Program

Fri-Sun 7-9 Dec all day “Young Scholars Forum” for young EU-MENA researchers

Day Date Time Topic
Sun 09 Dec Evening Informal Reception

Plenary Sessions

Mon 10 Dec Morning Climate Change, Weather Extremes, Air Pollution and Human Health
Mon 10 Dec Afternoon Water Availability, Food Security, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security
Tue 11 Dec Morning Energy Supply/Demand, Policies, Challenges
Tue 11 Dec Afternoon Renewable Energies, Energy Conservation
Tue 11 Dec Evening Conference Dinner
Wed 12 Dec Morning Building Bridges – opportunities and challenges for EU-MENA science cooperation
Wed 12 Dec Afternoon Future of a common EU-MENA knowledge area, Cyprus declaration

As part of the meeting there will be:

  1. A Young Scholars Forum during the weekend for students participating in the conference (students  will be selected and support offered based on the call for presentations and  geographical distribution). For more information visit the Young Scholars Forum page.
  2. Poster presentation sessions – EWACC2012 – Building Bridges will provide the chance for researchers to present their scientific work through a poster session.  The posters should present current research studies which address issues related to Energy, Water and Climate Change.  Interested applicants are requested to submit an abstract electronically by October 31, 2012. The posters should be in Portrait format size A0. Please email your abstracts to ewacc@cyi.ac.cy

Conference EWACC/Building Bridges 2012

10-12 December 2012

Hilton Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus

http://ewacc2012.cyi.ac.cy

PROGRAM

7 – 9 December

Young Scholars Forum


Sunday 9 December

18:00 Welcome reception

Monday 10 December

09:00 Registration

09:30 Opening Ceremony
- Costas Papanicolas, President, The Cyprus Institute
- Wolfgang Eberhardt, DESY
- Edouard Brézin, Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Cyprus Institute
- Titos Christofides, Under Secretary to the President of the Republic of Cyprus
- Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros, Director Division Water Sciences, UNESCO
- Ghassem R. Asrar, Director World Climate Research Programme of WMO
- Jan Dusik, Regional Director Europe, UNEP (video message)

10:30 Coffee break / Poster Viewing

11:00  EWACC Plenary: Climate Change, Weather Extremes, Air Pollution and Human Health
- Chair: Silas Michaelides, Director of the Meteorological Service, Cyprus
- Martin Claussen, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Desert Mediterranean and Green Deserts? Climate and Vegetation Change in North Africa
- Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry/The Cyprus Institute
Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health Impacts
- Georgiy Stenchikov, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Regional Climate Response to Radiative Forcing in Middle East and North Africa
- Pinhas Alpert, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Weather Extremes in the East Mediterranean
- Milan Dacic, Director Republic Hydrometeorological Service, Serbia
Integrated Earth Modelling System as a Tool for Science to Policy Interface

12:40 Lunch

14:00 EWACC Plenary: Water availability, food security, hydro conflicts and human security
Chair:
Manfred Lange, The Cyprus Institute
- Giorgos Kallis, UAB, Spain
Hydro-Climatic Change, Conflict and Security
- Aaron T. Wolf, Oregon State University, USA
Mapping Institutional Resilience of International River Basins to Future Climate Change Induced Water Variability
- Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute, Norway
Food Insecurity and Political Violence in Africa and the Middle East
- Wajdi Najem, St Joseph Engineering School, Lebanon
Water Availability, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security in the Middle East
- Ghislain de Marsily, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
North African Countries: How Can the Water Scarcity Problem be Solved?

16:00 Coffee Break / Poster viewing

17:00 – 18:30 EWACC Panel Discussion: Climate Change and Human Security
Chair: Kyriacos Kyrou, Director of the Water Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus
- Adriana Bruggeman, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Human Security and the Power of Water
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Nüzhet Dalfes, Eurasia Institute of Earth Science, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Data and Knowledge Sharing as a Confidence Building Measure
- Menas Kafatos, Chapman University, USA
Climate Change and Regional Impacts on Agriculture and Ecosystems in Semi-Arid Regions
- Theodore Panayotou, Director of CIIM, Cyprus
Climate Change and Human Security: the Economics and Ethics Dimension

Tuesday, 11 December

09:00  EWACC Plenary: Energy Supply/Demand Scenarios – Strategies, Policies and Challenges
Chair: Catherine Cesarsky, High level Science Advisor at CEA, France
- Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Director Energy Research, U Oxford, UK

Energy Scenarios and Challenges for the World and MENA
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Mat Santamouris, University of Athens, Greece
Environment Quality of the Built Environment
- Kenneth L. Verosub, UC Davis, USA
The Interrelationship Between Climate Change Mitigation, Fresh Water Availability and Energy Security in the Middle East and North Africa
- Constantinos Varnavas, Assistant Manager, Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Integrating Intermittent Renewables: Challenges and Solutions

