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كلمة ترحيبية تت�شرف الجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه (�أكوا) بالترحيب بال�سيدات وال�سادة الم�شاركين في فعاليات الم�ؤتمر الرابع للممار�سات الف�ضلى لعام 2011تحت عنوان “�إ�صالح مرافق المياه وال�صرف ال�صحي :التغيرات والتحديات”. لقد �سعت الجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه ممثلة ب�أع�ضائها �أن يحظى هذا الم�ؤتمر برعاية كريمة من دولة رئي�س مجل�س وزراء جمهورية م�صر العربية الأكرم ومن جامعة الدول العربية وفي ا�ست�ضافة مدينة �شرم ال�شيخ الم�صرية� ،إيمان ًا منا بدور م�صر الرائد ودعم ًا لم�سيرة العطاء الم�ستمرة. ت�أتي خ�صو�صية هذا الملتقى كونه ي�أتي في ظل ثورات الربيع العربي ،ويحمل عنوان ًا �شاء القدر �أن يكون متما�شي ًا مع مطالب الجماهير التي قامت من �أجلها هذه الثورات ،عنوان م�ؤتمرنا هو�“ :إ�صالح مرافق المياه وال�صرف ال�صحي :التغيرات والتحديات”. يت�ضمن برنامج الم�ؤتمر بحث مجموعة من �أوراق العمل المقدمة من قبل نخبة مختارة من خبراء المياه العرب والأجانب من مرافق المياه العربية و�شركات المياه الدولية العاملة بقطاع المياه على مدار يومين كاملين. بالإ�ضافة لجل�سات متخ�ص�صة: • جل�ستان متخ�ص�صتان تديرهما جمعية ال�شراكة الألمانية للمياه – ( )GWPوتعر�ضان الموا�ضيع حول التجربة الألمانية في �إ�صالح مرافق المياه واال�ستراتيجيات المتبعة ل�ضمان نجاح الإ�صالح. • يدير االتحاد العالمي للمياه ( )IWAجل�سة تتركز حول محورين رئي�سيين هما� :إدارة الأ�صول وعالقتها ب�إ�صالح المرافق وح�سن ا�ستغالل البيئة وتوجيهها لنجاح ا�ستراتيجيات �إدارة قطاع المياه. • وتدير الوكالة الألمانية للتعاون الدولي ( )GIZجل�ستين تدريبيتين حول قوانين تنظيم الإ�صالح مع عر�ض التجربة الكينية والزامبية والعربية ،و�أخرى حول مفاهيم الالمركزية في �إدارة ال�صرف ال�صحي في مرافق المياه. • يقدم البنك الألماني للإنماء ( )KFWجل�سة حول �إ�صالح مرافق المياه والتكيف مع التغير المناخي. كما �سيقام على هام�ش الم�ؤتمر ،معر�ض لعدد من ال�شركات المتخ�ص�صة في مجال تكنولوجيا المياه وال�شركات العاملة في مجال المياه. تنتهي فعاليات الم�ؤتمر م�ساء يوم الخمي�س .2011/12/8 تعقد الجمعية يوم 2011/12/9مجموعة من االجتماعات الإدارية والتنظيمية ،حيث �سيعقد في بدايته اجتماع لمجل�س �إدارة الجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه لعام .2011 متبوع ًا بور�شة عمل يح�ضرها �أع�ضاء مجل�س الإدارة وعدد من قيادات مرافق المياه ،منظمة بالتعاون مع ال�شراكة الألمانية للمياه ( )GWPوالوكالة الألمانية للتعاون الدولي ( )GIZبعنوان :التو�أمة بين مرافق المياه. وكذلك �سيعقد اجتماعات لثالث مجموعات عمل فنية: • �إ�صالح المرافق بالتعاون مع الوكالة ال�سويدية للتعاون الإنمائي الدولي (ٍ)SIDA • �إدارة المرافق بالتعاون مع الوكالة ال�سويدية للتعاون الإنمائي الدولي (ٍ)SIDA • التدريب وبناء القدرات بالتعاون مع الوكالة الألمانية للتعاون الدولي ()GIZ في النهاية ال ي�سعني �إال �أن �أتقدم بخال�ص ال�شكر وعظيم االمتنان لل�شركة القاب�ضة لمياه ال�شرب وال�صرف ال�صحي لما قدموه من دعم وما بذلوه من جهود لإنجاح هذا الم�ؤتمر. كما �أ�شكر جميع الحا�ضرين والم�شاركين ،فح�ضوركم دليل نجاح للم�ؤتمر. نرحب بكم جميع ًا مرة �أخرى ونتمنى �أن تنال موا�ضيع البحث لهذا العام اهتمامكم و�أن تعودوا �إلى �أوطانكم محملين بمزيج من الخبرات والثقافات ومعرفة كل ما هو جديد في مجال �إ�صالح المرافق ،كما ن�أمل �أن تح�صلوا على درجة عالية من الفائدة وعلى ق�ضاء وقت ممتع وذو قيمة في �آن واحد. �إلى اللقاء في فعالياتنا القادمة �إن �شاء اهلل المهند�س خلدون ح�سين الخ�شمــــــــــان �أمين عام الجمعية العربية لمرافق المياه 1
Welcome Letter The Arab Countries Water Utilities (ACWUA) has the pleasure to welcome all the participants in ACWUA’s 4th Best Practices Conference: “Water and Wastewater Utilities Reform: Changes and Challenges” that is being hosted in the beloved Land of Egypt. ACWUA with great honor has sought the kind patronage of His Excellency the Egyptian Prime Minister and the League of Arab States as well, and has purposely selected the charming city of Sharm Al Sheikh to host this event, in order to show our support and gratitude to this country. The title of the 4th Best Practices Conference for this year came along in the same line with the demands of Arab People for Reform! The conference’s agenda is full of various activities: the two days of the conference will cover about 30 papers submitted by highlevel Arab and International experts of water and sanitation in the world, which were carefully chosen. The conference will provide also broad technical sessions organized by the German Water Partnership (GWP), German Development Bank (KFW), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Water Association (IWA). • • • •
German Water Partnership (GWP) will organize two technical sessions; mainly present the German experience in utilities reform and the strategies for a successful utility reform bringing a real successful story from a German Water Utility. International Water Association (IWA) will organize a session, focusing on the link between Strategic Asset Management and utilities reform. German Development Bank (KFW) will organize a session about adaptations to climate change through water utilities reform. German International Cooperation (GIZ) will lead two training sessions; first one about Regulation and Water Sector Reform, bringing experiences from Zambia, Kenya and Arab experience. The second training session will be about the challenges of decentralized sanitation for water utilities.
