Prof. Waleed Al-Zubari

Professor of Water Resources Management, Arabian Gulf University

Prof. Al-Zubari currently holds the academic position of Professor of Water Resources Management at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), and administratively serves as the Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program, College of Graduate Studies. He served as AGU Vice-President for Academic Affairs (2008-2010), and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies (2010-2013). He obtained his MSc degree in 1987 in the field of groundwater mathematical modeling from Ohio University and PhD degree in 1990 in the same field from Colorado State University, and joined AGU in 1990. Since joining AGU, he has taught many courses in Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management and Planning in Arid Regions, and has published more than 90 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and seminars. His research interests include the Water-Energy-food security Nexus (quantifying, modeling, governance, planning and management), water resource resources governance, planning and management, use of numerical modeling in the assessment, development, and management of groundwater systems. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the regional Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research (AGJSR) during the period 2006 – 2010. He serves as a consultant for many UN organizations, including UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP, ESCWA, and FAO. He has been active in the Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA), and has served as the chair of its scientific committees (3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Gulf Water Conferences), and was elected as its president for two terms (2001-2003 and 2013-2015). In December 2002, he received the Award of Best Researcher in the Arab World in the field of Water Resources from the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). In March 2008, he published his first book on Water Issues and Challenges in the GCC (in Arabic), which received Yousif Bin Ahmad Kanoo Best Authors Prize.


    22 January 2024 Day 1

    Keynote presentation

    Towards Sustainable Water Management System in the GCC countries