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Please note: The programme is colour coded based on the six main thematic areas, e.g.: all sessions having to do with New Business Models for Water and Sanitation Services are colour coded in light blue.

From Water Conflict to Cooperation and Development

What are key success factors for scaling-up successful local water service initiatives? How to develop needed regulation and the regulatory authority for the water sector? Can water actors move beyond national and regional issues?

Turning the Tide on Water Resources

What are effective schemes of sustainable water resource management for farmers and industry to invest in? How to manage and control groundwater abstractions in large areas? How can cities connect to their hinterland and become a viable partner in investing in wise water management?

Rapid Urbanization as Driver for Sustainability and Resilience

How do we turn urbanisation into a force for rapid expansion and improvement of water and wastewater services? What are successful and scalable initiatives that can be replicated?

New Business Models for Water and Sanitation Services

What are successful and replicable models for water and sanitation service delivery in slum areas? How to ensure new urban developments have quality services while treating wastewater to environmental and health standards?

Water & Cleantech as Opportunity for Growth and Development

What is the potential for further developing wastewater – energy capture schemes in developing countries? How do the latest mobile APPS transform the water sector? How effective are decentralised wastewater – energy capture schemes?

Growing Professional and Sector Wide Capacities

What are successful models to organise the water sector professionals at the national level? How to stimulate cooperation between research institutions / universities / vocational training institutes and water operators?

Day 1
18 Oct 2015
Day 2
19 Oct 2015
Day 3
20 Oct 2015
Day 4
21 Oct 2015
Helmut Kroiss

YWP Forum

Young Water Professionals
2015-10-18 08:30 2015-10-18 15:00 Asia/Amman YWP Forum Young Water Professionals Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Achieving Water Security for Sustainable Growth is a major global challenge. Delivering the much needed change will not occur without motivated and dedicated people inspiring and steering it. The human resources in the sector are currently in short supply, and the sector loses professionals every day to more competitive sectors and retirement.

A practical approach to infrastructure asset management of urban water systems

2015-10-18 08:30 2015-10-18 15:30 Asia/Amman A practical approach to infrastructure asset management of urban water systems Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Create awareness, provide and discuss key principles and best practices of infrastructure asset management, by jointly resolving and discussing practical cases at the strategic level and at the tactical level of planning and decision making.

IWA will provide a certificate.


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Water Safety Plans Audit Learning Session: Overview

2015-10-18 9:00 2015-10-18 12:00 Asia/Amman Water Safety Plans Audit Learning Session: Overview Conference Centre (Room: Aqaba Lounge) IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Participants will strengthen their understanding of WSP auditing and be provided with practical guidance and tools to support future WSP auditing efforts.

Utility Leaders Forum

2015-10-18 09:15 2015-10-18 15:00 Asia/Amman Utility Leaders Forum Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Utilities delivering water, sanitation and wastewater services will have a prominent role to play in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically in attaining universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation and halving the proportion of untreated wastewater. Many utilities, particularly in emerging economies, are not fit for this purpose.
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Hazim El-Naser

Opening Ceremony

Water Security for Sustainable Growth
2015-10-18 16:30 2015-10-18 18:00 Asia/Amman Opening Ceremony Water Security for Sustainable Growth King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre - Dead Sea IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Keynotes from international and regional water leaders and a dynamic panel session will set the tone and pace of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition.

Welcome Reception

2015-10-18 18:00 2015-10-18 20:00 Asia/Amman Welcome Reception Exhibition area, King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Welcome Reception is a key opportunity to connect with other water sector professionals and discuss current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practices in a relaxed and informal environment.
David Grey

Plenary Keynote

Water security as driver for economic development and cooperation
2015-10-19 08:30 2015-10-19 09:30 Asia/Amman Plenary Keynote Water security as driver for economic development and cooperation Dead Sea Hall IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Water security has many dimensions. Building water security at local level is linked to broader water securities. Creating short term security may turn-out to be ineffective in mid and longer terms, not least due to climate change. How to reconcile economic, social and environmental security that underpins water security?
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

WANA Water Summit

West Asia North Africa Water Summit
2015-10-19 09:40 - 11:00 | 11:30 - 12:50 | 14:10 2015-10-19 11:00 | 11:30 - 1 Asia/Amman WANA Water Summit West Asia North Africa Water Summit Mount Nebo Hall 1, Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Water Summit is a high-level meeting organised by the International Water Association to debate new ideas and develop new ways for sharing and cooperation. It will bring together an exciting and diverse mix of leading professionals interested in water challenges and solutions from the WANA region as well as other regions. The Water Summit is designed to catalyse new initiatives on regional co-operation amongst a diverse set of actors focusing on water solutions at local, national and regional scale. Fostering regional cooperation, in particular, amongst and with, non-state actors, it is designed to create new opportunities for business, civil society, academia and governments to work together to deliver real progress.

Transitioning from Targets to Reality

Capacity Development for the Water Sector
2015-10-19 09:40 2015-10-19 11:00 Asia/Amman Transitioning from Targets to Reality Capacity Development for the Water Sector petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Despite efforts made at national and international levels, there is still scarcity of high quality evidence from monitoring Capacity Development (CD) efforts in the water sector. More needs to be done to assess the progress, effectiveness and impact of CD interventions undertaken by stakeholders if the SDGs and national targets on water & sanitation are to be realized. The session aims to discuss the current opportunities and challenges to improve CD monitoring & evaluation at international and national levels. CD monitoring gaps will be discussed as well as opportunities and challenges to use big data techniques to enhance the current efforts.

Water Quality for Ecosystems: Tools from regulation to implementation

Policies, Standards and Regulations
2015-10-19 09:40 2015-10-19 11:00 Asia/Amman Water Quality for Ecosystems: Tools from regulation to implementation Policies, Standards and Regulations wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Water quality guidelines and standards, as well as similar regulatory mechanisms are important in the use and protection of freshwater ecosystems. This workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities for implementation of standards and guidelines, and how regulatory frameworks can promote water efficiency and wise use.

