IWTC 2011

Fifteenth International Water Technology Conference 2011
Alexandria, EGYPT, MAY 28-30, 2011






Friday – May 27th,2011


18:00 – 20:00 Registration at Helnan Palestine Hotel


Saturday – May 28th, 2011


09:00 – 20:00 Registration at Helnan Palestine Hotel

10:00 – 11:00 Opening Ceremonies & Exhibition Opening

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session (I):
– “Water Scarcity from Global Perspective. From where to go?” Magdy Abou Rayan – IWTA
– “European research funding for MENA countries”
Thomas Ammerl, Andrea Reiter and Ralf Ludwig – Bavarian Research Alliance and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Germany

12:30 – 13:30 Technical Sessions (1), (2), (3)

13:30 – 15:30 Technical Sessions (4), (5), (6)

15:30 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30 Technical Sessions (7), (8)

20:30 –––––– Dinner



Sunday – May 29th, 2011


09:00 – 09:30 Plenary Session(II)
“Geologic storage of carbon dioxide to mitigate water resources changes resulting from global warming”
Yousif K. Kharaka and Michael D. Dettinger- USGS USA

09:30 – 11:30 Technical Sessions (9), (10), (11)

11:30 – 12:00 Plenary Session (III): “Water Treatment Technologies”
Nobert Dichtl – Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:30 Technical Sessions (12) , (13) , (14)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:00 Technical Sessions (15) , (16) , (17)

17:00 – 18:00
Election of the new board of the International Water Technology Association IWTA

20:30 –––––– Dinner



Monday – 30th, 2011


09:00 – 11:00 Prospects of International Scientific co-operation Workshop

09:00 – 11:00 Technical Sessions (18) , (19)

11:00 – 11:30 Cofee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Technical Sessions (20) , (21) , (22)

13:30 – 15:30 Technical Session (23)

14:00 – 17:00 CLIMB Stakeholder Meeting Workshop (including 30 ‘. break)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:30 Closing ceremony & Press Conference17:30 – 18:00 Organizing Committee meeting & Announcement of IWTC16

20:30 –––––– Dinner

TECHNICAL SESSIONS======================================================Session 1GROUNDWATER FLOW AND CONTAMINATION: HYDEO INFORMATICS (GW)Saturday –  May 28th, 2011                        12:30 – 13:30“Hydroinformatic and water resources management”El Mansouri B.

University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco



“Assessment Of Groundwater Resources In Northeastern Sinai Peninsula Constrained By Mathematical Modeling Techniques.”

M. A. El Samanoudi1, G. S. Ebid2,Nabil N. Rofail2, Y. L. Ismail3, S. A. F. Hawash3

1 Ain Shams University,Egypt

2 Desert Research Center,Egypt

3 National Water Research Center,Egypt


“General Numerical tools for water management applied to Gharb basin (Morocco)”

Mridekh A., Mansouri A., El Mansouri B., Kili M., Chao J.,& Echerfaoui H.

Université Moulay Ismail ,Morocco


Session 2


Industrial Water Treatment (IW)

“Removal of Fluoride from Water Using -Low-Cost Materials”

C.M.Vivek Vardhan1 and J.Karthikeyan2

1 Sri Venkateswara University,India

2 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,India

“The Wealth In Brewery Effluent – Water And Nutrient Recovery Using Alternative Technologies”

Jones CLW, Britz P, Davies MTT, Scheepers R, Cilliers A and Crous L

Rhodes University,South Africa


Session 3

Erosion, Scour & Sediment Transport (ES) Maintenance and  Rehalibation of Hydraulic Structures(MS)


“Protection Of Open Channels From Sand Dunes Movements (Case Study – Toshka Project)”

M. S. Abdelmoaty, H. M. Ibrahim, and Tarek A. El Samman

National Water Research  Center,Egypt

“Response Of River Nile Dredging On Water Levels”

Sherine S. Ismail, Magdy G. Samuel

Nile Research Institute, Egypt


Session 4

Insturmentation and Measurnent (IM)

“Estimation Of Hydraulic Conductivity In A Large Scale Laboratory Model By Means Of The Self-Potential Method “

