Schedule

Event Schedule

08:00 - 09:00 AM #ceremony

Registration

Handing over an identification badge + conference agenda + brochure

Handing over an identification badge + conference agenda + brochure

09:00 - 09:05 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Blessed Recitation of the Holy Quran

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:05 - 09:10 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

The Iraqi National Anthem

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:10 - 09:25 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

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Opening Session

Opening Session

09:25 - 09:35 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by The Minister of Water Resources: the Chairman of the High Preparatory Committee

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:35 - 09:40 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by the Patron of the Conference

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:40 - 09:50 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by HRH Prince Al Hassan bin Talal, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:50 - 09:55 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

speech by Mr. John Kerry, the US presidential special envoy for climate

Opening Session

Opening Session

09:55 - 10:00 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mr. Henk Ovink, the Netherlands Envoy for Water Affairs

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:00 - 10:05 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollorano the Deputy Special Representative for Iraq in the UN Assisstance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:05 - 10:10 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mrs Corinne Fleischer Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa for WFP

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:10 - 10:15 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mrs. Zina Ali Ahmed, representative of UNDP

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:15 - 10:20 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mr. Giorgi Gigauri, Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration IOM

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:20 - 10:25 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mr. Andre Huber, Head of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) regional office

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:25 - 10:30 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Speech by Mr. Loic Fauchon president of World Water Council WWC

Opening Session

Opening Session

10:30 - 10:40 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Cooperation signed between the Ministry of Water Resources and the (Takamul - IGPA)

The ceremony of entering into force of the letter of Cooperation memorandum signing between the Ministry of Water

The ceremony of entering into force of the letter of Cooperation memorandum signing between the Ministry of Water Resources and the (Takamul - IGPA) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a decision support model for water resources planning in Iraq IWRPDST

10:40 - 10:50 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Break + Press Interviews

Coffee Break + Press Interviews

Coffee Break + Press Interviews

10:50 - 11:00 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Signing the joint cooperation document

Signing the joint cooperation document About Water Resources between  the Ministry of Water Resources and the Minister of

Signing the joint cooperation document About Water Resources between  the Ministry of Water Resources and the Minister of Environment

11:00 - 12:00 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

VIP Session

Water resource management policies to adapt climate change Climate change: vision and causes / 10 Minutes Current challenges

Water resource management policies to adapt climate change

  1. Climate change: vision and causes / 10 Minutes
  2. Current challenges of managing water resources  under climate change / 10 Minutes
  3. Negative impacts on the economy / 10 Minutes
  4. Negative impacts on the social level / 10 Minutes
  5. Negative impacts on the environment\ ecosystems / 10 Minutes
  6. Cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change / 10 Minutes
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Jassim Abdulaziz Hamadi Alfalahi – the Acting Minister of Environment in Iraq
  • Rapporteur: Mr. Zaid Abdul Mahdi

12:00 - 01:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

United Nations Development Programme UNDP

Climate Change and Water Scarcity Nixes Discussion session Speakers: H.E Dr. Jassim Abdulaziz Hamadi Alfalahi: the Acting Minister

Climate Change and Water Scarcity Nixes

  • Discussion session
Speakers:
  1. H.E Dr. Jassim Abdulaziz Hamadi Alfalahi: the Acting Minister of Environment in Iraq
  2. Expert Mr. Aoun Diab Abdullah  Representative from MOWR
  3. Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad: UNDP Iraq Resident Representative.
  4. James Downer, UK Deputy Ambassador
  5. Representative from FAO Dr. Salah EL Hajj Hassan
  6. H.E Mr. Henk Ovink, the Netherlands Envoy for Water Affairs
  • moderator:  
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Nadheer A. Fazaa
  •  Session Rapporteur and Focal point: Dr. Ghfran Diab Abdul-Hussein

01:30 - 02:30 PM #AL-Zahir Restaurant

Lunch time

Lunch time

Lunch time

02:30 - 03:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

UN World Food Program UNWFP

Food and water security and climate change Seasonal changes in the basins of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

Food and water security and climate change

  1. Seasonal changes in the basins of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and their implications for food and water security in Iraq.
    • Speaker: Fawad Raza
  2.  Early warning system on climate (case study).
    • Speaker: Giancarlo Pini
  3. Preserving the marshes and financing carbon.
    • Speaker: Amit SinghIn
  • moderator :MRS. Maysaa Alghribawy
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari
  • Session Rapporteur and Focal  point: Dr. Maysoun Ayad Hameed

