4th Arab Water Week Presentations


Arab Water Week 2017 Presentations

Day 1: 19th March, 2017

Opening Session

  • H.E. Dr. Hazem Al Naser, Minister of Water & Irrigation, Jordan
  • Mr. Erik Ullenhag Ambassador of Sweden in Jordan
  • H.E. Mr. Djamal Eldine Djaballah, League of Arab States
  • Representative of Utilities - Chairman of HCWW, Egypt
  • H.E. Eng. Khaldon Khashman, Secretary General, Jordan

High Level Panel

  • H.E.Dr. Hazem Al Naser, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan
  • Dr. Peter McCornick, Executive Director for Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, USA
  • Dr. Rashad Al-Shawa, Chairman of the Founders Committee & Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Water Bank, Chairman of the Board of Mai Resources International (Switzerland), AG Member of the World Water Council.
  • Ms.Nancy J. Eslick, Deputy Mission Director for the U.S

ACWUA Session

Session 1+ Session 5

Session 2: Water Governance & Integrity under change in the MENA: how to boost up implementation efforts? 
Organized by: GWP-Med

Session 3: Scaling-up sustainable sanitation through the MENA Regional Chapter of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) Organized by: GIZ -Jordan in cooperation with SDC

Session 4: Climate Change impacts on Water Resources and utilities

Session 5: Water Partnership for Korea-Arab Cooperation. Co-organized by: Korea Water Forum, Water Grid Research Group, Global MVP

Session 6: Improving the water sector in a fragile environment in Palestine. Organized by: GIZ Palestine

Session 7: Water, Food, Jobs: For a Better Living” Ionization Rainfall Enhancement Technology as Key Solution Organized by Weather Tec 

  • The Ionization Rainfall Enhancement Technology: the biggest additional freshwater source on Earth with 40% more rainfall in Q4/2016 in Jordan by Dr. Helmut Fluhrer, CEO and Founder of WeatherTec Services, Germany
  • Comparison of Solutions and Technologies for additional freshwater by Ms. Elena Davydova, CTO of WeatherTec Services, Germany
  • Impact of the Ionization Technology on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by Mr. Ismat Sawaqed, CEO Al Qudra Environmental Consulting.

Session 8: Climate Change impacts on Water Resources and utilities

Day 2: 20th March, 2017

Session 9 - Panel Discussion: Water energy and food nexus Organized by: Arab Union for Electricity (AUE)

  • Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, United Arab Emirates
  • Duried Mahasneh, Chairman of EDAMA Association, Jordan
  • Walid Shahin, Director of the National Energy Research Center, Jordan

Open Discussion

Session 10: Integrated Sludge Management

Session 11: Effective Utility Management Tools

Session 12: Ground Water Governance

Session 13: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa organized by: World Bank

Panel Discussion: World Bank regional assessment for Water Security in the MENA region, Anders Jagerskog, World Bank

Panel members:

Moderator: Ghazi Abu Rumman, MENA NWC

  • Dr. Hammou Laamrani, Advisor, LAS
  • Roula Majdalani, Director, Sustainable Development and Productivity Division, UNESCWA.
  • H.E. Saad Abu Hammour, Secretary General, Jordan Valley Authority, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan.
  • H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Ministry of Energy, UAE

Open Discussion

Rapporteur summary: Dambudzo Muzenda, World Bank

Session 14: Effective Utility Management Tools

Session 15: Effective Utility Management Tools

Session 16: Managing Ground Water aquifers towards sustainability

Session 17: Reaching the SDGs within the water sector in the Arab region: The importance of gender perspectives. Organized by: Sida

Panel members:

  1. Pasquale Steduto, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator
  2. Erik Ullenhag, Sweden’s Ambassador to Jordan
  3. Roula Majdalani, Director, Sustainable Development Policies Division at UN-ESCWA
  4. Yana Abu Taleb, Deputy Director of EcoPeace
  5. Maysoon Zoubi, Secretary General of the Higher Population Council
  6. Anthi Bruma, Sr. Programme officer at GWP-Med

Open Discussion

Session 18: Innovations in Unconventional Water Resources Management (Water Reuse, Desalination and Water Safety Plan)

Session 19: NRW diagnosis and Reduction Strategies

Session 20: Sustainable Human Resources Management

Session 21: Women Empowerment in Water Sector. Organized by: ACWUA

Moderator: Eng. Khaldon Khashman, ACWUA Secretary General, Jordan

Panel members:

  • H.E. Eng. Nadia Ahmed Abdou Saleh, Governor of Beheira, Egypt
  • Ms. Roula Majdalani, ESCWA, Lebanon
  • Eng. Majeda Al Zoubi, Jordan
  • Eng. Susan Kilani, Jordan

Open Discussion

Session 22: Innovations in Unconventional Water Resources Management (Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)

Session 23: Non-Revenue Water reduction as new water resources

Session 24: Managing water scarcity in the Middle East: a Global Partnership for Water and Development organized by: UNESCO- IHE

Day 3: 21 March, 2017

Session 25Launch of the 2016 Report of the MDG+ Initiative: Lessons Learned for Informing the Water-related Sustainable Development Goals. Organized by: ESCWA

Session Agenda

Partners:   LAS, Sida and ACWUA

Session 26: Water Integrity. Organized by GIZ Egypt

Impact of Water Integrity on HCWW and Subsidiaries - Success Stories

  • Eman Raafat Sleem, Water Integrity Department Manager, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater
  • Ahmed Mohamed Mokhtar, Water Integrity Department Manager, Dakahlia Water and Wastewater
  • Farouk Ahmad Ahmad Zoghary, Water Integrity Department Manager, Qalyoubiya Water and Wastewater
  • Yousr Salah El-Din Abd-El Rahman, Water Integrity Department Manager, Alexandria Water Company
  • Abeer Abd El-Moez, Water Integrity Department Manager, Cairo Water Company

Session 27: Local Water Security Action Planning (LWSAP). Organized by: REC

REC, WaterSUM Project, WaSe Component - introduction, Danko Aleksic, Expert II – Local Governance, Regional Environmental Center (REC)

Session 28: Utilities towards financial sustainability

Session 29: Strategic business planning for managing of utilities

Session 30: Future Strategic Planning

 Session 31: Energy Efficiency tools for water utilities

Session 32: General Water Resources Management (Master planning, Water Budget and Reallocation of resources)

Session 33: Water Demand Management in Jordan: New Partnerships to Address Old Problems. organized by The IAPMO Group

Session 34: Political unrest and impact on water utilities performance

Session 35: Energy Efficiency tools for water utilities

Session 36: General Water Resources Management (Master planning, water budget and reallocation of resources)

Closing Session

  • Eng. Tawfeeq Al Sharjabi,
  • Dr. Adem Esen, Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration
  • Dr. Abdelkawi Khalifa, Egypt
  • H.E. Eng. Khaldon Khashman, ACWUA
  • Ms. Roula Majdalani, UN-ESCWA
  • Dr. Waleed Al Zubari, Water Resources Management at the Arabian Gulf University
  • Mr. Rüdiger Heidebrecht, DWA


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