Start Small; Scale-Up

Successful Models for Service Delivery
2015-10-19 09:40 2015-10-19 11:40 Asia/Amman Start Small; Scale-Up Successful Models for Service Delivery wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Scaling-up of Small-Scale Sanitation in Egypt: Towards Viable Business Models - Rifaat Abdel Wahaab
  • Sustainability of the MSABI Tanzanian Water Point Model 6-years On - Dale Young
  • SANIPLAN: A Tool for Improved Sanitation Services in Developing Countries - Dinesh Mehta
  • Water Utility Provisioning in Small Urban Centers in Mozambique - Klaas Schwartz
  • On-line Assessment System for Water and Sanitation Services in India - Meera Mehta

Treatment Options for Improved Water Quality

2015-10-19 09:40 2015-10-19 11:00 Asia/Amman Treatment Options for Improved Water Quality Aqaba Lounge IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Challenges in Raw Water Quality, a Case Study in Putatan Water Treatment Plant - Benjamin Villa
  • The Impact of Low - Flow Season on Drinking Source Water Quality, Rosetta Branch, Egypt - Kamal Ghodeif
  • Removal of Bisphenol A and Acetaminophen by Ozonation Process in Different Water Quality Parameters - Muhamad Ali Muhammad Yuzir
  • ANFIS Technique for Optimal Estimation of Chlorine and Alum Dosage in Water Treatment Plant - Menshawy Mohamed

Towards Regenerative Cities of Tomorrow

2015-10-19 11:30 2015-10-19 12:50 Asia/Amman Towards Regenerative Cities of Tomorrow petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Study Of Hydraulics And Mixing In Roof Tanks Used In Intermittent Water Supply - Velitchko Tzatchkov
  • Restoration Of Water Cycle In Urban Zones: The Case Of Upstream Of San Juan De Dios Sub-watershed - Jose Gleason
  • 20 Climate Change And Costal Flooding - New High Fidelity Model - Riccardo Angelini Rota

Water Security and Governance for Health: The Public Health Response

2015-10-19 11:30 2015-10-19 12:50 Asia/Amman Water Security and Governance for Health: The Public Health Response Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Water Scarcity and Climate Change in the MENA-region are serious threats to Public Health. Several governments sought guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) on minimum water requirements for health protection. WHO will introduce its normative and developmental work in Member States on Water Governance for Health to ensure the allocation of sufficient water supplies for domestic purposes. Regional experience in water safety plans will be shared and the joint WHO/IWA publication (guide to Auditing Water Safety Plans) will be launched.

Integrating engineered and natural infrastructure

challenges and opportunities
2015-10-19 11:30 2015-10-19 12:50 Asia/Amman Integrating engineered and natural infrastructure challenges and opportunities wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This workshop will address practical approaches of integrating engineered and natural infrastructure at catchment and urban scales, which provides water resources for water, energy, and food systems now and for the future. The workshops will also discuss the benefits of complimentary natural and engineered infrastructure supported by examples of ongoing efforts.

From new knowledge to improved water service provision

2015-10-19 11:30 2015-10-19 12:50 Asia/Amman From new knowledge to improved water service provision petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The potential role of WOP mentors and mentees in addressing these challenges will be discussed and concrete recommendations provided on how to capitalise on 'low hanging fruit' and how to address the most salient 'pain spots' in knowledge management and change processes of water operators.

Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery

2015-10-19 11:30 2015-10-19 12:50 Asia/Amman Energy Efficiency and Resource Recovery Aqaba Lounge IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Potential methane yield during the biological treatment of olive mill wastewater from rural areas of West Bank - Wala Abdullah
  • Developing A Novel Rice Husk Fired Furnace To Sterilize Human Excreta And Create Biosolids Business - Emmanuel Mrimi
  • Co-digesting Sludge With Organic Waste To Generate Energy - Bassam Hayek
  • Energy efficient waste water pumping - Stefan Qvis

Water Security: Desalination and Water Reuse

2015-10-19 14:10 2015-10-19 15:30 Asia/Amman Water Security: Desalination and Water Reuse Petra Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Desalination and Water Reuse in recent years have witnessed unprecedented rates of change and growth, in every aspect of our lives. Desalination with 18,048 contracted plants having a total capacity of 92,060,618m3/d in over 150 countries, with largest desalination plant in the world Ras Al-Khair in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a hybrid thermal-membrane dual purpose plant with capacity of 1,035,000 m3/day and 2400 MW, indeed demonstrates that the global desalination and reuse community, could not be more relevant.

From trade-offs to synergies- enhancing stakeholders dialogue for better water governance

enhancing stakeholders dialogue for better water governance
2015-10-19 14:10 2015-10-19 15:30 Asia/Amman From trade-offs to synergies- enhancing stakeholders dialogue for better water governance enhancing stakeholders dialogue for better water governance aqaba lounge IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Developing Watershed Partnerships in Restive Regions: Lessons Learned by EcoPeace Middle East- Yana Abu Taleb
  • Youth as a Driver of Change in Water Crisis of Jordan - Tharwh Qutaish
  • Social contracts: A framework for building effective urban water supply services in Eastern Indonesia? - Declan Hearne
  • Challenges Of Transboundary Water between India and Pakistan in the 21st Century - Syed Hameed

Improving Performance through Performance-Based Contracting

A New Paradigm ?
2015-10-19 14:10 2015-10-19 15:30 Asia/Amman Improving Performance through Performance-Based Contracting A New Paradigm ? wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
PBCs in the water sector are still quite few, and rather recent, typically less than 15 years. The most frequent type of contracts, that are widely used, is for Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction projects. Performance-based contracts have appeared as a suitable type of contracting by municipalities willing to partner with a private company to reduce non-revenue water, a major challenge in several big cities around the globe.

Managing floods and droughts across scales

2015-10-19 14:10 2015-10-19 15:30 Asia/Amman Managing floods and droughts across scales wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Floods and droughts are becoming more unpredictable, frequent and severe, necessitating a growing need to improve resilience within river basins, and for this to become a critical part of water management plans across scales to manage the impacts. The workshop will explore how planning approaches and data management tools can improve the management of and planning for extreme events from catchment to utilities.

