Dr. Ali Al Maktoumi

Director of Water Research Center - Sultan Qaboos University

Associate Professor in Water Resources Management and Director of the Water Research Center at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (Water Resources Management – Groundwater Hydrology) from the University of Queensland – Australia in June 2007. My Research focuses on water resources management in arid zones. I published 70 Refereed papers, edited 2 books with Springer, and more than 40 conference/symposium presentations with several book chapters. Established international collaboration with several international institutions such as Uni of Kyoto, Japan, NASA and Caltech USA, Utrecht University and Amsterdam University in the Netherlands, and Dresden Uni of Technology in Germany, among others. Lead several consultancies and research grants and supervised several PhD and MSc students.  Associate Editors in several Journals. I have led strategic consultancy and research projects on topics such as shallow water table problems in Oman, MAR, and ASR projects, management of recharge dams, assessment of climate change effect on water resources, and many numerical modeling studies.