Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSSC 2017),
23 -25 April, Cairo, Egypt
SWSSC III 2017
The main theme for the conference is “Water Supply and Sanitation: Widening the Technological Window for Appropriate, cost-effective Solutions and Better Applications”. Our focus will be on newer and rapidly-emerging technologies in water and wastewater technology, industrial pollution control, desalination, sludge-to energy, water and energy nexus, water resources & climate change adaptation and storm water management. .
Themes for Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation 2017
In 2017, Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Conference continue its focus on a wide range of topics
1. Drinking Water Supply Systems
2. Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technologies
3. Innovative Technologies for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
4. Advanced Sea Water Desalination Technologies
5. Wastewater Reuse and Sludge Applications
6. Stormwater Management
7. Climate Change Adaptation
8. Capacity Development
The exhibition at SWSSC 2017 will offer an opportunity for companies to present their products and services. The conference programme will provide an opportunity for exhibitors to get to know the problems and needs of water and wastewater sectors in Egypt, and to provide information on their products and services to delegates.
Message from the Conference President
I am pleased to inform you that 3rd SWSSC 2017 – Egypt International Conference on Water Supply & Sanitation will once again be held in Tiba Rose Plaza Hotel, Cairo 23-25 April at Cairo.
The Holding Company for Water and Wastewater in Egypt (HCWW) is proud to organize the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSSC 2017).
SWSSC 2017 will address the latest and most pertinent water issues confronting our rapidly changing world. Sustainable water supply and sanitation is a very important issue due to the increase in water scarcity, the impact of climate change & adaptation, and the increasing demand in water and competition among different usages.
By organizing this conference, HCWW is aiming at keeping attendees posted with engineering best practices, successful case studies, and innovative solutions for problems in the water & wastewater sector, industrial wastewater management, stormwater management and climate change adaptation.
The SWSSC 2017 Conference and Exhibition will be the platform that brings together water professionals, policymakers, private institutions, industry leaders, experts, consultants, regulators, academics, and practitioners.
The 25 affiliated companies’ staff of the HCWW will have the chance to address water and wastewater challenges, exchange knowledge, get exposed to up-to-date technologies, and strengthen their capacity.
The conference will certainly provide an opportunity for all attendees to observe and discuss technical as well as policy issues. More….
08/03-present: Professor (Civil Eng), Head of Division of Water Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany
10/02-7/03: Instructor, Saxon State Authority for Environment and Geology, Germany
1/98-9/02: Associate Scientist, Institute for Water Chemistry, TU Dresden
1/95-12/97: Research Associate, Institute for Geotechnics and Water, University of Applied Sciences Dresden
9/90-12/94: Research Assistant, Institute for Groundwater Management, TU Dresden
Dean of Study Affairs for Civil Engineering, Head of the course “Environmental Engineering” for international students at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden
Initiated and runs the “Cooperation Centre for River Bank Filtration” in Haridwar, India, accepted as demonstration site by the Commission of Managed Aquifer Recharge of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
Working in India, Thailand, Russia, Egypt, Brazil and Costa Rica to develop low cost and natural treatment technologies for water supply and training personnel.
Associate Editor, Journal Grundwasser (FH-DGG), Journal Sustainable Water Resources Management
Prof. Dr.ir. Jules B. van Lier
Jules van Lier is full professor “Wastewater Treatment / Environmental Engineering” at the Section Sanitary Engineering of Delft University of Technology, with a 0.2 fte posted position at Unesco-IHE.
He received both his MSc and PhD from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and is specialized in Anaerobic Treatment technology.
He (co-) published over 200 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and over 350 publications in conference proceedings and scientific books from 1988 onwards.
From 1988 – 2008 he was working at Wageningen University, where he obtained an appointment as part time professor in Anaerobic Treatment Technology in 2005. In the period 1997 –2005 he also was director of the Lettinga Associates Foundation (LeAF).