Workforce Reliability is the Key to Operational Reliability

Does your Utility Measure Up?
2015-10-19 14:10 2015-10-19 15:30 Asia/Amman Workforce Reliability is the Key to Operational Reliability Does your Utility Measure Up? Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The purpose of the workshop will be to help utilities become more aware of actions they can take to build capacity in their areas, develop strong candidates for mission-critical job categories, prepare their staff to do quality work, and collaborate with other utilities and stakeholders to meet these goals.

Water sector projects for post conflict development

2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman Water sector projects for post conflict development wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
What are the roles and key points of water sector management to contribute to the promotion of peace and the prevention of conflict? Post-conflict countries and areas often suffer from disruption of water and sewage services etc. In addition to such enormous damages on basic infrastructures that are directly linked to people’s lives, the return and influx of refugees and internally displaced people to post-conflict as well as host countries such as Jordan which hosts Syrian refugees pushes up the site of population, putting pressure on the supply of water and other essential life resources. In this context, in order to discuss the roles and key points of water sector management to contribute to the promotion of peace and the prevention of conflict, Junji Wakui (JICA Jordan, Japan) introduces JICA’s cooperation approach and history in the “Water Sector Management for Peace Building” and Long Naro (PWSA(?), Cambodia), Iyad Dahiyat (Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan) and Eatidal El Rayah Malik (Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, Sudan) present examples in each country.

From Capacity Development to Learning Organisations

2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman From Capacity Development to Learning Organisations Acaba Lounge IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Professionalizing Domestic Private Water Utilities Through An Industry-development Approach - Susanna Smets
  • Strengthening Capacity In Water Utilities Through A Water Operator Partnership On Water Safety Plan - Françoise Bichai
  • PADUCO: A Transdisciplinary Approach For Capacity Improvement In The Palestinian Water Sector - Maher Abu-Madi
  • National Water Operators' Partnerships: A Promising Instrument For Capacity Development? - Mireia Tutusaus

Scaling Research for Impacts

Public-Private Partnerships for Water Security in MENA
2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman Scaling Research for Impacts Public-Private Partnerships for Water Security in MENA Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
How is the research community in the region building new alliances with the private sector partners to significantly improve water use and management? More than ever, significant improvements in water use and management in the Middle East and North Africa require resource mobilization, leveraging funds, and commercialization, built on partnerships between the sector’s traditional stakeholders and the private sector. The MENA Network of Water Centers of Excellence will convene a workshop focused on sharing how it has established and fostered partnerships with private sector partners. Razan Quossous of ECO Consult will describe the Network’s private sector mapping strategy. Ghazi Abu Rumman, formerly of ICT International and representatives from ABB Ltd and Valmont Industries will present Network fostered research partnerships to improve irrigation water use efficiency. Finally, the Network will announce exciting new investments in water research

Lessons Learned from Desalination and Advance Water Reuse Projects in Emerging Economies

2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman Lessons Learned from Desalination and Advance Water Reuse Projects in Emerging Economies petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This workshop will look at what the role is of desalination and advance water reuse in transition emerging economies water supply portfolios to become more resilient.

Reform, Business Models and Financing for Urban Services

2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman Reform, Business Models and Financing for Urban Services Wadi Rum Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Economical and Financial Challenges of Water Sector - Hazim El-Naser
  • Strategic Business Plan for Institutional Reform of Rwanda's National Water and Sanitation Utility - Rosemary Campbell
  • Alignment of Investments and Peer Support, a Close Look at the Contracts of Two Projects - Maria Pascual Sanz
  • Water and Wastewater through Micro Finance in Peru- Mercedes Castro

From Catchment to Consumer

Building Climate Resilience
2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman From Catchment to Consumer Building Climate Resilience Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Natural climate variability and human activities influencing climate variability are having a disruptive influence on water and their impacts will increase in both severity and frequency. This workshop will examine the planning and management of water resources to meet growing demands under climate variability and change. Solutions to making informed decisions under uncertainty using decision support tools will also be discussed.

Innovative Water Solutions for MENA region

Experiences and Lessons Learned
2015-10-19 16:00 2015-10-19 17:20 Asia/Amman Innovative Water Solutions for MENA region Experiences and Lessons Learned Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Water shortage in the MENA region is considered a main concern for development. Accordingly, many countries have treated this issue with urgency to address this matter. Together with their partners in MENA region, members of German Water Partnership were able to develop appropriate and innovative solutions for water and wastewater problems in MENA. The experience German water industry in MENA and examples of successful projects will be presented in this workshop.
Pamela Tshwete

Plenary Keynote

Urbanisation as a driver for liveable cities and quality services
2015-10-19 17:30 2015-10-19 18:30 Asia/Amman Plenary Keynote Urbanisation as a driver for liveable cities and quality services Dead Sea Hall IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Should investments in urban infrastructure focus on liveability and quality of services in middle income urban areas with an expected ripple effect on poor neighbourhoods with short residency times?
Thalappil Pradeep

Plenary Keynote

The Transformation from the Waste-Water Challenges to Re-used Water Benefits
2015-10-20 08:30 2015-10-20 09:30 Asia/Amman Plenary Keynote The Transformation from the Waste-Water Challenges to Re-used Water Benefits Dead Sea Hall IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Used-Water Transformation is unfolding at many levels, from households to industrial end-users, from local utilities to regional cooperatives.

Learning from regional water cooperation in the MENA region

2015-10-20 09:40 2015-10-20 11:00 Asia/Amman Learning from regional water cooperation in the MENA region petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The workshop intends to analyse and take stock of the current state of cooperation over shared/transboundary waters in the MENA region with a focus on identifying lessons learnt from previous experiences and programmes as well as identifying options for improved cooperation.

