Living Along the Nile
On Oct. 29, 2015, the Science Circle of the Commission hosted a symposium titled “Living along the Nile” on issues related to water in Egypt. The keynote speech given by Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Metawie, Professor at the National Water Research Center and Ex-Chairman of the Nile Water Sector, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, focused on the impacts of climate change on the Nile basin as a whole and what can be done to mitigate them. In the Science and Engineering Session, health, agricultural and environmental constraints were addressed by: Dr. Hussein Mansour, Expert and Head of Food Safety Agency Management Team, the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ali Afify, Postdoctoral Researcher Applied Center for Entomonematodes, Cairo University and Dr. Shireen Assem, Director, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute. In the Legal and Humanities Session, issues related to the river Nile in Egyptian history and in modern Egyptian literature were tackled in addition to an overview of the touristic impact and the legal and political dimensions of the Nile water agreement by: Dr. Waseem Elseesy, Professor of Urology, Dr. Jasmine Moussa, Assistant Professor of Law, American University in Cairo, Dr. Ghada Abdel Hafeez, Chair of the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Minia University, Dr. Shaza Gamal Ismail, Associate Professor, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan University.
Speeches (Click on the name of the speaker to watch a video)