A small exhibition will be held side by side to the conference, by private sector companies of water technology systems. The conference activities end by 8 December,2011. ACWUA has scheduled internal, organizational meetings to be held on 9 December, 2011, starting by the Board of Directors meeting for the year 2011, and followed with a matchmaking workshop for water utilities, to be attended by the Board members and leaders of water utilities, and organized by the German Water Partnership (GWP) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ). Three meetings will be held in parallel for three technical working groups of ACWUA: • Utilities Reform - Sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) • Utilities Management - Sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) • Capacity Building and Training - Sponsored by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) At the end, ACWUA would like to sincerely thank the Holding Company for Water & Wastewater for all the efforts exempted to support this conference. We thank every participant, without you, this conference couldn’t be a success. Thank you! We welcome you once again, wishing that the presentations of the conference topics and themes would meet your expectations. We look forward to offer you diverse knowledge and experience, get you introduced to newest technologies, and the various concepts about Utilities Reform from the different experiences presented. We wish you a pleasant stay in Sharm El Sheikh. Looking forward to see you again in ACWUA upcoming events. Eng. Khaldon khashman
Secretary General 2
General Eng. Sayed Nasr Arafat. Chairman Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) Cairo, Egypt.
Today, in the twenty-first century, water has become even more important than it was in the past due to the urbanization and rapid population growth that is taking place in developing countries, combined with the effects of climate change. The government of Egypt attaches great importance to improvements in the people’s living standards, and their access to clean and safe drinking water as well as to necessary sanitation facilities. In line with this, the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) is committing to increasing the coverage of services, to improved management of resources across the country, to the transfer of advanced-technologies and know- how to the water and wastewater sector, to improve access to safe drinking water and dignified sanitation facilities, as well as to improved sanitation and hygiene practices. It is worth highlighting that efforts are being directed by Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) to help water utilities in the Arab world to stand the change sufficiently and effectively, by building capacities of their employees, disseminating best practices and guarantee a useful sharing of knowledge and experience. ACWUA conducted regional capacity building programmes to improve the performance of water and wastewater operators in the Arab region. ACWUA’s 4th Best Practice Conference – Water and Wastewater Utilities Reform is an opportunity that brings together representatives from Arab Countries. The technical program will enable all participants to exchange their professional experience, and to become acquainted with updated progress in both the water and wastewater sector. I truly hope that when are gather at the end of this conference, we can be proud of the progress that ACWUA has made in providing these basic services for our Arab countries. Finally, I earnestly welcome the worthy participants to ACWUA’s 4th Best Practice Conference and I wish the organizing team a great success.
General Eng. Sayed Nasr Arafat
About ACWUA The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) is a regional center of excellence that partners with water supply and wastewater utilities in Arab Countries to provide best practice service delivery to their customers. The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) was founded in April 2007 as a result of an initiative from key water sector representatives in the Arab region, who felt the necessity of having a regional platform for all water and wastewater utilities, for the aim of exchanging knowledge and expertise among member experts and professionals. Since its establishment in Amman in 2009, ACWUA became the umbrella for water professionals in the region, with more than 90 water utility members from 17 Arab countries. ACWUA as a regional association attracts also international experts, private sector companies, NGO’s, donors, professional associations and research institutions around the world. ACWUA is now engaged in important agreements and memorandums of understanding with various international organizations, in order to maximize the benefit and to open every possible door to seize opportunities, open dialogues, exchange knowledge and expertise, get introduced to latest water technologies and seek the utmost benefit for all. ACWUA is providing training programs for water and wastewater utilities in different areas as institutional, managerial, technical and financial distributed on different working levels. Two regional training programs with different courses are being delivered to more than 200 beneficiaries: Water Utilities Performance (WUP) in cooperation with GIZ, and Water Utilities Management (WUM) in cooperation with Engicon O&M and DWA. ACWUA’s Technical Working Groups have been launched; comprising of qualified experts from ACWUA members to deal with specific issues in different high priority areas of the water sector with six main topics and related subtopics: • Management of Utilities • Capacity Building and Training • Management of Water Resources • Water and Health • Utilities’ Reforms • Benchmarking ACWUA is organizing many exceptional events and activities over the year in partnership with International water associations and reputable agencies; capacity building training programs with professional certifications, international conferences, seminars and workshops; to exchange experiences and promote best practices in water and wastewater management at utilities level.
ACWUA’s Vision: •
Serve as regional platform for exchange of knowledge and best practice amongst member experts and professionals.
Develop resources, facilitate training programs, and advocate for professional certification to enable member utility staff to perform their duties in a professional, reliable and cost effective manner.
Promote standards of performance for the governance, management, operation and maintenance of water supply and wastewater utilities.
Support the interests of ACWUA members including the provision of advice and consultation in water legislation, policies, and sector management and reform.
Develop, promote and disseminate publications and other knowledge products to meet the needs of members and other regional professionals.
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Arab Countries Water Utilities Association, Umm Umarah Street 19 A, Al rasheed Area, P.O. Box 962449, Amman 11196, Jordan Phone: +962 6 5161700 Fax: +962-6-5161-800 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ACWUA 4th Best Practices Conference- Scientific Committee The Scientific Committee is comprised of a number of experts, managers and practitioners from the water and wastewater development fields. The work of the Scientific Committee involves setting the overall theme, determining session's topics, selecting the submitted abstracts and developing the conference program. The Scientific Committee for ACWUA 4th Best Practices Conference consists of: (In alphabetical order) 1.
