Conference Axes

Conference Axes

1- The First Axis: Water and Sewage Service.

Providing clean drinking water is considered the main core of life in any society. As a result of poor economic programs and fragile infrastructure, millions of people die every year- mainly children- because of diseases related to the lack of water supply and sewage services as well as hygiene. Furthermore, water scarcity, as well as its poor quality and sewage failure, are considered from the factors that affect food security, livelihood choices, and educational opportunities for poor families worldwide. By 2050, it is probable that at least one out of four people will be living in a country suffering from a chronic or frequent shortage of fresh water.

The economic sustainability aims at ensuring an adequate supply of water and improving the efficiency of its use in agricultural, industrial, urban and rural development. The social sustainability aims at securing the access to enough water for domestic use and small agricultural projects for the poor majority. Moreover, the environmental sustainability aims at securing enough protection for watersheds, groundwater, freshwater resources and their ecological systems.

 

Based on that, the researchers and scientific papers are expected to cover innovations and new trends with an indication of the applicability, as well as the best experiences and scientific practices for the following topics:

  • Increasing the efficiency of the sustainable use of water in all sectors.
  • Improving water quality to reduce pollution.
  • Integrated water resource management on all levels
  • Wastewater treatment, recycling and safe reusing of it.
  • Mechanisms for the provision of sanitation and hygiene services especially for vulnerable people.
  • Local community participation in improving water and sanitation management.
  • Capacity-building in the field of activities and programs related to water and sanitation (water collection, desalination, efficient use, wastewater treatment and recycling and reusing technologies).
  • The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of water and sanitation plans and solid waste disposal.
  • The role of private sector in improving water and sewage services.
  • Obstacles to achieving the sixth goal of sustainable development concerning water.

 

2- The Second Axis: New And Renewable Energies.

Energy is considered a pivotal element for every main challenge facing the world. These challenges are represented in the possibility of finding job opportunities, providing security, climate change, food production, and income increase.

Moreover, providing sustainable energy contributes to enhancing the economy, securing ideological systems, and fulfilling fairness because sustainable energy guarantees the possibility of reaching new energy services to all, improving energy efficiency, and increasing the use of renewable energy resources in order to reduce the emissions that lead to climate change.

Based on that, the researchers and scientific papers are expected to cover innovations and new trends with an indication to the applicability, as well as the best experiences and scientific practices, taking into consideration the international agreements concerning renewable energy projects for the following topics:

  • Providing new and renewable energies for everyone at reasonable costs.
  • Procedures took to increase the share of renewable energy and improve its efficiency.
  • Intelligent systems in areas and buildings in the application of new and renewable energy.
  • Clean and renewable energy technology and its role in promoting investment.
  • The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of new and renewable energy plans.
  • Opportunities and mechanisms for financing renewable energy projects.

 

 

3- The Third Axis: Climate Change And Its Effects.

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have reached its peak and the resulting climate change can be attributed mainly to economic and population growth. Addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation is vital to achieving sustainable development.

Based on that, the researchers and scientific papers are expected to cover innovations and new trends with an indication of the applicability of the following topics:

  • ¬†Technology and behavior changes.
  • Organization and technological changes and their role in facing climate change.
  • Strategies, policies, and plans on the national level related to climate change.
  • Adaptation policies and plans that are able to face the dangers related to climate, natural disasters and
  • reinforcing the ability to adapt to these dangers.
  • Mechanisms of limiting the environmental negative impact of cities, especially topics related to air quality and waste management.
  • Mechanisms for improving the level of effective planning and management related to climate change in local communities.
  • Integrated management for facing disasters.
  • Education, awareness, human abilities and corporate abilities for reducing climate change.
  • The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of the plans concerning the limiting of climate change and its effects and waste disposal.

 

 

4- The Fourth Axis: Safe And Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements.

 

Nevertheless, the common challenges among cities are represented in the population explosion, insufficiency of the money required for the basic services, inappropriate housing, deteriorated infrastructure, and maintaining cities in a way that facilitates finding job opportunities, achieves prosperity, and not overstrains land and resources. To get over these challenges, new methods should be applied to help these cities in achieving recovery and growth. This could be fulfilled via improving the way the resources are used in addition to decreasing pollution and poverty in order to guarantee opportunities and that all could get the basic services, energy, and housing.

 

 

Based on that, the researchers and scientific papers are expected to cover innovations and new trends with an indication of the applicability of the following topics:

  • Support plans for positive economic, social and environmental bonds between civil areas, surrounding places and rural areas.
  • Integrated plans for cities and human settlements that achieve resource efficiency and reduce climate change and adapting to it, and the ability to face disasters.
  • Human settlements management depending on participation and sustainable integration by considering the follow-up, evaluation, and implementation of continuous urban development.
  • Developing and upgrading poor districts and slums.
  • Protecting and preserving the cultural and natural heritage.
  • Sustainable urban design.
  • Housing policies and social housing programs.
  • Availability of spaces generally, conserving it and its role in achieving social integration.
  • Green architecture, environmental urban and its effect on building sustainable urban community.
  • Ensuring having a residence and major, affordable, secure and appropriate services.
  • Using local building materials for constructing durable sustainable buildings.
  • Methods of providing sustainable, safe and affordable means of transportation.
  • Methods of improving roads safety.
  • Sustainable durable infrastructures and their role in supporting the social and economic development.
  • The relation between new and renewable energy and achieving sustainable development for human settlements.
  • The role of local industries in achieving sustainable development for human settlements.
  • Developing legislation concerning the improvement of environment and sustainable urbanism.
  • The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of the plans of sustainable and secure human settlements and cities.
  • Biomedical engineering culture and its impact on urban sustainability.
  • Healthcare improvement methodologies.
  • Medical waste management.