Working Groups

Energy, Water and Environment

Finite resources are a general and worldwide challenge. They range from the limited supply of fossil fuel to the availability of a clean and habitable environment, fresh water and food. The strategies to protect the environment and to reach a sustainable energy supply differ locally, from the governmental to the individual level in the Arab world and in Germany. The working group on Energy, Water and Environment assesses the public perception of current initiatives and develops recommendations for energy policies. On this behalf they consider the local needs in both worlds.


Members in Charge

Philipp Blechinger

Engineering
Reiner Lemoine Institute, Off-Grid Systems

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Djamel Djenouri

Computer Sciences, Engineering
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

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Amr Rizk

Computer Sciences
University of Duisburg-Essen Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems Networks and Communication Systems Group

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Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez

Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Physics

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Nageh Allam

Engineering, Material Science
American University in Cairo, Physics Department

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Ali Elgayar

Engineering
University of Benghazi Faculty of Engineering

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Zeina Hobaika

Biochemistry
Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Faculty of Sciences

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Ahmed Ismail

Biology
Damanhour University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture

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Lilia Makhloufi

Architecture and Urbanism
Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme (EPAU)

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Tareq Osaili

Biology
Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah

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Marc Ringel

Economics, Political Economy
HFWU – Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Faculty for Economics and Law

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Amr Rizk

Computer Sciences
University of Duisburg-Essen Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems Networks and Communication Systems Group

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Lilia Romdhane

Bioinformatics-Genetics
University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Department of Life Sciences

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Lobna Said

Technical Sciences
Nile University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Electrical Communication and Electronics

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Working Group Projects

Interconnected voices: Climate change, equity, and the way forward – Online Conference on Climate Change and Climate Justice

This conference aims at creating an inclusive platform of exchange. It encourages a diversity of perspectives to find sustainable solutions to the most pressing consequences of climate change and climate injustice.

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From Waste to Energy: Conversion of Agricultural Waste to Value-Added Fuel

Energy scarcity motivates applied research to find alternative sources for fuel. In this regard, biogas is considered a sustainable and effective renewable energy source.

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Abundant Data - Are there Smart Solutions for Energy and Environment?

How can we understand changes in climate patterns, environmental conditions and in our use of resources? Big data experts and scientists from various fields highlighted current advances and future trends in environmental, sustainability and energy studies using state of the art methods of soft computing and data mining. The AGYA workshop took place at Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology, Rabat, Morocco from 18 - 19 July.

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AGYA Members Explore Cutting-Edge Solutions for Smart and Sustainable Cities of the Future

What will the cities of the future look like? A joint project by two AGYA Working Groups pioneers innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to environmental and social challenges posed by our rapidly growing urban lifestyles, bridging knowledge between the Arab world and Germany.

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Smart and Sustainable Cities: Between Reality and Aspirations

Spurred on by economic and technological changes, smart cities are emerging. During a two day AGYA workshop in Rabat, Morocco, researchers from various domains presented their visions for the city of the future. This is a joint project with the AGYA Innovation group.

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Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Environment and Health: Benefits and Potential Risks

Nanotechnology is a novel and emerging field with many chances and benefits yet also with many potential risks. The international AGYA workshop from 31 October to 3 November 2017 brought together experts in Rabat, Morocco, to debate benefits and challenges of nanotechnology applications.

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Training Course on Solar Energy

More than 500 students have applied to the open call for participation in the course. 20 applicants have been selected. They were trained inter alia in Solar Radiation and Thermal Systems; Pyranometar and Solar Path Finder; Photovoltaics; Polysun Software or Solar Desalination.

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Women in STEM Education and Career Pathways

Women face diverse challenges when they pursue an engineering education and when they decide to apply for engineering careers, both within the academia and in the private sector. Educational constraints, cultural norms and prejudices influence opportunities and choices. The workshop aimed to increase interest in engineering among women in STEM education, while raising awareness about engineers' contributions to the community.

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