The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks KSA is part of ACM’s successful Drainage & Stormwater Networks series, which is held across the GCC.

The seminar serves as a platform to discuss the latest updates on the stormwater, flood management, drainage contracts worth $267m across 14 governorates in KSA, Riyadh Municipality’s flood management projects, and Jeddah Stormwater Drainage Progamme Updated Masterplan. The Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks KSA 2017 will also discuss the requirements by KSA’s leading project owners including Riyadh Metro, King Abdulaziz International Airport and Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu. 

Bringing together the responsible government authorities, engineering and design consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, materials and machinery suppliers, this seminar will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and share best practices for designing, constructing, refurbishing, operating and maintaining effective stormwater, sewerage and drainage networks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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KSA drainage, sewerage and stormwater projects:

  • Riyad Municipality flood management projects.
  • Jeddah Stormwater Drainage Programme (JSDP) Updated Masterplan (2015) and SR600-million rainwater drainage system in Jeddah.
  • Riyadh Metro drainage projects.
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport drainage and stormwater project.
  • Late 2015, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdullateef Al-Asheikh has approved contracts worth $267m (SR1.059bn) to implement 168 municipal projects in 14 governorates. The projects include stormwater, flood management, and drainage projects. 
  • Riyadh Projects worth a total of $42m (SR158m), including water networks.
  • Jeddah contracts worth $46.5m (SR175m) - Among the key projects in Jeddah are the study on improving the city's performance.
  • Madinah projects of $12m (SR46m) are approved for Madinah include an irrigation lines.
  • Eastern Province projects - cost a total of $30m (SR113m) include rehabilitation of rainwater drainage plants.
  • Asir Province total cost of the projects in reached $30m (SR103m) include projects to prevent floods, rainwater drainage, and maintenance of drainage canals in Mahayil Asir, Tanoumah, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Sarat Obeidah and Al-Farshah.
  • In Al-Qassim, projects worth a total of $34m (SR128m) will be implemented. These include rainwater drainage projects in Al-Mudhnib, Al-Rass, Al-Bikeiriyah, Al-Nabhaniyah and Al-Ammar
  • In Jazan, the contracts are worth a total of $23m (SR87m). These include drainage projects in Jazan and Abi Areesh, maintenance and irrigation of green areas in Samta and Al-Darb.
  • Projects worth a total of $6.9m (SR25m) will be implemented in Hail. These include rainwater drainage systems.
  • In the Northern Borders, projects - Their total cost reached $7m (SR26m) include drainage projects.



  • Learn more about the mega project for stormwater across Saudi Arabia
  • Evaluate best practice design of sewerage, drainage and stormwater management networks
  • Discover the importance of implementing robust asset management strategies in a fast-growing environment
  • Examine the flood management projects
  • Hear from international and local case studies


2017 Advisory Board

Dr. Babak Bozorgy

Principal Technical Lead & Team Leader, MWH, now part of Stantec

2017 Speakers

  • Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

    Former advisor to the Minister
    Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

  • Dr. Yasser Nazzal

    Irrigation and Water Resources expert and advisor
    Irrigation and Drainage Authority (IDA)

  • Dr. Abdulrahman Alshehri

    Operations Senior Manager
    National Water Company

  • Mohamed Farouk

    professor of water resources
    Imam and Ain Shams Universities

  • Fadi Shatnawi

    Head of Infrastructure Section
    Archen Engineering Consultants

  • Atef Nooh

    Head of Storm Water Drainage Department
    Khatib & Alami CEC

  • Dr. Ghazi Al Rawas

    Assistant Professor
    Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

  • Dr. Babak Bozorgy

    Principal Technical Lead & Team Leader
    MWH, now part of Stantec

  • Andreas Amft

    Managing Director

  • Eng. Rashid al Rashdi

    Head of Mantainance
    Abu Dhabi City Municipality

  • Dr. Amr A. El-Agroudy

    Technical Advisor, Specialised Studies, Infrastructure & Municipal Assets Sector
    Abu Dhabi City Municipality

  • Naji Mahmoud Awad

    Sales Manager

  • Ahmad El Sherbieny

    Utility Manager
    Zaid Al Hussain Group

  • Shaukat Ali

    Planning Manager –UG
    Underground Stretch

  • Samer Abu Al-Soud

    Product Manager- Pipe
    Rowad Plastic

  • Maher Ezzeddine

    Head of Land, Water and Environment Department

  • Emile Zankoul

    Design technology unit manager

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