Upcoming Partner events

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Capital Club Bahrain, Skyline Lounge, 51st floor

    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington, DC

    • Water policy, technology, and projects

      in the Middle East


    • Report

      Middle East Most Water Stressed Region

      in the World

      Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AmCham MENA for BusinessH2O, a Middle East-focused water innovation summit on October 30th in Washington, DC. This conference will bring together business leaders, policy makers, and water experts to highlight major water projects across the region, public policies to meet the growing demand for water, and best practices in corporate water management. 

      Water is a vital resource for business and a critical input for economic growth and prosperity. However, the Middle East is the most “water-starved” region in the world and is expected to face huge economic losses from water scarcity. Addressing these challenges requires innovation in water management, strong collaboration with governments, and leadership in the business community.

      Twelve out of the 17 most water-stressed countries in the world are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to the 2019 World Resources Institute Global Water Risk Atlas

      The region is intensely hot and dry with a low water supply to begin with, and is facing growing water demands and complications from climate change that are expected to cause huge economic losses -- as much as 6-14% of MENA GDP by 2050 according to the World Bank. These countries consume 80% of their available water annually and are facing "day zero" conditions, meaning residents' taps are close to running completely dry. 

      Qatar is the most water-stressed country, followed by Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Jordan. Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and the UAE round out the top ten. 

      While population growth, socioeconomic development, and urbanization increasingly threaten water supplies, there are areas where the MENA region has significant opportunity to boost water security, such as increasing levels of water reuse since  82% of the region's wastewater is not reused.

      Addressing the world's water challenges will require innovation in water management and leadership from the business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's BusinessH2O International Business and Policy Forum will work to tackle these issues in the Middle East by profiling major projects throughout the region and highlighting new technologies and poligy solutions that can be used to alleviate water shortages. 


    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    1615 H St, NW

    Washington, DC

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    Point of Contact:

    Liz Clark, Manager for Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at lclark@uschamber.com or +1-202-463-5484
    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dubai South Headquarters, Master Hall, Dubai U.A.E.

    Benefits of Membership:  AmCham Bahrain members are invited to attend Dubai Airshow Kick-Off Breakfast at the member price

    Sponsorship opportunities available.  Let us know if you would like more information.

    Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 
    Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am 
    Cost: AED 250* for AmCham Abu Dhabi and AmCham Dubai Members 
    AED 350* for Non-Members 
    RSVP: No later than 12 noon on Thursday, November 14, 2019
    *Prices are inclusive of a Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 5%. 

    This is a pre-paid event, your place will not be confirmed until payment is received.

    Register now

Past events

30 Sep 2019 Succession Management: How successful Organization use it to Sustain Competitive Advantage
23 Sep 2019 U.S. Embassy Delegation - Solar Power International (SPI) 2019
18 Sep 2019 Business Speaker Series Capital Club Bahrain
17 Jul 2019 U.S. Commerce Update from EVP Myron Brilliant
21 May 2019 The USBBC - Global Medicine Distribution Center in Bahrain
30 Apr 2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Study in the USA - Informational Session
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament Dinner
23 Nov 2018 18th Annual ABA-EP Golf Tournament with AmCham
14 Nov 2018 USA Partnership Pavilion Opening Ceremony - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
12 Nov 2018 MENA Angel Investors Summit
21 Oct 2018 Manama Entrepreneurship Week
15 Oct 2018 Discover America Festivel: Chief Guest H.E. Justin Siberell
14 Oct 2018 Bahrain Hospitality & Restaurant Expo 2018
29 Sep 2018 Water Environment Technical Exhibition And Conference
13 Sep 2018 Global Teleconference by U.S. Embassy
20 Jun 2018 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit
9 May 2018 Steppingstone Global - The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution
2 May 2018 Exporting from Bahrain by Sea to Key Markets
29 Apr 2018 International Business Speaker Series - Gerald Lawless
18 Apr 2018 Managing Cybersecurity Risks in the Energy Sector - Ravi Jayasundera
16 Apr 2018 USBBC - GCC Opportunities
31 Mar 2018 Mary McBride Band Concert
7 Mar 2018 Stepping Stone Global - Organization Development Workshop
7 Mar 2018 Unbound Bahrain
3 Mar 2018 Start Up Bahrain Week - A whole lot of inspiration from 50+ speakers in 6 events
28 Feb 2018 US Navy Industry Day – How to do business with the US Navy
12 Feb 2018 "How to do Business in the U.S." Seminar
23 Jan 2018 BBBF - Business Networking - Monthly Lunch Meeting
22 Jan 2018 Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Bahrain - Al Tamimi & Co.
30 Nov 2017 USBBC: A Reception featuring His Royal Highness Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
27 Nov 2017 Celebrity Chef Series: Chef Chele Gonzalez
18 Nov 2017 Snowflake Craft Fair 2017
15 Nov 2017 Ferrari Maserati Showroom Grand Opening
13 Nov 2017 Bahrain Business Women’s B2B Forum
11 Nov 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017
8 Nov 2017 Bahrain Franchise and Dine Expo
31 Oct 2017 World Entrepreneurs Forum 2017
17 Sep 2017 Solar Energy Systems STEEB Exhibition 2017


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