03:30 - 05:00 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

United Nation IOM, SDC

IOM: The effects of water scarcity in Iraq on mobility, climate security and permanent solutions and interventions Migration

IOM: The effects of water scarcity in Iraq on mobility, climate security and permanent solutions and interventions

  1. Migration caused by water scarcity in the country.
    • Speaker: Muhammad Natheer / International Organization for Migration in Iraq
  2. Climate security and the dimensions of mobility.
    • Speaker: Antoine Herich / Water and Infrastructure Expert
  3. The impact of environmental degradation and climate change on durable solutions
    • Speaker: Mohammed Abduljaleel / International Organization for Migration
  4. Improving irrigation techniques for the agricultural sector.
    • Speaker: David Arnold / Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration for the Middle East and North
SDC: Flash Flood Mapping project
    • Speaker: Pierre Yves Pitteloud / Embassy of Switzerland
 
  • Moderator: Dr. Julia Smith Omo
  • Interlocutor: Mr. Monadel Fadel Al-Mahdawi
  • Rapporteur and Focal point: Mr. Hatem Tayeb Fathi
 

05:00 - 06:00 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation

Impact of water scarcity on Agriculture and mitigation measures: promotion of climate-smart irrigation management, good agriculture practices. Water

  1. Impact of water scarcity on Agriculture and mitigation measures: promotion of climate-smart irrigation management, good agriculture practices.
  2. Water productivity by remote sensing – WaPOR – Phase II
  • Moderator:Dr. Salah ElHajj Hassan
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Iyad Hamid Al-Anbari
  • Rapporteur and Focal point: Mr.  Ammar Salah Ahmed

09:00 - 10:00 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

CMI/APSU

Water Multidisciplinary Vision  Water and climate change impact in MENA Region. Speaker: Dr Nidal Salim  Water security strategy

Water Multidisciplinary Vision

  1.  Water and climate change impact in MENA Region.
    • Speaker: Dr Nidal Salim
  2.  Water security strategy in the Arab Region.
    • Speaker: Jamal Al-Din Jaballah
  3.  Managing water supply and sanitation in light of water scarcity and climatic changes.
    • Speaker: Khaldun Khashman , ACWUA
  4.  The Potential of water diplomacy in advancing dialogue.
    • Speaker: Maruan El-Krekshi, CMI
  5.  Presentation of the outcomes of the regional workshop on the impact of climate change
    • Ms. Intesar Razaq Hussain
 
  • Moderator:Dr Fasil Al-Edari - APSU
  • Interlocutor: Mr.Saad Saadallah
 

10:00 - 10:10 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

10:10 - 11:40 AM #Al-Zawra Hall

Water security and Peace

WPS and Blue Peace Water Security and Peace: Moving from Understanding to Action Speakers H.E Mr. Henk Ovink.

WPS and Blue Peace Water Security and Peace: Moving from Understanding to Action

  • Speakers
    1. H.E Mr. Henk Ovink. Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    2. Laura Birkman, WPS. Speaker. (HCSS)
    3. Judith Blaauw WPS. Speaker. (Deltares)
    4. Blue Peace initiative. Speaker: Dr. Andre Wherli, (SDC)
  • Moderate Sessions: Susanne Schmeier
  • Interlocutor: Iraqi Embassy to the Hague
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Ali Muhammed Jawad
  IHE- Delft Supporting integrated and sustainable water management in Iraq through capacity development and research Speakers: Ilyas Masih IHE Delft.
  • Moderate Sessions: Ahmed L. Alzobaidy
  • Interlocutor: Iraqi Embassy to the Hague
  • Rapporteur and focal point:
    • Mr. Abbas Qahtan
    • Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed

11:40 - 12:00 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

IGPA

The Iraqi Water Resources Planning Decision Support Tool Speaker: Dr. Mohamed Shaaban   Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad

The Iraqi Water Resources Planning Decision Support Tool

  • Speaker: Dr. Mohamed Shaaban
 
  • Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed

12:00 - 12:15 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

EPA

Freshwater Salinization Syndrome: A Global Water Quality Threat Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Mayer   Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad

Freshwater Salinization Syndrome: A Global Water Quality Threat

  • Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Mayer
 
  • Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed

12:15 - 12:25 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

GIZ

Water project/portfolio in Duhok Governorate Speaker: Mr. Diyar Saleem   Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad Rapporteur and focal

