Middle East Water Forum

Founder: Dr. Hazim El-Naser
Advisory Boards
  • Julia Braune

    General Manager
    Julia Braune is the general manager of German Water Partnership.
    She is professional experience in the field of environmental services, 
    water management, and water supply and wastewater solutions,


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  •  Charafat Afailal

    an Expert on Water and Climate.
     Charafat Afailal, was the Minister in charge of water in the Moroccan government between 2013 and 2018 and is an expert on water and climate.
    As Minister, Charafat Afailal launched many important reforms and made several landmark achievements that ensured water security in a difficult climatic context.
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  • Dr Hazim El-Naser

    Founder and Chairman of the MEWF

    Former Minster of Water and Irrigation, Jordan

    Former Minister of Agriculture, Jordan,

    Former Member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives

    (The Parliament), Jordan


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  • PMP Eng. Hassan Tolba Aboelnga

    MEWF Vice Chairman

    Emerging Water Leader

    Eng. Hassan is a PhD researcher at University of Kassel and TH Köln in Germany with a particular interest in urban water security issues.

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  • Steven M. Gorelick


    Department of Earth System Science
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2115

    Email: gorelick@stanford.edu

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  • Jamal Saghir


    Mr. Jamal Saghir is an expert in Energy, Water, Transport, Infrastructure, International finance,

    Project Finance and Economic Development with over 25 years of experience at the World Bank Group.

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  • Dr Ger Bergkamp

    President and CEO

    Dr. Ger Bergkamp is the President and CEO of ARCOWA, advising on sustainable development and strategies and investments in water scarcity, resource recovery from waste water and green infrastructure for water security.

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  • Eng. Khaldon Khashman

    Secretary General of Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) and

    a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the UN Water monitoring the achievements of SDG6

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  • Shaminder Puri

    Chair, IAH Commission on Transboundary Aquifers

    Former Secretary General International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Trustee,

    The Hurst Water Meadows, Oxfordshire, UK

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  • Prof. Dr. Amer Salman


    Prof. Salman has more than 27 years of experience in water economics and environmental damage

    Email: asalman@ju.edu.jo

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  • Dr Jarrah Mahmood Al Zubi


    Expert in the the field of water resources from harvesting to management including the implementation of water governance, water integrity and trans-boundary water resources


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  • Mr Almotaz Abadi

    Manager Director 

    Mr Almotaz Abadi is the UfM Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy since September 2022.

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