10:40 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

11:00 EWACC Plenary: Energy R&D and Technologies and Market Opportunities for the Region
Chair: Frank Lehner, DESY, Germany
- Amr Amin, Helwan University, Egypt
A View from the Science Academies on the Prospects for Concentrating Solar Power
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Michael Epstein, Director at SRU, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Solar Fuels-Future Prospects
- Costas N. Papanicolas, President of The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Concentrating Solar Power and Water Desalination
- Hichem M’Saad, CEO Volta PV & Solakta Solar, Tunisia
From IT to ET, a Perspective for MENA
- Galal Osman, V. President, World Wind Energy Association, Tunisia
Renewable Energy Decentralized Water Desalination: Bridging Egypt 2ND Nile 2050 Water Gap

12:40 Lunch

14:00 EWACC Plenary: Regional Energy Roadmaps & Profiles
Chair: Leonard Barrie, Vice President of Research, The Cyprus Institute
- Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University, USA
Challenges of Doha: A Sobering Assessment
- Amit Mor, CEO and Owner at Eco Energy Ltd., Israel
Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas Developments – the Challenges Ahead
- Nabil Saimi, Executive Advisor, Director of International Cooperation MASEN
The Moroccan Solar Plan
- Luis Crespo, President of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA)
STE Plants: Current Situation and Prospects
- Samir Flazi, University of Science and Technology of Oran, Algeria
The Present Situation and the Aspects of Future Implementation of Renewable Energies in Algeria 

15:40 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

16:20 EWACC Panel Discussion: New perspectives on Energy Supply and Demand in the MENA Region
Chair: Carthage Smith, International Council for Science
- Frank Lenzen, Director Reference Project, DESERTEC Industrial Initiative (Dii GmbH)
Results of Dii’s ‘Desert Power 2050′ study and status of Dii’s current Reference Projects
- Ruud Kempener, Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA
Doubling the Share of Renewables in 2030: The Role of the MENA Region
- Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, University of Linz and Coordinator of ANSOLE, Austria
African Network for Solar Energy: Promoting Low Cost Appropriate Solar Energy Technology in Africa
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Thomas Fink, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
The Role of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

19:00 Public Lecture
- Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University, USA
Survival of the Euro: Views of a Sympathetic Outsider
Venue: Bank of Cyprus, Head Office


21:00 Conference Dinner
At a local tavern

Wednesday, 12 December

08:30  Building Bridges Plenary: Assessments, Opportunities and Challenges for EU-MENA Science Cooperation
Chair: Herman Winick, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, USA

- Robert Pitz-Paal,Head of Solar Institute, DLR, Germany
The Role of New Research Infrastructure in the Field of Concentrating Solar Power Technologies in Science Cooperation with MENA Countries
- Ghassem R. Asrar, Director WCRP, Switzerland
The World Meteorological Organization: Science, Technology and International Partnership for Serving Society
- Nadim Farajalla, Program Research Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Modeling Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources – Challenges and Opportunities
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Sameh Afifi, Arab Water Council, Egypt
Water Opportunities and Challenges in the EU-MENA Region and Areas of Possible Scientific Cooperation with EU Countries

10:10 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

10:30 Building Bridges Plenary: Foundations for a common EU-MENA Knowledge Area
Chair:Hany Mahfouz Helal, Former Minister of Higher Education and Research, Egypt

- Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Director of Energy Research, Oxford University and President of the Council of SESAME, UK/Jordan
Shared Infrastructure in the MENA Region and the Example of SESAME
- Nagi Siam and Mouldi Miled, DESERTEC University Network
DESERTEC University Network: Presentation and Working Programme
- Catherine Cesarsky, High level Science Advisor at CEA, France
Research Partnerships and International Cooperation between French or European Institutes and MENA
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Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente, CSIC and MIRA-Project, Spain
The Common Euro-Mediterranean Research Agenda: A Political Breakthrough

12:10 Lunch

13:15 Building Bridges Plenary: Paving the way towards a common EU-MENA Knowledge Area
Chair: Manfred Lange, Director Energy, Environment and Water Research Center, CyI, Cyprus

- Nina Salden, Director DAAD Office Brussels, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Belgium
Towards a Common EU-MENA Higher Education Area – National and European Programme Initiatives
- Maged Al-Sherbiny, President ARST, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
The Role of Science and Technology in Building Bridges between North and South Mediterranean Partners
- Helfried Burckhart, Energy Coodinator, CERN
International Cooperation and Renewable Energies – A view from CERN
- Constantia Alexandrou, The Cyprus Institute/University of Cyprus
Developing Computational Science in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

15:00 Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

15:30 Building Bridges Panel Discussion: Perspectives on EU-MENA Cooperation: Discussion and Adoption of the Cyprus Declaration
Chair: Herwig Schopper, Chair of Scientific Board of UNESCO International Basic Science Programme IBSP, former Director-General CERN, former President SESAME Council

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- Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry/The Cyprus Institute
- Ghassem Asrar, Director WCRP, Switzerland

-        Kostas Cartalis, University of Athens, Greece

-        Anas Fareed Zyadin, Jordan, Representative of Young Scholars Forum

-        Ourania Papasozomenou, Cyprus, Representative of Young Scholars Forum

17:40 Closing Ceremony

 

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Conference Talks

Monday 10 December – Martin Claussen, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany – Desert Mediterranean and Green Deserts? Climate and Vegetation Change in North Africa – Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry/The Cyprus Institute – Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health Impacts – Georgiy Stenchikov, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) – …

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Speakers

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