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Water Industry Fundamentals

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Water Industry Fundamentals

Acquiring Core Knowledge in Water Applications

Scheduled Dates

04 - 08 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
19 - 23 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
07 - 11 Apr 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Water may seem to most people as an endless and future-proof resource. The real picture is far from this. Water usage worldwide extends into many different sectors with no overall coordination to safeguard the planet’s water reserves. Therefore, professionals involved in processes that make use of water in general, should be aware of basic principles and rules that apply to water use. These include knowledge and understanding of the composition of water and the limitations imposed by this, the obligations arising from the use and disposal of water to the environment, the process implications of industrial water use, the health and safety considerations and legal obligations behind managing water-based applications.

This PetroKnowledge training course will feature:

  • Review of the basic sectors in the water industry worldwide, including water use and recycling
  • Detailed explanation of specific requirements relating to quality and quantity of water in different applications
  • Introduction to the basics of water composition, including chemistry, microbiology and physical properties
  • Study of the effect of water on the different system components it comes into contact with
  • Introduction to the major water treatment techniques, including potable water and wastewater
  • Maintaining water systems and managing the Environmental, Legal and Health and Safety requirements imposed by international guidelines

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

 By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the diversity of water usage applications worldwide
  • Develop the skills to determine the suitability of water for different applications
  • Analyse the risks and restrictions that apply to water use and make appropriate decisions
  • Understand the basic water treatment techniques and where to apply them
  • Develop a good understanding of the chemistry and microbiology of water
  • Understand the legal requirements that relate to water use and reuse

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals in the water industry, but will greatly benefit:

  • Project professionals
  • Professionals involved in regulatory monitoring of potable water supplies
  • Water quality consultants
  • Engineers involved in the monitoring and maintenance of water systems in the Process Industries
  • Professionals involved in the drafting of guidelines on drinking water quality and wastewater disposal
  • Process engineers in Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs)
  • Professionals responsible for water systems in the Healthcare sector and Hospitality industry

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist towards comprehending the core issues in the water industry.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Water Industry Definition

  • Water-use figures worldwide
  • Global water reserves and future forecasts
  • Trends in water consumption
  • Introduction to the concept of water balance
  • Basic processes that use water
  • Differentiation between water use and water treatment

Day Two: Introduction to Water Properties and Composition

  • Basic water chemistry parameters
  • Basic water microbiology definitions
  • Physical characteristics of water
  • Interpreting water analysis results
  • How water interacts with substances and materials within the distribution network
  • The scale depositing tendency of water

Day Three: Drinking Water Industry

  • Global reserves and demand forecasts
  • Review of International Guidelines and Leading Documents
  • Major contaminants in drinking water supplies
  • Treatment techniques for drinking water
  • Disinfection techniques for drinking water
  • Quality control and monitoring regimes 

Day Four: Domestic and Industrial Waste Water Industry

  • Basic definitions relating to Domestic and Industrial wastewater
  • Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment techniques
  • Chemical composition of wastewater
  • Microbiological characteristics of wastewater
  • Treated water re-use for irrigation
  • Other uses of treated wastewater -  aquifer enrichment

Day Five: Health and Safety, Financial and Legal Considerations in the Water Industry

  • Introduction to health and safety issues
  • Introduction to Evaporative cooling systems and Legionnaires disease
  • Environmental regulations governing treated water disposal
  • Cost – benefit approach in water treatment
  • Performance of water systems based on financial criteria
  • Public liability of organizations involved in water applications


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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