The fifth edition of IGRA´s prestigious congress series deals with the special challenges of Green Roofs in dry climates. More than one-third of the world population already lives in these expanding regions, without considering the global metropolitan areas which often are grappling with the same problems and referred to as “city deserts”. The performance of Green Roofs in these special environments is strongly connected with the availability and scarcity of water and the limited types of plants, which are able to tolerate these harsh weather conditions - therefore the water & plantation issue is a common thread of the congress presentations and discussions.
The congress venue Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City (http://alshaheedpark.com/) consists of 310,000 m² of greenery, featuring a modern conference center, beautiful botanical gardens, museums, a miniature of old Kuwait, walkways, jogging tracks, lakes, river landscapes and an amazing musical fountain. With almost 80,000 m² of Green Roofs the largest urban park in Kuwait represents at the same time a prime example of how to meet the challenges of hot and dry climate by using appropriate Green Roof systems.
This congress is for everyone whose profession brings them into contact with Green Roofs and who wishes to learn about the latest technology related to this field. This includes architects, installers, landscape architects, planners, representatives of local authorities and environmental agencies, investors and manufacturers. The 2018 Congress gives a great opportunity to make contacts and to develop new markets. Join us for a top-level program focusing on innovative new technologies, stunning architecture, pioneering urban development projects and many opportunities to network with international leaders in the field of Green Roofs.
The first IGRA event in the Gulf region will provide a perfect platform for the launch of a successful Green Roof campaign in this geographical area. We look forward to seeing you at the 5th International Green Roof Congress in the Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait´s new urban oasis!