Dr. Azmi Ghneim, German Water Partnership (GWP)
Dr. Rifaat Abdel Wahaab, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW)
Dr. Thomas Petermann, German International Cooperation
Mr. Ahmad Tahboub, National Law Center (NLC)
Mr. Firas Matar, Engicon O&M
Mr. John Joyce, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Mr. Mohamed Badran, inter 3 GmbH Institut f端r Ressourcenmanagement
Mr. R端diger Heidebrecht, German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)
Mr. Mustafa Nasereddin, Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
10. Mr. Ra'ed Daoud, ECO Consult 11. Ms. Kirsten de Vette, International Water Association (IWA)
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Nefertiti Hall Breakout Hall 2
Two Levels Down From Reception Level by Escalator
Cleopatra Ballroom Opening Ceremony Breakout Session 1
ACWUA 4th Best Practices Conference (Water and Wastewater Utilities Reform: Changes & Challenges) 7 - 8 December 2011
Tuesday December 6
Wednesday December 7
Session Conference Official Session Opening Session GIZ (8) (7) (9:00-10:00) Cleopatra Nefertiti
AM Coffee Break
10:00-10:30 Plenary Session (10:30-11:30)
Cleopatra Hall 11:00-12:30
Thursday December 8
Session (10) GIZ
Cleopatra Nefertiti Arrival of (2) (1) Hall Hall Participants Cleopatra Nefertiti Hall Hall
Friday December 9 by invitation only **
8:30 – 10:00
Saturday December 10
ACWUA Board of Directors meeting
Session (9) IWA
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 13:00
AM Coffee Break
GWP & ACWUA Matchmaking workshop
Capacity Building TWG
Lunch Break Session
Session Utilities Reform & Utilities Session Conference Session Departure of (12) (3) (11) Management TWG’s Kick(4) KFW 14:00-15:30 Registration 14:00 – 15:30 Participants GWP Cleopatra off meeting 17:00-19:00 Cleopatra Nefertiti Nefertiti Hall Hall Nefertiti Hall Hall Hall 15:30-16:00
PM Coffee Break Session (5) GWP
Cleopatra Hall 20:00
Utilities Reform & Utilities Management TWG’s Kick16:00 – 17:30 off meeting
Nefertiti Hall Conference closing Session
* Nefertiti Hall is located on the Reception Level *Cleopatra Hall is located two floors down from the Reception level using the escalators
ACWUA 4th Best Practices Conference (Water and Wastewater Utilities Reform: Changes & Challenges) 7 - 8 December 2011
Detailed Program Time 09:00-10:00
Day (1) Wednesday 7 December 2011 Conference Official Opening Session Cleopatra Hall
H.E. Eng. Khaldon Khashman, Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) Secretary General H.E. General Sayed Naser, Chairperson of Holding Company for water and wastewater, Egypt Word from the League of Arab States H.E. Dr. Stefan Girod, Chairman of German Water Partnership Ms. Cornelia Wolff von der Sahl, Wasser Berlin International H.E. Prime Minister of Arab Republic of Egypt ACWUA Honorary Membership Award, H.E. Prime Minister of Arab Republic of Egypt and Eng. Khaldon Khashman 10:00-10:30
Plenary Session (Keynote Speakers) Cleopatra Hall
Eng. Mamdouh Raslan, Deputy Chairman of Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt “Water Sector Reform in Egypt” Mr. Ahmad Tahboub, Chairman of the National Law Center, Jordan “The framework of procurement and contractual relationships in the light of water sector reform”
Session (1) The Paradigm Shift in Managing Water Utilities (I) - Cleopatra Hall
Session (2) Challenges Prohibiting a Successful Utility Reform - Nefertiti Hall
Chairperson: Dr. Walid Abdel Rahman,
Chairperson: Eng. Sa’ad Abu Hammour,
Mihaona, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1. Experiences from the Modernization of the Syrian Water Supply and Sanitation Sector. Ahmad AlKasir, Water Programme of the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Syrian Arab Republic. 2. Selecting the proper metrics for a utility Performance Based Management Contract. Basem Telfah, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan. 3. Performance Based Contracts as Water Loss Reduction tools at water utilities, Contract (Case Study: Madaba), Feras Matar, Jordan
Jordan Valley Authority, Jordan 1. Aqaba Water Changes Made, Challenges Met, Naem Saleh, Aqaba Water W.L.L, Jordan 2. Improvement management of the water sector in Oman, Salah Al Mahrooqi, Public Authority of Electricity & Water, Oman 3. Setting up Northwest Jerusalem Villages New Water and Wastewater Department, Results and Progress. Fayez Abu Hilou, Palestinian Water Authority, Palestine.
20 min Discussion
20 min Discussion 13:00-14:00
Lunch Break 11
Day (1) Wednesday 7 December 2011 Session (3) German Water Partnership sessionorganized with inter 3 - Cleopatra Hall
Session (4) Best practices in water utilities reform (I)
Chairperson: Mr. Mohamed Badran,
Chairperson: Eng. Ahmad Nizam,
Southern Lebanon Water Establishment, Lebanon
Inter 3 GmbH 1. Integrated Water & Wastewater Services Programme (IWSP) Keith Brooke, Dorsch Consult, Egypt 2. Ways of Describing Best Technology and How to Develop it Further Into a Technical Standard Roland Knitschky, DWA e.V. 3. Strategies for a successful utility reform - the example of a German water utility from Leipzig. Jürgen Wummel, Sachsen Wasser GmbH 4. Highly Efficient and Sustainable Water Supply in Jordan. Amer Mokbel (Wilo)
20 min Discussion
1. Approach for water network resource management (WNRM); synthesis of GIS, hydraulic analysis, and strategic planning. Ahmad Moawad, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt. 2. Improving Water Efficiency in Stone and Marble Industry through Private Public Community Partnership. Bassam Hayek, Al Hayek for Environmental Consultancy, Jordan. 3. The Economist of Supplying Water in Sultanate of Oman Khalid Al Saadi, Public Authority of Electricity & Water, Oman.
20 min Discussion
PM Coffee Break
Session (5) German Water Partnership sessionorganized with inter 3 - Cleopatra Hall
Session (6) Capacity building in water utilities reform
Chairperson: Dr. Azmi Ghneim,
Chairperson: Eng. Mostafa Biad,
German Water Partnership Head Office 1. Enhanced Water Cycle Systems and Water Saving Concepts. Marcus Lopp, Ingenieurbüro Lopp GmbH 2. DEMAPLAN - Demand-Oriented Management and Planning for Water Utilities. Mohamed Badran, inter 3 GmbH 3. Ways towards a Centralized Management of decentralized Wastewater treatment Clusters: A new approach to enhance investments in innovative infrastructures for Jordan. Roland A. Müller, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research 4. Energy Optimisation of a 2.1 Million PE WWTP Against The Background Of General Cost Increase, Decreasing Water Consumption And Demanded Stability Of Charges. Mathias Stief, Consulaqua Hamburg GmbH
Nefertiti Hall ACWUA Capacity Building & Training technical working group, Morocco 1. Capacity building challenges in Water and Wastewater sector, Mohamed Moawad, Egypt 2. Building Institutional Capacity during the Assessment Stage of the Project Cycle: The Case of Four Affiliated Companies in Egypt. Tony De Seta, RODECO Consulting GmbH, Germany. 3. Sustainable Water Improves Tomorrow’s Cities Health Managing Water for the City Of Future, Hanan Taha, Alexandria Water Company, Egypt. 4. Delegation - The Quickest and Easiest Way to Improve your Organization, Nancy Barnes, USA
20 min Discussion 20 min Discussion 20:00 12
Day (2) Thursday 8 December 2011 Session (7) Best practices in water utilities reform (II) Cleopatra Hall
Chairperson: Dr. Ahmad Moawad, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt 1. Information and Communication Technology for Water Utility Management. Nabil Chemaly, German Agency for International Cooperation , Lebanon 2. Sharing Best Practices: Rollout of Maintenance Management in 5 Utilities in Upper Egypt. Herrie Heckman, Fayoum Drinking Water and Sanitation Project, Egypt 3. Automation of Program Management for Investment Programs, PMIS in the Egyptian Water Sector Clemens Mauel, CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH, Germany
Session (8) GIZ Regional Dialogue: Regulation and Water Sector Reform - Learning from Experiences from Zambia, Kenya and Egypt - Nefertiti Hall Chairperson: Mr. Ahmad Tahboub, National Law Center, Jordan Presentations from: 1. Peter Mutale, Chief Inspector, National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO), Zambia 2. Malaquen Milgo, CEO Athi Water Service Board, Kenya 3. Hisham Gafaar, General Manager, Egyptian W&WW Regulatory Agency (EWRA), Egypt.
