PhD Candidate Amer AL-GHORBANY MSc.
Dissertation/Thesis: Supervisors, Prof. Dr. Dr. M. Schmidt
‘The Potential of Strategic Environmental Assessment for Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management in Yemen’
In countries with weak environmental laws and policies, environmental considerations play little role in decisions about water resources management, thus threatening sustainability of water resources and water-related ecosystems. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) offers an additional planning tool for enhancing environmental considerations in water resources policies, plans and programmes. My research aims, therefore, to investigate the potential added value of applying SEA at strategic level for achieving integrated and sustainable water resources management in Yemen. Analysing and assessing environmental, social and economic aspects, the researcher will develop scenarios for sustainable water resources management compared to ‘business as usual’ scenario.
Environmental assessment of water resources strategies and projects with special interest in arid regions
Environmental Assessment, Water Resources Management, Water Policy Assessment, Arid Regions, the Republic of Yemen
Amer AL-Ghorbany and Michael Schmidt (2012). Environmental Sustainability in Water Resources Management: Concept and Assessment. In Fongwa E. A. (ed.), Sustainability Assessment: Practice, method and emerging socio-cultural issues for sustainable development. Südwestdeutscher verlag für Hochschulschriften (SVH), pp. 80- 90.
Schmidt, M., Al-Nozaily, F., AL-Ghorbany A. (2008) Standards for and Evaluation of Small-Scale Dam Projects in Yemen. In: Schmidt M., Glasson J., Emmelin L. and Helbron H. (Eds.) Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment. Environmental Protection in the European Union, Volume 3. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 133-144.
AL-Ghorbany, A and Shamsan, M. (2002) Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills and Selected Treatment Methods, in Abstracts of the 2nd International Yemen Oil & Gas Conference, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen.
AL-Ghorbany A., 2006: Post EIA Indicator-based Monitoring System for Water Quality Assessment in Small Scale Dam Projects in Yemen (MSc Thesis)