IWTC 2015

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         



"Scenarios for groundwater remediation using N15 in Nile Delta "

Bakenaz Zidan       

Tanta University


Session 6

"Water Resources Planning and Management (WR),"B"


Friday– March13, 2015    

14:00 – 16:00 

"Assessment of runoff potential of a small watershed southern Palestine

Samah Jabari, Majed Abu Sharkh, Ziad Al-Mimi

Palestine Polytechnic University

Public Authority for Electricity and Water

Birzeit University


"Hydrodynamic impacts of Egyptian costal lakes due to climate change – example Manzala lake

Mohamed Elshemy1, Mosaad Khadr2 

1, 2 Irrigation and Hydraulic Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering,
Tanta University, Egypt


"Data – driven modelling for water quality parameters prediction of the drainage system associated with lake Manzala, Egypt

Mosaad Khadr1, Mohamed Elshemy2

 1, 2 Irrigation and Hydraulic Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering,
Tanta University, Egypt


Lake Maryut monitoring using remote sensing”

Noha Donia

ain shams university 


"Variation of evapotranspiration during 2000 to 2010 in Egypt due to Consequences of climate change"

Sherif Tharwat Kamel

 Environment and Climate changes Research Institute


Session 7



Friday– March13, 2015                   

16:00 – 18:00

"New design for drip irrigation system to maximize water and fertilizers

R. E. Abdelraouf

Water Relations & Field Irrigation Dept., National Research Center, Dokki, Giza- Egypt


"Aquatic weeds management upstream new Naga Hammady barrages.”

Hosam Ibrahim1, Emam A. Osman2, T.A. ElSamman3, and Mahmoud Zayed4

1 Channel Maintenance Research Institute (CMRI), National Water Research Center

2 Channel Maintenance Research Institute (CMRI), National Water Research Center

3 Channel Maintenance Research Institute (CMRI), National Water Research Center 


"Sustainable management of drainage water of fish farms in agriculture as a new source for irrigation and bio-source for fertilizing"

R. E. Abdelraouf

Water Relations & Field Irrigation Dept., National Research Center, Dokki, Giza- Egypt


"Study of alaqisecondarychannel in Nasser Lake

Gamal Sallam1, Mohamed Ihab2, and Waleed Emary3

Institute, National water Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

2 High Dam Authority

3 Research Assistance, Nile Research Institute


Session 8

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


Friday– March13, 2015    

16:00 – 18:00

"Effect of  foundation flexibility on seismic response of concrete gravity dams"

Bakenaz Zidan

Tanta University


"Review of friction formulae in open channel flow"

Zidan, Abdel Razik Ahmed

Prof. of Hydraulics , Faculty of Engineering , El Mansoura University


"Hydrological and environmental impacts of grand Ethiopian renaissance dam on the Nile River

Abdelkader T. Ahmed 1and Mohamed HelmyElsanabary 2

1 Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Aswan University, Egypt.

2 Civil Engineering Dept., Port Said University, Port Said, Port Fouad, 42526, Egypt


"Numerical investigation of performance of kaplanturbine with draft tube"

Mohamed Adel and Nabil H. Mostafa

Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Engineering FacultyZagazig University


Session 9

"Water Resources Planning and Management (WR), "C"


Friday– March13, 2015 

  16:00 – 18:00

"Water hyacinth growth rate in Egyptian irrigation and drainage networks”