40 min round tables and moderated discussion
4. ecoBETA help you saving 30% of your water consuming, Mohamed El Sayed, Egypt
20 min Discussion
AM Coffee Break
Session (9) IWA Session-Strategic Asset Management - critical steps towards effective O&M Cleopatra Hall
Chairperson: Ms. Kirsten de Vette, International Water Association (IWA), The Netherlands 1. Enabling the environment for a better Strategic Management for the sector , Mona Salem 2. Utility reform and the link to Strategic asset management, Joao Feliciano 3. Strategic Asset Management - Egyptian experience, Moustafa Mousa
20 min Discussion
Session (10) GIZ Dialogue: The challenge of decentralized sanitation for water utilities experiences from MENA, Africa and Germany Nefertiti Hall
Chairperson: Dr. Thomas Petermann, GIZ Human Capacity Development Short presentations from 1. Hans Hartung, Germany. Sustainable on-site sanitation. Technical alternatives for faecal sludge management. 2. Status of Sanitation in MENA: the main challenges for decentralized options, Mostafa Biad, Morocco 3.
Jürgen Wummel. Demonstration Center for decentralized sanitation concepts, Leipzig BDZ
40 min round tables and moderated discussion 13:00-14:00
Lunch Break 13
Day (2) Thursday 8 December 2011 Session (11) Best practices in water utilities reform Session (12) KfW Session-Adaptation to Climate Change through water utilities reform - Nefertiti Hall (III) - Cleopatra Hall Chairperson: Dr. Rifa’at Abdelwahab,
Chairperson: Ms. Claudia Bürkin,
Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt
KfW, Egypt 1. The impact of climate change on utilities: How to adapt. Martin Kerres, KfW office, Germany
1. Operator Certification: Striving for Excellence AbdelRahman Al-Omari, Jordan Water and Wastewater Sector Services Team, Jordan 2. Creation of a Customer Service Center in South Lebanon Water Establishment. Nidal Hachicho, South Lebanon Water Establishment, Lebanon 3. Reduction the Impact of Uncertain Socioeconomic Conditions and Improvement water utilities performance by Pro Poor Water Tariff, Abdelrahman Tamimi, Palestinian Hydrology Group for Water & Environmental resources development Palestine.
2. Climate Change and Utilities. DAWSSA Case Study. Mohamad Kayyal, KfW office, Syria
20 min Discussion
4. Best Practice for Energy Management at Nubaria WTP in Alexandria Water Company, Faten Alkhouly, Alexandria Water Company, Egypt.
20 min Discussion 15:30-16:00
PM Coffee Break
Session (13) The paradigm shift in managing water utilities (II) - Cleopatra Hall Chairperson: Eng. Ra’ed Daoud, ECO Consult, Jordan 1. Making Commercialization Work (What businesses are we in anyway?) John Sitton, Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd, USA. 2. How to get water from the Nile to the desert? Reforms, water networks and strategies in Khartoum, Sudan. Laure Crombe, CEDEJ Khartoum, France 3. Integrating Management Initiatives under Total Quality Management Approach: A Case Study in Alexandria, Egypt Siham Shoukry, Alexandria sanitary Drainage Company, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt 4. Water sector transformation in Jordan – the path from fragmented governmental structures towards integrated utility management , Stephan Kugler, Dorsch International Consultants GmbH, Jordan
20 min Discussion 17:30-18:00
Conference Closing Session Speakers: Chairperson of each session 5 min conclusion per each
Speakers and Co-authors *Speakers who provided the organizers with their professional biography
Abdelrahman Omari Jordan Water Operator Certification Program Abdelrahman Al Omari has more than 40 years of experience in the water sector. He has accumulated unique experience, working about 20 years in the public sector and the rest in the private sector. He participated in the preparation and implementing Standard Operating Procedures in the Ministry of Water & Irrigation in Jordan. He was also with the LEMA international consortium (led by Lyonnaise des Eau) on the management contract for the water system in Amman, Jordan. Mr. Omari now works with Engicon as an operations and maintenance expert where he headed the first micro Private Sector Participation project in Jordan. Prior to his work at Engicon and LEMA, Mr. Omari worked for the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) and then he worked for the Water & Electricity Authority in Abu Dhabi (Al Ain Distribution Co.) Eng. Omari holds a B Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cairo in Egypt.
Ahmad Tahboub National Law Center, Jordan Founder of NLC. Ahmad represented Jordan before the United Nations Compensation Commission (“UNCC”) in Geneva. He represented the private sector operator of water and subsequently the publicly held water company, in addition to several projects for multinational companies in water and sewage. Ahmad has an LL.B. from the University of Damascus and a Masters degree from BYU, USA. Mr. Tahboub introduced two legal Arabic editions: National Law Review and Voice of Justice. He is also a columnist in the Star Newspaper. Mr. Tahboub presided the first MENA Water legislative Conference. He led the drafting committees to modernize the 14 bylaws of Amman city, including areas of environment, zoning, buildings, financial and human resources. He currently leads the legal team of Greater Amman Municipality and serves as the Mayor’s legal counselor.
Bassam Hayek Independent Environmental Consultant HAYECON; Technical Consultant for GIZ Bassam Hayek has PhD and MSc in Chemical Engineering (1994) from University of Wales Swansea, UK and a BSc in Chemical Engineering (1989) from Jordan University of Science & Technology. After serving for 15 years at the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, Dr Hayek became an independent environmental consultant and established his firm HAYECON in 2010. His key area of work is eco-efficiency, aiming at improving the sustainability of economic activities. His previous work at the Royal Scientific Society provided him with valuable experience and holistic approach to address issues of environmental resources management. He was in charge of the environmental center for 10 years; he worked and led projects on integrated water resources management, cleaner production, hazardous material management, environmental assessment, and environmental bio-safety. Dr Hayek is also an external Professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, where he led establishing the Master Program in Environmental Technology and Management.
