in touch with professionals in the sector.”

SIEE-Pollutec will also bring together 200 exhibitors and experts in water and environmental technologies from different continents. Their presence at the show will be an opportunity to inform visitors, to exchange with them and above all to present new findings in the water and environment sector; meetings that can foster partnerships for the future. Similarly, the exhibition will provide participants with the opportunity to obtain technical information to improve the quality of their services in the field.

During the 4 days of the show, the themes around water (drinking water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, etc.) and other environmental issues will be discussed: polluted sites and soils, risks and risk management, health, safety and environment, waste, recycling and recovery, combating greenhouse gases, energy management and renewable energies, environmental management, etc.

The exhibition is open to visitors from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 February from 10 am to 6 pm. Exhibitors will have access to it from 9:30 am. The official inauguration will take place on Monday at 10:13 a.m.

Some of the themes on the programme.

– Development of seawater desalination in Algeria;

– Ivory Coast’s experience in drinking water supply;

– Desalination and operational excellence;

– Digitalisation of water and wastewater equipment;

– Use of membrane techniques in water treatment: – demineralisation of brackish water – desulphurisation of water;

– Emergency water storage and distribution (humanitarian crisis, natural disaster, industrial accident….

– Benin’s experience in mobilising water resources;

– Senegal’s experience in wastewater treatment;

– Waste treatment and recovery in the cement industry,

– National waste management strategy between constraints and development opportunities;

– Industrial waste management: Challenges of the circular economy.

SIEE offers a series of three forums: the International Forum on Infrastructure in the Water Resources Sector, the Forum on the Evolution of Industrial Waste Management towards a Circular Economy and the Forum on Mineral and Spring Water Quality.

In 2018, SIEE-Pollutec attracted more than 6,000 trade visitors. The organisers hope to exceed this number in 2019. This year’s edition is an opportunity to discover the business sector and to establish partnerships in Algeria, a country that has invested €12,500 million to develop the water and sanitation sector over the period 2015-2019.

Luchelle Feukeng


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