December 26-28-2022


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Interested parties


International Speakers


ICWRAE is an international scientific conference held every two years. It is organized by King Saud University (KSU); the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research; the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW); the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation; and the Saudi Ministry of the Environment, Water, and Agriculture.

Participation in conference attendance is welcome from all interested parties around the world. All papers and recorded lectures from previous conferences are currently available on this website.

General Information (Hybrid Conference)


ICWRAE is an internationally refereed scientific conference addressing water-related problems and environmental concerns in arid and semi-arid regions of the world.

Venue: Hybrid Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Language: Arabic & English.

Registration Fee: Free of charge.


  • King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water & Desert Research.
  • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
  • Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation.
  • Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture.

Conference Objectives

  • To exchange knowledge and share information about water resources and desert-related issues.
  • To explore the use of new technologies in the study of arid and semi-arid environments and their natural resources.
  • To provide an opportunity for decision makers, experts, and scientists to share their expertise in order to find integrative and comprehensive solutions for water resource problems.

Conference Topics

I.  Water Resources

  1. Innovative methods for rain and runoff water modeling.
  2. Assessment and control of radioactive contamination in groundwater.
  3. Innovative methods for water production from non-traditional water resources.
  4. Remote sensing and GIS applications for water resources management.
  5. Water harvesting and groundwater recharge.

II. Water Conservation

  1. Water conservation in the agricultural, industrial, and municipal sectors.
  2. New technologies and methods for water conservation.

III. Arid Environments

  1. Pollution of desert environments.
  2. Climate change and its impact on the desert environment.
  3. Plant cover in arid environments.
  4. Conservation of biodiversity in arid environments.
  5. Desertification and how to combat it.

IV. Utilization of New Technologies in the Study of Arid Environments and their Natural Resources

  1. Remote sensing (systems and techniques).
  2. Geographical information systems (GIS) and Global positioning systems (GPS).
  3. Biotechnology.
  4. Modern measuring systems and devices.
  5. Utilization of sustainable energy in water resource development.

Deadline for Submissions

Full papers (not abstracts) need to be submitted by 30 October 2022. Submissions are made online at the ICWRAE website.

Saudi Green Initiative (Special Live Session)

On 26 December, a live workshop will focus on the Saudi Green Initiative, with participation from high level officials, scientists, and researchers. The workshop will examine the development of the initiative, its progress, its achievements to date, as well as its future outlook.


An exhibition at King Saud University will be held concurrently with the conference.

Dr. Adulmalek Al Alshaikh, Conference Chairman
Phone: (+966 11) 4675571 Fax: (+966 11) 4675574 info@icwrae-psipw.org www.icwrae-psipw.org

Event Organizers

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz

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