S. Straface1,2 E. Rizzo2, V. Gianpaolo2 and F. Chidichimo1

1 Dipartimento Difesa del Suolo; Università della Calabria, Rende (CS),Italy

2 Hydrogeophysics Laboratory; CNR-IMAA, Marsico Nuovo (PZ),Italy

“Applications Of Ground Penetrating Radar And Microwave Tomography In Water Monitoring And Management”

F. Soldovieri1, L. Crocco1, A. Brancaccio2, R. Solimene2 and R. Persico3

1 Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, CNR-IREA,Italy

2 University of Naples, Italy

3 Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage, Italy

“Electrical Resistivity Tomography For Coastal Salt Water Intrusion Characterization Along The Ionian Coast Of Basilicata Region(Southern Italy)”

Satriani A., Loperte A., Proto M.

Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis – CNR, Italy

“High Resolution Hydrogeophysical Imaging And Characterisation”

J. van der Kruk1, A. Klotzsche1, F. Lavoué1, G.A. Meles2, A. Mester1, R.W. Jacob3, J.A. Doetsch2, N. Linde4, H. Maurer2, A.G. Green2, and H. Vereecken1

1 Research Center Jülich, Germany

2 ETH Zürich,Switzerland

3 Bucknell University,USA

4 University Lausanne,Switzerland


Session 5

Water Management , Control and Regulation (WM)

“Geodesy And Geotechnical Assessments For Improving El-Zayat Drainage Lake”

Nahed E. Marei, Hala M. Ebaid, Magdy M. Hosny

Survey Research Institute,Egypt


“Impact Of Future Discharges On Damietta Branch Morphology”

Abdel-Azim M. Negm¹, Tarek M.Abdel-Aziz², Mohamed N. Salem1 and Wessam Yousef3

1 Zagazig University, Egypt

2 National Water Research Center, Egypt

3 Ministry of Housing, Utilitie,Egypt

Implicit Numerical Scheme For Regulating Unsteady Flow In Open Channel “

Mohamed. T. Shamaa1 and Hmida M. Karkuri2

1 Mansoura University,Egypt

2 College of Technical Engineering,Libya


Session 6

Desalination Technology  (DT) (A)

“Optimizing Of A Beach Well Design For Reverse Osmosis Water Harvisting”

A. Al-Khalid, M. Al-Senafy and K. Al-Fahad

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research,Kuwait



Session 7

New Trends in Technologies (NT)

“Native Plant Establishment In Late Summer”

Joseph Paternoster and Heidi Lynn Lechner

DriWater Inc,USA

Membrane Systems for Water Production from Surface Water

Pall Corporation,Egypt

Integratedand Mobile Membrane Systems for Desalination

Pall Corporation,Egypt

ABB Solution for Water Applications

ABB Power Systems & Automation Technology S.A.E ,Egypt

Solutions for water & wastewater industry

Inter-Tech. Innovative Engineering Solutions Co.,Egypt

Enterprises resource planning and preventive maintenance optimization for water and wastewater plants (GOBIC)

International Consultant Office,Egypt

Advances of pump manufacturing in Egypt

Hossam Farid, Alweiler Farid, Egypt

“Applying Sprinkling Irrigation on Old Egyptian Farm Land as a Response to Water Shortage Problems in Egypt”

Mazen Mostafa , UTCI Regional Representative, Coordinator of UTCI/Valmont Cooperation Research Project,Egypt


Session 8

Artificial Recharge of Aquifers (AR)

“Reactive Transport Induced By Aquifer Recharge Management Using Treated Wastewaters”

M. Azaroual, M. Pettenati, N. Croiset, J. Casanova, K. Besnard, N. Rampnoux

BRGM, Groundwater Division France

“The use of GIS technologyin water resources development: the case of artificial recharge of aquifers”

El Mansouri B., Kili M., Chao J, Echerfaoui H and Mridekh A.

