DAY - 1
Sunday - May 13, 2012
  Opening Ceremony  
    Holy Quran    

Speech by:
H. E. Dr. Mohammed I. Al-Suwaiyel
President, King Abdulaziz City for Sience & Technology

    Coffee Break 09.15 - 09.30  
  Waste and Soil Contamination and Remediation  
  Session Chair:
Dr. Majed Al-Bokari
Assistant Director of The Atomic Energy Research Institute, KACST, KSA
  Limiting actinide transport in the subsurface - Bioremediation
Dr. Gareth T W Law
Lecturer in Radiochemistry, Center for Radiochemistry Research, School of Chemistry, the University of Manchester, UK
  Development of cost-effective filtration technology to remove disinfectant by- products from drinking water supply system
Eng. Masood Ahmad
Eng Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  Formation of oil-like products by hydrous pyrolysis of scrap tires at temperatures from 150 to 400 C
Dr. Ahmed I. Rushdi
Associate Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Coffee Break 11.15 - 11.25  
  Session Chair:
Dr. Mohammed Alwabel
Soil Sci. Dep. Chairman, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  Conversion of some solid wastes into high efficiency adsorbents for wastewater treatment applications
Dr. Zeid A. Al-Othman
Associate Professor of chemistry, Vice Dean of King Abdullah Institute of NANO Technology King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Prayer and Lunch 11.15 - 11.25  
  Remediation of soil contamination and protection of ecosystems
Dr. Edward Karecki
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USA
  Air Quality and Air Pollution  
  Session Chair:
Dr. Badr H. Alharbi
Director of the National Center for Environmental technology, KACST, KSA
  Progress and challenges in mineral dust and dust storms modelling
Dr. Benoit Laurent
Associate Professor, LISA – University Paris Diderot, France
  Air pollution monitoring, assessment, and control technologies for Saudi Arabia - An integrated approach
Dr. Tahir Husain
Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
    Coffee Break 14.40 - 14.50  
  Spatial and temporal patterns in speciated fine particulate matter concentrations in the United States
Dr. Bret A. Schichtel
Physical Scientist, National Park Service – Air Resource Division, U.S.A
  Road traffic emissions control technology for Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ahmed M. Al-Hazmi
Manager, Environmental Affairs, Saudi Basic Inbdustries Corporation (SABIC), KSA