Eighteenth International Water Technology Conference IWTC 2015
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12 – 14 March 2015








ThursdayMarch12, 2015

10:00 – 19:00                Registration

13:00 – 14:00                Workshops 1,2

14:00 – 15:00               Coffee Break

15:00 – 17:30               Session 16

17:30 – 18:00               Invited Speaker 1

18:00 – 19:00               Opening Ceremonies

        19:30                       Dinner


FridayMarch13, 2015

10:00 – 12:00              Session 1,2,3

12:00 – 13:00              Break

13:00 – 13:30              Invited speakers 2

13:30 – 14:00              Coffee Break

14:00 – 16:00              Session 4,5,6

16:00 – 18:00              Session 7,8,9

       18:00                   Dinner


SaturdayMarch14, 2015

10:00 – 12:00                Session 10,11,12

12:00 – 14:00                Session 13,14,15

14:00 – 15:00                Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00                Workshops 3,4

17:00 – 18:00                Closing ceremony

      18:00                       Dinner



Session 1



Friday– March13, 2015

10:00 – 12:00

“Numerical simulation of heavy metal transport from polluted drain”

Yasser Hamed                                                                  

Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Port SaidUniversity, Port Fouad Port Said, ,Egypt


“Prediction of future ground water elevation by using Artificial Neural Network south of Riyadh, KSA (Case Study) ”

*1,2 Yasser Hamed, 2,3 Mohamed Elkiki, 1Osama S. Al Gahtani, 
 1Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, KSA 
2Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Port Said University, Port Fouad Port 
Said, , Egypt 
3Civil Engineering Department ,Faculty of Engineering, ElGouf University, KSA 


"Mineralogical and morphological features of fractured granitic rock tested under water-rock interaction"

Abdelrahman Abdelgawad1, KunioWatanabe2, and Mizuno Takashi

1Department of Civil Engineering, AssiutUniversity, Assiut, Egypt

2Geosphere Research Institute, Saitama University, Japan

3Tono Geoscience Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan


Session 2

"Water Treatment Technology (WTT),"A" (waste water)"


Friday– March13, 2015

10:00 – 12:00

Artificial neural networks to predict wastewater treatment in different media HSSF constructed wetlands"

Zidan, A.A.,  Rashed, A. A.2, Hatata A. Y3., and  Abd El-Hady, M. A.4

1Prof. of Hydraulics, El-Mansoura University,

2 Associate Professor, National Water Research Center

3. Lecturer, Electrical Engineering Dept. El-Mansoura University 

4 Lecturer, Irrigation and HydraulicsDpt. El-Mansoura University


“Laboratory Investigation of Aerobic Granular Sludge Performance at High Temperature”

M. Bob1, S. Azmi2, M. Abd Halim2 ,N. Jamal2, A. Nur-Anuar3, Z. Ujang

1 Department of Civil Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2 Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.

3 Institute of Environment and Water Resource Management, WATER Research Alliance, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia


Session 3

"water resources planning and management (wr),, "A"


Friday– March13, 2015

10:00 – 12:00

"Management of water resources through resources diversification in an arid region: case study from Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE)"

Ahmed Murad                               

UAE University


“Water demand and supply in Santa Cruz Island-Galápagos Archipelago”

M.Reyes1, N. Trifunović1, S. Sharma1, M. Kennedy1,2

1 UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education, Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology, The Netherlands

2 Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences The Netherlands


" The effect of bank erosion and bend types on the efficiency of navigational path in Damietta Branch"

Nahla Sadek1, Radwa Salama2, Noha Kamal3, Shimaa Elsherbiny4

 Nile Research Institute- National Water Research Center


"Flow reduction impacts along river Nile in  Egypt "

Sherine S. Ismail   

NRI, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt


Quantifying the impacts of impounding grand ethiopian renaissance dam reservior on Nasser lake active storage

Elsayed M. Ramadan** , Abdelazim M. Negm* Moustafa El-Sammany*** and Ahmed H. El-Sayed**

* Environmental Engineering Dept., Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology, E-JUST, P.O.Box 179 New Borg Elarab City, Postal Code 21934, Alex., Egypt, (Seconded from Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University),

** Water and Water Structures Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University (ZU), Postal Code 44519, Zagazig, Egypt

*** Assoc. Professor, Nile Research Institute (NRI), National Water Research Center (NWRC), Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI)


Session 4

"Hydraulics And Hydraulic Structures(HS), "A"


Friday– March13, 2015         

14:00 – 16:00

Effect of transverse water velocity distribution on sedimentation at Aswan High Dam reservoir

Nasr TawfikHekal, Tarek Mohamed Abdel Aziz 

Nile Research Institute, National Water Research Center


Eutrophication control ecosystems

Ahmed EL-Zayat  



"Environmental threats of on-Site Sewage disposal on groundwater at Minia-Alqamh, Sharkia Governorate, Egypt"

1 Abdelazeem Negm,2 Abdel Fattah Mohamed Atwa,3 Asaad M. Armanuos
1 Chairperson of Environmental Engineering Dept., Egypt-Japan University of Science and 
Technology E-JUST,  New Borg El-Arab, Alexandria, Egypt,  
 2National Organization for Potable Water & Sanitation Co., General manager in Sharkia 
3 Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering Dept, School of Energy and Environmental  
Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, E-JUST, Alexandria 
(Assistant lecturer, Tanta University)


Session 5



Friday– March13, 2015  

   14:00 – 16:00 

"Operating procedures for groundwater aquifer's tracer test program in Kuwait

M. Al-Senafy1, A. Al-Khalid1, A. Mukhopadhyay1, K. Al-Fahad1, and Harish Bhandary1

,1 Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research


"Hydrochemistry and evaluation of groundwater suitability for irrigation and drinking purposes in west El-Miniadistrict, north upper, Egypt"

Esam Ismail, Rafat Zaki, Ali Kamel