University Ibn Tofail, Kenitraو Morocco

“Impact of flash floods on the hydrogeological aquifer system at Delta Wadi El-Arish (North Sinai)”

Shawki S. Hassan

PhD. Researcher Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), (NWRC), Egypt


Session 9

Water Resources Integrated Management (WR)

“Augmenting Short Hydrological Records To Improve Water Resources Studies”

Zeyad S. Tarawneh

The Hashemite University,Jordan

“Towards a Lake Nasser management plan: results of a pilot test on integrated water resources management”

S. S. Zaghloul11, N. Pacini2, Karl Schwaiger3, Pierre Henry de Villeneuve4

1National Water Research Center, Egypt

2University of Calabria,Italy

3 International Water Policy, Ministry of Environment,Austria

4Office International de l’EauFrance

“Effect of new upper Nile projects on the lntegrated management of the basin: review and methodology”

Sayed M. Ramadan, Abdelazim M. Negm and Talaat M. Owais

Zagazig University,Egypt


Session 10

GIS and Remote Sensing Applications (GS)

“Satellite monitoring of water resources in Turkmenistan”

Andrey G. Kostianoy1, Sergey A. Lebedev2, Dmytro M. Solovyov3

1 P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS,Russia

2 Geophysical Center, RAS,Russia

3 Marine Hydro-physical Institute, Sevastopol,Ukraine


” Current flood mapping capabilities using synergies from radar altimetry and modis multi satellite imagery and the need for a SWOT mission”

Jean-François Crétaux, Philippe Maisongrande, Muriel Bergé-Nguyen , Mélanie Becker, and Stephane Calmant

LEGOS – CNES, France

“A Completely Remote-Sensing-Based Approach To Monitoring Reservoirs Water Volume”

Ron Abileah1 and Stefano Vignudelli2

1 J Omegak, San Carlos CA, USA

2 National Research Council,Italy

“SMOS: Almost 2 Years In Orbit, First Results And Successes”


Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère CESBIO (CNES/CNRS/UPS/IRD), France


Session 11

Desalination Technology (DT) (B)

“Technical Design Of Solar Thermal Unit To Drive Msf Desalination Plant”

Medhat M. Sorour, Hassan E. S. Fath and Mostafa M. Zaytoun

Alexandria University Egypt



“Utilization of fresnel lens solar collector in water heating for desalination by humidification-dehumidification process”

Mohamed Salah Mahmoud and Asma Abd El-Sattar Mohamed

Minia Universityو Egypt

“Performance Of A Solar Still With Clothes Moving Wick”

Helmy E. Gad1, Safya M. El-Gayar2 and Hisham E. Gad1

1 Mansoura University

2. Res. Inst., Egypt

“Simulation of HDH Desalination System Using Tilted, Two-Pass Solar Air Heater”

A. A. Shabaneh1, P. Gandhidasan1, M. A. Antar1* and H. Baig2


“Improvingthe Performance of Stepped Solar Still”

A.E. Kabeel1, A.Khalil1, Z.M. Omara 2 and M.M. Younes2

1Faculty of Engineering, Egypt

2Faculty of Engineering, Kafrelsheikh University,Egypt

“Studying the Efficiency of Grey Water Treatment by Using Rotating Biological Contactors System”

Abdel Kader Amr M.

Northern Border University, KSA


Session 12

Climatic change and water resources (CC)

“Influence Of Climate Change On Groundwater Resources. Applications To The Basins Of The Somme And The Loire (France)”

Dominique Thiéry

BRGM, Groundwater Division, France

“Climate Change Impacts On Water Quality Indices Of The Southern Part Of Aswan High Dam Reservoir, Lake Nubia “

M. Elshemy1 and G. Meon2

1 Tanta  University, Egypt

2 University of Braunschweig,Germany

“Determination Of Agro-Climatic Zones In Egypt Using A Robust Statistical Procedure”

Fouad Khalil, Samiha Ouda, Nemat Allah Osman, and Abed El-Hady Ghamis

Agricultural Research Center ,Egypt

“CLIMB – Climate Induced Changes On The Hydrology Of Mediterranean Basins – Reducing Uncertainty And Quantifying Risk”

