UNESCO-WCRP Workshop Program

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Day 1

Session 1: Co-chairman: Dr. Radwan Al-Weshah and Dr. Lawrence Martz
  • G-WADI presentation, Abdin Salih (UNESCO Tehran Office)
     
Session 2: Chairman: Dr. Abdin Salih
  • Overview of WCRP programs, Gilles Sommeria, WMO/WCRP
  • CLIVAR programs, Tim Palmer (CLIVAR chair)
  • Arab Region Water Activities of UNESCO, Radwan Al-Weshah (UNESCO Cairo Office)
     
Session 3: Chairman: Dr. Jean Khouri
  • Climate modeling and predictability, Tim Palmer, ECMWF
  • Case studies/interventions from the Arab Region (1), Dr. Amin Shaban, Lebanon
  • Case studies/interventions from the Arab Region (2), Dr. Fayez Abullah, Jordan
     
Session 4: Chairman: Dr. Ezio Todini
  • Case studies/interventions from the Arab Region (3), Dr. Abdalla Abdel Salam
  • Case studies/interventions from the Arab Region (4), Dr. Tarig El Gamri, Sudan
  • Case studies/interventions from the Arab Region (5), Dr. Jean Khouri, Syria
  • Discussion and identification of major water issues 

Day 2

Session 5: Chairman: Dr. Gilles Sommeria

  • The GEWEX-WRAP Project, Lawrence Martz, U Saskatchewan , Canada
  • Recent approaches to water management in arid/semi arid regions and the need to assess future uncertainty including ensemble forecasting, Ezio Todini, Earth and GeoEnvironmental Sciences, U Bologna
  • Coupled modeling for water resources applications, Alain Pietroniro, Environment Canada
Session 6: Chairman: Dr. Thomas Maurer
  • Case Studies/Interventions from the Arab Regions (6), Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Jjbli, UAE
  • Case Studies/Interventions from the Arab Regions (7), Dr. Mohamed Abdel_Aty Sayed
  • Case Studies/Interventions from the Arab Regions (8), Dr. Mohamed El-Raey, Egypt
  • Case Studies/Interventions from the Regions (9), Dr. Mohamed Nazemosadat, Iran
  • Science Panel Response
Session 7: Chairman: Dr. Mohamad Abuldrazzak
  • Global data products for water resource application, Thomas Maurer, GRDC
  • Highlighting water scarcity and overuse with high-resolution global runoff fields, Ellen Douglas, UNH Institute for the Study of Earth oceans and Space
  • Remote sensing and the impact of climate variability on water resources, Bisher Imam , Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, UC, Irvine
  • Supporting water professionals in arid and semi-arid areas: hydroclimatology information needs and G-WADI's knowledge transfer challenge, Gary Woodard , SAHRA, U Arizona
  • Plenary Session to synthesize presentations and breakout session discussions

Day 3

  • Field excursion to the National Water Research Centre and Institute at Qanater Khairiah