1st International Conference on Water Resources and Arid
Environments (2004)

5-8 December 2004

Organizers:
- King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert
- The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water
- The Ministry of Water and Electricity

Participants:
Scientists, researchers, and others concerned with water resources and arid environments on the local, Arab, and International level.

Venue:
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Conference Languages:
English and Arabic.

Events:
The awards ceremony for the Third Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water was held on the evening of the first day, along with the opening ceremony of the conference.

The conference was accompanied by an exhibition, which was open to all attendees.

Conference Themes:
Theme I. Water Resources
Theme II. Arid Environments
Theme III. Combating Desertifation
Theme IV. Utilization of New Technologies for Desert Studies

Conference Objectives :

  1. To enrich the awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water with related scientific activities.
  2. To develop knowledge and share information in water resources and desert-related fields.
  3. To explore the use of new technologies in the study of arid and semiarid environments and their natural resources.
  4. To provide an opportunity for decision makers, experts, and scientists in the Arab World to share their expertise in order to find integrative and comprehensive solutions for water resource problems in the region.