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  • Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

    Conference ScheduleICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos Final

    ICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos Final

    Held concurrently with the awards ceremony of thePrince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize

    for Water (6th Award 2014)

    6th International Conferenceon Water Resources and

    Arid Environments

    16-17 December 2014 (24-25 Safar 1436H)King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

    ICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos Final

    Held concurrently with the awards ceremony of thePrince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize

    for Water (6th Award 2014)

    6th International Conferenceon Water Resources and

    Arid Environments

    16-17 December 2014 (24-25 Safar 1436H)King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    ICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos FinalICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos Final

    ICWRAE 6th Con. Sponsors Logos Final

    Conference Schedule

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    Contact

    Dr. Adulmalek Al Alshaikh, Conference Chairman(+96611) 467-5571 (phone) (+96611) 467-5574 (fax)info@icwrae-psipw.org www.icwrae-psipw.org

    Description

    ICWRAE is an internationally refereed scientific conference focusing on original research that seeks solutions for water-related problems and environmental concerns in arid and semi-arid regions of the world.

    PSIPW Awards Ceremony

    The awards ceremony for the 6th Award of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water was held on 15 December 2014 in conjunction with ICWRAE 6.

    Organizers

    Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.

    King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water & Desert Research.

    Ministry of Water & Electricity.Venue

    King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Conference Language

    English.

    Conference Objectives

    To provide a scientific framework for awarding the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water and to invite nominations for the 7th Award.

    To exchange knowledge and share information about water resources and desert-related fields.

    To explore the use of new technologies in the study of arid and semi-arid environments and their natural resources.

    To provide an opportunity for decision makers, experts, and scientists to share their expertise in order to find integrative and comprehensive solutions for water resource problems.

    Conference Topics

    I. Water Resources

    1. Innovative methods for rain and runoff water modeling.2. Assessment and control of radioactive contamination in

    groundwater.3. Innovative methods for water production from non-

    traditional water resources.4. Remote sensing and GIS applications for water resources

    management.5. Water harvesting and groundwater recharge.

    II. Water Conservation

    1. Water conservation in the agricultural, industrial, and municipal sectors.

    2. New technologies and methods for water conservation.

    III. Arid Environments

    1. Pollution of desert environments.2. Climate change and its impact on the desert

    environment.3. Plant cover in arid environments.4. Conservation of biodiversity in arid environments.5. Desertification and how to combat it .

    IV. Utilization of New Technologies in the Study of Arid Environments and their Natural Resources

    1. Remote sensing (systems and techniques).2. Geographical information systems (GIS) and Global positioning systems (GPS).3. Biotechnology.4. Modern measuring systems and devices.5. Utilization of sustainable energy. in water resource development.

    Refereed Papers

    All of the scientific papers submitted to the conference were refereed by an international panel of referees.

    ICWRAE General Information

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    OPENING SESSION SCHEDULE KING SAUD UNIVERSITY

    Tuesday 16 / 12 / 2014 King Saud University Hamed Aljaser Hall

    10:00 - 11:30 Opening Ceremony

    11:45 Bus Transportation to Marriott Courtyard Hotel

    REGISTRATION MARRIOTT COURTYARD HOTEL

    Tuesday 16 / 12 / 2014 Marriott Courtyard Hotel

    12:00 - 1:00 Prayer, Registration and Light Refreshments

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS MARRIOTT COURTYARD HOTELTuesday, 16 December 2014

    Tuesday 16 / 12 / 2014 Assafeer Hall (1)

    Time

    DesalinationSession no.: 1A Chairperson: H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman M. Al IbraheemRapporteur: Dr. Abed Alataway

    1:00 - 1:30

    Keynote Speaker: Polycarpos Falaras (Alternative Water Resources Prize Winner)Efficient Water Purification Using Nanotechnology and Solar Energy

    1:30 - 1:45Seawater Desalination by Air Gap Membrane Distillation with Hydrophobic Tunisian Clay MembraneSabeur Khemakhem

    1:45 - 2:00Water Production from Seawater Multi Stage Flash Desalination Plant: A Case Study of Misurata, LibyaEman Hasan Salama

    2:00 - 2:15 On-Line Anti scaling System for RO Membrane PretreatmentKhaled M. Naguib, Maha M. Elshafei and Sherien M. Ahmed

    2:15 - 2:30

    Membrane Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation in Brackish Water Desalination in the Arid Regions: A Case Study in Wadi El-Assiuti, Upper EgyptE.M. Abu El Ella and M.M. Sellim

