Under the patronage of his Excellency the President of the Republic General Michel Suleiman, a ceremony was held in the University of Notre Dame Louaize, on the 10th of December 2009, to inaugurate the statue of Ibrahim Abdel Al on the occasion of Abdel Al’s 50th memorial. Allocations were presented by several speakers, showing the importance of late engineer Abdel Al in the field of Water and Energy in Lebanon, and in the region.

Ibrahim Abd El Al 100th Birthday

The Lebanese American University organized a conference titled “A Visionary from Lebanon” honoring the memory of Ibrahim Abd El Al on his 100th birthday. The conference was divided into three panels, the first panel titled “Ibrahim Abd El Al, The Way I Knew Him” delivered by the President of the Press Syndicate Mohamad Baalbaki and former Minister Mohamad Ghaziri. The second panel titled “Holistic View of Abd El Al’s Vision on Water in Lebanon” and the third panel titled “The Litani River Project” in addition to other water projects in Lebanon.

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AFIAL organized on a yearly basis annual dinner gathering key decision makers, engineers, academics, researchers and experts in the key field of water and energy.

An overview of the association’s achievements was presented, highlighting the growing needs to create and enhance water awareness to boost the national capacities and benefit from the water resources in Lebanon.

On the occasion AFIAL published a booklet with key messages from the engineer Abd El Al vision on the water resources management in Lebanon.