Ralf Ludwig

Universitaet Muenchen, Germany


Session 13

Industrial water treatment (IW)

“Dilution of sulfuric acid by using filtered water: impact on the construction material of the acid cooler”

H. Hassoune, K. Morsli, N. Semlal, Y. Lahmiti, A. Bourras, A. Hanine, R. Boulif and A. Kossir

OCP Group , Morocco

“New inorganic (an)ion exchangers based on (alkoxide-free) sol-gel generated layered Mg-Alhydrous oxides for target anions (arsenate, arsenite, fluoride, bromide, bromate, selenate) removal”


Natalia Chubar

University, Utrecht , Netherlands

Session 14

Water quality assessment and protection (WQ)

“Water Quality Of Middle Nile Delta Deterioration Due To Urbanizations Expansion(A Case Study From Egypt)”

S. S. Zaghloul1, Hussein Elwan2

1 National Water Research Center, Egypt

2 Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation,Egypt

“Estimation Of Water And Bottom Sediments Composition In Small Rivers Of The Novosibirsk City “

Svetlana B. Bortnikova, Anna Y. Devyatova, Nataliya V.Yurkevich

Trofimuk Institute ofPetroleum, Russia

“Water Quality Protection In Rural Areas Of Egypt”

Hussein A.A. EL Gammal

Ministry Of Water Resources And IrrigationEgypt


Session 15

Environmental impact and assessment (EF)

“Pit Lakes In Kuzbass, Russia: The Ecological Risk Assesment And The Ways Of Treatment”

Nataliya V. Yurkevich and Olga P. Saeva

Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB, Russia


“Geochemistry Of Interaction Of Mine Drainage Of Mednogorsk Geotechnical System With Rivers As A Natural Hydrochemical Barriers”

Tatiana V. Korneeva1 and Pavel G. Aminov2

1 Trofimuk Institute of petroleum geology and geophysics SB ,Russia

2 Institute of mineralogy UB , Russia


“MSW Landfills And European Integration Process From National Diversities: A Cooperation Strategy For A Common Approach To Environmental Monitoring (The Case Of Komotini, Greece)”

Brunella Raco1, Elissavet Dotsika2, Marco Doveri1, Matteo Lelli1and Raffaele Battaglini3

1Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources-CNR,Italy

2 NCSR Demokritos, Athens,Greece

3 MASSA spin-offS.r.l. ,Firenze ,Italy


“Numerical Models Of Pollution From Industry Sources In The Novosibirsk City By\Gis Methods.”

Devyatova A.Y. and Bortnokova S.B

Trofimuk Institute Of Petroleum Geology And Geophysics SB RAS , Russia


“Impact Of Casablanca Municipal Landfill On Groundwater Resources”

A. Fekri , B. El Mansouri, O. El Hammoumi, C. Marrakchi

Université Hassan II of Mohammedia , Morocco


Session 16

Water pipelines and networks (WP)

“Study Of The Different Parameters That Influence On The Performance Of Water Jet Pump”

I. A. El-Sawaf1, M.A. Halawa2, M. A. Younes3 and I.R. Teaima3

1 Port-Said University, Egypt

2 Al-Azhar University ,Egypt

3 MERI, NWRC,Egypt

“Experimental Study Of Water Jet Pump Used To Suck Up Floating Oils “

I. A. El-Sawaf1, M.A. Halawa2, M. A. Younes3, M.A.Hashim3

1 Port-Said University, Egypt

2 Al-Azhar University, Egypt

3 MERI, NWRC, Egypt

“Dynamic Performance Application Of A Variable Speed Centrifugal Pump”

Sobhy, M. Ghoneam, Samir, M. Abdel-Rahman, and Dalia, M.El–Gazzar

National Water Research Center , Egypt

“Using Photovoltaic Array For Solar Water PumpingIn Toshka Region, Egypt “

Helmy E. Gad1 and Safya M. El-Gayar 2

1 Mansoura University,Egypt

2 Res. Inst., A. R. C. , Egypt

Session 17

Wastewater reuse (WW)

“The Suitability Of Water In Khartoum State Industrial Area For Food Processing”