    2:30 - 2:45Study of Environmental Impact of a Desalination Plant In Semi Arid RegionsNoureddine Hassini, Abdelmadjid Dobbi and Belaid Abderrahmani

    3:00 Lunch

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    Tuesday 16/ 12/ 2014 Assafeer Hall (2)

    Time

    Water conservationSession no.: 1BChairperson: H. E. Dr. Khalid A. Al-HamoudiRapporteur Dr. Qassem Trawneh

    1:00 - 1:30

    Keynote Speaker: William W-G. Yeh (Water Management & Protection Prize Winner)On the Development of Optimization Models for the Management and Operation of Large-Scale Water Resources Systems

    1:30 - 1:45A New Conceptual Framework for Water Conservation Based On Addressing Water Balance, Crop Rotation and EconomicsA.Z. El-Bably, S. A. Abd El-Hafez, M.A. Mahmoud and Samiha A. H. Oud

    1:45 - 2:00Water Conservation Practices in Agriculture to Cope With Water ScarcityMirvat E. Gobarah

    2:00 - 2:15Water Resources Conservation in Agriculture: Sensitivity Analysis for Climate Change and Growing SeasonsShakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani

    2:15 - 2:30Managing Water Demands for a Rapidly Growing City in Semi-Arid Environment: Study of Las Vegas, NevadaSajjad Ahmad

    2:30 - 2:45Improving the Management of Water Intended to Irrigate Vegetables in Plastic Houses in PalestineMajed Subhi Abusharkh

    3:00 Lunch

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS MARRIOTT COURTYARD HOTELWednesday, 17 December 2014

    Wednesday 17/ 12/ 2014 Assafeer Hall (1)

    TimeWastewater treatment and reuseSession no.: 2AChairperson: Dr. Ibrahim S. Almutaz

    8:30 - 8:45Integrated Wastewater Reuse Management for Sustainable Agriculture Development: A Green Technology ApproachMalairajan Singanan

    8:45 - 9:00Low-Cost Technology for Wastewater Treatment for Irrigation ReuseEsawy Kasem Mahmoued

    9:00 - 9:15Environmental Impacts of Industrial Wastewater Effluents on Water Quality of Nile RiverAbdelkader T. Ahmed

    9:15 - 9:30Application of Nanostructured Microbial Enzyme for Bioremediation of Industrial WastewaterOsama M.Darwesh, Hassan Moawad and Wafaa M. Abd El-Rahim

    9:30 - 9:45

    Socio-Economic Studies on Treated Wastewater Reuse in Western Desert, Egypt: An Integrated ApproachEzzat. M. Abd El Lateef, Jeremy E. Hall, Mahmoud A.A. Farrag and Aziza A. Farrag

    10:00 - 10:30 Light Refreshments

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    Wednesday 17/ 12/ 2014 Assafeer Hall (1)

    Time

    Ground water modeling and climate changeSession no.:- 3A - Chairperson: Dr. Abdulmalek A. Al AlShaikhRapporteur Eng. Ali Wafa Abu-Risheh

    10:30 - 11:00Keynote Speaker:- Kristine M. Larson (Creativity Prize Winner)Using GPS Networks to Measure Soil Moisture, Snow Depth, andVegetation Water Content

    11:00 -11:15The Development Trends of Groundwater Horizon Surface Depression and Sea Water Intrusion Impact in Liepaja CityJuris Burlakovs and Dzintars Lacis

    11:15 - 11:30Groundwater Modeling of an Aquifer in Sharqiyah Region, Sultanate of OmanAhmad Sana and Mahad Baawain

    11:30 - 11:45Climate Change Impact on Groundwater in Cheliff-Zahrez Basin (Algeria)M. Meddi and A. Boucefiane

    11:45 -12:00

    Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources in Northeastern Algeria: A Case Study of Seybouse BasinLahbassi Ouerdachi

    12:00 - 1:00 Prayer and Light Refreshments

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    6th International Conference onWater Resources and Arid Environments

    Riyadh, 16-17 December 2014

    Wednesday 17/ 12/ 2014 Assafeer Hall (1)

    TimeGroundwater qualitySession no.: 4AChairperson: Dr. Jarrah AlZubi

    1:00 - 1:30Keynote Speaker :- Larry Mays (Surface Water Prize Winner)Realities of Water Resources Sustainability, Traditional Knowledge, and the Future

    1:30 - 1:45

    Assessment of Groundwater Quality and its Suitability for Drinking and Agricul

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