Workshops and Seminars Papers

Challenges and Issues of Water Security in the GCC countries, W. K. Zubari, Arab Water Security Strategy Symposium, Nayef Arab Academy for Security Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 19-21 December, 2011, invited Speaker.

Water Resources Management Policies in the GCC, A Tale of Four Scenarios, W. K. Zubari, The 2010 Gulf Research Meeting: Environmental policies in the GCC Countries Workshop, 7-10 July, 2010, Cambridge, UK. Workshop Director and Keynote Speaker.

Vulnerability of Freshwater Resources in the GCC & Expected Impacts of Climate Change, W. K. Zubari, Fifth Zayed Seminar on Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation Policies in the GCC. Bahrain, 19 May, 2010, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

Water Resources Management in the GCC, W. K. Zubari, GulfEco Seminar, Sultanate of Oman, 12 January, 2010. Invited speaker.

Water Resources Management Issues and Challenges in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Four Scenarios, W. K. Zubari, Workshop on Natural Resources in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. Jakarta, 28-29 July, 2008, Stimson Center/ Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS-Jakarta). Invited Speaker.

Management of Groundwater Resources in Bahrain, the Artificial Recharge Option, W. K. Zubari, Regional Workshop on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), 26 May, 2008, Bahrain. Keynote Speaker.

Groundwater Resources and Agricultural policies in the GCC countries, W. K. Zubari, Workshop on Agriculture and Irrigation Technologies. Bahrain, 12-13 November, 2005. Keynote speaker.

Experience of the GCC Countries in Water Resources Management, W. K. Zubari. UNIDO workshop on water technology, 12 September, 2004, Bahrain. Invited Speaker.

Impacts of Groundwater Deterioration on the Ecosystem, Bahrain Case Study, W. K Zubari. Ecohydrology Worskhop, Beirut, 10-14 October, 2004, UNESCO/UNEP. Invited speaker.

Management and Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in Bahrain, W. K. Zubari. The Joint Kingdom of Bahrain-Japan Symposium: Challenges on New Horizon Towards Managing the Global Environment and Water Resources, Bahrain, 18-20 January, 2004. Keynote Speaker.

Groundwater Management and Protection in Bahrain, W. K. Al-Zubari. The 10th Regional Meeting of the Arab IHP National Committees, Sharm Al-Shaikh, 23-25 September, 2003. Invited speaker.

Arabian Peninsula Water Vision, W. K. Al-Zubari. Special roundtable session on Arab Water Strategies, First Regional Conference on Perspective of Arab Water Cooperation, Cairo, 12-14 October, 2002. Invited speaker.

Groundwater Protection Status in Bahrain, special session on the “IHP Network on Groundwater Protection in the Arab Region, First Regional Conference on Perspective of Arab Water Cooperation, Cairo, 12-14 October, 2002. Invited speaker and Steering Committee member of the network.

Guidelines for Groundwater Protection and Pollution Control in West Asia/ Well Head Protection (WHPA), Theory and Practice, W. K. Zubari, Regional Training Workshop on the “Implication of Groundwater Rehabilitation Techniques under Different Hydrogeological Environments of the ESCWA Region, UNESCWA, Beirut, 18-22 March, 2002, BGR-ESCWA; invited speaker and trainer.

The Arabian Gulf University Activities in the Field of Environmental DataBase Development, W. K. Zubari, Arab Water Resources Assessment Project: Launching Workshop and Expert group Meeting, Damascus, 9-12 July, 2002, UNESCO/ACSAD/ALECSO/WWAP; invited expert.

Groundwater Protection in Bahrain, W. K. Zubari, Joint Wadi Hydrology-Groundwater Protection Networks Steering Committee Meetings, Amman, 6-8 July, 2002, UNESCO Cairo Office; member of the steering committee of the Groundwater Protection Network in the Arab Region.

Status of Desertification in the GCC countries, Recommended Policies, Abahussain, A. A., Abdo, A. Sh., Zubari, W. K., Abido, M. S., and M. N. Alaa El-Din, Symposium on Desertification in Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman, 25-27 March, 2002.

