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IAHR MENA (Middle East & North Africa Region) Collaboration Committee 

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  • 4th Arabian Coast Congress

Leadership Team

Al Rashed      
Dr. Mohamed Al-Rashed
Executive Director/WRC
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) 

   Vice Chair

Al Rashed      
Ibrahim Mohammad Juma
Hed of Coastal Engineering Unit
Dubai Municipality
United Arab Emirates

   Past Chair
Said Baawaini      
Prof. Mahad Said Baawain
Director, Center for Environmental Studies and Research
Sultan Qaboos University
Sultanate of Oman 


Programme Officer


a)    To provide a link between:

  • IAHR members (individual and institution) and their institutions in the Middle East and North African Regions;
  • Other professionals interested in hydro-environment engineering and research;
  • National professional engineering and scientific organisations devoted to, interested in, and/or responsible for hydro- environment related engineering and research activities,
  • Regional funding agencies, scientific, educational and engineering institutions and other information & research networks interested in, or concerned with hydro-environment engineering and research;
  • Regional and international policy-making bodies concerned with the water scientific and engineering community.

 b)     To act as a catalyst in the formulation of opinions on matters which are of interest to national engineering and scientific associations as well as to IAHR itself and transferring them to the relevant organisations and professionals;

  • To build high level competence and expertise (knowledge) and to serve the needs of the parties interested in the hydro-environment problems of the Region, and to be recognised as such by national water and environmental engineering and scientific associations in the Region.

 c)     The activities of the Committee shall include (but not be limited to) the following specific technical areas:

  • Coastal and maritime engineering
  • Coastal pollution management
  • Groundwater management
  • Sedimentation
  • Desalination & water treatment technologies
  • Urban water management
  • Renewable energy
  • Water security