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Bio data of Dr.Islam Sabry Al Zayed

Position:Researcher and Senior Technical Officer

Email Address: islam_alzayed@nwrc.gov.eg

Dr. Islam Sabry AlZayed (born in 1984) began his career in the early of 2000, after several years of civil engineering study in Cairo, Egypt. He believes that achieving clean water and improving water use efficiency are crucial elements of development and poverty alleviation in Egypt. Therefore, he joined the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) in the same year of his graduation. WRRI is one of twelve research institutes at the National Water Research Center (NWRC) of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI). Dealing with flash floods in arid zones with Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) was his topic when he came to Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, in 2008 on a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship to obtain his master degree. After completion of his M.Sc. degree, he got another scholarship for the PhD studies from the International Postgraduate Studies in Water Technologies (IPSWaT) by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). His PhD degree obtained from Leipzig University in 2015 and focused on development and application of number of indices for irrigation water management of large-scale irrigation schemes using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques. Dr. AlZayed is an experienced civil engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in Flash Flood mitigation, Water harvesting, Irrigation Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. He has a strong engineering professional with a M.Sc. degree in IWRM and a PhD focused on Hydrology and Water Resources Management from Germany. This supported by a number of publications published in many peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. Advances in Water Resources). In addition, he has extensive experience on teaching his expertise in English and Arabic.

Areas of expertise:

* GIS & Remote Sensing
* Water Harvesting
* Irrigation water management