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Geoindicators and their Applications in Arid Regions: Technical Program
An International Workshop Assiut, Egypt, 29 September - 2 October 2003


Monday September 29, 2003

9.30 - 10.30 OPENING SESSION

Speeches delivered by representatives of sponsoring institutions

COFFEE BREAK

11.30 - 14.00 FIRST SCIENTIFIC SESSION. ORAL PRESENTATIONS

30 Minutes for every speaker including discussion

  1. "An introduction to the Geoindicators Concept" (12.00 - 12.30)
    John Ridgway, and Christopher Milne, British Geological Survey

  2. " Application of Geoindicators for the state-of the environment reporting" (11.30 - 12.00)
    Jonas Satkunas, Geological Survey of Lithuania

  3. " Sand encroachment on the Nile Basin" (12.30 - 13.00)
    M. Adel Yehia, Professor, Geology Department, Ain Shams University (Previous President, National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences- Cairo)

  4. " Application of Remote sensing methods for studies of rapid geological changes" (13 .00 - 13.30)
    Marek Graniczny, Polish Geological Institute

13.30 - 15.30 LUNCH

15.30 - 18 .00 SECOND SCIENTIFIC SESSION. ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. "Climate Change and its impact on coastal areas in Egypt. (15.30 - 16.00)
    Samir Riad, Professor, Department of Geology,Assiut University (Unesco Cairo Office, Earth Sciences Specialist)

  2. "Geodynamic research Implementations of earthquake activity and crustal deformation for the reduction of their environmental disasters" ( 16.00- 16.30)
    Ali A. Tealeb, Professor of Geophysics Head, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics

  3. "Towards a balanced management, Dynamic and global , for water in an arid country" (16.30 - 17.00 )
    B. Benaini Department of Geography and planning territory, University d'Oran, Algeria

  4. "Perched water and recent soil" ( 17.00 - 17.30)
    Badr Mabrouk, Professor of Hydrogeology, Zagazig University

  5. Applications of some surface geophysical methods in identification of the geologic characterization of the near surface layers in different areas of Egypt (17.30-18.00)
    M.M. Senosy Geology Department, Fac. Of Science, Assiut University

Tuesday 30th September - Wednesday 1st October 2003

Field trip focusing on the desert features around Assiut- Kharga road (230km) , in and around the Kharga Oasis depression. Details of the trip and explanation of the features is provided in a separate guide book .

Overnight in Kharga Town

Thursday 2nd October 2003

9.30 - 10.30 POSTER SESSION

10 minutes are given for outlining and discussing the presented poster

  1. "Pattern Hazard and mitigation of sand dunes in the New valley ,Egypt"
    Osman Hassan National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARRS), Cairo

  2. " Detection of crustal deformation using GPS networks in Egypt"
    S.M. Mahmoud. National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics Helwan, Cairo

  3. "Groundwater monitoring of El Kharga Oasis , western Desert, Egypt, using GIS technique
    Ibrahim Nasr* & Ahmed Kotb**
    *Desert Research Center, Cairo
    ** Dept. of Geology, Fac. Of Science, cairo University

  4. "Application of digital terrain model and hydrology modeling for extracting watersheds and stream networks of Wadi Kid, SE Sinai, Egypt"
    Nabila Ibrahim & Ahmed Saleh National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARRS), Cairo

10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 12.00 GENERAL DISCUSSION AND RESOLUTIONS

CLOSING

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