Groundwater management

from mapping to conjunctive use
2015-10-20 09:40 2015-10-20 11:00 Asia/Amman Groundwater management from mapping to conjunctive use wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Large-Scale Characterization of Groundwater Dynamics In Water-Stressed Areas: Implications for Transboundary Aquifers Monitoring - Essam Heggy
  • Groundwater Use In Jordan: Impact Of Current Practices And Tools To Change Course - Richard Rapier
  • The Sustainability Of The Conjunctive Use Of Groundwater And Treated Wastewater In Agriculture In- Olfa Mahjoub
  • Conjunctive Use Of Treated Wastewater And Groundwater In Agriculture - Ahmed Al-Busaidi
  • Managed Aquifer Recharge Using Treated Wastewater To Mitigate Seawater Intrusion Along Jamma Coastl - Ali Al-Maktoumi

Risk Management for water and Wastewater Systems

2015-10-20 09:40 2015-10-20 11:00 Asia/Amman Risk Management for water and Wastewater Systems wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Risk Assessment And Management Of Water Supply Systems: A Case Study From The Sultanate Of Oman - Kassim Al Jabri
  • Combatting The Impacts Of Harmful Algal Blooms On Desalination: Detection, Forecasting, And … - Don Anderson
  • NaWaTech Safety And O&M Planning Approach For MBR And SBR Treatment Systems At Amanora Park Town - Ajith Edathoot

The Water Sector Takes Ownership

Developing equal Job opportunities
2015-10-20 09:40 2015-10-20 11:00 Asia/Amman The Water Sector Takes Ownership Developing equal Job opportunities Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
In this workshop, the panellists (country participants of IWA’s Women professionals in urban water sector project) will share in-country research results (barriers, incentives and opportunities, gender equality initiatives, and compelling cases for gender equality).

Africa Water Forum

2015-10-20 09:40 - 11:00 | 11:30 2015-10-20 11:00 | 11:30 - 1 Asia/Amman Africa Water Forum Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Forum aims to catalyze new partnerships between communities of water professionals, crossing boundaries and disciplines, driven by a common understanding of solutions that work at scale. Critical points for debate and discussion will include the establishment of effective policy and regulatory frameworks for drinking water regulation and human resource capacity development strategies keeping the local/regional environment in perspective. The objective is to develop new ideas and clear and tangible initiatives that can be moved forward to impact the region’s water sector. These could be initiatives to influence/impact national regulatory and institutional frameworks as well as human resource development strategies in the water sector.

Risk Management for water and Wastewater Systems

2015-10-20 9: 2015-10-20 :00 Asia/Amman Risk Management for water and Wastewater Systems Wadi Rum Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Risk Assessment And Management Of Water Supply Systems: A Case Study From The Sultanate Of Oman - Kassim Al Jabri
  • Combatting The Impacts Of Harmful Algal Blooms On Desalination: Detection, Forecasting - Don Anderson
  • NaWaTech Safety And O&M Planning Approach For MBR And SBR Treatment Systems At Amanora Park Town - Sandra Nicolics

Water as a Driver for Sustainable Growth

2015-10-20 11:30 2015-10-20 12:50 Asia/Amman Water as a Driver for Sustainable Growth petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Cooperation And Development Programme: A TBL Approach to Coverage Improvements - Francisco Pinto
  • A Logarithmic Approach to Estimate Optimal Water Prices and Elasticity From Water Demand Curves - Ammar Jarrar
  • Policy Development for Urban Water Supply And Wastewater ‎management in Afghanistan- Mohammad Noor
  • Infrastructure Funding Gaps Have Driven Us To A Smarter And Better Buried Asset Management Solution- Koen Kinsbergen

Spotlight on Groundwater

Challenges and Opportunities for utilities
2015-10-20 11:30 2015-10-20 12:50 Asia/Amman Spotlight on Groundwater Challenges and Opportunities for utilities Wadi Rum Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Sustainable groundwater development can be linked to improving public health, achieving economic growth and food security. Good urban groundwater governance and the development of appropriate groundwater management action plans need to begin with a fundamental understanding of the resource setting. This workshop will focus on integration of sustainable groundwater management into urban infrastructure development and the strategies needed to resolve scarcity and quality constraints.

Resource Recovery from Water for Countries in Development

2015-10-20 11:30 2015-10-20 12:50 Asia/Amman Resource Recovery from Water for Countries in Development petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Globally, we are transforming our world of waste-water treatment and disposal to one of recovering valuable resources to produce useful products for society – clean renewable energy, recycled water, fertilizer, nutrients, even transportation fuel. However, in countries in development, there are still a large amounts of waste-water being dumped or drained directly back into nature, especially in low-income countries. It is not evident to change the mind-set that waste-water contains products of value which deserve to be captured and up-graded for re-use. With this workshop, we are aiming to showcase possibilities and technologies which have been successfully applied in some developing countries,, cases from Ethiopia presented by Günter Langergraber (IWA SG on Resources Oriented Sanitation, BOKU, Austria), cases in Jordan by Bassim Abbassi (Uni. Guelph, Canada) and case from China by Guoren Xu (HIT, China). In addition, options on technologies will also be addressed by Kim Andersson (SEI, Sweden). A facilitated group discussion will follow aiming to collect a list of ideas on applied and potentially applicable technologies suitable for countries in development on resource recovery from water.

Cooperation for Improving Water Safety

Cooperation Model Development
2015-10-20 11:30 2015-10-20 12:50 Asia/Amman Cooperation for Improving Water Safety Cooperation Model Development wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
As the national strategy to further strengthen the collaboration with developing countries, the workshop aims to provide platforms for lively international cooperation discussions balanced with events and activities to meet new people, make friends, as well as strengthen the networking between other organizations, to enhance the impact of CAS-TWAS CEWE in relevant fields.

Beyond Training for Capacity Development

2015-10-20 11:30 2015-10-20 12:50 Asia/Amman Beyond Training for Capacity Development Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • CNRW Point System (CPS): Value Added Tool In Developing Water Experts - Sherwin Mendoza
  • Demand-based Capacity Development For Wastewater Treatment Sector Professionals - Andreas Ulrich
  • Enhancement Of Skills Development Through Continuous Professional Development - Setlhogo Ngakantsi
  • Needs Analysis Of Technical And Vocational Lecturers In South Africa - Nora Hanke
Philip Giantris

CEE Water Forum

Central and Eastern Europe Water Forum
2015-10-20 14:10 - 15:30 | 16:00 2015-10-20 15:30 | 16:00 - 1 Asia/Amman CEE Water Forum Central and Eastern Europe Water Forum Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Central and Eastern European (CEE) Water Forum, a high level meeting, will be a unique event to discuss the future of water in the CEE region with selected experts from practice, academia and industry. The Forum will facilitate co-operation between all countries in the CEE region and beyond, provide key follow-up actions for participants to measure progress and inspire change in the region’s water sector over the coming decades.