Holding Company for water and wastewater Ahmed Moawad is the Head of technical sector, Holding Company of water and waste water sector HCWW where he is involved in Providing technical support and assistance related to the operation and maintenance for the water and wastewater sector in Egypt and Implementing of O&M policies for the subsidiary companies. And he is a professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. (2000- till now) He received his B.S.C.E. degree in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (19811986), and his M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada (1990-1993), and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.(1993-1998) Previously, he was Teaching Assistant at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, (1993-1997); and Teaching Assistant University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario,( 1990-1993); Regarding his previous Consulting Experiences Ahmed Moawad was the Head of Infrastructure Department, in Egyptian Engineering Consultant Group (ECG), Cairo, Egypt, (2000-2007); He has worked in Dar El-Handasah (Shaer and Partners) (1998-2000). He practiced as professional engineer in the Electric Power Systems Engineering Company, Cairo, Egypt. (19871990) and in MEDCOM Company, Cairo, Egypt, 1986-1987 He has published over 25 refereed journal and conference papers and technical reports concerning hydrodynamics and environmental engineering.
University of Paris Ouest/CEDEJ Khartoum Laure Crombé is a PhD student in Geography at University of Paris Ouest (France)/University of Fribourg (Switzerland)/CEDEJ Khartoum (Sudan). After one year’ study in Montreal (UQAM), Canada, dealing with Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), she started working on water access in African cities. Since 2009 she is part of the WAMAKHAIR project as a junior researcher. Her actual PhD thesis, funding by CEDEJ Khartoum for the year 2010-2011, focus on evolution in water systems and access and process of urbanisation in Khartoum, Sudan.
Dr. Jurgen Wummel
Sachsen Wasser GmbH, Leipzig, Germany Dr. Jurgen Wummel (54) is a Civil Engineer ( PhD- University of Dortmund, Engineer Diploma Technical University Of Berlin) and is the managing Director of Sachsen Wasser GmbH since 2001 a company founded by the Leipzig water utility in 2001 conduct water and waste water operations, consultancy as well as training services in the national and international market. Before he has started his work with Sachsen Wasser he joined the leipzig water utility in 1995 and was responsible for the structural organization and re-engineering processes. Corporate Strategy Development and project management as director of Company Development and Strategy as well as Director of technical Planning.
Fayez Abu Hilou, Palestinian Water Authority, Palestine Fayez M. Abu-Helou (Eng. M.Sc): Palestinian, Water and Environmental Engineer. Holds M.Sc degree in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), 2010, from Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany. After the first M.Sc degree in Water and Environmental Engineering (2008), and Bachelors B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering (2005), from Birzeit University, Palestine. Worked for four years in the Engineering department/ Jerusalem Water Undertaking (JWU), and Since March, 2010 Works at the Projects Management Unit (PMU)/ Palestinian Water Authority (PWA). 16
Feras Matar (M.Sc.) Feras Matar has over than 8 years of experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment and reuse as well as capacity development in the water sector. Mr. Matar holds double Master’s degree in the Integrated Water Resources Management in addition to a Master’s degree in Water and Environmental Engineering. Since 2010, Mr. Matar works as the Manager of Engicon O&M/DWA Water Training Program which is implemented by Engicon O&M in cooperation with the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA). In addition to that, he has recently appointed as a Manager of Madaba Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance PPP Project in Jordan. Moreover, he is involved also in the operation and maintenance of water system of Madaba governorate project. Prior to his work at Engicon O&M, Mr. Matar has worked as a technical consultant for the GIZ Water Program in the Palestinian Territories. During his work, he has been involved in several training program in the field of operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant, wastewater treatment and reuse as well as water management and water audits.
Hanan Fouad Taha Alexandria Water I am Hanan Fouad Taha , I graduated from the faculty of engineering , Alexandria university , civil engineering department in the year 1988 . I worked for Alexandria Water company ( AWCO ) since 1989 . I worked in the projects management department for 13 years, supervising the construction of the projects (water treatment plants) 5 years in the Construction Administration Unit AS AWCO representative , this unit was responsible for implementing the contract of HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS funded by the USAID to improve AWCO WTPs and pipe lines network. I worked 1.5 years in the technical support department, I worked as AWCO’s representative in the SWITCH project From 2007 till 2011 , 2 years as the manager of economic analysis administration and currently I am working as the manager of Master plan administration.
John W. Sitton, CPA Cardno Emerging Markets USA., Ltd Mr John Sitton is the Director of the Infrastructure & Environmental Practice in Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. He is a certified public accountant with 32 years of electricity and water and wastewater utility financial management experience, including 20 years spent in emerging markets, principally as a financial advisor helping to commercialize water, wastewater and electric utilities. He served for six years as resident financial advisor to the Egyptian Electric Authority, supporting its corporatization and restructuring into a holding company and advising the newly formed generation and distribution companies. Mr Sitton also served for six years as the financial advisor to the Dar es Salaam Water Sewerage Authority in Tanzania, supporting its restructuring into an asset holding company and water and sewerage operator and helping it to procure and manage a lease PPP with a private company.
Dorsch International Consultants, Egypt As Regional Director, Mr. Brooke is responsible for management and technical direction of a variety of water and environmental projects. Currently based full time in Egypt managing the Dorsch Consult Cairo Branch Office. Projects include fast track design for extension of Helwan WWTP, 550,000m3/d, being constructed while existing plant remains in full operation and supervision of the performance based design / build project for the Gaza Central Wastewater Project, 132,000 m3/d. Other projects involving the practical problems of maintaining the existing works in operation during construction included; Farmoor WTP, Oxford, England, Zenein WWTP, 330,000m3/d, Cairo, Port Louis Water Supply Mauritius. The current projects represent handled by the Cairo branch office represent a total investment commitment of over â‚Ź400 mio. 36 years experience on the practical aspects of water engineering, including 5 years water operations and project management with UK water companies and 27 years working on international projects. International experience on planning private sector participation in water and environmental projects in United Kingdom, Germany, Egypt, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Iran, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia.
