Conference Program | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Conference Program

Conference Program

2 December 2019, Monday
Pre-Event Activities

09:00

12:00

QEERI Facilities/Lab Tour

13:00

17:00

Young Innovator Competition

Women in EWE Nexus Network event

Solar PV for Desert Climates

China-Qatar event

In collaboration with International Junior Scientific Olympiad (organized by Ministry of Education)

In Partnership with WIE

 

Information & Technology Exchange

 

3 December 2019, Tuesday
Opening Day

8:00

8:30

Welcome & Registration

8:30

11:00

Opening Ceremony

Opening Address

Welcome Address (Dr Marc Vermeersch, Executive Director, QEERI)

Conference Introduction (Dr Veronica Bermudez, Conference Chair)

Keynote Address (TBD)

10:30

11:00

Coffee Break

11:00

12:00

Panel Discussion: Opportunities & Challenges within EWE Nexus in Qatar

Moderated by Dr Richard O'Kennedy, VP RDI, QF

12:00

12:30

Transforming Qatar into a Sustainable hub: World Cup and sustainability

12:30

13:30

Lunch Break

13:00

13:30

Energy industry  in sustainably energy

13:30

14:00

Water Security and Environment

14:00

14:30

Coffee Break

14:30

15:00

Social impact of sustainable development

15:00

15:30

Opening of the exhibition

 

15:30

16:30

Exhibition & Networking

 

4 December 2019
Developing Sustainable Cities

Exhibition & Posters

7:30

8:00

Breakfast & Networking

8:00

9:30

Plenary Session: Environment & Sustainability

Chaired by Mohammed Ayoub & Dr. Huda Al Sulaiti

9:30

10:00

Coffee Break

 

 

 

WATER

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT

10:00

10:40

 

Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Keynote Address

10:40

10:45

Introduction to the session by Chairs

Water Resources Management in Arid Regions

Opportunities in decentralized energy

Climate Change & Public Health

10:45

11:15

Invited Talk

Dr. Vincent Tidwell,

Mr. Sebastian Arbola

 

Sandia Laboratories, USA

CEO, Middle East, South & Central Asia, ENGIE

 

11:15

12:45

Technical contributions (talks from accepted papers)

 

 

 

12:45

13:55

Lunch Break and poster exhibition

13:55

14:00

Introduction to the session by Chairs

Water Scarcity & Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities

Energy Efficiency in building environment

Defining Sustainability in Challenging Environments

14:00

14:30

Invited Talk

Prof. Darren Sun

Prof. Jorge Gonzalez

 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

NOAA Crest, City College of New York, USA

 

14:30

16:00

Technical contributions (talks from accepted papers)

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition & Poster Session & Coffee

 

5 December 2019, Thursday
Megatrends in the EWE Nexus

Exhibition & Poster

7:30

8:00

Breakfast & Networking

8:00

9:30

Plenary Session: Innovative strategies for Sustainable Energy

Chaired by Dr Antonio Sanfilippo

 

 

 

WATER

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT

9:40

9:45

Introduction to the session by Chairs

Innovative Material and Technologies for Water Treatment and Water Desalination

Sustainable Oil and Gas Industry

Air and Water Quality Challenges in a Changing Climate

9:45

10:15

Invited Talk

Dr Navid Saleh

 

 

University of Texas at Austin, USA

 

10:15

10:45

Invited Talk

Prof. Darren Sun,

 

 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:30

12:00

Technical contributions (talks from accepted papers)

 

 

 

12:00

12:20

Coffee break

12:20

13:45

Panel Discussion: Outcomes, lessons learned, future.

13:45

 14:00

Closing Remarks

14:00

 22:00

Sunset desert trip with dinner