WORLD WATER DAY 2022: SYMPOSIUM ON "GROUNDWATER: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE"

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us online via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87090548383

For more information and registration please contact us on: diana@squ.edu.om / wrc@squ.edu.om

Program

  10:00 am – 10:05 am

Welcome Address

 Dr. Ali Al-Maktoumi

 Director of Water Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

  10:05 am – 10:10 am

OPENING CEREMONY

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Amri

The Chairman of the Environment Authority, Oman

Session 1

  Chair : Prof. Anvar Kacimov

             Dept. of Soils, Water & Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural & Marine  

             Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University

  10:10 am – 10:40 am

 Keynote Speech 1

Groundwater: Managing the Invisible Resource

Prof. Julio Berbel

Agricultural Economics, University of Cordoba, Spain

  10:40 am – 10:55 am

 “Groundwater in Arid Areas: Challenges and Opportunities, The Omani Example”

Prof. Osman Abdalla

Department of Earth Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

  10:55 am – 11:10 am

“Groundwater Resources in Oman”

Eng. Ahmed Al-Saidi

Director, Surface & Groundwater Assessment Dept.

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Wealth, and Water Resources, Oman

  11:10 am – 11:25 am

DISCUSSION / Q&A

Session 2

  Chair : Prof. Osman Abdalla

             Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science

             Sultan Qaboos University

 

  11:25 am – 11:45 am

Keynote Speech 2

“Water quality problems and solutions with Aquifer Storage Recovery in various parts of the world, including Oman”

Prof. Emeritus P.J. (Pieter) Stuyfzand

Emeritus Professor of Chemical Hydrogeology

Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

  11:45 am – 12:00 pm

OMAN Aquifer Storage & Recovery” 

Eng. Abdulhakeem Amur Al-Dhuhli

Acting Master Planning Manager

Oman Water & Wastewater Services Company S.A.O.C. 

  12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

“Groundwater, Oman Water Society View”

Dr. Rashid Yahya Hamdan Al-Abri

Executive Director, Oman Water Society

  12:15 pm – 12:25 pm

DISCUSSION / Q&A

  12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

CLOSING REMARKS