Mohammad Al Shafey, Aqaba Water Company, Jordan Mohammad AlShafey is a research engineer at Aqaba Water Company. He heads the Central Operations Section. Since he joined Aqaba Water Company, he has proven excellence in his work that includes master planning, demand forecasting, non-revenue water, groundwater treatment, hydraulic analysis, network design, and water use efficiency. Mohammad received his bachelorâ€™s degree in electronic engineering from Princess Sumaya University for Technology. After graduation, he studied artificial intelligence in the University of Central Florida. His academic interests include reward processing, categorization, image recognition, sensory-motor mapping, and learning algorithms. Previous employers include World Food Programme, Rosary Sisters Schools, and South Industrial Workshops.
inter 3 - Institute for Resource Management Mohamed Badran has a diploma in business administration (Diplom Kaufmann) and holds a master of science in Integrated Water Resources Management. His professional experiences are in the field of business administration and in the field of municipal consulting in Egypt and Germany. Mr. Badran manages at inter 3 water project for the Arab Region. His expertise lies at inter 3 in the field of capacity development and water demand management.
Mr. Mitri Abi Jreiche German Agency for International Cooperation - GIZ Mr. Mitri Abi Jreiche joined the German Agency for International Cooperation - GIZ in February 2009 where he has been working on the Water Programme as a Technical Advisor to South Lebanon Water Establishment. Before joining GIZ he worked for five years on the USAID-funded Lebanon Water Policy Programme implemented by Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). Mr. Abi Jreiche holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration.
Philipp C. Ditzel
Dorsch International Consultants GmbH Philipp C. Ditzel is Environmental Engineer with a post graduate degree in Public Management and Governance. Being specialized public sector institutions and financial utility management he works for the Operations Management Support (OMS) project under the German Water Programme. He is working for Dorsch International Consultants GmbH.
Mr. Nabil Chemaly
Beirut & Mount lebanon Water Establishment Mr. Nabil Chemaly joined the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in August 2008 where he has been working as a Technical Advisor on the GIZ Technical Assistance to the Water Sector Reform Programme. Before joining GIZ he worked for six years on the USAID-funded Lebanon Water Policy Programme implemented by Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). Mr. Chemaly holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and a B.Sc. in Economics.
Ms. Nidal Hachicho South Lebanon Water Establishment Ms. Nidal Hachicho joined South Lebanon Water Establishment (SLWE) in August 2009 as Head of Customer Service Department. Before joining SLWE she worked for 11 years in Saida Governmental Hospital as Head of Administrative and Procurement Department. Ms. Hachicho holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration.
Noha Mohamed Sabry Abd El Naieem Alexandria Water Company I am Engineer Noha Mohamed Sabry Abd EL Naeem , I graduated from faculty of engineering , Alexandria university , civil engineering department in the year 2001 & I took a diploma in structural engineering in 2003 and now I am preparing my master degree in projects management , I am working for AWCO since march 2004, I worked in projects management department and master plan administration . From 2007 till 2011, I worked as AWCO’s representative in the SWITCH project
Mr. Ramez Mallouk ICT Expert
Mr. Mallouk is an experienced senior consultant, IT and management consultant providing services in IT strategic planning, Application architecture and security review, Information Security compliance and audit, Information Security and Technology Risk Assessment in addition business performance and process alignment. The services outcome focuses on improving investment in IT, providing clear return on investment analysis of deploying technology and improving business outcomes from security, net present value and compliance to international standards. Mr. Mallouk is experienced in the following industries: Energy and Water utilities, Telecommunication, Banking and Government. He is particularly recognized for his experience and expertise in executing large and complex projects for medium to enterprise size customers with complex business requirements and challenging project timelines. Mr. Mallouk is coming from a software development background with international experience is designing and implementing mission critical applications for the identified sectors above. He also been involved in starting up and setting the strategy for entrepreneur IT companies in the Middle East region. His experience to lead complex and large size projects with multiple international teams have been built and demonstrated on the regional and international level. His current key business areas and activities include Strategic Information Systems Strategy planning, measurement and implementation Systems analysis, selection and implementation to realize target business benefits Coaching Executive and Senior management in accomplishing projects Development and mentoring Staff Business Process life cycle management Application architecture and security review Information Security compliance and audit Information Security and Technology Risk Assessment Business performance and process re-engineering and alignment to organization objectives, best practices and systems deployment
Deputy Chairman and Board Member of the HCWW for the financial and Administration and Development civil engineer with 25 years experience in municipal water/wastewater systems engineering, operations, and management in Egypt. As a program/project officer at USAID Egypt, was responsible for the design and management of several large and complex capacity-building and institutional reform projects in the water/wastewater utility sector at local and national levels. Excellent knowledge of relevant GOE laws, regulations, management and administrative systems, combined with formal training and practical experience in application of key utility reform principles: • Water/wastewater utility institutional development and capacity-building • Utility finance and financial management • Corporatization of water and wastewater utilities • Private sector participation • Legal and regulatory reform of water and wastewater sector. Close familiarity with the historical and institutional dynamics of the water/wastewater sector in Egypt, including the current sector reform program. Well-regarded by stakeholders in the government, utility, donor, consulting, and NGO communities. 20
Roland A. Müller Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Dr. Roland Müller has been working in the field of decentralized wastewater management systems since 15 years. He is a member of the German Water Partnership (Country Forum Jordan/Egypt). He founded together with three other institution the BDZ e.V., a German network of 60 companies, ministries and universities in the field of decentralized wastewater treatment. He is a member of the managing board of the BDZ. Dr. Müller is working at German National Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ and there he is the head of the environmental and Biotechnology Centre. This work was supported by funding from the German Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) within the SMART research project (Ref. 02WM1080)
Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GmbH (water & waste water utility), Leipzig Rolf – Dieter Schroter (56) is a Mechanical Engineer ( machine / plant engineering, TH Madgeburg) and joined the Leipzig water utility ( predecessors of KWL) in 1978. In This current position, he is the Team Leader Network Management, which comprises responsibility for the areas of hydraulics, conditions evaluation, corporate technical regulation and network strategies for the sewer and water supply network.
Dorsch International Consultants GmbH Stephan Kugler is Civil Engineer working for more than 25 years in the water sector in developing and newly industrialized countries. He has experience in the implementation of infrastructure measures as well as operations management support in various countries in the Middle East. He is has been working with Dorsch International Consultants GmbH since 1991 and holds the position of Technical Director of the Regional Office Amman. He is Project Manager of the Operations Management Support (OMS) project under the German Water Programme.
