Oman Sustainability Week is Oman’s national event for future energy, power, water, waste, environment, and society. It aims to highlight the Sultanate of Oman’s commitment to sustainability leadership through innovative strategies aligned with Oman Vision 2040, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Net Zero Emission by 2050.

The event and mission programme explicitly focus on the energy sector, green mobility, the water sector, and the environment.

Oman Sustainability Week brings you over 102 exhibitors, more than 130 conference speakers; and more than 500 conference delegates. The event engages the national development stakeholders to present Oman as a new model for sustainable development and to achieve the global target of Net Zero Emissions by 2050.

At COP27, Oman announced its net zero strategy 2050. During the summit, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Hydrogen with the Omani Minister of Energy and Minerals Salim al Aufi. As Oman Sustainability Week is aligned with Oman’s commitment to achieving Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050, it is the perfect opportunity to foster and grow the cooperation between Oman and the Netherlands in the areas of future energy and water demands.

Oman Sustainability Week - Netherlands Pavilion
Oman Sustainability Week 2023 - Netherlands Pavilion
Oman Sustainability Week - Netherlands Pavilion
Oman Sustainability Week 2023 - Netherlands Pavilion

Dutch water sector at Oman Sustainability Week

For Dutch organisations working in water supply, wastewater treatment, desalination, water distribution, and renewable energy, a mission programme will be organised during the Oman Sustainability Week 2024. The mission programme consists of participation for Dutch organisations in the Netherlands Pavilion at Oman Sustainability Week, in combination with speaking engagements for the participating companies, networking activities and on-site visits.

Business opportunities

Oman's utility sector is expanding because of the growing demand for energy and water, resulting from urban and industrial expansion, a fast-growing population, and a change in modern lifestyle. The challenges in Oman’s water and energy sectors are therefore numerous. Some of the major ones are:

  • Generation of future energy such as Green Hydrogen
  • Energy storage solutions
  • Water shortages
  • Energy-intensive desalination
  • High water consumption in the domestic sector, and
  • Groundwater use in the agricultural sector
  • Green mobility

About the event

The event is supported by, amongst others, the Oman Environment Authority, the Oman Hydrogen Centre, the Oman Clean Energy Council, the Ministry of Economy, and the Foreign Ministry of Oman. Oman Sustainability Week will run concurrently with the Gaia Summit, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and with the International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC). All events will be held at the same venue.

The mission to Oman Sustainability Week is a joint effort of the Netherlands Water Partnership and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Oman. It is supported by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).