Guidelines for Groundwater Protection and Pollution Control in the GCC Countries, W. K. Zubari, Expert Group Meeting on Implications of Groundwater Rehabilitation for Water Resources Protection and Conservation, Beirut, 14-17 November, 2000, UN-ESCWA/UNEP; resource person- UNEP.

Effect of Intercropping on Irrigation Efficiency and Soil Salinity, Ghanim Al-Mahri, Ismail El-Bagouri, Saeed Wahba, and Waleed K Zubari, The First Oman-Japan Joint Symposium on Water Resources and Greening in Desert, Sultanate of Oman, February 14-16, 2000, Sultan Qaboos University and Petroleum Energy Center (Japan).

Water Policy Alternatives for the GCC Countries, W.K. Zubari, The First Saudi Symposium on Water Conservation and Water Resources Development, Riyadh, 14-17 April, 2000, Ministry of Agriculture and Water, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in Arabic); selected as the best paper presented in the conference for the topic of Water Resources Management.

Evaluation of the Brackish Aquifer System in Feeding an RO Desalination Plant in Bahrain Using Simulation Modeling, Al-Shaabani, AH, and W K Al-Zubari, Third Annual Workshop on Water Conservation in the Kingdom: Water Conservation in the Industrial Sector, Research Institute/King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 3-5 April, 2000; invited speaker.

Water Vision for the Arab Countries of West Asia, Alternative Water Policies, W. K. Zubari,The 8th Regional Meeting of Arab IHP Committees, Beirut, 28 September- 1 October, 1999. UNEP-Regional Office of West Asia representative/consultant.

Alternative Water Policies in the Arabian Peninsula, Zubari, WK, The World Water Council Regional Meeting for the Arab Water Vision: Water Vision for the Arab Countries Towards the Year 2025, Marseille, France, 4-6 August, 1999, UNEP-Regional Office of West Asia representative/consultant.

Water Resources in the GCC Countries, Zubari, W.K.,Regional Workshop on Water and Waste Management, French Techniques and Know-How, Bahrain, June 14-15, 1999. Invited Speaker.

Condensate/Dew Water and its Potential as a Supplementary Water Source in the Arabian Gulf Countries, Zubari, WK. and A. Mohammed, Second Annual Workshop on Water Conservation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 14-15 March, 1999, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia; invited speaker.

Spatial Design and Optimization of Groundwater Salinity Observation Network in Bahrain, Zubari, W.K.,Regional Workshop on Groundwater Protection, 6-10 September, 1998, Cairo, UNESCO Groundwater Protection Network. Arabian Gulf University representative and invited speaker.

Water Resources in the GCC Countries, Zubari, W.K., Water Resources in the Arab World Workshop, Organized by the Arab Engineering Union, 13-14 July, 1998, Damascus, Syria (in Arabic), Representative of the Bahrain Engineering Society and Water Science and Technology Association.

Factors Affecting the Quality of Groundwater Resources in Bahrain, Zubari, W.K., Symposium on Drinking Water Quality in Bahrain, 17 June, 1998, Bahrain Center for Studies and Research (in Arabic). Invited speaker.

Quality Management Alternatives of the Dammam Aquifer in Bahrain, Zubari, W.K., First Annual Workshop on Water Conservation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23-24 May, 1998, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, invited speaker.

Non-conventional Water Resources in the GCC Countries, Zubari, W.K., Expert Group Meeting on the Development of Non-Conventional Water Resources and Appropriate Technologies for Groundwater Management in the ESCWA Region, Bahrain, 27-30 October, 97. Invited speaker.

Benefits and Constraints in Wastewater Reuse in the GCC Countries, Capacity Building and Research Needs, Zubari, W.K. The 7th Regional Meeting of Arab IHP Committees and Technical Seminar on Use of Isotope in Water Resources Assessment & Management in the Arab Region, Rabat, 8-12 September, 97. Invited speaker and resource person.

Establishing a Total Water Cycle Management and Reuse Program in GCC Countries,Zubari, W.K., Fourteenth International Symposium on: Water and Arab Gulf Development: Problems and Policies, 10-12 September, 1996, University of EXETER, Center for Arab Gulf Studies, invited speaker.