For Further information Kindly contact the following: Diana Austria Coordinator Water Research Center Sultan Qaboos University P.O. Box 34 Al-Khoud, P.C. 123 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 2414 3151 Fax: 2441 3532 Email: [email protected] P R O G R A M REGISTRATION 8:30am - 9:00am Recitation of Holy Quran 9:00am - 9:05am Welcome Greetings by: Dr. Osman Abdalla, Director of Water Research Cetner 9:05am - 9:10am MRMWR speech 9:10am by: Eng. Salim Al-Shibli, Director General of Water Assessment 9:15am MRMWR Video Presentation 9:20am 9:15am - Dr. Ralf Klingbeil 9:20am - 10:10am “Water for Sustainable Development – Water for the Future We Want” Dr. Osman Abdalla Director Water Research Center Sultan Qaboos University P.O. Box 34 Al-Khoud, P.C. 123 Sultanate of Oman Tel: 2414 3129 Fax: 2441 3532 Email: [email protected] World Water Day 2015 Sponsored by: Coffee Break 10:10am - 10:25am Dr. Jeffrey Layton Ullman “Sustainable Development and Water Quality” 10:25am - 11:15am Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi 11:15am “Sustainable Reuse of Treated Wastewater for Agriculture” - 11:35am Workshop on Dr. Hasan Abdellatif Hasan 11:35am “Water Desalination & Sustainable Development” - 11:55am Water & Sustainable Development Dr. Slim Zekri “Water on Life Support” 11:55am - 12:15pm Coffee Break 12:15pm - 12:30pm Panel Discussion 12:30pm 2:00pm General Directors and key personnel of Ministries of: Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Agriculture and Fisheries, Environment & Climate Affairs; Haya Water, and Public Authority for Electricity and Water Awarding Certificates 2:00pm - L U N C H STUDENTS’ EVENT 18 March 2015 Al-Faham Hall, Cultural Center Sultan Qaboos University Sultanate of Oman 2:15pm Organized by: Water Research Center March 21-27, 2015 Date March 21, 2015 March 22-26, 2015 March 27, 2015 Event Al-Qurum Beach Water track Awareness point in Caledonian College Awareness point in some schools Awareness point in SQU Hospital Campaign for filter replacing in Mosques, Schools and Houses Main Event (Al Sahwa or Al-Qurum Park) Department of Soils, Water & Agricultural Engineering Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources Introduction Workshop Fees Sultan Qaboos University represented by the Water Research Center in conjunction with the Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering (College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences) and the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) celebrates the World Water Day on the 18th of March 2015, and organizes a scientific workshop entitled “Water & Sustainable Development”. In addition to, the students’ activities will take place on 21st – 27th March 2015. The workshop will bring scientists and engineers working in water science and applications to discuss the major issues related to water and sustainable development. The Water Research Center is looking for this event to enlighten the national, and perhaps international community with respect to water issues and their role in the sustainable development. The one-day workshop will bring together stakeholders, experts and decision makers to discuss and assess the national & international water and sustainable development issues and to prospect potential recommendations and solutions. There will be no registration fees. The registered participants will receive certificates, workshop publications, bags, luncheon, tea and coffee. Participants Participants are preferred to have a B.Sc. equivalent degree in any science engineering related fields. Those who involved in any aspects of water science strongly encouraged to attend. or or are are Venue Al Faham Hall, SQU Organizing Committee Dr. Osman Abdalla, Chairman, WRC Director,SQU Eng. Ahmed Al-Barwani, MRMWR Eng. Ali Mohsin Jawad Al-Lawati, MRMWR Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi, SWAE-CAMS, SQU Dr. Abdulrahim Al-Ismaili, SWAE-CAMS, SQU Dr. Ala’a Hamed Al-Muhtaseb, PCE-COE, SQU Mr. Saeed Al-Muharmi, SQU Admin Mr. Khamis Al-Hadhrami, Public Relations, SQU Mr. Abdulkarim Al-Kiyumi, Public Relations, SQU Mr. Mohammed Al-Belushi, SWAE-CAMS, SQU Mrs. Diana Austria, WRC, SQU Keynote Speakers Dr. Ralf Klingbeil Regional Advisor on Environment and Water, UN ESCWA. Dr. Klingbeil is a principal adviser for water and environmental with extensive experience in environmental and water policy advice and management in the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Klingbeil has particular experience in water resources assessments and management plans, water and especially groundwater protection schemes, integrated water and land resources management, contaminated land investigations for the location of landfills and waste deposits, environmental impact assessments. Dr. Jeffrey Layton Ullman Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida. Dr. Ullman will be involved as external collaborator participant from the United States. Dr. Ullman is an asst. professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a research/extension appointment that focuses on water quality. His work involves the development and evaluation of agricultural best management practices, & has a particular emphasis on irrigation management in regards to water quality. A core component of his research involves examination of trace organic contaminants in the environment that present a human and ecological health risk. Building upon his research on estrogen contamination generated by livestock operations, Dr. Ullman focuses his advanced research on antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals in the environment.