28 January 2018 - 01 February 2018
Cairo, Egypt

IIASA Introduces Water Modelling Approaches to Egyptian Academics

The IIASA Water Program in collaboration with the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), will hold a training workshop to introduce  Egyptian academics to its water modelling approaches.

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The five day workshop, which will take place from 28 January -1 Febraury 2018, in the Egyptian Capital Cairo, will introduce attendees to the IIASA Water Program and its key projects and initiatives. This will include the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land Project (ISWEL); the IIASA Water Futures and Solutions Initiative; and the Water, Energy and Food Nexus Project

The aim of the event is to strengthen participants knowledge on development and use of models and systems analysis approaches, towards a better understanding of current and future issues surrounding water resource management. 

The workshop will involve a mixture of presentations, practical ‘hands on’ sessions with selected models, simulation gaming and a proposed field visit, in order to place the work in the country and regions specific circumstances.

Participants will have the chance to learn more about and play simulation games, which explore differing needs and approaches to the synergies and trade-offs between countries in water, food and energy and will be shown and be able to experiment with the IIASA Community Water Model and the Global (GAEZ) Agro- Ecological Zoning models.

Facilitating will be Simon Langan, Program Director of the IIASA Water Program, he will be assisted by Piotr Magnuszewski, Sylvia Tramberend and Yusuke Satoh all Research Scholars within the IIASA Water Program. 

Kim Montgomery, External Relations Officer and Tom Danaher, Assistant to the External Relations Section will also be participating, introducing IIASA and its capacity building activities to the group.

Key Requirements for Attendance

  • The training will be aimed at Masters or higher level students well into their study / new postdoctoral /early career university staff and/or technical advisors from ministries.
  • Your age should not exceed 40.
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in mathematical/numerical data and model development in relation to water/natural resource management.
  • Candidates should have a good command of English and be familiar with computer software.
  • It would be advantageous if potential attendees reviewed some of IIASA web pages and models
  • Participants should come to the training prepared to discuss, with a good knowledge, of water issues facing the country and region and engage in a mutual dialog about potential applications of IIASA modelling approaches in their regional context.
  • The training is only open to Egyptian Nationals studying at an Egyptian institution.


IIASA and Egypt

Since 2008, research collaborations between IIASA and Egypt have involved twelve Egyptian organizations and led to 19 scientific publications in areas ranging from demography to renewable energy.


Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Egypt, its economy, environment, and people. Research topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of developing large-scale renewable energy infrastructure in Egypt and the surrounding region, modeling food production and water flow in the Nile Basin, and projecting Egypt’s future population. 


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PUBLICATIONS

Al Zalak Z & Goujon A (2017). Exploring the fertility trend in Egypt. Demographic Research 37: 995-1030. DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.32.

Alkitkat H & Goujon A (2015). Using Systems Analysis to Forecast Labor Force Participation by Age, Sex, and Educational Attainment in Egypt to 2051. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.

Fritz S, See L, McCallum I, Bun A, Moltchanova E, Dürauer M, Perger C, Havlik P, et al. (2015). Mapping global cropland field size. Global Change Biology 21 (5): 1980-1992. DOI:10.1111/gcb.12838.

Pastor AV, Ludwig F, Biemans H, Hoff H, & Kabat P (2014). Accounting for environmental flow requirements in global water assessments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18 (12): 5041-5059. DOI:10.5194/hess-18-5041-2014.

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