Ajman 1st Environment Conference Sustainable Development and Green Environment (GreenAj)

Venue: Zayed Centre for Conferences and Exhibitions

Location: Ajman, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Jan 30, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 30, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2011
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The Ajman 1st Environmental Conference, co‐organized by Ajman Municipality and Planning
Department and Ajman University of Science and Technology, represents a scientific gathering
of Arab and Western experts to discuss modern ways and means of achieving sustainable
development through green environment in the Emirate of Ajman as a model in the United
Arab Emirates and the Gulf region
The conference scientific program extends for two days; Monday January 31st and Tuesday
February 1st 2011 in morning and evening scientific sessions. Depending on the number of
scientific papers accepted, there may be poster presentations during breaks between scientific
Sustainable development in the Arab region is a great challenge for decision makers,
professionals and scientists, not because of the lack of financial resources but due to the harsh
climate and shortage of natural resources. Water for example, while scarce in the United Arab
Emirates, represents the backbone of the green environment we are aiming at achieving
despite the difficulty of the prevailing natural conditions. Therefore, it is not surprising that
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates rank the 1st and 2nd worldwide in water desalination,
respectively. The main goal of the huge desalination industry, started in the region early during
1950’s, was to bridge the gap between the limited available water resources and the everincreasing
demands for water for agriculture, industry and domestic purposes. On the other
side, and despite the fact that the Gulf countries are rich in energy resources, there is an urgent
need for conservation of conventional energy sources such as oil and natural gas and expansion
in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. This practice should have a definite
positive reflection on human and the environment as a whole.
Three consecutive workshops precede the conference and will be held on Sunday January 30th
2011 addressing green buildings, integrated water resources management and irrigation and
renewable energy resources. These specialized workshops are equally important to the
conference scientific sessions as there topics match the main themes of the conference. The
first workshop deals with the fundamentals of green buildings, sustainability and design. The
second workshop addresses the concept of integrated water management and irrigation
technologies and practices. The third workshop is about the energy management and
applications of renewable energy sources. The three workshops will be delivered by national
and international experts, in addition to highly experienced professors from Ajman University
of Science and Technology and United Arab Emirates University. The workshops aim at
deepening the environmental awareness of participants and providing them with the state‐ofthe‐
arts concepts and techniques in green environment, water resources and irrigation and
energy conservation. Participants will obtain certificates indicating their participation and
successful completion of workshops.
Conference Themes
The conference has three main themes including: green environment, water and energy; which
are further subdivided into sub‐topic as follows:
1. Green Environment
• Environmental Management, legislation and Control
• Environmental Awareness and Health
• Pollution
• Reservation, Recycling and Reuse
• Biodiversity and Protected Areas
• Marine Environment
• Green Building and Green Economy
• Management and Development of Environmental Resources
2. Water
• Water Evaluation and Assessment
• Water Harvesting
• Water Desalination
• Water and Wastewater Treatment
• Reuse of Treated Water
• Integrated Water Resources Management
3. Energy
• Conventional Energy Resources
• Renewable Energy Resources
• Production of Energy from Waste
• Energy Conservation and Management