Eco Conscious Travel Near and Far Away

Local Mangroves: Presenter: Riccardo Strada Qatar may seem to offer limited options for exploring green spaces but few have paddled the local mangroves and experienced that magic light, sound, and feeling. Even a short trip into mangrove forests during high tide is awe inspiring. You will hear about Qatar's extensive mangrove forests and we will … Continue reading Eco Conscious Travel Near and Far Away

National Sports Day 2012

SustainableQatar was invited by Dr. Saif Al Hajari to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day on Feb 14, 2012 at the Friends of the Environment Camp, which included paddling in the mangrove forest at high tide, group exercises, a guided hike into the desert and of Qatari geology.

Doha Debates – Environment and Freedom of Speech

"Doha Debates - Environment and Freedom of Speech" presented and discussion facilitated by Tanya Sakzewski, Series Producer of Doha Debates. Tanya is the Executive Producer of The Doha Debates since the start of Series 6 and worked as Producer on The Doha Debates for four years prior. She has more than 20 years experience working in … Continue reading Doha Debates – Environment and Freedom of Speech

Qatar National Food Security Programme

Presenter: Wajih Idriss and Tahira Newaz Wajih Idriss received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2010. He then joined the Qatar National Food Security Programme as a Researcher under the Water and Energy engineering department. Wajih has recently moved to the Economic Diversification department where he serves … Continue reading Qatar National Food Security Programme

Sustainable Architecture on the Rise in the Heart of Doha

John Rose, Director of Development at Msheireb Properties, has a professional record of two decades of real estate development experience in master- planning, design and construction of large scale mixed projects in Europe and the Middle East; working with organizations such as Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Tishman-Speyer Properties and Turner Construction International. At Msheireb Properties, … Continue reading Sustainable Architecture on the Rise in the Heart of Doha

A Gardening in Doha: Soil Amendment, Watering, and Practical Tips to Prepare Your Garden for the Summer Survival

Katrin Scholz-Barth is an internationally recognized expert in Green Roof technology. She received her Masters of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany in 1992 and has practiced for nearly 20 years in the United States of America and Qatar. Her expertise focuses on sustainable landscapes, green infrastructure and low … Continue reading A Gardening in Doha: Soil Amendment, Watering, and Practical Tips to Prepare Your Garden for the Summer Survival

Incorporating Sustainability in Qatar’s Future Development – The Qatar National Master Plan

Presented by: Ian Lyne, M.A.(Oxford), M.Sc.(Oxford), D.A.(Manc), Dip L.A.(Hons), Dip U.D., Dip U.P.(Dist)., F.L.I., A.A.I.L.A., M.R.T.P.I., F.R.S.A., F.T.S., F.R.A.S., M.R.I.C.S., M.E.E.S. Ian is Project Manager of the multi-disciplinary team provided by Oriental Consultants Ltd for the preparation of the Qatar National Master Plan. He works as a development strategist, project director and project champion advising … Continue reading Incorporating Sustainability in Qatar’s Future Development – The Qatar National Master Plan

A Portable Architecture for Qatar: Improving Migrant Worker’s Condition by Design

Roman Turczyn is the Director of VCUQatar's Innovation Qatar (iQ), an organization that brings together faculty, graduates, students and design practitioners to undertake applied research. iQ develops creative design solutions and promotes the value of design through the intersection of design research, education, practice and technology. Mr. Turczyn is steering a student-driven project that began … Continue reading A Portable Architecture for Qatar: Improving Migrant Worker’s Condition by Design

Conservation, Restoration and Mitigation of Qatar’s Flora and Fauna

Dr. Renee Richer teaches introductory at the Biology Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar since January 2007. Dr. Richer received her BA in biology from the University of Chicago and her PhD in biology from Harvard University in 2004. Her research experience ranges from animal physiological ecology to plant physiological ecology and her dissertation work … Continue reading Conservation, Restoration and Mitigation of Qatar’s Flora and Fauna

Air Quality in Qatar: With Heat and Construction – What do we breathe

Presented by Prof. Terrance Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Terrance Murphy, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon Qatar since 2008. He teaches all levels of general and inorganic chemistry at the university and has a strong interest in chemical education. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry education; a MAT in … Continue reading Air Quality in Qatar: With Heat and Construction – What do we breathe