UNIVERSITY OF AIX-MARSEILLES                                                                                 UNIVERSITY OF KASLIK

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS (LEBANON, 18/20 JUNE 1998)
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMPARATIVE LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSES - EDUCATION FOR A SHARED AND PROTECTED WATER CULTURE

Thursday, 18 June 1998

9h00 OPENING SESSION                                                                                                                                             

                  Christian LOUIT, President of the University of Aix-Marseilles
                  Father Antoine KHALIFÉ, Rector of the University of Saint-Esprit de Kaslik
                  Hazem EL-BEBLAWI, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - United Nations
                  Federico MAYOR, Director-General of UNESCO
 
                  S.E. Sr. Elias HRAOUI, President of the Republic of Lebanon
 
10h30 BREAK                                                                                                                                                                     

 
11h00 ORGANISATION OF THE CONGRESS                                                                    

                    GENERAL PRESENTATION
                          Jean A. VERGNES, Director of the International University Water Institute, University of Aix-Marseilles
                    LEGAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS
                          Father Basile BASILE, Vice Rector of the University of Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Dean of the Faculty of Law
 
11h30 FIRST PLENARY SESSION                                                                                                                                  

General Theme : GENERAL RULES AND PRINCIPLES OF LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSES
Chairman :  S.E. Sr Faouzi HOBEICHE, Minister of Culture and Higher Education (Lebanon)
Rapporteur :  Corinne LEPAGE, Barrister, the Order of Barristers of Paris. Ex-Minister of Environment (France)
Moderator :  Raymond LAFFITE, , Professor of Polytechnic school (Lausanne), President of International Ass. of Hydroelectricity (Switzerland)
 
Keynote address 1 (15 mn) :   Is there an International Law on Water ?
Speaker :  Jacques SIRONNEAU, Chief, Bureau of legal affairs, Water Direction, Ministry of Environment (France)
 
Keynote address 2 (15 mn) :  International watercourses and shared water law
Speaker :  Dante CAPONERA, President, Legal Branch FAO, International Association of Water Law (Italy)
 
Keynote address 3 (15 mn) :  The convention on the law of the non-navigational uses of International Watercourses (UN Commission for International Law)
Speaker :  Houria TAZI SADEK, Professor, International Law, University of Casablanca
                                       (Morocco)
                                       Co-President Water Alliance for Maghreb-Machrek for Water
 
Keynote address 4 (15 mn) :  Regional Hydropolitics for resolving transboundary water resources conflicts
Speaker :  Jacques GANOULLIS, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
                                          Team Leader of ETNET-Water, European Thematic Network
                                          of Education and Training - Water (Greece)
 
Keynote address 5 (15 mn) :  Petersberg's Declaration
Speaker :  Hubert LANG, Adviser for Culture, in charge of Legal Affairs, Embassy of Germany in Lebanon (Germany)
 
DEBATE
 
13h30 LUNCH

 
15h00 SECOND PLENARY SESSION

General Theme : EDUCATION FOR A SHARED AND PROTECTED WATER CULTURE
Chairman :  Georges TOHMÉ,ex-Director of UNESCO International Bureau for Education in Geneva, President of CNRS (Lebanon)
Rapporteur :  Michel MOREAU, Rector, Director-General of National Centre of Distance Learning (France)
Moderator :  Chafic MOUALLEM, Advisor to the Minister of National Education (Lebanon)
 
Keynote address 6 (15 mn) :  A formal water education strategy for society based on children
Speaker :  Michel AURIAULT, Inspector of National Education, Academy of Aix-Marseilles (France)
 
Keynote address 7 (15 mn) :   Education and sensitization to interrelationships between population and needs in water
Speaker :  Mouna SAMMAN, senior program specialist (UNESCO), Transdisciplinary Project : Educating for a Sustainable Future (Syria)
 
Keynote address 8 (15 mn) :  Culturally-sensitive Education for Water Sharing and Protection
Speaker :  Hussein AMERY, Professor, University of Colorado (USA)
 
Keynote address 9 (15 mn) :  Role of information sciences in Education for a shared and protected water
Speaker :  Natalie PAUWELS, Environment Institute of Stockholm (Sweden)
 
Keynote address 10 (15 mn) :  
Speaker :  X
 
DEBATE
 
17h00 BREAK

 
17h30 WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 :  Examination of a preparatory document for a draft Project of an International Convention on Water
Chairman :  Mohammed SAHAM, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Law of Marrakech (Morocco)
   Synthesis on "Water Treaties" by Philippe EL FADL, Barrister, Order of Barristers of    Paris (France)
 
Workshop 2 :  Regional experiences in Water Education
Chairman :  Cosimo LACIRIGNOLA, Director of Mediterranean Institute of Agronomy (Italy)
   With the participation of :
         Michel DRAIN,                     "Association New Culture for Water" (Spain)
         Michel DUCROCQ,               Chief Engineer, Director of Cemagref (France)
         Pierpaolo FAGGI,                 Professor, University of Padou (Italy)
         Francis JOSÉ-MARIA,         Officer-in-charge, partnership project of an education
                                                         for a water culture (France)
 
19h00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Theme: The problem of water resources in the coming 20 years : the Mediterranean Basin
Chairman          :  H. Exc. Mr. Michel EDDE,         Minister of State (Lebanon)
Speaker          :  Loïc FAUCHON,                        President Director-General of the Water Society
                                                               of Marseilles (France)
 

Friday, 19 June 1998
Saturday, 20 June 1998
Provisional agenda