A new Nile country, new dams and new initiatives for cooperation bring new Nile basin realities with new opportunities for its inhabitants. To what extent the people of the Eastern Nile basin can benefit from these developments depends on their understanding of Nile flows and cooperation over Nile water uses.
Researchers should and do play a pioneering role both in creating new understandings of Nile flows and in further improving cooperation over Nile waters through data and knowledge sharing. There are only few platforms which draw together Nile researchers from different disciplines, projects, universities and countries however. Therefore the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity of Sudan together with UNESCO-IHE, IWMI, ENTRO, NBCBN, University of Khartoum, Addis Ababa University, Cairo University and University of Juba invite researchers to further cooperate and share new Nile knowledge at the New Nile Perspectives conference in Khartoum on 6-7 May 2013.
The objectives of the conference are to disseminate and discuss results of state of the art research on the Eastern Nile and to form new alliances for future Nile research around 5 themes:
We herewith would like to invite you for the New Nile Perspectives conference. Please click here to REGISTER and/or to submit your abstract for one of the sessions (Deadline for registration is 15 March 2013).
For researchers from Eastern Nile basin countries (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Egypt) there will be a number of conference allowances (travel + hotel) available. Funded participants will be selected based on the abstracts submitted. If you would like to use the conference allowance, please indicate so on the registration form.
For questions/information about the conference please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to your contribution to the conference,
on behalf of the Committee of Recommendation, the Scientific Committee and the Local organizing Committee,
Yasir Mohamed - New Nile Perspectives conference director
The Committee of Recommendation
Prof. Yasir Mohamed - Director, Hydraulics research Center, Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, Sudan
Mr. Abiti Getaneh - Director of Research, Ministry of Water and Energy, Ethiopia
Mr. Alier Bullen N. Oka - Director, General Water Resources Management, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, South Sudan
Prof. Mohamed M. Abdel Motaleb - President, National Water Research Center, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt
The Scientific Committee
Prof. Akode Osman - University of Khartoum
Dr. Belay Simane - Addis Ababa University
Dr. Samson S. Wassara - University of Juba
Prof. Khaled H. Hamed - Cairo University
Dr. Yousif Ibrahim - Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office
Dr. Simon Langan - International Water Management Institute
Prof. Pieter van der Zaag - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
The Local Organizing Committee
Ms. Reem Fikri - University of Khartoum
Mr. Yasir Salih - Hydraulics Research Center, Sudan
Ms. Eshraga Osman - University of Khartoum
Mr. Khalid E. Hassaballah - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Mr. Hermen Smit - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education