General information


The Egyptian Society of Environmental Changes (ESEC)


International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)

Ministry of Environment


UNESCO chair on Karst Education

Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Faculty of Arts, Damanhour University.

The Symposium President

Prof. Magdy TORAB

– Prof. of Geomorphology, Damanhour University, Egypt.
– President of The Egyptian Society of Environmental Change.
– Editor-in-Chief of the EJEC

Organizing committee:

Dr. Samir Z. Kamh

Department of Geology, Tanta University.
Sessions Coordinator & Field trips Guide

Prof.Dr. Refaat Abdullah Soliman Hussein

Department of Oriental Language, Suez Canal University.
Transportation Coordinator

Dr. Nagy Rashwan

Department of English Language & Literature, Damanhour Univ.
English language editor.

Dr. Menna El Assal

Assistant Professor , King Khaled University
Saudi Arabia communication coordinator


Mr. Sherif Omar, Ms. Shimaa Mohamed and Salwa Elsobky
Online conection coordinators

Dr. Mayada Abdel Aziz

Department of Geography, Port Said University
Field trips Coordinator

Mr. Salah Diab

Department of Geography, Menoufia University
Tansportation Co-coordinator


Mr. Sherif Omar, Ms. Shimaa Mohamed and Salwa Elsobky
Online conection coordinators

Dr. Emad El-Dean El Bardan

Ph.D. holder, Damietta University.
Co-Sessions coordinator

Mrs. Samah Moustafa

Ph.D. student, Suez Canal University
Accommodation coordinator

Mr. Mohamed Abdel Ghany

Ph.D. student, Suez Canal University
Co-Sessions coordinator

Ms. Noura Fayad

MA. Student, Primorska University, Slovenia.
Registration coordinator

Academic Committee (*):

  • Dr.Mohamed ABIOUI (Geology Department, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco).
    Prof. Dr. Mohamed AZIZ (Geography Department, Fayoum University, Egypt).
  • Prof. Dr. Mortada El AREF (Geology Department, Cairo University, Egypt).
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe GOIRAN (Geography Department, Lyon University, France).
  • Prof. Dr. El Sayed EL HUSSEINI (Geography Department, Cairo University & The President of The Egyptian Geographical Society, Egypt).
  • Prof. Dr. Martin KNEZ (ZRC SAZU Karst Research Institute & University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia).
  • Prof. Dr. Vincenzo LIGUORI (Department of civil, environmental, aerospace and materials engineering, University of Palermo, Italy).
  • Dr. Mihai MICU (The Romanian Academy, Institute of Geography, Romania, Secretary General, IAG).
  • Prof. Dr. Herve REGNAULD (Geography Department, University Rennes 2, France).
  • Prof. Dr. Tadej SLABE (Head of Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Slovenia).
  • Prof. Dr. Magdy TORAB (Geography Department, Damanhour University& The President of ESEC, Egypt)

(*) Alphabetical ordering by surname.

The Venue

Golden Heights Resort, Dahab, South Sinai

Dahab is a beautiful town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, located approximately 90 kms northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now considered to be one of Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations. It is served by Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.

Most of Dahab’s beaches are suitable for coral dives and have lately become quite attractive for divers worldwide. For example, Ras Abu Gallum (nature reserve and a diving area) Blue Hole, Three Pools, The Kanoun and Coral Island, are now seen as some of the world’s most sought after dive spots.

Surrounded by some dry valleys and inhabited by local tribes with distinct ancient bedouin heritage, the town of Dahab itself is built on an alluvial fan overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba.

Important dates:

Proposals & field workshops Submission​

  • Start Date: 20 Oct 2019
  • End Date: 10 Dec 2019

Abstracts submission

  • Start Date:10 Dec 2019​
  • End Date: 10 May 2020​

Early registration​

  • Start Date:10 Dec 2019​
  • End Date: 10 Apr 2020
    modified to 30 June 2020

Late registration

  • Start Date: 11 April 2020
  • End Date: 30 October 2020

Deadline for registration fees payment for participants with presentation.

  • 10 September 2020

Abstract acceptance notification

  • 25 September 2020

Final program

  • 20 October 2020

Symposium date

  • Start Date: 1st November 2020
  • End Date: 5 November 2020

Submit full papers for publication

  • 1st January 2021


November is one of the most suitable periods of the year for field activities in Dahab. Daytime maximum temperature reaches a moderate 27 ° C on average, while the minimum temperature typically falls to 19° C overnight. Sea water temperature starts to drop at this time of the year, but still averages at a warm 25 ° C.

Getting to Dahab:

A. From Sharm El Sheikh airport:

You’ll most likely be making your own way to Dahab via Sharm El Sheikh’s International Airport. From the airport, you can either take a taxi straight to Dahab for 80 km., or take a taxi to Sharm El Sheikh’s bus-station, and then hop on a local bus to go to Dahab town.

B. From Cairo:

You can catch a domestic flight with Egypt Air to Sharm El Sheikh, followed by a local bus or taxi transfer to Dahab. The other option is to get a local bus from Cairo to Dahab which takes approximately 12 hours. Several companies are available to travel to Dahab as the following: