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06 September 2023
Sustainability Manager | Abu Dhabi Sustainable Water Solutions Company (SWS)

Dr. Titia de Mes

Dr. Titia de Mes is the Sustainability Manager at Sustainable Water Solutions Company (SWS). An environmental engineer with over 25 years’ experience, Titia is responsible for driving SWS’s implementation of sustainable and long-term solutions that will aid the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable and circular economy.

In her past roles, Titia has been leading teams for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of major water and wastewater assets, and was heavily involved in strategic water resource and management projects. She played a major role in the Integrated Water Resource Management plan for the Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi and led the development of the UAE Federal Guidelines for treated wastewater reuse, a project she presented at various forums organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Titia applies a systematic approach to make water/wastewater systems more sustainable by closing loops where wastewater is converted into a usable product with nutrient and energy recovery. Driven by her passion to work across the full lifecycle of systems, she is committed to utilizing new and innovative technologies to develop sustainable solutions and guide SWS to be a leader in sustainability, innovation and efficiency in the provision of sewerage services.

Titia holds a Ph.D. in biological wastewater treatment systems with an emphasis on removing micropollutants.