Artificial Intelligence and Modeling for Water Sustainability: Global Challenges
Mahmoud, Alaa El Din, Fawzy, Manal, Khan, Nadeem Ahmad
Artificial intelligence and the use of computational methods to extract information from data are providing adequate tools to monitor and predict water pollutants and water quality issues faster and more accurately. Smart sensors and machine learning models help detect and monitor dispersion and leakage of pollutants before they reach groundwater. With contributions from experts in academia and industries, who give a unified treatment of AI methods and their applications in water science, this book help governments, industries, and homeowners not only address water pollution problems more quickly and efficiently, but also gain better insight into the implementation of more effective remedial measures.
Dr. Alaa El Din Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Sciences Department, Faculty of Science at Alexandria University and the co-leader of the Green Technology Lab. Dr. Mahmoud is also the Vice-Chair of the National Committee of the UNESCO-MAB (Man and Biosphere) program in Egypt and a member of the alumni professional development unit in the Faculty of Science. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Alexandria University in Egypt and his Ph.D. degree from Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany in 2019. His research focuses on interdisciplinary environmental issues which are related to sustainability, conservation of natural resources, water/wastewater treatment, and green nanotechnology. Dr. Mahmoud participated in many national and international workshops and conferences as a presenter, a session chair, and a member of the technical committee. He published international peer-reviewed publications with more than 30 scientific articles and conference papers as well as 15 book chapters. Moreover, he is involved in many collaborative funded research projects as a principal investigator, a consultant, and a team member. Currently, he is invited as a young editorial board member in the Biochar journal and Carbon Research journal. Among his current activities, Dr. Mahmoud is a reviewer for several prestigious journals in Elsevier, Springer, RSC society, and MDPI.
In 2022, Dr. Mahmoud was named the "Sustainable Development Ambassador" (top-achiever) for the Egyptian Ministry of Planning and Economic Development as well as a certified trainer. He has been awarded the Best Young Researcher Award for his scientific contribution from the International Research and Academic Awards of the RanBal Research Institute & Bentham Science. Furthermore, he was awarded the Fulbright award 2021, "German Academic Exchange Service; DAAD Award" for conference and lecture travel abroad in two consecutive years 2018 - 2019, the American Chemical Society Award for Environmental Chemistry Division in 2018, Misr El Kheir Foundation award for postgraduates in 2014, the "Young Scientists Award" from UNESCO-MAB program in 2013. He was recognized by the Faculty of Science, Alexandria University during the Day of Excellence for scientific contributions in "Teaching & Research". During his career, he received fellowship awards from Temple University (2022), University of Texas at Austin (2021), Shanghai University (2019), University of Luxembourg (2018), TU Berlin Campus El Gouna, Egypt (2015).
Prof. Manal Fawzy is one of the founders of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science - Alexandria University, where she is currently acting as a full Professor. She is the team leader of Green Technology Lab., Chair of the Egyptian National Man & Biosphere Commission to UNESCO and member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). Prof. Fawzy has obtained her PhD in Plant Biosystematics from Alexandria University in conjunction with the Biosystematics Research Centre, Ottawa, Agriculture Canada in 1991. Afterward, she has dedicated her research to conservation of natural resources, the use of indigenous plant species for the remediation of polluted environments and recently in the phytosynthesis of nanomaterials for environmental applications. Prof. Fawzy has awarded UNESCO Young Scientist Award (1991), Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation (1997), University Of Alexandria Prize of Scientific Distinction (2016) and Alexandria University Prize for Recognition (2019). Prof. Fawzy has implemented and participated in many research projects in the field of restoration of degraded ecosystems, biodiversity conservation and green biotechnology She is also undertaken environmental consultations for some national, regional and international authorities or organizations in the fields of biodiversity monitoring, and environmental impact assessment. Prof. Fawzy is a reviewer and referee for many internationally sound scientific journals. Prof. Fawzy published 60 scientific articles and 9 book chapters in peer reviewed journals, national and international conferences.