Risk and Opportunity for Water Security

2015-10-20 14:10 2015-10-20 15:30 Asia/Amman Risk and Opportunity for Water Security petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Water Security in Malaysia: A Review - Norhayati Abdullah
  • The Concept of Shared Risk in Public And Private Water Security: A Case Study - Hannah Baleta
  • Desalination and Drought Mitigation in Development Countries - Maria Kennedy
  • Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment as a Mean to Increase Efficiency of Freshwater Use - Nicolas Bremer
  • Irrigation Water Management in Jordan Valley - Qais Oweis

Improving Energy Efficiency in Water Pumping

2015-10-20 14:10 2015-10-20 15:30 Asia/Amman Improving Energy Efficiency in Water Pumping wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This workshop will discuss examples showing how water supply is energy intensive, what measures are available to reduce energy consumption and what business models can ensure energy savings. WAJ and GIZ Water Portfolio (Jordan) will present the results of an assessment carried out in major pumping stations and well fields in Jordan and the range of measures that should be adopted to improve energy efficiency.

Water and wastewater treatment processes

2015-10-20 14:10 2015-10-20 15:30 Asia/Amman Water and wastewater treatment processes petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Wastewater Treatment with Microalgae in Hot Climate Regions - Fares AlMomani
  • Safe Wastewater Disinfection With UV – “Best Fit Design” Through Validation Excellence - Chadli Benotmane
  • Effect Of Hydraulic Mixing On Septic Tank Performance And Sludge Accumulation - Fares AlMomani
  • Role of Constructed Wetland in Secondary and Tertiary treatment of Municipal Wastewater in a Subtropical Climate - Himanshu Joshi

Is Capacity Building Having an Impact?

2015-10-20 14:10 2015-10-20 15:30 Asia/Amman Is Capacity Building Having an Impact? Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Capacity Development Of Local Craftsmen And Institutions On DEWATS In Afghanistan - Alexander Miller
  • A Methodology For Evaluating Education And Training Activities: A Case Study In Ethiopia -Olivier Mills
  • Learning Impact Of Knowledge Transfer: The Case Of Capacity Development For Small Private Water Operators In Uganda - Silas Mvulirwenande
  • Capacity Building Opportunities In Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Using Online Spaces - Olivier Mills
  • Training For Water And Energy Efficiency Development -- TWEED- Eman Qaraeen

Non Revenue Water Management

2015-10-20 14:10 2015-10-20 15:30 Asia/Amman Non Revenue Water Management Wadi Rum Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Dreampipe an Innovation Prize for Tackling Non-Revenue Water - Sophie Trémolet
  • Implementing Water-energy Loss Control in Water Supply Systems through a Collaborative Project - Helena Alegre
  • Back to Basics: NRW Diagnostic Program - Rafaelle Q. Posadas
  • Maynilad's Automatic Meter Reading - Jhonegil Ascan

Serving the Unserved

2015-10-20 16:00 2015-10-20 17:20 Asia/Amman Serving the Unserved Wadi Rum Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • The Challenges of Providing Water and Sanitation to Urban Slum Settlements in South Africa - Ephias Makaudze
  • Delivering Water Services to Urban Poor Areas: The Maynilad Experience - Roel Espiritu
  • Community Water Supply and Sanitation in Nairobi's Informal Settlement - Emma Wangari
  • Fiscal Impact associated with the Syrian Refugees - Basem Telfah

Water Resource Supply and Demand: Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap
2015-10-20 16:00 2015-10-20 17:20 Asia/Amman Water Resource Supply and Demand: Closing the Gap Closing the Gap petra hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Water Scarcity In Jordan And How To Minimize The Negative Effects - Abdullah Arar
  • Evaluation Of Techniques With Improved Water-use Efficiency In Jordan: ACCBAT And ENSIAP Projects - Berardo da Schio
  • How Much More Staple Food Can Be Produced Without Consuming More Water In The Middle East And North - Muien Qaryouti
  • Development And Application Of DPSIR Framework To Assess Water Challenges In Indian Communities - Thomas Gross

Solutions to Reduce Utility’s Carbon and Energy Footprints

2015-10-20 16:00 2015-10-20 17:20 Asia/Amman Solutions to Reduce Utility’s Carbon and Energy Footprints wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The workshop presents the WaCCliM project and demonstrates how to use a tool designed to assess and monitor the GHG and energy performance of utilities with a limited amount of data. Furthermore, attendees will have the chance to contribute with their know-how to populate a catalogue of solutions being developed to guide utilities towards better GHG and energy efficiency standards.

Innovations and technologies for small systems

2015-10-20 16:00 2015-10-20 17:20 Asia/Amman Innovations and technologies for small systems petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Local-Scale Recovery Of Wastewater Nitrogen For Edible Plant Growth - Daniel Smith
  • Domestic Wastewater Treatment With Decentralized, Low Technology Biomass Concentrator Reactor - Andrea Capodaglio
  • Constructed Wetlands (CWs) Performance For Domestic Wastewater Treatment And Reuse In The GCC Area - Ahmed Hamadeh
  • Generic Attached Growth Systems For Treatment Of Wastewater In Rural Areas - Evan Diamadopoulos

Online Education in Water and Sanitation at UNESCO-IHE

2015-10-20 16:00 2015-10-20 17:20 Asia/Amman Online Education in Water and Sanitation at UNESCO-IHE Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Innovations presented and discussed at this workshop include the student-centered, problem-based learning approach, part-time education and various ways of blending face-to-face with online education.
Mark Smith

Keynote Plenary

Creating a sustainable and renewable water-energy-food nexus
2015-10-20 17:30 2015-10-20 18:30 Asia/Amman Keynote Plenary Creating a sustainable and renewable water-energy-food nexus Dead Sea Hall IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Where are the opportunities to address the water, energy-food-nexus through accelerating the shift to renewable energy? How do decentralised vs centralised energy – water management strategies play out in developing and emerging economies?
Uygar Özesmi

Keynote Plenary

Citizens, Consumers, and Customers
2015-10-21 08:30 2015-10-21 09:30 Asia/Amman Keynote Plenary Citizens, Consumers, and Customers Dead Sea Hall IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The changing relationship with service providers driven by demand for openness and information Citizens increasingly demand reliable services, openness and information and seek providers that can deliver this. Digital developments enable change in customer behaviour, for example through paying a water bill through a phone app or informing operators about leaks and abuse through social media. And this is just the start. Household level technology revolutions will further change the relationship between customer and service provider, enabling consumers to become so called “prosumers”.