Dr. Siham Hussien Shoukry
general director of Total Quality Management and Sustainable Department, Alexandria Sanitary Drainage Company, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt, is currently the general director of Total Quality Management and Sustainable Department in Alexandria Sanitary Drainage Company in the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt, starting from 1980 till the present. In 1979, she obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science from the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Alexandria, Egypt, with general grade of very good. In 1988, she got the Master of Public Health Sciences, Majoring Sanitary Chemistry, from High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Egypt , with grade excellent with degree of honor. In 2010, she obtained her Ph.D in Quality Management Sciences from the Productivity and Quality Institute - Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport - Egypt. Dr Siham shared with scientific presentations in many of the national and international conferences in the area of water quality management. 21
Mr. Tony De Seta
RODECO Consulting GmbH Tony De Seta graduated in Mechanical Engineering and holds a post graduate degree in Management Studies and has more than 20 years of experience in the water, wastewater and customer service sectors and a further 8 years experience in general management of manufacturing and process companies. Tony started his water career with Thames Water Utilities (the largest water utility in the UK) where he worked for 11 years in a number of major roles in water and wastewater operations, as well as in customer services, and played a key role in organization development both in the UK and internationally. Currently, Tony is working in Egypt as team leader for RODECO GmbH on the IWSP (Lot B) project. He has contributed to a number of projects where the primary driver has been government reforms and transforming public sector organisations into commercial, professionally managed utility operations in developing economies. Recent experience includes: § Team Leading and consulting on a number of international projects on organization development, institutional strengthening, training and capacity building of major water and wastewater utilities § Development of corporate strategy and the translation of strategy into operational performance through effective business plans, performance management systems, training and human resource development, implementing O&M, systems and customer strategies for major UK and International utility companies § Initiating and managing major organisational change, training and capacity building initiatives, including organisation design and development, concessions, corporatisation and privatization
M.Sc/ Dr. Till Ansmann
inter 3 - Institute for Resource Management Dr. Till Ansmann holds a PhD in Environmental Economics. As a research staff he worked for several years at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ and there he was a member of the BMBF-funded project Glowa-Elbe. At inter 3 he responsible for economic valuation of environmental goods and econometric methods. His expertise lies among others in the field of demand oriented planning and managing of infrastructures.
Mr. Mohamed Moawad,
Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, Egypt Public sector reform and capacity-building specialist with extensive experience in HR systems development and training program management. Experienced program manager with demonstrated effectiveness as a change agent for institutional development. Mobilized the support of central and local authorities to implement politically difficult decisions to decentralize authority, down-size public organizations, and adopt performance-based HR management policies. Responsible for finalizing procedures of establishing the new subsidiaries. Supporting IT department, developing performance indicators system. Participating in preparation of Holding Company and subsidiary companies bylaws such as: employers system affairs, Finance, procurement, stores, operation works for others. Strong technical background in operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment and water/wastewater utility management. Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills, including ability to interact with all levels of government and private sector counterparts. Maintains a strong network of technical contacts, including press/media outlets for public awareness promotions.
Exhibition Water and Wastewater Operators Training and Certification Program Supported by the USAID Jordan Operations and Maintenance Training Project (OMT) The Water and Wastewater Operators Training and Certification Program is designed to help protect human health, the environment and infrastructure with professional standards for the operation and maintenance of public water systems, ensuring effective treatment and distribution of safe drinking water. This program, supported by the USAID Jordan Operations and Maintenance Training Project, is prepared to extend its resources to the MENA region with ACWUA as the regional marketer and certifier. Its proven courses prepare people for certification, qualified trainers, reliable testing, and effective training systems and administrative procedures. For further information, please contact Abdelrahman Omari, Chairman of the Water and Wastewater Sector Services Team (WWSST), email@example.com or George Rizkallah, OMT Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Berlin International 2013 WATER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013 is the perfect platform to offer the most attractive combination of a professional trade fair and an international congress program. It also features discussion forums with international experts on a variety of water-related topics. It is a capital investment exhibition for international water supply and is an ideal interface for theory and practice. Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) became an official partner of WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013.
Itron Itron is the leading provider of energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities around the world. We offer end-to-end solutions that include electricity, gas, water and heat measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With nearly 10,000 employees doing business in 130 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources.
Partners Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Sida is organized in nine departments. Swedish development cooperation is part of a global cooperation in which Sweden is one of many international participants. In order to carry out its work Sida cooperates with Swedish government agencies, organisations and associations and international bodies like the UN, the EU and the World Bank. http://www.sida.se/English/
German International Cooperation (GIZ) Deutsche Gesellschaft f端r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe. GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. As part of our services, we also second development workers to partner countries. http://www.giz.de
Wasser Berlin International - Trade Fair + Congress + Public Show - provides the perfect platform to bring supply and demand together at one location in Berlin. The Global economy depends on water. Water is the source of life for the world population - today and tomorrow. The industry’s main event for water and wastewater WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL offers the attractive combination of a professional trade show and an international congress program. The congress “wat + WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL” features discussion forums with international experts on a variety of waterrelated topics. It is a capital investment exhibition for international water supply and is an ideal interface for theory and practice. • Product Range • Procurement of water • Water and wastewater treatment • Water distribution and wastewater discharge • Pipeline Engineering • Measuring, regulating, analysis technology • Valves, pumps, suction systems, driving apparatus technology • Surface water protection, ground water protection, soil protection • Construction machinery, excavating machinery and equipment • Information and communication technologies • Flood protection • Desalination • Geothermic technologies
