First Al-Mustaqbal Forum for Water Sustainability Date: 18/03/2023 | Views: 149

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On the Occasion of World Water Day 2023, Al-Mustaqbal University College has organized “First Al-Mustaqbal Forum for Water Sustainability” raising the Slogan

“Water Rationalization is a Necessity that shall be Achieved”

Under the Guardianship of Prof. Dr. Hasan Shakir Majdi, Dean of Al-Mustaqbal University College, the Forum Activities were launched on Saturday 18th March 2023, with Opening Speeches, the first has been delivered by Assist Prof. Dr. Alaa Dhari Jawad, Preparatory Committee Leader and Head of Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Industries Department, in addition to the following Personalities:
1. Mr. Taha Diri’ Al-Saadi, Advisor to Minister of Water Resources
2. Eng. Mr. Muaid Abdul Wahid Awadh, Director General of Environmental Protection & Improvement Authority in the Middle Euphrates, on behalf of Deputy Minister of Environment
Two Dialogue Sessions have been convened, including Lectures and Workshops, delivered by Specialists representing various Departments and Ministries, regarding the Issue of Water, and as follows:
First Dialogue Session
1. Water Resources in Iraq: Reality, Challenges & Solutions
Lecturer: Dr. Hatem Hameed Hussein, Director General of National Center for Water Resources Management

2. Groundwater in Iraq
Lecturer: Dr. Ameer Jawad Kadhim, Director of Studies & Investigations at the General Authority of Groundwater

3. Groundwater in The Western Desert of Iraq
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Qusay Yasin Al-Kubaisi, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, University of Baghdad

4. Latest Water Harvesting Technologies, expected to be used Worldwide
Lecturer: Dr. Muhammad Hassan Nasir, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, University of Baghdad

5. Water Quality of Water Sources
Lecturer: Mr. Muhammad Abdul Razzaq, Department of Environmental Protection & Improvement in the Middle Euphrates
Second Dialogue Session
1. Abuses against Shatt al-Hilla & their Responsibility for the River’s Pollution
Lecturer: Dr. Aseel Amir Hadi, Babylon Environment Department

2. Experiments on Modern Irrigation & Rationalization of Water Consumption
Lecturer: Assist Prof. Dr. Muntasir Abdul Hameed Abid, Institute of Technology, Department of Water Resources, Baghdad

3. Industrial Water Treatment at Oil Refineries
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Talib Muhammad Nayif, University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering

4. Investing the Nile Flower Plant as a Biofuel that shall lead in turn to Conserving Water Resources
Lecturer: Dr. Hassanein Adnan Abdul Wahab, Energy Research Center at the University of Technology

5. Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Management of Water Resources
Lecturer: Dr Esraa Badr Nasir, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University
Besides, Several Recommendations have been issued by the Forum that shall be adopted at Future Work, and meanwhile to be submitted to Relevant Authorities for the purpose of making use of them.
In acknowledgment to all efforts exerted in the Forum, Prof Dr. Hasan Shakir Majdi, Dean of Al-Mustaqbal University College, has distributed Shields and Letters of Appreciation to the Lecturers as well as other Participants.
Finally, we are obliged to note that the the Employees of Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Industries have had a participation in the Forum by organizing an Exhibit in which lots of Posters related to World Water Day and Achievement of SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation have been displayed.