His research interest comprises the development of cost-effective technologies for (waste)water treatment, recovering resources such as water, nutrients, biogas, elements from waste streams. Research projects are focused on closing water cycles in industries and sewage water recovery for irrigated agriculture. He promoted 17 and co-promoted 5 PhD students and is supervising 16 PhD students at this moment.
Jules van Lier chaired the IWA Anaerobic Digestion Specialist group between 2001 and 2009. In 2011 he became nominated member of the IWA Fellow programme.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Tröger
5791-5791Fellow at the National Engineering Laboratory (Lisbon, Portugal)
5791-5791Scientific Assistant at Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Technical University of Berlin (TU-Berlin
5791-5795Associate Professor at Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Technical University of Berlin (TU-Berlin)
since 1989 Full professor, head of Department of Hydrogeology, Institute of Applied Geosciences (Technical University of Berlin)
Courses for InWent on Hydrogeology in developing countries
Invited professor for field hydrogeology courses to the universities of Brasilia, Curitiba, Santiago de Chile
Dean of the course of Water Engineering TU Berlin El Gouna
Director of TU Central Institute El Gouna
Member of ASIIN – Accreditation of Higher Education Study Courses
Some research fields
Socio-economic land stabilization by aquifer storage and recovery (artificial recharge) in southern Portugal
Water supply of Charroux de Allier (France)
Contamination of aquifers south of Berlin by sewage farms
Sewage farms of Abu Rawash and Gabal El Aswar (Cairo)
Marine water intrusion in the delta of the River Nile
Hydro-tectonics in southern Portugal
Characterization of the thermal aquifer of Caldas Novas (Goias,- Brazil)
Rehabilitation of contaminated aquifers in old mining districts in Brazil
Water supply of Damascus from deep karst aquifers in the Anti-Libanon
Water supply from Khors for Port Sudan
Water supply of new cities in Russia and Armenia from different aquifers
Water in the Atacama desert (various studies)
5791-5791Free Lancer for Klöckner Industrieanlagen (water
in mining activities)
5771-5791Consultant for GTZ
5797-5791General Manager of ARGE Umwelt TEC (Consulting Company for Insurance Companies)
DWA, IAH, FH-DGG, Urbenvironment
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geissen
born in Marburg/Lahn, West-Germany
Married, three children
Elementary School, Am Eichwaeldchen, Kassel
Highschool, Goetheschule Kassel
Study of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Clausthal
Research Engineer, Institut fuer Thermische Verfahrenstechnik, Technical University of Clausthal
Consultant, TECON GmbH, Clausthal, Germany
Scholarship of the Dechema, Frankfurt, Program Biotechnology, Research with Prof. Vogelpohl, Institut fuer Thermische Verfahrenstechnik, TU Clausthal
Ph. D. (with honors)
Head of the Water Treatment Group, Institut fuer Thermische Verfahrenstechnik, TU Clausthal
Consultant, TECHNOCON GmbH, Clausthal, Germany
Assistant Professor, Institut fuer Thermische Verfahrenstechnik, TU Clausthal
Lecturer (official title: Akademischer Rat) at TU Clausthal
Lecturer (official title: Akademischer Oberrat) at TU Clausthal
Professor and head of the Environmental Process Engineering Chair, Department of Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Fatma A.El-Gohary
Dr. Fatma El-Gohary currently holds the position of an emeritus
Professor in the Water Pollution Control Research Department
of the National Research Centre (NRC) in Egypt. Dr. Fatma
acquired a Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the
Technical University in Hannover, Germany. Dr. El-Gohary has
held several leading positions in the NRC; she was the former
head of the Water Pollution Control Research Department
followed by the Environmental Research Division.
Dr. El-Gohary has had a very prominent presence on the
international level as well thanks to her contributions in
international conferences, research projects and expert group
meetings. Over one hundred papers have been published in
scientific periodicals and over 40 Master’s and PhD candidates
have been supervised by Dr. Fatma.
