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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.

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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

Water Safety Plans Audit Learning Session: Overview

Utility Leaders Forum

Welcome Reception

David Grey

Plenary Keynote

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

WANA Water Summit

Transitioning from Targets to Reality

Start Small; Scale-Up

Managing floods and droughts across scales

Scaling Research for Impacts

From Catchment to Consumer

Innovative Water Solutions for MENA region

Groundwater management

The Water Sector Takes Ownership

Africa Water Forum

Spotlight on Groundwater

Cooperation for Improving Water Safety

Beyond Training for Capacity Development

Philip Giantris

CEE Water Forum

Is Capacity Building Having an Impact?

Non Revenue Water Management

Serving the Unserved

Mark Smith

Keynote Plenary


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.


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


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

· A/C Deluxe coach
· Lunch
· Entrance Fees


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
Arrival time 20:00-22:00 pm to KING HUSSEIN BIN TALAL CONVENTION CENTRE.

· A/C Deluxe coach
· Lunch
· 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