Middle East Water Forum

Founder: Dr. Hazim El-Naser

Dr Hazim El-Naser

Former Minster of Water and Irrigation, Jordan

Former Minister of Agriculture, Jordan, Jordan

Former Member of the Jordan’s House of Representatives (The Parliament), Jordan

Worked in developing the long term vision of Jordan's Water Sector, the long term vision of Jordan's Agriculture Sector, the long term vision of Iraq Water and Sanitation Sector.

Worked on the development of Jordan Water Strategy and associated Policies e.g Irrigation, sanitation , Utilities; Agricultural Strategy and food security program for Jordan (2003-2004)


Date of Birth: 4/12/1963                                                      

Nationality: Jordanian



  • Post-Doctorate studies in Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from Harvard University-USA earned in 1996.
  • PhD from the Technical University of Munich and Wüerzburg-Germany in Water Resources Management  in 1991
  • MS and BSc from the University of Jordan-Jordan in 1987.
  • Published more than 60 papers in international journals and two books


Previous experience:



Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister of Agriculture.



Worked as Water Resources Advisor for many International Organizations and Companies in Jordan, Europe and USA.



Member of the Jordan House of Representatives (The Parliament).



Worked with international Consultants and the World Bank in developing the water policy for Iraq.


2003 - 2004

Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister of Agriculture.


2001 - 2005

Minister of Water and Irrigation of Jordan.



Secretary General to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI)



Chairman or Member of Board of Directors of important organizations e.g. Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan Valley Authority, Agriculture Credit Corporation, and Arab Organization for Agriculture Development, Jordan Phosphate Company, and Aqaba Water Company.



Assistant Secretary General to the Technical Affairs /MWI.