Nadeem Ahmad Khan has been an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Mewat Engineering College (WAQF), Nuh (Haryana), India since 2012. Presently he is pursuing his PhD. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. His recent accomplishments include the Best Young Scientist Award by LWT India and GECL for Scientific contribution in the field of Environmental Engineering. He is also External Examiner and Paper-setter at Integral University, Lucknow, and Dehradun Technical University since 2013. Has got his M. TECH. (Civil Engineering) in 2011 with Honors in Environmental Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. Mr. Khan was associated with the Ministry of Environment and Forest for two years as Junior Research Fellow (J.R.F) in 2009-11 and also worked with UNICEF as a Research Assistant (R.A) on the topic of GIS mapping and Water quality parameter estimation. He has published 03 Books with International Publishers, 55 papers in SCI, and 15 in National journals in the fields of civil engineering and water treatment.
「Dr. Alaa El Din Mahmoud」是亞歷山大大學科學學院環境科學系的助理教授，也是綠色科技實驗室的共同負責人。Dr. Mahmoud同時也是埃及聯合國教科文組織人與生物圈計劃的副主席，以及科學學院校友專業發展單位的成員。他在埃及亞歷山大大學獲得學士和碩士學位，並於2019年在德國耶拿弗里德里希-席勒大學獲得博士學位。他的研究專注於與可持續性、自然資源保護、水/廢水處理和綠色納米技術相關的跨學科環境問題。Dr. Mahmoud作為演講者、會議主席和技術委員會成員，參與了許多國內外研討會和會議。他發表了30多篇國際同行評審的論文和會議論文，以及15篇專書章節。此外，他還參與了許多合作研究項目，擔任首席調查員、顧問和團隊成員。目前，他被Biochar期刊和Carbon Research期刊邀請擔任年輕編輯委員會成員。在他目前的活動中，Dr. Mahmoud是Elsevier、Springer、RSC學會和MDPI等多個知名期刊的審稿人。
在2022年，Dr. Mahmoud被埃及規劃和經濟發展部任命為「可持續發展大使」（最佳表現者），並獲得了認證培訓師的稱號。他還因其科學貢獻而獲得了RanBal Research Institute＆Bentham Science的國際研究和學術獎項中的最佳年輕研究者獎。此外，他還獲得了2021年的富布萊特獎學金、「德國學術交流服務; DAAD獎」用於兩年連續的國外會議和講座旅行，以及2018年的美國化學學會環境化學部門獎、2014年的Misr El Kheir基金會研究生獎學金，以及2013年的聯合國教科文組織人與生物圈計劃的「青年科學家獎」。他在科學學院亞歷山大大學的「卓越日」上因其在「教學和研究」方面的科學貢獻而受到表彰。在他的職業生涯中，他曾獲得來自天普大學（2022年）、德克薩斯大學奧斯汀分校（2021年）、上海大學（2019年）、盧森堡大學（2018年）和埃及圖柏林分校（2015年）的獎學金。
「Prof. Manal Fawzy」是亞歷山大大學科學學院環境科學系的創始人之一，目前擔任該系的教授。她是綠色科技實驗室的團隊負責人，埃及國家人與生物圈委員會的主席，以及國際自然保護聯盟教育和傳播委員會（CEC）的成員。Prof. Fawzy在1991年獲得亞歷山大大學和加拿大農業部渥太華生物系統研究中心聯合授予的植物生物系統學博士學位。此後，她致力於自然資源保護、利用本土植物物種修復受污染環境以及最近在環境應用中的植物合成納米材料。Prof. Fawzy曾獲得聯合國教科文組織的青年科學家獎（1991年）、蘇丹卡布斯環境保護獎（1997年）、亞歷山大大學科學學院科學卓越獎（2016年）和亞歷山大大學表彰獎（2019年）。Prof. Fawzy在生態系統恢復、生物多樣性保護和綠色生物技術等領域實施和參與了許多研究項目。她還為一些國家、地區和國際機構提供了生物多樣性監測和環境諮詢服務。