Bridging the Gap: Engineers and Technical staff as communicators

2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Bridging the Gap: Engineers and Technical staff as communicators wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
How can engineering and communications staff work together to improve customer communication? To bridge the gap between “technical information” and “public information”, engineers and technical staff often need the help of communication specialists.

Sanitation Safety Planning

From Concept to Practice
2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Sanitation Safety Planning From Concept to Practice Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Exposure and negative health and environmental impact have to be minimised when using products produced from human excreta and wastewater. Sanitation Safety Plans (SSPs) should facilitate safe sanitation practices and the implementation of the WHO guidelines on safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture. Kate Medlicott and Hamed Bakir (WHO), Raquel Mendes and Cristina Martinho (acquawise, Portugal), Samuel Fuhrimann (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel), and Fabio Masi (IRIDRA Srl, Italy) will introduce the topic, present case studies and business opportunities and discuss health-related water microbiology with special focus on implementing the SSP concept in developing countries setting.

Planning to Cope with Urban Change

2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Planning to Cope with Urban Change Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Development Of Water And Sanitation in Za'atari Refugee Camp From Emergency To Sustainable Phase - Alex van der Helm
  • Decentr. Wastewater Management for Effective Water Resource Protection under Extreme Water Scarcity - Ali Subah
  • Vertical Gardens for Greywater Treatment and Recycling in Dense Urban Areas: A Case-study in India - Fabio Masi
  • Strategies For Addressing Urban Water Security: Adaptation through Information Management in Mexico - Nicolás Pineda-Pablos

Optimising the Water-Energy Nexus

Energy Nexus
2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Optimising the Water-Energy Nexus Energy Nexus wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
  • Transformation Of Water And Energy In North Of Jordan - Ayman Halaseh
  • The Economics Of A Hydraulic Windmill Driven Reverse Osmosis In Jordan: Sustainable And Competitive - Herre Rost van Tonningen
  • Assessment Of An Integrated Wastewater And Decentralized Energy Recovery Strategy In Zambia Jeannette Laramee

Global lessons learned on implementation of information and communication technology

2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Global lessons learned on implementation of information and communication technology petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
    Information and communication technology (ICT) application will increasingly become more important for the Water Community in both developed and developing countries. However, the success of its implementation will greatly depend on the context and approach of application. During the last decade more than 15 projects were financed by the European Commission (EC) to accelerate the implementation of ICT for water solutions. A new EC funded project, WIDEST, compiles the key results for the dissemination of such solutions. Likewise, Dr. Uta Wehn (UNESCO-IHE) will provide insights on how to derive the social innovation potential of ICT-enabled citizen science initiatives, by sharing a case study on flood risk management. Josiah Gitu (Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company) will elaborate on how mobile technology can leverage challenges related to meter reading, billing and reporting to reduce 'Non Revenue Water' (NRW). The workshop will promote the discussion about the similarities and differences in implementing ICT for water solutions in different regions such as MENA countries.

Who implements the human right to water and sanitation, and how?

after the "WHAT?", now the "HOW?"
2015-10-21 09:40 2015-10-21 11:00 Asia/Amman Who implements the human right to water and sanitation, and how? after the "WHAT?", now the "HOW?" Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The IWA Manual on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation provides guidance on how service providers and regulators can contribute to progressive realization of the rights: engage in the policy debate, update regulatory frameworks and practice, and review and restructure essential corporate functions. The next challenge is to turn the Manual into a tool that is actively used to enhance the opportunities offered by the human rights-based approach. The workshop will review the basic principles proposed in the Manual, communicate utility and regulator experiences, and provide a forum to discuss capacity development options that are clearly targeted and reflect regional conditions and priorities.

Progressive Implementation

Way Forward to liveable and inclusive cities
2015-10-21 11:30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman Progressive Implementation Way Forward to liveable and inclusive cities Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Any rapidly growing urban population will further exacerbate the severe consequences of untreated used water to public health and the environment. ‘Liveable and inclusive cities’, particularly in water-scarce countries, can only be established by innovative concepts of water resource management. The concept of ‘progressive implementation’ provides an innovative approach to realize ambitious targets in the field of peri-urban sanitation.

The Urban Water Charter and Applying the 5 R’s

2015-10-21 11:30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman The Urban Water Charter and Applying the 5 R’s Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Urban Water Charter defends water security (UN definition) by embracing a city planning agenda for a "regenerative city" where health, livability, and risk-resilience are actively promoted. The charter defends the need to manage urban water at different scales (building, district, and metro), through the 5R Principles, driven by "vision and leadership", "integrated governance", "capacity building", "tools for planning and decision making", and "adapted implementation tools"

Basin Challenges under Climate Change

2015-10-21 11:30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman Basin Challenges under Climate Change wadi rum hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The “Basin Challenges under Climate Change” workshop will provide an opportunity to not only define the key problems, but also the mechanisms to change. The workshop be an opportunity to shape a set of principles to restoring lakes and rivers in basins, while mitigating climate risks (flood and droughts) for urban and industrial areas through actions at the catchment level. The discussions will be a stepping stone to the IWA 2016 World Water Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

Intermittent Water Supply

The Challenge of Transitioning to 24/7
2015-10-21 11:30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman Intermittent Water Supply The Challenge of Transitioning to 24/7 wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
How can transitioning from Intermittent Water Supply to continuous 24/7 supply be successfully implemented in a sustainable manner? In the workshop issues pertaining to the numerous problems associated with the management and operation of distribution networks under Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) as well as the critical challenges entailed in transitioning to 24/7 will be presented and discussed. Bambos Charalambous, (J2C Water, Cyprus) will present the main challenges involved in managing water losses in systems with intermittent supply followed by Roland Liemberger (MIYA, Asia) who will outline the process in transitioning from IWS to 24/7. The framework needed as well as the requisites for a successful transition shall be analysed by Philippe Marin (World Bank) providing examples of successful application.

