The 3rd German-Arabic Water Forum

"Refugees and the Water Sector - transforming an area of confrontation into one of economic cooperation"

Arrival, Saturday, May 31

Arrival in Amman (Flights to be booked individually)ffee break and b2b-exchange in the exhibition hall

 

DAY 1, Sunday, May 31 | Amman Chamber of Commerce

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 10:30 am
Opening Ceremony and Keynotes

Moderated by Clara Gruitrooy, Managing Director EMA e.V., Federal Republic of Germany

WORDS OF WELCOME

H.E. Issa Murad, President, Amman Chamber of Commerce, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

H.E. Christian Wulff, former Federal President of Germany, EMA-President, Federal Republik of Germany

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, CEO, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Nasser, Minister of Water and Irrigation Jordan,
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

OPENING KEYNOTE

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Honorary President of EMA, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

 

10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break and b2b-exchange in the Exhibition Hall | Press Interviews

 

11:00 am –
12:30 pm

Panel Discussion with Audience Participation 

Refugees and the Water Sector

The Challenge of Effective Donor Coordination and Clustering of Projects
H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Nasser, Minister of Water and Irrigation Jordan,
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Water Resources in the Arab Region: Status Quo and Future Prospects
H.E. Mohamad Al Machnouk, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Lebanese Republic

The Refugee Situation in Jordan
Andrew Harper, UNHCR Representative Jordan, UNHCR, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Water Security in the Arab Region and the Importance of International Cooperation
H.E. Shahira Wahbi, Chief of Sustainable Development and International
Environmental Cooperation, League of Arab States

Professional Training in Resource Management and Sustainability Through Modern Teaching Methods
Prof. Dr. Garabed Antranikian, President, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Enhancing Public-Private Collaboration in the Arab Region
Harald Luxen, Member of the Board of Directors, EMA, Germany

Chairperson:
Prof. Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Sustainable Developement Professionals Inc. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

12:30 - 01:30 pm

Lunch and opportunities for b2b exchange in the exhibition hall

01:30 - 03:00 pm

Workshop I: Water Supply and Infrastructure in Arab Refugee and Host Communities

Working Title to be Named
H.E. Imad N. Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Water in Light of Increasing Population in Djibouti
H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Fishery Resources, Republic of Djibouti

The Water Sector in Tunisia: Reality and Prospects
Mosbah Al-Helali, Central Manager for Strategic Water Studies, Société Nationale           d´Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux, Tunisia

Sub-regional Syrian Crisis: Stabilizing Essential Urban Services
Michael Talhami, Regional Water and Habitat Adviser for the Middle East, International Committee of the Red Cross

KSB Group - More than a Pump Supplier
Tönjes Cerovsky, Regional Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa - KSB ME FZE Dubai

Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants
Andreas Wutz, Director, German Academic Exchange Service, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

Chairperson:
Dr. Hakam El-Alami, Advisor to HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal on Water and Sanitation, Majlis El-Hassan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

 

01:30 - 03:00 pm

Workshop II: Sanitation and Sustainable Water Treatment Technology

 

The Challenges of Sewage Rehabilitation in Urban Areas with High Refugee Concentration
H.E. Tawfiq Habashne, Secretary General, Water Authority Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Working Title to be Named
H.E. Dr. Qutaiba Ibrahim Turki Jassim Al-Jubouri, Minister of Environment, Iraq

Sanitation Services and Sustainable Water Treatment in Refugee Camps
Robert Jenkins, UNICEF Representative Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Water Sector Vulnerability and Linkages to Human Health under Climate Change Conditions in Water  Stressed Countries
Dr. Munjed Al-Sharif, Vice Dean, Water and Environment Engineering, German Jordanian University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Advanced Ecological Water Management Solutions
Tariq Kaddoura, Founder & CEO, ecoglobe GmbH, Federal Republic of Germany

Mobile Units for Drinking Water
Richard Müller, Managing Director, Schoeller Water GmbH, Federal Republic of
Germany

Chairperson:
Maryam Mamozai, Lawyer, MM-Legale, Federal Republic of Germany

 

03:00 - 03:15 pm

Coffee break and B2B-Exchange

03:15 - 04:45 pm

Workshop III

Industry, Agriculture and Increasing Population: Competing for the Scarce Water Resources

