Professor of Water Resources Management
Coordinator, Water Resources Management Program
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
College of Graduate Studies
Arabian Gulf University
Kingdom of Bahrain
Currently holds the academic position of Professor of Water Resources and the Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program and of the UN Water Learning Center for the Arab Region at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU). He served as AGU’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs (2008-2010) and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies (2010-2013). He serves as the chairperson of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Water Resources Council of the Kingdom of Bahrain (since 2016). He is currently the director and team leader for project “Development of National Water Strategy for the Kingdom of Bahrain 2030 and beyond” (2017-2019). He obtained his MSc degree in 1987 in the field of groundwater mathematical modeling from Ohio University and PhD degree in 1990 in the same field from Colorado State University. Since joining AGU in 1990, he has been teaching many courses in Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management and Planning in Arid Regions, published more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and seminars, and supervised more than 45 MSc and PhD theses. His research interests include management of the water-energy-food Nexus; water resources governance, planning and management; water security; use of numerical models in the management of groundwater systems; and the impacts of climate change on the water sector. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research (2006 – 2010). He has conducted more than 40 contractual research studies, and serves as a consultant for many UN (e.g., ESCWA, UNESCO, FAO, UNDP), international (e.g., GIZ, World Bank), and regional (e.g., GCC Secretary General) organizations. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the GCC Water Science and Technology Association (wstagcc.org), and the Chairman of its Scientific Committee. In 2002, he received the Award of Best Researcher in the Arab World in the field of Water Resources from the ALECSO, and in March 2008, he published his first book on Water Issues and Challenges in the GCC (in Arabic), which received Y Kanoo Best Bahraini Authors Prize.