University – Kadoorie (PTUK)
| ||Dr. Khayat is a Hydro-chemist and Isotopes Hydrologist. He has got his PhD. from the Faculty of Engineer in the Technical University of Karlsruhe in Germany in 2005. He has worked several years at Helmoholty Centre for Environmental Research as Post Doc., and guest researcher on many national and international research projects in the field of integrated water resources management in arid and semi-arid regions. During his prevous works Dr. Khayat published several articles in international refereed journals, and book chapter.|
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Abu Al-Rub, Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, former
Dean of Research at JUST and Key Expert at the EMUNI
University-Slovenia. Prof. Abu Al-Rub is/was partner in 22 EU projects (2 ENPI, 4 TEMPUS Projects, and 16 Erasmus+), and one NSF, three USAID, and one FAO project, with a total budget exceeding 30,000,000
EURO. Prof. Abu Al-Rub was the key expert and coordinator to establish
the first Master's Program in the World on De-Pollution of the
Mediterranean that was supposed to be hosted by three European
Universities. Prof. He is the coordinator of INVENT – PROMOTION OF
INNOVATION CULTURE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION IN JORDAN, and FOODQA -
FOSTERING ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY; Erasmus+ Projects, and he was
the local coordinator for the “NETKITE” project; an ENPI project, that
aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young
researchers in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Tunisia. Abu Al-Rub has
reformed the Deanship of Research at JUST to establish the TTO and
externally funded office to manage and secure external funds. He has
active research in Environment, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, and
Wastewater Treatment. He has more than 85 publications on Environment,
and Wastewater Treatment, and renewable energy. Prof. Abu Al-Rub received in 2016, the King Abduallah the Second Award in Innovation, and Abdel-Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers 2001. |
Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idrima Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis (EMaTTech)
|||Dr. George N. Zaimes is an Assistant Professor that specializes in the management of mountainous waters and riparian areas and geomorphology at the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management of EMaTTech. He received his PhD in Water Resources from Iowa State University, Ames, USA. His main research interests are riparian areas management, conservation and restoration, watershed and stream management and restoration, ydrogeomorphology and hydrology. Currently he is the Deputy Chair of the UNESCO CHAIR Con-E-Ect on the Conservation and Ecotourism of Riparian and Deltaic Ecosystems that is hosted at EMaTTech and the Deputy Director of the MSc Program “Man & Water” that is under the auspices of UNESCO. He has been managing national and international projects for more than 15 years, such as ERASMUS, Black Sea Programme, ARSTEIA. Finally, he has been the author of several book chapters and many publications in scientific journals and proceedings (more than 100).|
The Amsterdam Centre
for World Food Studies (ACWFS)
deputy director of the Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies (ACWFS)
of the VU University Amsterdam. He holds a msc from Wageningen
University, Netherlands, with majors
in tropical crop science, soil science and plant physiology.
He worked from 1985 to 1987 in Indonesia for the International
Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement and
from 1987 to 1992 for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations in land and water development projects in Latin America.
In 1992 he joined the VU University where he has been involved in food
security projects in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Benin,
Jordan River Basin, Palestinian Territories and Senegal. For his PhD, he received the AIID/World Bank Thesis Award. Sonneveld
publishes in leading natural resource
management and ecological economic journals. A central topic of his
research is the modelling of the impact of land and water degradation on
agricultural production and eco-services.|
Al Quds University (AQU)
Marei (Sawalha) received his B.Sc and M.Sc in Geology and Mineralogy
from Jordan University-Amman and received his Ph.D. in Hydro-geochemistry in
1993 from University of Muenster-Germany.
Since 1996 he worked at AQU and he is the co-founder of the Earth and
Environmental Science Department with it is undergraduate and graduate
programs. His research fields related to
hydrochemistry, isotope hydrogeology, and agriculture. Prof. Sawalha supervised
more than 30 master students, who conducted their research in the Water and
Environmental Research Laboratory. Prof
Sawalha received numerous funds from USAID, EU, DFG, BMfBF, SIDA, and from
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to his scientific publication in the field of groundwater, and
environment, he was the Vice President for Academic Affairs for 3 years. Since four years he established and lead the
Quality Assurance Unit at AQU. His scientific work related to the sustainable
development of natural resources (water, soil, agriculture), and environment
management. Prof. Sawalha is a strong
believer that education/ scientific research, mutual cooperation, and cultural
respect between scientists/young generation within the Mediterranean Basin can
avoid misunderstanding and for-judgment between the nations.
University of Jordan
|||The University of Jordan (UJ), which was founded in 1962, has grown to
become Jordan’s largest and leading university excelling in pedagogy, research,
and innovation and advancing in global standing, it has offered a wide choice
of academic programs for students who can choose from more than 250 Programs
from 24 schools in various disciplines. UJ offers 94 bachelors in different
programs. At graduate level, UJ provides 38 doctoral Programs, which represent
more than 50% of doctoral programs in Jordan, and 111 master programs, which
represent about 25% of master programs in Jordan, 16 higher specialization
programs in medicine and one in dentistry, and 3 diploma programs. Since its foundation, the number of UJ
graduates have exceeded 200,000 graduates around the world, and UJ’s employment
reputation is 267 worldwide according to QS World Universities Ranking 2018. UJ
is not only looking to reach the highest level of excellence, but it is also
trying to apply the principles of total quality management and to use the
latest information technologies in its programs and strategies. The University
of Jordan has achieved advanced positions in various international rankings: UJ
is one of the best 600 Universities worldwide, one of the best 10 Arab
universities, and it has recently achieved 4 stars according to QS. In
addition, UJ has gained many international accreditations for its programs,
such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, rehabilitation and other
The Open University of Cyprus
Professor of Environmental Conservation at the Open University of Cyprus
(OUC). Before coming to OUC I held positions and developed research and
teaching activities at the Universities of Reading (England), Cagliari (Italy)
and Ioannina (Greece) and has been consultant to international organisations
such as CIHEAM- MAICh, UNEP PAP / RAC and UNIDO. I am a member of BES, IALE,
RGS, and IAVS. My research interests include the biogeography of and landscape
processes in Mediterranean islands and mountains, the use of geospatial tools
on species, habitats and ecosystem services analysis, landscape ecology and
landscape evaluation, and systematic conservation planning. My research has
been funded by the EC 6th and 7th FP, H2020, LIFE+, INTERREG, ENPI-CBCMED programmes
and Ministries and Government agencies Cyprus and the UK
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
MARTÍN C. GIMÉNEZ. Ph.D., Forest Engineer, Martin C. Gimenez, Forest Engineer since 2001 graduated from the National University of Patagonia (Argentina). From the beginning of his career has focused their research on the study and estimation of water erosion rates in mountain watersheds, through the application of parametric models and GIS.