Water Scarcity in an Uncertain Times
H.E. Dr. Hassan Janabi, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Iraq

Energy Saving Potential in the Drinking Water Systems in the Arabic Countries with special focus on Pumping Stations and Energy Generation
Holger Laenge, Project leader, Hamburg Water Group/ CONSULAQUA Hamburg Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Federal Republic of Germany

Agriculture in Water Scarce Countries
H.E. Dr. Khaled Elshuraydeh, Secretary General, Higher Council for Science and Technology, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 

Energy Saving Potential in the Drinking Water Systems in the Arabic Countries (Mena Region) with special focus on Pumping Stations and Energy Generation
Examples from Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco from the ACWUA Want Program Energy Training
Holger Laenge, Project leader, Hamburg Water Group/ CONSULAQUA Hamburg Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Federal Republic of Germany

The West Asia-North Africa Food-Water System in the Context of Refugee Pressure
Heather Elaydi, Research Fellow, West Asia North Africa Institute, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Bio Char / Cool Terra – A Substrate That Helps Build Productive Soil. A Sponge for Water Scarce Areas
Stephane Thion, Head of International, Cool Planet, California/USA

Chairperson:
Jürgen Hogrefe, CEO, hogrefe Consult, Federal Republic of Germany

 

04:45 - 05:00 pm Snack and B2B-exchange in the Exhibition Hall

05:00 - 06:00 pm

CLOSING CEREMONY

Review of Workshops and Panel Discussion 

Chairperson: H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Nasser, Minister of Water and Irrigation Jordan,
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  • H.E. Issa Murad, President, Amman Chamber of Commerce, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Maryam Mamozai, Lawyer, MM Legale, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Sustainable Development Professionals Inc., Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Dr. Hakam Al-Alami, Advisor to HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal on Water and Sanitation, Majlis El-Hassan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Jürgen Hogrefe, CEO, Hogrefe Consult, Federal Republic of Germany
  • H.E. Christian Wulff, Former Federal President of Germany, EMA-President, Federal Republic of Germany
  • H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, CEO, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Prof. Dr. Garabed Antranikian, President, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Federal Republic of
    Germany
08:30 pm      Gala Dinner upon special invitation by Amman Chamber of Commerce 
 

 

DAY 2, Monday, June 1, 2015 | Amman and Zaatari

07:30 - 09:00 am Transportation to Al Al-Bayt University
09:00 - 11:15 am

Reception of the delegation in Al Al-Bayt University, Mafraq by the President of Al-Al-Bayt University Mr. Dia Eddin Arafa

Visit of the university´s water treatment plant

11:15 - 11:30 am Transportation to Zaatari Camp
11:30 - 06:00 pm
 
Visit of Zaatari Refugee Camp
Reception by the Camp Management
Tour in the Camp
Visit of the water treatment plant in the Camp

Visit of the archeological site Umm El Jimal with lunch on site

Transportation to the Project Site Al Khirba Al-Samra

Visit of Al-Kharba Al-Samra Water plant
06:00 pm Bus transfer to Amman
08:00 pm Dinner for the Delegation 

 

DAY 3, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Aqaba

04:30 am Bus Transfer to Amman Airport
06:45 - 07:40 am Flight from Amman to Aqaba (RJ300)
08:30 - 10:00 am

Business Breakfast in the Aqaba Chamber of Commerce
Kindly hosted by Amer Ibraheem Al Masri, President of Aqaba Chamber of Commerce

10:00 - 10:30 am Transportation to Aqaba Water
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Visit of Aqaba Water, local waterworks, Aqaba

Presentation and exhibition of water projects

12:30 - 3:00 pm Visit of Ayla Oasis with boat trip on the Red Sea with lunch on board and B2B opportunities
03:00 - 04:00 pm Transportation to Wadi Rum Valley
04:00 - 05:00 pm

The Disi Aquifer: Chances for new water resources for Amman

 

Successful environment protection and water conservation strategies in Wadi Rum Valley and Aqaba

 

Best-practice of sustainable water supply in arid regions

05:00 - 06:00 pm

Bedouin Experience in Camp Site

06:00 - 07:45 pm

Dinner and herbal tea in Camp Site

End of Program