Visitors Target Groups Water experts from government and industry, engineers, experts in civil engineering, well drilling, waterworks construction, representatives from domestic and international organizations, purchasers, water management experts, scientists, representatives of industry associations and institutions, government officials, high-level administrators. www.wasser-berlin.de/englisch/
جامعة الدول العربية �أن�شئت جامعة الدول العربية يف � 22آذار (مار�س) 1945لت�ضم �ست دول عربية م�ستقلة حينها وم�ؤ�س�سة لها ،وهي م�صر ولبنان والعراق والأردن و�سورية واململكة العربية ال�سعودية واليمن .ومع تنامي حركات اال�ستقالل يف �سائر الأقطار العربية� ،أ�صبحت اجلامعة ت�ضم 22دولة عربية ،مبا فيها فل�سطني ،باال�ضافة اىل �أربعة دول غري عربية ت�أخذ �صفة املراقب ،وهي �إريرتيا والربازيل وفنزويال والهند .وقد ت�أ�س�ست جامعة الدول العربية يف زمن ر�أى م�ؤ�س�سوها �ضرورة �إن�شاء كيان تنظيمي قومي عربي مي ّكن الدول العربية من توحيد مواقفها �إزاء املتغريات ال�سيا�سية واالقت�صادية والأمنية ،وبلورة �صيغ التعاون والتن�سيق يف ما بني الدول العربية يف �شتى املجاالت احليوية التي ت�صب يف نه�ضة اقت�صادية و�إن�سانية يف الوطن العربي ،و�صون ال�سيادة واال�ستقالل جلميع الدول العربية ،وكذلك حت�صني الأمة يف وجه التحديات الآتية من الداخل واخلارج .وقد �شدد امليثاق الت�أ�سي�سي للجامعة على �أنها منظمة بني احلكومات العربية ولي�ست �سلطة فوقية تعلو �سلطات الأع�ضاء .وتقوم جامعة الدول العربية بتمثيل جميع دولها الأع�ضاء يف املحافل الدولية ،مثل الأمم املتحدة وغريها من املنظمات الدولية واالقليمية. وباال�ضافة اىل جمل�س اجلامعة واللجان الدائمة والأمانة العامة ،مت �إن�شاء عدة منظمات متخ�ص�صة بهدف جتميع الأن�شطة االقت�صادية واالجتماعية على �أ�س�س فنية وتخلي�صها، بدرجة �أو ب�أخرى ،من التعقيدات ال�سيا�سية .هذا بخالف املجال�س الوزارية املعنية بال�ش�ؤون الداخلية واخلارجية وخمتلف القطاعات االقت�صادية واالجتماعية .كذلك مت و�ضع امل�شروع اخلا�ص بت�شكيل حمكمة عدل عربية لت�سوية املنازعات بني الدول الأع�ضاء. ويف �سعي جامعة الدول العربية لتوثيق العالقات االقت�صادية العربية ،مت �إن�شاء املجل�س االقت�صادي واالجتماعي ،الذي كان من �أبرز �إجنازاته و�ضع اتفاقية تي�سري وتنمية التبادل التجاري العربي عام ،1953ومن ثم �إبرام اتفاقية الوحدة االقت�صادية العربية عام ،1957ثم �صدور قرار �إن�شاء ال�سوق العربية امل�شرتكة عام .1964كما مت �إقرار الوثائق املتعلقة ب�إ�سرتاتيجية العمل االقت�صادي العربي امل�شرتك ،وميثاق العمل القومي االقت�صادي ،وم�شروع عقد التنمية امل�شرتكة ،واالتفاقية املوحدة لال�ستثمار .كما مت التو�صل عام 1997اىل �إبرام اتفاقية منطقة التجارة احلرة العربية الكربى لتدخل حيز التنفيذ بد ًء من �أول كانون الثاين (يناير) .2005والهدف منها التو�صل اىل االحتاد اجلمركي العربي بحلول عام ،2015ومن ثم ال�سوق العربية امل�شرتكة عام .2020 كذلك �أن�شئ حتت مظلة جامعة الدول العربية عدد من االحتادات النوعية واملنظمات العربية املتخ�ص�صة يف املجاالت االقت�صادية كافة ،وغايتها توفري �آليات عملية مف ّعلة لتحفيز التعاون االقت�صادي العربي امل�شرتك .ومن هذه املنظمات ،على �سبيل املثال ،منظمة العمل العربية ،وال�صندوق العربي للإمناء االقت�صادي واالجتماعي ،واملنظمة العربية للرتبية والثقافة والعلوم ،واحتاد �إذاعات الدول العربية ،واالحتاد العربي للموا�صالت ال�سلكية والال�سلكية .كما تهتم جامعة الدول العربية بالن�شاط النقابي العربي وتدعمه ،مثل قيام املحامني والأطباء وال�صحفيني واحلقوقيني والعمال العرب وغريها . 25
Holding Company for water & waste water The Holding Company was established in accordance with the Presidential Decree No. 135/2004, with the juridical nature as per the provisions of Law No. 203/1991 and the Executive Regulations thereto. By virtue of Paragraph 3 of the said Presidential decree, the Public Economic Authorities and the Public Sector Companies for Drinking Water and Saniation in the following governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Beheira, Damietta, Sharkeya, Gharbeya, Kafr ElSheikh, Dakahleya, Fayoum, Beni Sweif, El-Menya and Aswan, are transformed into affiliates to the Holding Company, subject to the provisions of the Business Sector Law, issued by Law No. 203/1991. A number of water companies in some governorates joined the Holding Company, Qena, Menoufeya & Luxor companies were affiliated. http://www.hcww.com.eg/En/Default.aspx
German Water Partnership (GWP) German Water Partnership (GWP) is a strong network of private and public companies, research institutes and associations of the German water sector. The association with its 300 members from industry and science is supported by five federal ministries. The head office in Berlin is the central contact for international enquiries to the German water expertise. It collects, coordinates and provides information about innovations, activities and services relied to water. German Water Partnership has joined forces in Germany to offer what is the very strength of its water sector: to develop innovative technologies and individually adapted solutions to specific problems and challenges in the field of water anywhere in the world. In order to better meet the specific local needs of foreign partners, GWP has established 16 sections each specialising in one country or region, three of those being the Gulf States Section, the Jordan Section and the Maghreb Section. GWP members active in these sections are continuously strengthening their relations to partners and decision makers with joint activities in Arab countries.
International Water Association (IWA) The International Water Association is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through its network of members and experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing, IWA is in a better position than any other organisation to help water professionals create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global needs. The strength of IWA lies in the professional and geographic diversity of its membership - a global mosaic of national, corporate and individual member communities. Our members are leaders in their field and represent: • Researchers - where solutions begin • Utilities - managing water services worldwide • Consultants - connecting problem owners with solution providers • Industry - creating sustainable water solutions • Regulators - safeguarding public health • Equipment manufacturers - translating ideas into products The IWA network is structured to promote multi-level collaboration among its diverse membership groups, and to share the benefit of knowledge on water science and management worldwide. The Association helps make the right connections at the right time, thereby sharing cutting-edge research and practice that allows the water sector shape its future. 26
KfW Bankengruppe â€œKfW Bankengruppe is one of the leading and most experienced development and promotional banks in the world. We use our knowledge and our energy to improve economic, social and ecological living conditions. We do this in the fields of small and medium-sized enterprises, business start-ups, environmental protection, housing, infrastructure, education, project and export finance as well as development cooperation.â€? http://www.kfw.de/kfw_/kfw/en/
Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V.(EMA) In line with the EU policy regarding the countries bordering the Mediterranean and the Middle East, EMA was launched in Hamburg, Germany in August 2008. The Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V.(EMA) Â is a registered association in which companies, associations, state-run and non-governmental organisations, as well as private individuals, unite as members for close socio-cultural and economic cooperation and development, with national sovereignty, the right to self-determination and peace being closely observed. The EMA considers itself as mediator, initiator and promoter in a mutual process of exchange. Members benefit from a dedicated team, a pool of qualified advisors and a network of experts with first-class references in all economic sectors, far exceeding the supply of current political and economic information. EMA provides your firm or project a professional platform. We advise you on business opportunities within the EMA region and establish valuable contacts to decision makers. http://ema-hamburg.org/pages/en/welcome.php?lang=EN
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