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Date

December 26-28-2022

Location

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Registration

Interested parties

Speakers

International Speakers

ABOUT

ICWRAE is an international scientific conference held every two years. It is organized by King Saud University (KSU); the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water and Desert Research; the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW); the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation; and the Saudi Ministry of the Environment, Water, and Agriculture.

Participation in conference attendance is welcome from all interested parties around the world. All papers and recorded lectures from previous conferences are currently available on this website.

General Information (Hybrid Conference)

Description

ICWRAE is an internationally refereed scientific conference addressing water-related problems and environmental concerns in arid and semi-arid regions of the world.

Venue: Hybrid Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Language: Arabic & English.

Registration Fee: Free of charge.

Organizers

  • King Saud University, represented by the Prince Sultan Institute for Environmental, Water & Desert Research.
  • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
  • Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation.
  • Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture.

Conference Objectives

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

Saudi Green Initiative (Special Live Session)

On 26 December, a live workshop will focus on the Saudi Green Initiative, with participation from high level officials, scientists, and researchers. The workshop will examine the development of the initiative, its progress, its achievements to date, as well as its future outlook.

Contact:
Dr. Adulmalek Al Alshaikh, Conference Chairman
Phone: (+966 11) 4675571 Fax: (+966 11) 4675574 info@icwrae-psipw.org www.icwrae-psipw.org

Live Opening Ceremony (Hamad Al-Jaser Hall- Building 26, King Saud University)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Day1 Opening Sessions

Conference Chairman’s Welcome

Day 1 Opening Sessions

Speech of

Day 1 Opening Sessions

Guest of Honour Speech

Day 1 Opening Sessions

Speech of the Representative of the Conference Patron

Session 1 Water Resources – Assessment and Management

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Approach for Curve Number (CN) Estimation of Some Jeddah Region Arid Basins, Saudi Arabia for Water Sustainability Studies

Session 1 Water Treatment and Reuse

Self Assembled Nanostructured Membranes for Precise Nanofiltration at the 1 mm Scale

Session 1 Water Treatment and Reuse

Advanced Oxidation Technologies and Nanotechnologies for Water Treatment and Reuse and Nanosensors for Toxin Detection

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Modeling the Transport and Retention of ‘Emerging’ Surface-Active Contaminants In the Vadose Zone

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Harnessing Earth Observation for Food and Water Security

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Smart Agriculture of Marginal Lands by Using Saline Agriculture Systems for Improving The Livelihood of Local Farmers in The Middle East: A Review Article

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Growth Responses of Three Hallophytic Grass Species to Salt Stress and Their Potential Uses, as Cover Plants for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid Regions for Combatting Desertification

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Transcriptomic Changes in Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) Under Water Stress During Three Life Stages

Day 3-Session 3 Agriculture

Mitigation of Water Stress by Compost and Arginine Application and Its Impacts on Mediterranean Barley Production

Day 3-Session 4 Water Quality

Promoting Nanotechnology Innovation for Clean and Safe Water

Day 3-Session 4 Water Quality

A reservoir eutrophication: modeling and water quality management

Day 3-Session 4 Water Quality

The Economic Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Pollution on Fayoum Lakes

Day 3-Session 4 Water Quality

Investigating Water Conservation Strategies in Kuwait a Microcomponent Backcasting Approach

Day 3-Session 4 Water Quality

Production of Biogas by Anaerobic Digestion from the Organic Waste

EVENT SPEAKERS

Shahbaz Khan

Director and Representative

Ahmed Elhag

Associate Professor

Mahaad Shammas

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Réda KECHAIRI

Teacher - Researcher

Mohamed Abdelhamid Dawoud

Senior Water Resources Advisor

Richard M. Vogel

Professor

Aisha Mufti Al-Qurashi

Expert, Floods and Arid Zone Hydrology

Ramadan Hassany

Assistant Lecturer

Hassan M. El Shaer

Former Vice President of DRC, Director of Egyptian Center of Excellence for Saline Agriculture

Aleksandr Tskhai

Chief Researcher / Full Professor

Etemad Mohammed

Professor at the Institute

Hamad Johem Alazmi

PHD Graduate

Eman Goher

General Manager of Research and Development

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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz

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