Das 2. Hamburger Wasserforum für die EMA-Region

Programm - Tag 2 (11.09.2012)

Stand: 07. September 2012

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09.30 a.m. Registration
10.00 a.m.

Panel 1:  Depollution and Further Challenges of the Maritime Sector

Keynote: Dr. Rafiq Husseini, Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean


  • “e-Mobility on the Water-Clean Propulsion Technologies for Maritime Public Transport”, Christian Steinhausen, SolarWater World AG
  • “Protecting the Ocean – a seafood vision for Morocco”, Finnbogi Baldvinsson, CEO, Catana GmbH
  • “Vision to Reality – the German-Jordanian University”, Qasem M. Abdelal, Water and Environmental Engineering, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Moderation: Peter Rehaag, Dommel Schlosser & Partner, Former Senator, Member of the EMA Advisory Board, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Yemen

Workshop: “ARABTERM.org: Facilitating Knowledge Transfer”

  • Guido Zebisch, Chief advisor, GIZ/Rabat, Morocco
  • Nabila Benhouhou, Junior Expert, GIZ/Rabat, Morocco

ARABTERM.ORG is a technical online dictionary which is intended as a publically accessible resource for the translation of textbooks, curricula, technical manuals and other texts related to the technical field. It is available in four languages and ordered by industry. After the first volume for automotive technology went online in May 2010, the second volume related to the water industry is going to be revealed during the 2nd Hamburg Water Forum.




11.30 a.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibition Hall

12.00 a.m.

Panel 2:  Water Loss Reduction and Saving Mechanisms

Keynote: "Savings in Water Consumption - Hamburg's Successful Strategies", Holger Lange, State Secretary for Environment, Ministry of Urban Development & Environment, Hamburg

  • “Geosynthetics and Geomembranes: Use of Modern Building Materials in the Wastewater Treatment Plant, in Irrigation Systems and in Agriculture in the EMA Countries“ Eckhard Sost, Business Development Manager,  GSE Lining Technology GmbH
  • ““Current and Future Water Challenges in Palestine”, Eng. Yousef Abu-Jaffal, Nablus WWTP Operational Director, Palestine
  • “ecoBETA: Saving Water in a Large Scale", Lisbeth Sylvestre, ecoBETA Danmark

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Siedentopf, President, EMA


Workshop  "Expert Insights on Regional Water Cooperation"

  • “Overview of Water Laws in the EMA Region”Dr. Stephan Jäger, Amereller Legal Consultants, Munich
  • H.E. Dr. Hassan Janabi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • “Water Risks, Solutions and Strategies for Business”, Martin Geiger, Director Sustainability, DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH



13.30 p.m.
Lunch/B2B Exchange in the Exhibition Hall
14.30 p.m.

Panel 3:  Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Keynote: Khaldon H. Khashman, Secretary General, Arab Countries Water Utilities Association ACWUA

  •  "Green Growth and Water Resources in the EMA Region", Prof. Johannes Hamhaber, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • Badar Al Sharji, Manager for the Nimr Water Treatment Plant, Petroleum Development Oman, Oman
  • "Methods and Software Tools for IWRM", Dr. Thomas Bernard, Fraunhofer Institut, Karlsruhe
  •  “Sustainable Groundwater Management”, Leonardo v. Straaten, CEO, Consulaqua, Hamburg

Moderation: Dr. Abdallah Nassour, Rostock University

Workshop: Financial Incentives for German-Arab Water Cooperation (Alstersaal)

  • The Promotion of Corporate Investment in Developing Countries by the BMZ”, Dr. Claus Schreiver, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Dorte Verner, Senior Economist, Climate Change Coordinator, the World Bank
  • "Water in Arab Countries: The Contribution of German Financial Cooperation"Stefan Zeeb, KfW Bankengruppe, Frankfurt am Main
  •  “Using the EMA’s Tender Database for Projects in the EMA region”, Irina Saal, EMA e.V.



16.00 p.m.

Concluding Statements



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