In 2008 obtained his Ph.D. in Forestry Management from the Technical Univ. of Madrid through a grant given by AECID and Santander Bank. His thesis was focus on the study of topographic parameters affecting water erosion estimations using GIS. Currently, alternates his professional activity with the development and managing of European projects focused on higher education and environment.
Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT)
Walid A. Salameh is a professor of Computer Engineering at
Princess Sumaya University [PSUT], he worked as a former dean for Engineering,
IT, Scientific Research and Graduate Study deanship since 2005. He was the
former vice president for academic affairs at PSUT. Professor Salameh has
published more than 65 articles and books in a well know journals, some of his
published books are used as text books in Computer Networks. He worked a s a
senior consultant at the Ministry of Education, Justice, and Social affairs in Jordan
and worked as a team leader in many places in at the ICT sector. He was a
member at the Jordanian Research Fund Committee at the MoHE. He worked as a
consultant with USAID, World Bank and other international organizations.
Professor Salameh is a coordinator for three giant European project led by PSUT
with a budget exceeds 4.00 million Euros and a contact person for more than 15
other projects with a budget more than 1.50 million Euros. These projects vary
from structural to nonstructural ones. Professor Salameh was a member at the
national agenda of HR at the ICT sector and a member at nine international
editorial board. He has headed different committees at the accreditation
commission in Jordan. Prof. Salameh was involved heavily in the process of accreditation
at PSUT like ABET and other schools. He has been in charge of drafting the
self-assessment report for the ASIIN and EFQM . He is the national coordinator
for the “On-line Quality Assurance and EUR-ACE Accreditation of Engineering
Programmes in Mediterranean-MEDACCR-European project “and other many
EU-projects. Prof. Salameh has been awarded from Hisham Hijjawi Foundation at
the ICT sector, AL Hassan Ben Talal Best Achievement, State Award. He has
drafted many IP in States
Palestinian Water Authority – (PWA)
Subhi Samhan; PhD in Natural Science from Martine Luther University, Halle Wittenberg Institute for Geosciences, Germany. 2013. Working as Director of Research and Development at Palestinian Water Authority since 1997 and represent PWA.
Samhan is national focal point for:
National focal point for Sustainable Management of Available Water Resource with Innovative Technologies (SMART).
Building Capacity and Institutional Reform for and Integrated Management of Water and Sanitation services in Rural Communities, 2009-2013, funded by Austrian
Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Program in Water (PADUCO) 2013-2020Represent Palestinian Water Authority in Technical Advisory Committee
Sustainable domestic Water Use in Mediterranean Regions project SWMED projects.
Academic focal point for Austrian and Middle East Desalination Reseach Center (MEDRC) projects.
Represent the Palestinian Water Authority in Innovative processes and practices for wastewater treatment and re-use in the Mediterranean region "INNOVA-MED, during 2007-2010. Funded by EU, www.cid.csic.es/innova-med/home.htm.
Scientific Research Fund (ASRF)
Al-Ahmad is the General Manager at MONOJO Company since 2017. He has her BSc in
Business Administration from Palestine in 2009. Beside his
bachelor degree in business administration, Al-Ahmad holds another bachelor
degree in civil engineering from Philadelphia University in 2015.
joined ASRF since 2015 as a project manager his responsible in planning,
implementing and finalizing the projects and activities.
his work at ASRF & MONOJO He has coordinated and participated as a
partner in more than 5 projects.
Creative Thinking Development (CRE.THI.DEV)
Maya Dimitriadou holds a BSc in Biology from National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Since 2012 she is a member of CRE.THI.DEV, where she has worked in many ERASMUS PLUS projects. She mainly organizes and implements the
Quality Assurance issues of the projects.
Before that, she has worked in ELKEDE, Technology & Design Centre for 20 years.
During this period, she participated in SPRINT projects for Clean Technologies and for Quality Assurance in the Industry as well as
in the development of Quality Systems in SMEs. She has been Quality Manager of
the Accredited Quality Control Laboratory of ELKEDE for more than ten years.
Hydro-Engineering Consultancy (HEC)
|||Dr. Muath Abu Sadah is a General Director of Hydo-Engineering Consultancy (HEC). Dr. Abu Sadah has a PhD in Groundwater Modeling. He was a key expert in a number of water and environmental research and development Projects in Palestine and the region. The extensive experience (over 23 years) of Dr. AbuSadah covers groundwater flow and pollution transport modeling, Surface water modeling, GIS and hydro-|
informatics, integrated water resources management and planning, hydrological and hydrogeological monitoring and climate change.