H.E. Dr. Hussein I. El-Atfy

Secretary - General of the Arab Water Council and Former Minster of Water Resources and Irrigation

Presentation Title:

Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt.

Honorary Vice-President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).

Honorary President of the Egyptian National Committee for

Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) Steering Committee & Former Secretary-General of ENCID.

On the National Scale, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, throughout his 40-year professional experience in the field of water resources management, he was instrumental in implementing short- and long-term water strategies, national plans and mega projects, towards improvement of water resources management and achievement of sustainable development in Egypt.

On the Arab, Regional and International Scales, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy is presently Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council, and has numerous contributions in the water sector on the national, regional and international scales. In collaboration with the League of Arab States as strategic partner and other partner organizations, he assisted in formulating and implementing the 2010-2030 Strategy and work plan for Arab Water Security.

Dr. El-Atfy is lecturer and consultant for different research institutes, universities and international organizations, author of several papers and books, and also scientific editor of several local and international journals on water. Throughout his professional career, Dr. El-Atfy was awarded a number of Recognition Awards and prizes from national and international organizations for his distinguished contributions in the water sector.