Water project/portfolio in Duhok Governorate

  • Speaker: Mr. Diyar Saleem
 
  • Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed

12:25 - 12:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

The Hague Academy

"Water Management in Iraq " Partnership Speaker: Oscar Alvarado   Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad Rapporteur and focal point:

"Water Management in Iraq " Partnership Speaker: Oscar Alvarado  

  • Interlocutor: Mr. Ali Muhammad Jawad
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Ammar Salah Ahmed

12:30 - 01:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

Arab Center for Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD)

Signing a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Water Resources and the Arab Center ACSAD. Climate changes

  • Signing a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Water Resources and the Arab Center ACSAD.
  1. Climate changes and their impact on water resources in the Arab region.
    • Speaker: Dr. Ehab Jnad
  2. Groundwater management and pollution reduction.
    • Speaker: Dr. Mahmoud El Sebaei
  3. The impact of climatic changes on the main agricultural crops in the Arab region.
    • Speaker: Dr. Ehab Jnad
 
  • moderator: Dr. Nasr Al-Din Al-Obeid
  • Interlocutor: Dr. aysar Abdel Aziz
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Dr. Shatha Salem
 

1:30 - 2:30 PM #AL-Zahir Restaurant

Lunch Time

AL-Zahir Restaurant

AL-Zahir Restaurant

2:30 - 3:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

USAID

Woman and youth contribution to water and environmental solutions. Discussion session   moderator:Ms. Rana Abbas /Economic Specialist /

Woman and youth contribution to water and environmental solutions.

  • Discussion session
 
  • moderator:Ms. Rana Abbas /Economic Specialist / Governance and Economy Opportunity Office
  • Remarks: John Cardenas, USAID Mission Director
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Sadiq Baqer Al-Jawad
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Dr. Saddam Qahtan

03:30 - 04:30 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

UNDP, Geneva Water Hub and WDC

Transboundary Water Cooperation; Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices International Law and Transboundary Water Cooperation Speaker: Ms. Mara Tignino:

Transboundary Water Cooperation; Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices

  1. International Law and Transboundary Water Cooperation
    • Speaker: Ms. Mara Tignino: Geneva Water Hub
  2.   Transboundary Water Coordination From theory to Practice
    • Speaker: Dr. Ana Elisa Cascão from UNDP Global Advisors
  3. Majed Abu-Zreig: The Director of the Water Diplomacy Center (Online participation)
 
  • Moderator: Mr. Zubair Murshed: UNDP Iraq Project Manager
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Hanan Abboud
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Mr. Abbas Qahtan Waheed

04:30 - 05:00 PM #Al-Zawra Hall

World Bank

Water management Transboundary Water. Speaker: Mr. Anders Jägerskog Water in the Shadow of Conflict In the Middle East

Water management

  1. Transboundary Water.
    • Speaker: Mr. Anders Jägerskog
  2. Water in the Shadow of Conflict In the Middle East and North Africa
    • Speaker: Edoardo Borgomeo
  3. Climate change
    • Speaker: Amal talibi
  • Moderator : Mr. Anders Jägerskog
  • Interlocutor: Dr. Mazen Qas Dawood
  • Rapporteur and focal point: Dr. Ghfran Diab Abdul-Hussein

5:00 - 05:30 PM # Al-Zawraa Hall

Closing session

Conference recommendations, granting of certificates of appreciation and taking pictures

Conference recommendations, granting of certificates of appreciation and taking pictures

08:00 - 09:30 AM #Royal Tulip Al Rasheed Baghdad Hotel

Gather and set off

Optional Visit to the Hindiya Barrage, which was recently listed under the World Heritage list of ICID

Optional Visit to the Hindiya Barrage, which was recently listed under the World Heritage list of ICID

09:30 - 10:00 AM #Al-Hindiya Barrage

hospitality

Coffee + Break + Snacks

Coffee + Break + Snacks

10:00 - 12:00 PM #Al-Hindiya Barrage

Trip Tour

Tour around the old Hindiya Barrage and the New Hindiya Barrage

Tour around the old Hindiya Barrage and the New Hindiya Barrage

12:00 - 01:30 PM #Al-Hindiya Barrage

Gather and return

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2:00 PM #AL-Zahir Restaurant

Lunch Time

Royal Tulip Al Rasheed Baghdad Hotel

Royal Tulip Al Rasheed Baghdad Hotel

المياه والتغييرات المناخية
Water and climate changes