Climate and Building Lessons from Arid Middle Eastern Cities

Oct 25, 2017

Session Description

What can we learn from arid cities in the Middle East for our own local context? This session will address common challenges across arid cities globally and innovative solutions at the city, neighborhood and building scales with best practices from the Middle East.

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Huda ShakaAssociate Director, Arup (United Arab Emirates)


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  1. What are your thoughts of the future of desalinization technology?

    • I am sure it will get even more efficient. The challenge in my view is with mitigating negative environmental impact around discharging warm brine into the marine environment.


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