EGREEN participates in the Water-Energy Nexus Conference
November 04, 2019

A National Conference on “Water Energy Nexus” was held by the University of Jordan under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, during November 4-5, 2019 in King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre-Hilton, Dead Sea–Jordan.

Prof. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, the coordinator of EGREEN, was the chairman of organizing committee for the conference.

The purpose of the Conference was to strengthen the dialogue between water and energy sectors in Jordan and facilitate the exchange of international and regional knowledge, experiences and best practices in the context of the water-energy nexus, particularly aspects related to renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and Climate Change.

The conference was attended by high-ranking officials including the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Minister of Water and   Irrigation, President of the university of Jordan, the senator Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and the Parliament council member; Eng. Jamal Qamoh. General secretaries from the ministries, and deans of different faculties were also present in the conference, In addition to a representative to the German Embassy-Amman.

The 129 workshop registered participants represented more than 35 entities, including governments, Parliament council, Senate council, universities, companies, funding agencies, associations, media and non-governmental organizations.

Many press releases (news release in UJ website and official media agencies, newspapers, media release in TV and Radio, and a recorded video of the opening ceremony) were published before the conference to attract participants, during the conference, and after the conference to disseminate the information and conclusions.

Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt (TUHH) was a keynote speaker in the conference. Also, European experts were invited to the conference.

EGREEN Partners participated in the workshop. EGREEN project Roll-up banner was placed in the exhibition and brochures were distributed to participants.​




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