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Algerian Focal Point
Location : (Algiers) Algeria
Date : 1 to 03/03/2011

The First International Seminar on Water, Energy and Environment ‘ISWEE11’’

will be organized by

Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research,
Laboratory of water and environment
in partnership with
The University Hassiba Ben Bouali of Chlef, Algeria

on 1st to 3rd March 2011 in Algiers (Algeria)

With a focus on the following topics:

  Topic 1: Water
• Water scarcity in MENA region
• Desalination technologies
• Pre-treatment and post-treatment
• Brine disposal and removal of specific compounds
• Brackish water desalination
• Recent developments in desalination
• Membranes for water treatment
• Inorganic membranes: ceramic, metallic, zeolite
• Classical membrane operations: MF, UF, NF, RO, PV, ED
• Water for irrigation
• Capacity building strategy
• Desalination projects in Algeria (case studies)

 Topic 2: Energy
• Progress in renewable energy
• Desalination and renewable energy sources
• Energy recovery technology
• Nuclear desalination
• Capacity building in renewable energy

Topic 3: Environment
• Impact of desalination on the environment
• Concentrate handling
• Desertification in MENA region
• Soil salinisation and erosion
• Groundwater pollution
• Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change 

Laboratory of water and environment
Hassiba Ben Bouali University-Chlef. Algeria
Tel/Fax +21327721794
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