Prof.Dr. Hussein I. El-Atfy

• Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt.

• Honorary Vice-President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).

• Honorary President of the Egyptian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) Steering Committee & Former Secretary – General of ENCID

• Member of Egyptian Engineers Syndicate (EES).

• On the National Scale, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, in view of his 40-year professional experience

in the field of water resources management, has progressed in the posts of the National

Water Research Center (NWRC) and its research institutes till appointed NWRC Secretary

General, then progressing in the posts of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation

(MWRI) till appointed the Head of the Irrigation Department and the first undersecretary

then the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation. Where he contributed to the

development of the National water management policies, strategies and action plans (1998-

2017) and (2017-2050) as well as the research studies, planning and implementation of the

national water, irrigation and drainage mega projects towards improvement of water

resources management in Egypt.

• On the Arab, Regional and International Scales, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy is presently Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council, and has numerous contributions in the water

sector on the national, regional and international scales. In collaboration with the League of

Arab States, he assisted in formulating the 2010-2030 Strategy for Arab Water Security. He

also has distinguished cooperative relations with numerous of development partners

including Arab, regional and international organizations and institutions.

• Dr. El-Atfy is lecturer and consultant for different research institutes, universities and

international organizations, author of several papers and books, and also scientific editor of

several local and international journals on water. Throughout his professional life, Dr. El-Atfy

was awarded a number of Recognition Awards and prizes from national and international

organizations for his distinguished contributions in the water sector. He is Winner of the

ICID Watsave Award on “Innovative Water Management” in 1999 for outstanding

contribution to water conservation and water saving in agriculture.