2017 International Conference - Cutting Edge Solutions to Wicked Water Problems
Plenary Sessions
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The Presenter of each paper is in BOLD type immediately following the paper title. Co-authors are then listed in parentheses.  All abstracts in a session can be accessed using the Session Title link.


CONFERENCE OPENING PLENARY SESSION


Sunday / September 10 / 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


Welcome and Opening Remarks


Dror Avisar
Dror Avisar

Conference Co-Chair
Director, Water Research Center
School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences
Tel Aviv, University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Joseph Klafter
Joseph Klafter

President, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Rafael Frias
Rafael E. Frias, III
President, American Water Resources Association
Black & Veatch Corp., Coral Springs, FL

Sharon Megal
Sharon B. Megdal

Conference Co-Chair
Director, Water Resources Research Center
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speakers

Eilon Adar
Eilon M. Adar

Alain PÖHER Chair of Hydrogeology and Arid Zones
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel

Felicia Marcus
Felicia Marcus

Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board
Sacramento, CA


Closing Plenary Session
Red Sea – Dead Sea Project

Monday / September 11 / 17:00 – 19:00


Sharon Megal
Moderator – Sharon B. Megdal

Conference Co-Chair
Director, Water Resources Research Center
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

 

Oded Fixler
Oded Fixler

RS-DS Project, Joint Chairman JAB
Senior Deputy Director General
Ministry of Regional Cooperation, Tel Aviv Israel

Eng. Saad Abu Hammour
RS-DS Project - Joint Chairman JAB
Secretary General - Jordan Valley Authority
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Amman, Jordan

Closing Remarks

Dror Avisar
Dror Avisar
Conference Co-Chair
Director, Water Research Center
School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences
Tel Aviv, University, Tel Aviv, Israel

The conference will close with a discussion of what is truly an example of a cutting-edge approach. Come hear about the implementation of the multi-faceted and collaborative Red Sea-Dead Sea Project, which is centered on the construction of a desalination plant in Jordan.