Her work over the years has been acknowledged through various
awards and merit. In 2014 Dr. El-Gohary has been awarded Al
Nil Prize for Advanced Sciences. She has also been awarded
The State Merit Prize for Advanced Sciences for the 2002, the
National Prize for scientific Excellency in the area of Advanced
Sciences for the year 1998, the Global 500 award from UNEP
for the year 1988, and the Eisenhower Fellowship for the year
1986 (USA). She has also received the National Research Centre
Prize for Scientific Excellency in the area of Environmental
Science for the year 1985 and the State Prize Environmental
Sciences for the year 1979.
Mr. Jean Antoine FABY
Jean Antoine Faby was head of the engineering and studies department at the International Office for Water (IOW) from 1999 to 2009, supervising with his team 20-25 projects per year related to the implementation of water policies in France or abroad (Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Haiti, etc.) on topics such as: participatory management and planning, water policy, socio-economics, water law, water technologies, hydroelectricity, etc. He has extensive knowledge in drinking water production and distribution thanks to the three years that he spent as a network development and operations engineer in Paris (CEP), as an expert for the National Office for Water and Sanitation (ONEA) in Ouagadougou in the 90s, and as a professor in Sanitary Engineering at the Interstate School of Rural Equipment Engineers (EIER, which became 2iE).
He has led several studies in Europe and in France on the technical level (involving various state-of-the-art technology), as well as financial levels (with the European Union), or on the
governance of water services (including in a number of
European capitals). He has written several books on performance indicators, on overviews of service management methods and on asset management practices. He has founded the knowledge management & information service centre at the IOW and has been at the origin of EMWIS/SEMIDE’s creation in the Mediterranean basin.
Since May 2009, he has been Director of the Water for All Chair
at ParisTech, backed by AgroParisTech for the management of
the International OPT Executive Master and by Mines ParisTech
for the Research. This International Executive Masters OPT
program is designed for managers of urban water and sanitation
services in emerging countries and is presented to you today.
Prof. Dr. Adel Sharif
Professor Adel Sharif is a Research Director at the Qatar Foundation’s Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI) leading the Water Security Grand Challenge. Prior to his current role, he was a Professor of Water Engineering and Process Innovation at Surrey University, UK. Prof.
Sharif founded the Centre for Osmosis Research & Application in 2003 and has been its Director since. Prof. Sharif is a founder of Modern Water plc, a London Exchange AIM Market listed company specialized in desalination and renewable power generation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advances in Environmental Chemistry, Int. J. of Process Systems Engineering, and honorary Editorial Consultant, Arab Water World magazine. He has over 100 publications; is an inventor and co-inventor of 20 patents and has supervised over 20 PhD theses and more than 50 MSc dissertations
Eng. Khaldon Khashman
Khaldon Khashman is a senior water utilities management expert, who served the water sector in Jordan for more than 25 years, where he started his career at Jordan Drinking Water Corporation in the early eighties, then filled many vital positions at the Water Authority of Jordan in different service areas in Jordan. Eng. Khaldon Khashman is a member of board of directors at the Water Authority of Jordan, municipal councils, Jordan Engineers Association and other professional organization and a former board member in Jordan Water Company (Miyahuna), Northern Governorates Water Administration and Aqaba Water Company. He attended more than 40 local and international professional training programs covering technical, financial, legal and administrative issue in water utilities. Since 2009 and currently Eng. Khashman is working as the Secretary General for the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), where he strongly believes in the importance of knowledge and experience transfer between Arab water utilities and promoting ACWUA as regional center of excellence which will partner with water supply and wastewater utilities in Arab countries to provide best practice service delivery to their customers.
Eng. Philippe Reymond
Philippe Reymond is an environmental engineer from Switzerland, working since more than 7 years at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department Sandec. He spent the last 6 years working with the Research & Development Department of HCWW on the topic of sanitation for the small rural villages and ezbas in the Nile delta, working both on the field and at policy level.
Specialised in sanitation planning for low- and middle-income areas, he is now based in Zurich and works on sanitation planning projects in diverse countries such as Bolivia, Tajikistan and India.
He is co-author of the Eawag – International Water Association (IWA) Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies and author of the planning section in the recently published IWA book on Faecal Sludge Management.