WB outcomes expected at Africa Utility Week
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE World Bank is in May, during the African Utility Week in Cape Town, set to report back on progress of its Thirsty Energy initiative.
Launched in January 2014, Thirsty Energy is an initiative that promotes sustainable water and energy resource management by working with governments and partners globally.
World Bank is currently working in South Africa, China and Morocco to integrate water constraints into the energy sector and better address water and energy challenges to ensure a sustainable development of energy resources.Dr Diego Rodriguez, Senior Economist at the World Bank, returns to African Utility Week as a featured speaker and panel moderator in the event’s water conference.
“I look forward to discussing the findings from Thirsty Energy’s work in South Africa and how integrating water into energy modelling reveals profound connections between the resources, and changes the energyoutcomes and operational decisions,” said Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, water resource management will form an important part of theprogramme of the 16th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition that returns to Cape Town from May 17-19.It will gather some 6 000 engineers, stakeholders and solution providers from around the globe.
The event will feature 250 exhibitors, 250 speakers, a six stream strategic conference, a free-to-attend technical conference on the expofloor, three high-profile keynote sessions, technical site visits and the coveted industry awards gala dinner.The African Utility Week Industry Awards also include categories forAfrican Water Executive and Water Utility of the Year where pioneering water utilities and innovative projects for saving water are recognised and celebrated.
– CAJ News
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