CLEANTECH LEARNING SERIES
Webinar #3: Cleantech in the Water Sector –
Challenges & Opportunities
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 3:00 pm till 4:30 pm · Zoom Webinar
During this webinar, guest experts and entrepreneurs will present the different challenges and opportunities in the water sector. This session should inspire anyone innovating in this sector to focus on their idea or startup, and learn more about applying to the Cleanergy Accelerator program.
This webinar will cover the Water-Energy Nexus of Water Services in Lebanon, and Future-oriented Technologies and Concepts to Increase Water Availability by Water Reuse and Desalination
Project Manager at DECHEMA
Christina Jungfer graduated her studies in biology, followed by a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with focus on Technical Biology. Since 2012 she works at DECHEMA as project manager in several water related European and national funded projects. The focus of her current work is the integrated industrial water management as well as the reuse of water in industry, also at the interface to other sectors (municipalities, agriculture).
Advisor to the Minister at Ministry of Energy and Water
Suzy Hoayek is a hydraulic engineer with more than 13 years of experience in the Water
Sector. Following her graduation, she worked with Dar Al Handasa Shair & Partners in the
Resources & Environment department, enabling her to extend her technical knowledge and
expertise in water and wastewater. In 2014 she obtained an International Masters from
AgroParistech in the Management and Treatment of Water & Wastewater before joining the
Ministry of Energy and Water to become Advisor to the successive Ministers for the Water
Sector. Currently, she manages and coordinates the update of the National Water Sector
Strategy and the implementation of the reforms in the water sector, including drafting the
executive decrees of the Water Code. Suzy is a pioneer in the Water Sector and strives every day to make water in Lebanon more accessible to every citizen and a source of wealth to the Lebanese Government.
Co-Founder and CEO of Mruna
Ziad is co-founder and CEO of Mruna. Mruna specializes in solutions and services which promote sustainability and urban resilience. He has international experience in Urban Planning and Sustainable Construction within the Middle East and the US. He has held a variety of roles, in both the private and public sectors, which advance a holistic understanding of the spectrum of stakeholders and skills involved in the urban development process.
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Our country has suffered during the last decade from high deterioration in the infrastructure and hygiene sectors in addition to the high cost of operating and consuming energy and water. The aim today is to create a community of entrepreneurs and an orbit of experts and supporters, leading to the creation of startups that would serve the local, regional and international needs. The educational series is showcasing a number of key experts alongside successful entrepreneurs in each of the following sectors, in recurring weekly webinars.
The Cleantech Learning Series is organized by Berytech under the Cleanergy Program, co-funded by The Kingdom of the Netherlands.