H.E Dr. Hazim El Naser

Minister of Water and Irrigation, Jordan

H.E Dr. Hazim El Naser

Minister of Water and Irrigation, Jordan

Biography

HE Dr. Hazim El Naser earned his Post-Doctorate studies in Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from Harvard University-USA in 1996. PhD from the Technical University of Munich and Wüerzburg-Germany in Groundwater Resources in 1991. MSc in Hydrology from the University of Jordan-Jordan in 1987 and BSc Hydrology from the University of Jordan-Jordan in in 1985.

HE worked in developing the long term vision of Jordan’s Water and Agriculture Sectors and associated policies.

HE worked on developing the long term vision of Iraq Water and Sanitation Sector and paved the road for the implementation of the strategic projects for Jordan and Iraq.

HE published more than 55 scientific papers in the field of water, sanitation , irrigated agriculture and environment, and a BOOK on “Management of Scarce Water Resources in the ME (2009), WTI Press, UK.

Since his assignment as the Minister of water and Irrigation for the second time in March 2013, HE has initiated strategic regional water projects like the Red-Dead Water Conveyance project and the Wadi Arab Water Supply Projects in addition to national large scale supply water projects like the Shiedieyh-Hasa water conveyance project and witnessed the full operation of the Disi water conveyance project which is supplying the most water stressed governorates of Jordan.

HE also initiated a bundle of fast track projects to absorb the shock of the Syrian refugees which resulted in a sudden rise of water demand in the country.

HE played a key role in the sector reform and amendments to the Water Authority laws and legislations for water resource protection and control of illegal violations on water infrastructure which resulted in controlled abstraction of the precious groundwater resources.

 

Session:

Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017

15:30 – 16:30 – Closing Plenary – Global vs. Local: The Next Generation of Water Management