Middle East and North Africa Division


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


Leadership Team
Mohamed Al-Rashed

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)


Vice Chair
Ibrahim Mohammad Juma

Dubai Municipality

United Arab Emirates

Past Chair
Mahad Baawain

Sultan Qaboos University


Nader Al-Bastaki

University of Bahrain


Ahmed Al-Salaymeh

University of Jordan


Abdul Aziz Al-Turbak

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

Saudi Arabia

Waleed Al-Zubari

Arabain Gulf University


Alya Abdulrahim Amin

Dubai Municipality

United Arab Emirates

Mutasem El-Fadel

American University of Beirut


Dalila Loudyi

Hassan II University of Casablanca UH2C-Faculty of Science and Technology


Farhad Yazdandoost

K.N. Toosi University of Technology


Past Events

  • 3rd International Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management in the Middle East (Arabian Coast 2016) Dubai, 20-23 November 2016

  • 5th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts, Muscat, Oman, 2-4 November 2015 Website Table of contents Contact

  • 6th International Groundwater Symposium "Groundwater modeling and managemnet under uncertainty" 19-21 November 2012, Kuwait. Book + USB. Published by Taylor and Francis. IAHR Members have 10% discount. Contact

  • Kuwait International Summit on Advances in Oil Spill Modelling (Deepwater Horizon - one year on) 15-16 November 2011, Kuwait. Report Hydrolink 1, 2012 Report Hydrolink 3, 2012

  • 2nd International Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management (Arabian Coast 2010) 1-3 November 2010, Oman. Book of abstracts + CD. Table of contents Contact

  • 1st Int Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management (Arabian Coast 2005) 27-29 November 2005, Dubai. CD. Table of contents Contact

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