Leadership Team


Dr. Mohamed Al-Rashed

Executive Director/WRC

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)



Vice Chair 

Ibrahim Mohammad Juma

Hed of Coastal Engineering Unit

Dubai Municipality

United Arab Emirates 

Past Chair

Prof. Mahad Said Baawain

Director, Center for Environmental Studies and Research

Sultan Qaboos University

Sultanate of Oman



  • Prof. Farhad Yazdandoost, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran

  • Dr. Abdin Saleh, Interim Director of UNESCO IHP, Sudan

  • Dr. Ahmed Al-Salaymeh, University of Jordan, Jordan

  • Dr. Waleed Al-Zubari, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain

  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turbak, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

  • Dr. Dalila Loudyi, University Hassan II Mohammedia - Casablanca, Morocco

  • Dr. Mutasem El-Fadel, Water Resources Center Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners), American University of Beirut, Lebanon

  • Dr. Nader Al-Bastaki, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

  • Alya Abdelrahim Alharmoudi, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates

Programme Officer

Derek Cai, IAHR Secretariat,


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

Past Events

  • 4th Arabian Coast Congress, Kuwait, January 2019

  • 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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