Leveraging Mobile Phones to Improve Utility Services

2015-10-21 11:30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman Leveraging Mobile Phones to Improve Utility Services petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This session will share leading examples of mobile innovations that have improved water or sanitation services or enabled new service delivery models. Panel discussions will dig more deeply into the barriers encountered and the benefits to service providers and customers.

Water Safety Planning: Setting the enabling environment for successful implementation

2015-10-21 11.30 2015-10-21 12:50 Asia/Amman Water Safety Planning: Setting the enabling environment for successful implementation Mount Nebo Hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Water Safety Planning, the risk-based drinking-water quality management methods and procedures applied along the chain of water extraction, treatment, distribution and supply, known as water safety planning, is gradually becoming best practice in countries around the world. This is because it is key in enabling water service providers to play a significant role in achieving global development goals as well as the progressive realization of the human right to safe drinking water. This workshop will address the enabling environment required both within and outside a utility that supports the successful implementation of Water Safety Planning. This is in a bid to ensure that governments realise their commitments to provide their citizens with a reliable supply of clean and safe drinking-water through effective drinking-water quality monitoring and management.

Hydro-diplomacy

A Tool for Sharing Water Across Borders with Focus on Urban Landscapes
2015-10-21 14:10 2015-10-21 15:30 Asia/Amman Hydro-diplomacy A Tool for Sharing Water Across Borders with Focus on Urban Landscapes Wadi Rum Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
Hydro-diplomacy goes beyond the science of water management. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to fostering and implementing collaborative governance; hydro-diplomacy needs to be tailored to the unique characteristics of its implementing parties, as well as to the nature of the river basin or urban landscape in question.

Technology & Social Media To Engage Water Users

2015-10-21 14:10 2015-10-21 15:30 Asia/Amman Technology & Social Media To Engage Water Users petra hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This session will focus on the lessons learned from using ICT and social media to improve water management through stakeholder engagement and public and customer relations. People and organizations that have used ICT and social media will discuss the success and limitations of using them, including best practices, model programs, technology infrastructure limitations, influences on reach, performance metrics and more.

Value for Money: Costing options for community-based water supply and sanitation

Costing Options for Community-based Water Supply and Sanitation
2015-10-21 14:10 2015-10-21 15:30 Asia/Amman Value for Money: Costing options for community-based water supply and sanitation Costing Options for Community-based Water Supply and Sanitation Mount Nebo Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The University of Geneva has cooperated with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the development of a tool (with an accompanying manual) for the costing of improved drinking water supply for low-income communities. This product is now launched by IWA Publishing.

The Urban Water Charter Principles for Managing Water in Future Kampala

2015-10-21 14:10 2015-10-21 15:30 Asia/Amman The Urban Water Charter Principles for Managing Water in Future Kampala Petra Hall 1 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The session is intended to answer key questions about the application of The IWA Urban Water Charter of Principles.

Non-Revenue Water Management

A workshop for key decision makers
2015-10-21 14:10 2015-10-21 15:30 Asia/Amman Non-Revenue Water Management A workshop for key decision makers wadi rum hall 2 IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
This session will provide participants with basic information on NRW and the challenges of reducing it including the complexity of the decision making process.

Closing ceremony

Water for Sustainable Growth and Well-Being
2015-10-21 15:30 2015-10-21 17:00 Asia/Amman Closing ceremony Water for Sustainable Growth and Well-Being IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org

Gala Evening

2015-10-21 19:30 2015-10-21 22:00 Asia/Amman Gala Evening Fishing Club, Marriott hotel, Dead Sea, Jordan IWA Network WDCE2015@iwahq.org
The Gala Evening provides a unique opportunity to absorb the history of the Dead Sea while you relax and mingle with other delegates, reconnecting with old acquaintances and making new connections while you enjoy some of the finest food from the region.

Posters

NUMBER TRACK ID TITLE COUNTRY AUTHOR AFFILIATION
1 1 3116016 Urban Water, Sanitation And Hygiene In The East Of Democratic Republic Of Congo:Technical Advice United Kingdom Rosemary Campbell Mott Macdonald Limited
2 1 3115864 Drought Management Plan For Jordan Jordan Luay Froukh NGO
3 1 3093785 Implications To Water Security In A Climate Changing World Canada Edward McBean University of Guelph
4 1 3115120 “The Jordan Valley — Towards A Sustainable And Prosperous Year 2050” Netherlands Jeroen Kool Royal HaskoningDHV
5 1 3184245 “Modelling The Depletion Time-scale Of Transboundary Fossil Aquifers In The Arabian Peninsula” United States Annamaria Mazzoni California Institute of Technology; University of Southern California
6 2 3100051 Water Harvesting : Concept And Techniques Sudan Abubaker Ahmed UNESCO Chair in water Resources
7 2 3099935 Management Problems And Household Impacts On Water Catchment Areas -Thika Dam (Ndakaini) Experience Kenya Samwel Kiarie Nairobi Water Company
8 2 3102343 The Role Of Supplementary Irrigation For Food Production In A Semi-Arid Country Palestine Palestinian Territory Mohammad Sbeih Home of agricutural engineers
9 3 3114039 Valve Maintenance Keeps Your Water Distribution System In Good Shape Canada Mark Gimson Singer Valve
10 3 3111613 Optimization Of Treated Sewage Effluent Utilization For Landscape Irrigation In Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Ammar Jarrar Parks and Recreational Facilities Division (PRFD)
11 3 3110102 Towards Water Sensitive Iranian Cities Public Spaces As Sustainable Water Management Measures Italy Masoumeh Mirsafa Polytechnic of Milan
12 4 3140274 Application of multi-soil-layering (MSL) system for efficient treatment of decentralized domestic wastewater in Morocco. Morocco Lahbib Latrach National Center for Research and Studies on Water and Energy/Cadi Ayyad University
13 4 3116387 Affordable Hydrogen Sulphide Water Quality Tests Purchased By A Local Business Model Tanzania Jacqueline Thomas Ifakara Health Institute
14 4 3115950 Environmental Performance Of A Large Co-wastewater Treatment System Of A Developing Country Portugal  Jose Matos Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
15 4 3115764 PPP In The Water Sector In India Morocco Elhassane Ben Ahmed IWES
16 4 3114801 ‘Pump For Life’ — A Micro-insurance Model For Sustainable Community Water Points Tanzania Lauren D’Mello-Guyett MSABI
17 4 3114507 Community-Led Diarrhea Eradication In Lower Nyakach, Kenya United States Robert Metcalf California State University, Sacramento
18 4 3113530 Infrastructure Funding Gaps Have Driven Us To A Smarter And Better Buried Asset Management Solution United States Koen Kinsbergen Pure Technologies
19 4 3087324 DEWATS Systems As A Low Cost Solution For School Based Sanitation In Cambodia South Africa Bjoern Pietruschka Pollution Research Group – University of Kwazulu-Natal
20 4 3115792 Combining Ceramic Filter Pots And Chlorination: An Affordable And Scale-able Option For Safe Water Tanzania Fatuma Matwewe Ifakara Health Institute
21 4 3128452 “Super Meter Banking” In Addressing Commercial Losses: A Case Study Of Parola In Tondo, Manila Philippines Joanna Nicodemus Maynilad
22 5 3099062 Efficiency Of Irrigation Of Citrus In The Souss Region (Morocco) In The Context Of Climate Change Morocco Elomari My Hicham Ibn Zohr University
23 5 3112311 Effect Of Hydraulic Mixing On Septic Tank Performance And Sludge Accumulation Qatar Fares Almomani Qatar University
24 5 3116005 Energy And The Dilemma Between Mobilization And Water Management In The Tunisian Context Of Scarcity And Irregularity Tunisia  Moncef Rekaya Independant ex Ministry of Agriculture
25 5 3116139 A State-of-the-art Water Container For All Mexico Irene Rocha Seicsa Proyectos Ambientales Sa De Cv
26 5 3115646 Opportunities And Challenges Of Sewage Sludge Re-use In Tunisia Germany Lisa Bross FiW RWTH-Aachen
27 5 3091913 Prediction Of The Amount Of Water Production And Estimate The Needs Of Water Using ANFIS Techniques Egypt Menshawy Mohamed Qena Water and Wastewater Company
28 5 3114325 OPTIMAL PRESSURE MANAGEMENT: Systematic Approach To Minimize Water Losses And To Enhance Revenue Philippines Rafael King Ramos Maynilad Water Services Inc.

