MSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan-Jordan in 1987 and BSc Hydrology from the University of Jordan-Jordan in in 1985. HE published more than 55 scientific papers in the field of water, sanitation, irrigated agriculture and environment, and a BOOK on "Management of Scarce Water Resources in the ME (2009), WTI Press, UK.
Since the Syrian refugee, HE initiated a bundle of fast track projects to absorb the shock of the Syrian refugees which resulted in a sudden rise of water demand in the country. HE played a key role in the sector reform and amendments to the Water Authority laws and legislations for water resource protection and control of illegal violations on water infrastructure which resulted in controlled abstraction of the precious groundwater resources.
Dr. Vinay Nangia
Dr. Vinay Nangia is Research Program Leader - Soil, Water, and Agronomy at ICARDA, a visiting professor at Tottori University (Japan) and an adjunct faculty at Texas A&M University (USA). Dr. Nangia has a Ph.D. degree in Water Resources Science and two master's degrees - first in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and the second in Geographic Information Science – all from the University of Minnesota, USA. His leadership and team building skills have helped solve complex challenges to water resource management posed by climate change. His work has been supported by grant support from various donors such as the AFESD, BMGF, FAO, GIZ, IFAD, OFID, USAID, World Bank and bilateral funding from governments of China, Egypt, GCC countries, Iran, India and Morocco. Dr. Nangia has published over 300 publications including over 75 peer reviewed scientific articles in high impact journals and 40 book chapter/conference proceedings. Over the years, he has trained more than 50 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists from all over the world. He is recipient of several scientific awards and honours. He serves on FAO WASAG, UNCCD IWG on Drought, UNFCCC focal point for ICARDA and other high-level expert bodies and is an advisory Board Member of GIWEH (a Geneva-based water think tank).
Prof. Majed Abu-Zreig
Prof. Majed Abu-Zreig is the Director of the Water Diplomacy Center and Professor of Water Engineering at JUST. Prof. Abu-Zreig will oversee the overall management of the WDC including coordinating its activities with JUST, providing leadership and direction to project director and manager(s), coordinating multiple projects, developing new projects, soliciting financial support and needed experiences etc. Prof. Abu-Zreig is an expert in the field of water resources management, arid land hydrology and climate change, published more than 50 papers in the field. He has performed several consultancies has wide international experience. Previously, Prof. Abu-Zreig served as the Director of International Relations Office, Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the German-Jordanian University and Head for the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Professor Abu-Zreig is also the water advisor at The National Center for Science and Technology.