wecc2019

chairmen of the conference

H.E. Dr. Mahmoud ABU ZEID

H.E. Dr. Mahmoud ABU ZEID

  • Former Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation of Egypt (12 years 1997-2009).
  • President of Arab Water Council (Since 2004).
  • Honorary President of World Water Council and format president of the Council.
  • Member of UN Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation (UNSGAB).
  • Co-Chair of the UN High-Level Taskforce (HLT) for the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), January 2010.
  • Former President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA).
  • Former Vice President of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).
  • B.Sc Civil Engineering 1957,M.Sc Irrigation Engineering 1960, Ph.D Groundwater Hydrology 1962,
  • Honorary Doctorate from IHE Delft.
  • Holder of several awards and prizes.
  • Author of more than 200 papers and 11 text books.
  • He led the move towards on-farm Water Management and Integrated Water Resources Management in Egypt.

Dr. Nidal Salim

Dr. Nidal Salim

  • Founder and Director General of Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH)
  • Steering Board member of the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)
  • Board of Council  member of Asia Water Council (AWC)
  • Dr. Nidal Salim, a Palestinian citizen living in Geneva, Switzerland, was born in 1968. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Applied Geophysics from Damascus University (1993), his master’s degree in Groundwater Hydrology from UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands (1998), and his doctoral degree in the Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Water Cycle from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2006).
  • In 2007, Nidal Salim founded the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH). GIWEH was formed in recognition of the need for a new, broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to water, in order to respond to the recent tremendous increase in threats to environmental safety.
  • Before forming GIWEH, Nidal was involved in collaborations with different research institutes, universities, and international organizations—such as the Middle East Peace Process, Water Working Group, EXACT, World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), and many others. Prior to joining the University of Geneva in September 2002, he worked as a Director General at the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), which involved many separate hydrological projects at local and regional scales.

Conference Founder & Vice Chairperson

Dr. Mona Fouad Ibrahim

Dr. Mona Fouad Ibrahim

The Chairman World Center of Environmental Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Chairman environment Committee of the International Federation of African women

Consultant of Scientific Research, Innovation and Environmental Consulting Baseera Exhibition and Conferences

- PhD in environmental sciences - the Institute of Environmental Studies and Research - Ain Shams University 2011, entitled mechanisms of partnership between civil society organizations, the government and the private sector to reduce environmental pollutants resulting from agricultural Waste

- The Master Of Science environmental sciences - the Institute of Environmental Studies and Research - Ain Shams University, 2006. Entitled the environmental problems facing workers InThe textile factories

Diploma of Rural Development, Cairo University  

 

- Dr. Mona is working to enhance the future Vision for the transition toward a Green City in support of sustainable development issues, supporting women to be involved in the strategy for environmental planning in dealing with environmental .