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Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Abdul Razzaq Al-Issa and in the presence of the President of the University of Technology Dr. Amin Dway Thamer The Environmental Research Center at the University organized the Third Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development on 15-16 / 11/2017. Corresponding to 15 November and at the University of Technology Theater Hall. The conference was divided into two days with the opening session and two scientific sessions on the first day and eight scientific sessions on the second day.
The opening session began with the national anthem and then a wonderful recitation of the Holy Quran. Then the President of the University spoke at the opening of the conference, which welcomed the attendees and spoke about the importance of the conference in terms of the importance of environment and sustainable development in our time. The opening ceremony was attended by more than 300 academic personalities interested in environmental issues and sustainable development from Iraqi universities and various ministries and state institutions as well as the private sector and civil society organizations interested in the environment.
The scientific session was opened under the chairmanship of Prof. Alaa Abdul Hassan Attieh, Assistant to the President of the University for Scientific Affairs, which included the opening lecture by Prof. Ibrahim Bahr Al-Ulum, entitled "The Oil Industry between Environmental Sustainability and Development Requirements", which addressed the importance of applying the principles of environmental sustainability and conservation of natural resources, The extraction of oil and oil industries has been discussed extensively participated by many of the attendees in the meeting.
The second scientific session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Riad Hassan Hadi Al-Anbari, head of the Department of Construction and Construction Engineering, which presented five scientific lectures on the requirements of sustainable development of the Iraqi Marshlands and the importance of renewable energies in achieving sustainable development as well as environmental assessment of contaminated sites in Iraq.
On the second day, eight scientific sessions were held in four halls in the building of the Environmental Research Center, in which 51 research papers were presented and discussed in various environmental topics and sustainable development. In conclusion, the closing session of the conference was held under the chairmanship of Prof. Sami Abul-Nun Ajil, Assistant Rector for Administrative Affairs, which included a speech by Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid Mohamed Jawad, Director of the Environment Research Center, in which he spoke about the importance of organizing such scientific conferences. And to extend their thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended and participated in the activities of the conference with a discussion or discussion. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Presidency of the University, the supporting bodies, the supervisory, preparatory and scientific committees and other committees. Show him on the members of the conference committees, participants and supporters.
Mr. Mukdad Abdulwahhab Al Khateeb has accomplished a training course with ILO (International Labour Organization) on "Opportunities for Green Jobs in the Waste Sector", held at the ITCILO (International Training Center of the ILO) during 13-17 Nov. 2017, in Turin-Italy.
The training encompassed several activities, seminars, discussions and a visit; for solid waste's recycling/reusing private sector companies.
The participation of Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Jawad Al Obeidi at the 12th International Conference
Dr. Abdulhamid Mohammed Jawad Al Obeidi, Director of the Environmental Research Center, participated in the 12th International Conference on "Water Resources and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa" and the Third International Conference on "Future of Agricultural Development and Food Security in the Arab World", Istanbul, 26-29 November 2017.