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Egypt-Texas Collaborative Workshop: Energy-Water Nexus

Egypt-Texas Collaborative Workshop

Universities from Egypt and Texas are coming together for a collaborative workshop on Monday, October 2, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) / 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (Eastern European Summer Time).

The focus will be on the Energy-Water Nexus and will include discussions about technology, research, education, and future opportunities.


Texas TimeEgypt TimeTopicSpeaker
9:00-9:055:00-5:05Greetings and WelcomeJeff Sammons 
 Topic 1: Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approaches
9:05-9:355:05-5:35Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approaches:
Tools, Metrics, Applications, Gaps, and Advances
Prof. Rabi Mohtar and 
Dr. Bassel Daher 
9:35-9:555:35-5:55Questions, Discussion, and Break
 Topic 2: State-of-the-Art of Water-Energy Nexus in Texas and Egypt
9:55-10:155:55-6:15Energy in Agriculture under Climate Change Prof. Nader Noureldeen
10:15-10:356:15-6:35State-of-the-Art of Water-Energy Nexus in TexasProf. Rabi Mohtar and 
Dr. Bassel Daher
Questions, Discussion, and Break
 Topic 3: Post-Docs and Graduate Students’ Presentations
10:55-11:056:55-7:05Water-Energy-Food NexusDr. Jafaru Egieya, Marcello Di Martino and Elizabeth Abraham 
11:05-11:157:05-7:15Resilency of Energy SystemsRahul Kakodkar, Natasha Chrisandina, Shivam Vedant, and Moustafa Ali 
Questions and Discussion
 Topic 4: Water-Energy Nexus Governance & Policies
11:25-11:45 7:25-7:45Legislative Framework for the Electricity Energy Mix Under the Water-Energy Nexus Prof. Mohamed Salah Elsobki
11:45-12:05 7:45-8:05Underlying Conditions, Vulnerabilities, and Disaster Impacts to Water-Energy Nexus and Community Resilience Dr. Konstantinos Pappas
Questions, Discussion, and Break
 Topic 5: Sustainability/Decarbonization Strategies for Water-Energy Nexus
12:25-12:45 8:25-8:45Sustainability and Decarbonization StrategiesProf. Mahmoud El-Halwagi 
12:45-12:558:45-8:55Questions and Discussion
12:55-1:00 8:55-9:00Closing Remarks Jeff Sammons