Inaugural Session

 II International Conference on:

 Global Warming: Sustainable Cities

 5-7 May 2013, UAE, Ras Al khiamh
AGENDA
 

   Saturday May 4 , 2013


19:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Get-together
 

   Day 1 Sunday May 5, 2013

   Inaugural Session

   8:00 – 10:45


8:00- 9:30 AM

Registration
 

9:30 – 9:35 AM

Recitation from the Holy Quran
 

9:35 – 9:45 AM

Local Cultural Performance
 

9:45 – 09:55 AM

Welcome Speech


Dr. Saif M. Al Ghais Executive Director, EPDA
 
   

09:55 – 10:15 AM

Minister Speech


Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad

Minister of Environment and Water, UAE
 

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Inaugural Address


Ms. Julia Marton Lefevre , Director General of IUCN
 

10: 30 – 10: 45 AM

Exhibition Opening

 

COFFEE BREAK

10:45- 11:00 AM

   Session I: Polices and Action Plan

   11:00 -13:00 pm


Chairman


Dr. Vigliotti Franco, EPFL Presidency & Dean of EPLF Middle East,RAK UAE



11:00 – 11:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: "Sustainability is Political Responsibility"

Prof. Faisal Al Mubarak, Al Faisal University (KSA)
 

11:30 -11:50 PM
 
"Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in the UAE Through Governess"

Dr. Ahmed A. Murad, UAE University


11:50 -12:10 PM

“Long-term Estimates of Temperature and Precipitation for Sustainable Planning in UAE”

Mr. Abubaker Elhakeem and Dr. Walid Elshorbagy, UAE University


12:10 – 12:30 PM

"Decentralized Gray water Harvesting and Reuse an Alternative Urban Water Resource for Mains Water Demand Management in Al Ain"

Dr. Rezaul Kabir Chowdhury, UAE University


12:30 – 12:50 PM

"Building Bridges with Businesses/Private Sector in Support to

Sustainable Cities"

Mr. Saeed Shami, IUCN, West Asia


12:50 -13:00 PM

Discussion



PRAYER & LUNCH BREAK


13:00 – 14:00 PM

   Session 2: Natural Resources & Water

   14:00 – 16:00


Chairman

 


Mr. Saeed Shami, IUCN, West Asia



14:00 – 14:20 PM

" Global Climate Change Impacting Natural Water and Infectious, Diseases: Cholera a case study"

Dr. Anwar Huq, University of Maryland, USA
 

14:20 – 14:40 PM
 
“Cities in the Arab World and the challenges of urbanization : an opportunity for innovation and sustainability”


Dr. Vigliotti Franco, EPFL,RAK
 

14:40 – 15:00 PM

" Assessment of Water Resources Sustainability in Al Ain City"

Dr.Mohamed Mustafa Mohamed, UAE University
 

15:00 – 15:20 PM

“Future of desalination industry in the Arabian Gulf given the long term

environmental and ongoing anthropogenic impacts”

Mr. Abubaker Elhakeem and Dr. Walid Elshorbagy, UAE University
 

15:20 – 15:40 PM

" Climate Variation over a Middle Eastern Basin in Response to Atmospheric Circulation Patterns"

Dr. Ramadan H.H., Water Eng& Mgt, San Diago
 

15:40 – 16:00 PM

Discussion



PRAYER & COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30 PM

END OF 1st DAY PROGRAM


   Day 2, Monday May 6, 2013


8:00-9:00 AM

Registration

 

   Session I: Sustainability and Energy

   9:00 – 11:00 AM


Chairman

Dr. Basheer Ali, Lucknow, India
 

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: "Nanotechnology in Environmental Management"

Prof. Meyya Meyyapan,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA(USA)
 

9:30 – 9:50 AM

" An innovative Approach to knowledge – Managing Energy for Sustainable Cities"

Dr. Anthony Ayoola, American University of RAK
 

9:50 – 10:10 AM

"Manufacturing “CLEAN” Energy (Lead Acid Accumulators)"

Dr. James Mark Stevenson, CEO Eternity Technologies, Al Jazira, Al Hamra, UAE
 

10:10 – 10:30 AM

“Mangroves restoration-measure for global warming”

Prof. K. Kathiresan, Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, India
 

10:30 – 10:50 AM

" Using waste heat to generate power at Union Cement Company"

Mr. Nasser Saffarini, UCC, RAK.
 

10:50 – 11:00 AM

Discussion




COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11: 30 AM

   Session 2: Climate Change and Oceans

   11:30 – 12:40 PM


Chairman

Dr. Walid Elshorbagy
, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental

Engineering Department, Director of the Graduate Program of Water

Resources United Arab Emirates University
 

11:30 – 11:50 AM

 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Bradly F. Smith, Western Washington University (USA)

"The Development of Sustainability Action Plan for the state of Washington"


11:50 – 12:10 PM

" Understanding the Possible Impacts of CO2 Emission on Global

Warming in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries"

Prof. Hasan Arman, UAE University
 

12:10 – 12:30 PM

"The Effects of Climate Change in the Frequency Phenomenon Fog in

Southern Iraq for The Period 1941-2003 "

Prof. Dr. Ali A. Alwaily, University of Baghdad, IRAQ
 

12:30 – 12:40 PM

Discussion

 
PRAYER &LUNCH BREAK

12:40 – 13:30 PM

   Session 3: Poster Session:

   13:30 – 15:00


13:30 – 15:00 PM

Posters from UAE University


15:00 PM

Sightseeing- Dubai



   End of 2nd Day Program


   Day 3, Tuesday May 7, 2013


8:00-8:30 AM

Registration

 

   Session 1: Sustainable Cities and Environmental Management Plan

   8:30 – 11:30 AM


Chairman

Prof. K. Kathiresan,
Director

Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, India
 
   

08:30 – 09:00 AM

"Potential Native Plants for Urban Landscape in Gulf Counties"
Dr. Ali El- Keblawy, University of Sharjah
 

09:00 – 09:20 AM

Sustainable Cities: More Mangroves""

Dr. Larry D. Griffin, University of RAK
 

09:20 - 09:40 AM

"Geospatial Technology Role for Sustainable Cities"

Dr. Hussein Harahsheh, Global Scan Technologies, Dubai, UAE
 

10:00 – 10:20 AM<

"Identification Project for Soil Types Which Causes Dust storms in Iraq by Using Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques

Eng. Oday B. Abdul Hameed, Ministry of Environment, Baghdad, Iraq
 

09:40 – 10:00 AM

" Intelligent Infrastructure for Smart Cities"

Mr. Hanno Hidmann, EBTIC, Khalifa University, UAE
 

10:20 – 10:30 AM

Discussion

 
CLOSING SESSION

10:30 – 11:30 AM


COFFEE

11:30 AM

End of 3rd Day Program

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