Acting Director Integrated Water & Land Management Program (IWLMP) | Jordanie | International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Currently acting director of the Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Formerly, Distinguished Guest Professor of water management in agriculture at the International Platform for Dryland research and Education (IPDRE) of Tottori University in Japan. Since 1991, worked for ICARDA as Director of research, scientist, and research manager. Earlier, worked for the University of Jordan, Amman, as an assistant professor in irrigation and drainage and in the 70’s worked for Dar Alhandash Consultants (Shaer and Partners) as a field irrigation engineer in south Yemen. Received a BSc. degree in agriculture from Aleppo University, Syria in 1972 and MSc and PhD degrees in agricultural and irrigation engineer from Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA in 1980 & 1983. Has over 40 years of experience in international research, development and human capacity building and in the management of water for agriculture in the dry areas. Author of over 200 refereed journal publications, books/book chapters and conference proceedings in the areas of water use efficiency, supplemental irrigation, water harvesting, water productivity, deficit irrigation, salinity and the management of scarce water resources.