Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE has participated in the Third Arab Water Conference. and he presented a presentation on “Water – Energy – Food Security Nexus in the Arab region” that was during the 10th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council and the 17th Meeting for the Advisory Board of Scientific Technical Committee was held during the period from 29 April to 3 May 2018 in Kuwait
Egypt’s 2nd National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting was held in Cairo’s Center for Environment and Development for The Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) which brought members together to share achievements, challenges, and guide future strategies on the 18th of December, 2019.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Khaled AbuZeid CEDARE’s regional water resources director inaugurated the meeting by welcoming the National Steering Committee members. The head of IWMI MENA’s office in Cairo Dr. Amgad ElMahdi the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) head of MENA region also welcomed the members and thanked them for attending the meeting and for their contribution to the project.
Dr. Gihan Bayoumi the regional ReWater MENA project manager from IWMI, presented a brief introduction on the project including the project outputs and expected outcomes.
At the session organized during the 2nd Cairo Water Week, on October 22nd, 2019, and in the presence of HE. Eng. Mazen, Palestinian Minister of Water, HE. Sharfat Afilal, Moroccan Former Minister of Water, and other Experts and members of the League of Arab States ‘ Experts’ Network on Transboundary Waters & Water Under Occupation, Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Director of Water Resources at CEDARE, delivered a presentation on the required data and studies needed for addressing the subject matter by the Network.
During the panel discussion on IWRM competencies at the Cairo Water Week 2019, CEDARE Regional Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid, described the challenges facing the implementation of IWRM and the advanced IWRM educational requirements needed by the future Water Leaders. He indicated what subjects are essential and should be addressed in formulating an IWRM Master’s Program, or Professional Certificate Program.
CEDARE Water Resources Director, and Arab Water Council (AWC) Executive Committee member, Prof. Khaled AbuZeid, lectured on linking the 2030 Sustainable development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Water with Egypt’s National Water Resources Plan 2037, during the Training of Trainers organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Training was conducted on October 15th, 2019, for Government Officials from the Egyptian Ministries of Planning, Water Resources & Irrigation, Agriculture, and the Central Agency for Statistics.
CEDARE Water Resources Director, Prof. Khaled AbuZeid, attended the the 33rd Water Treatment Technologies Conference organized by Abu Qeer Fertilizers Company, in Alexandria during the period of October 8-10, 2019. The Conference was inaugurated by Alexandria Governor, Abdelaziz Konsowa and Chemist Saad Abuelmaaty, Chairman of Abu Qeer Company. Dr. AbuZeid, one of the keynote speakers elaborated on the internal and external “Challenges facing the Water Sector in Egypt and the Possible Opportunities.”