H.E. Dr. Mahmoud ABU ZEID

H.E. Dr. Mahmoud ABU ZEID

President of the Arab Water Council Former Minister

of Water Resources and Irrigation – Egypt

  • Former Minister of Water Resources & Irrigation of Egypt (12 years 1997-2009).
  • President of Arab Water Council (Since 2004).
  • Honorary President of World Water Council and format president of the Council.
  • Member of UN Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation (UNSGAB).
  • Co-Chair of the UN High-Level Taskforce (HLT) for the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), January 2010.
  • Former President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA).
  • Former Vice President of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).
  • B.Sc Civil Engineering 1957,M.Sc Irrigation Engineering 1960, Ph.D Groundwater Hydrology 1962,
  • Honorary Doctorate from IHE Delft.
  • Holder of several awards and prizes.
  • Author of more than 200 papers and 11 text books.
  • He led the move towards on-farm Water Management and Integrated Water Resources Management in Egypt.