Networking

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception is a key opportunity to connect with other water sector professionals and discuss current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practices in a relaxed and informal environment.
The Welcome Reception will take place at the Water and Development Exhibition, which will be the centre of networking throughout the entire week.

Gala Evening

A truly fantastic evening is in store at the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition Gala Evening. Held at the magnificent Fishing Club at the Marriott Hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea, this will be the highlight of the social calendar.
The Gala Evening provides a unique opportunity to absorb the history of the Dead Sea while you relax and mingle with other delegates, reconnecting with old acquaintances and making new connections while you enjoy some of the finest food from the region.

Technical Programme

Connecting you to leading practice and large-scale application. Mix business with pleasure by combining your visit to some of Jordan’s internationally famous cultural and historic sites. Book your place using the downloadable registration form or through the registration link to our partner Ozaccom. Technical tours can be booked when delegates register. To book separately or for more information on the tours please contact Sarah_Awamleh@acwua.org

WADI MA’IN, ZARA AND WADI MUJIB DESALINATION PROJECT

Thursday 22 October 2015

This desalination project began pumping water to Amman in August 2008 and is now managed by the Miyahuna Company. It transfers approximately 47 million cubic meters of drinking water to Amman in order to meet the needs of nearly a million inhabitants.

This technical tour is combined with a visit to the Baptism Site of John the Baptist followed by a visit to Mount Nebo, which according to ancient tradition is the mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land. Excavations have uncovered significant remains of an early church and its magnificent Byzantine mosaics.

Registration fees: 86 USD/person – One-day trip approx. 6-7 hours
Departure time 8:00 am from KING HUSSEIN BIN TALAL CONVENTION CENTRE.
Arrival time 14:00-15:00 pm to KING HUSSEIN BIN TALAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Includes:
· A/C Deluxe coach
· Lunch
· ARABIC and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
· Entrance Fees

WADI MUSA WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT COMBINED WITH A VISIT TO PETRA

Thursday 22 October 2015

The Wadi Musa Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) uses treated wastewater and bio solids in agriculture to reduce the strain on Jordan’s overtaxed aquifers, and to effect poverty relief in one of Jordan’s poorest regions. The WWTP also helps to ameliorate the strain of tourism on the environment at Petra, Jordan’s most important tourist attraction.

It is a significant contribution to the development of the Petra Region and to Jordan as a whole. The value of such expensive technology could be diminished if social and political constraints undermine its effectiveness. The water produced by the WWTP flows into the socio-political sphere as well as the purely physical sphere, and its re-use has proven more complicated than the technology producing it.

The tour is combined with a visit to Petra. Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in Jordan is the Nabatean city of Petra, tucked away in the mountains south of the Dead Sea. Petra is perhaps the most spectacular ancient city remaining in the modern world, and is a must-see for visitors to Jordan.

Registration fees: 150 USD/person – One-day trip approx. 12-14 hours
Departure time 8:00 am from KING HUSSEIN BIN TALAL CONVENTION CENTRE.
Arrival time 20:00-22:00 pm to KING HUSSEIN BIN TALAL CONVENTION CENTRE.

Includes:
· A/C Deluxe coach
· Lunch
· ARABIC and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
· Entrance Fees

Sightseeing tours

Jordan is blessed with a unique cultural and natural heritage that spans millennia. Thecountry is home to magnificent world heritage sites such as Petra, the desert of Wadi Rum, the Baptism site, where John the Baptist lived and baptised, and amazing Roman cities such as Jerash. A visit to Jordan should be on everyone’s bucket list.
We have carefully planned a selection of day tours to make the most of your available time. Going beyond the typical points of interest, you will discover surprising hidden treasures found well off the beaten tourist path. Find out more or book your place by contacting the IWA’s Jordanian partner, Jordanian Select Tours.

Tel. +962 6 5930588
Fax. +962 6 5930811
E-mail: iwa@select.jo
Web: www.select.jo/iwa

If you have any questions contact us on email WDCE2015@iwahq.org