Abdel Moneim E. Sulieman, Batran E. El Hilali and Mohammed O. Babekir

University of Gezira Sudan

“Evaluation of In-Campus Waste Water Reuse: Process Design, Challenges and Success”

Omer AGA1 and Sami GÖREN2

1 University of Dammam,KSA

2 Fatih Universities, Istanbul,Turkey



Session 19

Groundwater flow and contamination  (GW)


“Hydro-Salinity Behavior Of Shallow Groundwater Aquifer Underlain By Salty Groundwater In Sindh Pakistan”

A. L. Qureshi 1, B. K. Lashari 1, S. M. Kori and G. A. Lashari2

1 IWREM, MUET,Pakistan

2 Irrigation and Power Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan


“Groundwater Stress and Vulnerability To Pollution Of Saiss Basin Shallow Aquifer, Morocco”

L. Benaabidate1 and M. Cholli2

Laboratory of Georesources and Environment, Morocco


Session 20

Sanitary drainage treatment(ST)


“Economic and Environmental Assessment of Sewage Sludge Treatment Processes Application in Egypt”

M. R. Ghazy, T. Dockhorn and N. Dichtl

Technische Universität Braunschweig,Germany


Uv Treatment Efficiency For E. Coli In Combined Sewer Overflow Stormwater”

Nafa Khalaf2, Shawn P. McElmurry1, Shawn M. Ingram1, and Gopu Pillai2

1 University,Detroit,USA

2 Detroit Contracting, Inc.Detroit,USA


Session 21

Water Policies (WP)


“Water Resources And Environmental Quality As Factors Affecting The Dynamic And The Security Of Populations.”

F. Pedrazzini

Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy

Innovative Water Knowledge Training Programfor Sustainable Development In Egypt”


Ayman F. Batisha

National Water Research Center,Egypt


“Cooperative Shared Water Resources Management In The Nile River Basin: The Engine For Growth”

Ayman F. Batisha

National Water Research Center, Egypt


“Investigation of Water Related Problems”

(Through Egyptian Youth Participation, Al-Daqahlya, Egypt)

Ayman F. Batisha

National Water Research Center, Egypt


Session 22

Purification plants and networks(PP)


“Testing Commercial Water Magnetizers: A Study Of Tds And Ph”

Rameen Sayed AbdelTawab1, Mohammed Adel Younes1, Ahmed Ibrahim2 and Mohammed Mamdouh AbdleAziz2

1 Cairo University

2 National Water Research Center, Egypt


“The Effect Of Ph Control On Turbidity And Nom Removal In Conventional Water Treatment”

Ahamed Fadel Ashery, Kamal Radwan andMohamed I. Gar Al-Alam Rashed

Mansoura University, Egypt


“Assessment Of The Drinking Water Clarification Under Condition Of Sludge Return To Flocculator”

Kamal El-Nahhas

Suez Canal Authority,  Egypt


Assessment of groundwater quality for pilot treatment units intake in Kuwait”

Mohamed Al-Senafy

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait


Session 23

“Irrigation With Magnetized Water, A Novel Tool For Improving Crop Production In Egypt “

Mahmoud Hozayn1 , Amany A. Abdel-Monem1 and Amira M.S. Abdul Qados2

1 National Research Center, Egypt

2 Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, K.S.A

“Irrigation water qualities-soil pollution (heavy metals and salinity) in Mornag irrigated perimeter (SW Tunisia)”

Abdelkrim Charef1, Lamia Ayed1,2 and Rim Azzouzi1

1 Laboratoire de Georessources,Tunisia

2Laboratoire d’Analyse, Faculté de Pharmacie , Tunisia

“Prediction Of Total Water Requirements For Agriculture In The Arab World Under Climate Change”

Samiha Ouda1, Fouad Khalil1, Gamal El Afendi2 and Sayed Abd El-Hafez1

1 Agricultural Research Center ,2 Al Azhar University, Egypt

“Reforms in the irrigation sector of Sindh, Pakistan: a way forward to water and food security”

Bakhshal Lashari

IIDE, MUET Jamshoro,Pakistan










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