AboutPROF. KHALED M. ABUZEID
Professor Khaled M. Abuzeid carries a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, and M.SC. & Ph.D. in Civil Engineering & Water Resources Management from Colorado State University. He’s a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He was selected by Blue Dart among the 50 Most Impactful Leaders in Water Management in (2016), and among the 50 Most Talented Water Management Leaders in (2015).
He has 30 years of experience being CEDARE Regional Water Director, North Africa Water M&E Regional Coordinator, North African Ministers Council on Water Technical Secretariat Officer in Charge, ARAB WATER COUNCIL Governing Board Member and Director of Technical Programs, Egyptian Water Partnership Secretary General, Global Water Partnership-East Africa (GWP-EA) Chairman, Global Water Partnership Chair of Regional Chairs, MCSD Vice-Chair, Member of the Arab League’s Council of Water Ministers’ Advisory Committee, Arab Water Security Strategy Advisory Team, Mediterranean Water Strategy Experts’ Group, Arab Shared Waters Convention Consultative Group, Sanitation & Water for All Steering Committee, and the High Level Technical Committee of the Transboundary Waters Sector of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), under the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) Initiative.
He was the Team leader of the Nile Basin Decision Support System Conceptual Design, 1st & 2nd Arab State of the Water Reports, Nile Basin 2012 State of the Water Report, the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer 2012 State of the Water Report, the Alexandria 2030 Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Strategic Plan, and the 2030 Egypt Wastewater Reuse Strategic Vision. He developed Egypt’s 2050 Water Resources Policy Options, and participated in the development of the Integrated Model for Egypt Water Resources Management, the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer Regional Strategy shared by Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Chad, and the 2030 San Diego Water Resources Plan.
His other experience includes irrigation, groundwater management, non-renewable groundwater sustainability, water indicators, Green & Blue Water assessment, virtual water and water footprints, water-related environmental & climate change impacts, multi-criteria analysis, decision support systems, technical & legal aspects of transboundary water management, water demand management, optimal water use, water institutional reforms, and Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ADAPTING TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN RESILIENCE
•Increasing awareness to the consequences of climate change on informal urban areas
•Steps to be taken to reduce and control the impact of climate change to the vulnerable cities of Egypt
•Stressing on Urban agriculture to combat challenges including heat stress and food insecurity
•Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) to cope with Climate Change: Alexandria 2030 IUWM Strategic Plan
Theme: Sustainability and Technology