The House of Representatives, in its emergency session, today, Saturday, approved a cabinet reshuffle, in which Dr. Hani Atef Naban Swailem is appointed as Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.
Dr. Hani Adeff holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Water and Environmental Engineering from Zagazig University in 1991, a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1994 and a PhD in Decision Support Systems. He is Professor of Water Resources Management and Sustainable Development at the University of Aachen, Germany for water resources with “excellence” in 2002 and Executive Director of the “UNESCO Climate Change and Water Management Unit” at the University of Aachen, Germany.
Dr. Hani established the first center in the Middle East for sustainable development and research on water desalination using solar energy, and earned a master’s degree in water and environment from the University of Southampton in England, and presented one of the best doctoral theses. degree in engineering from Aachen University, Germany in 2002.
Swailem served as coordinator of education and training programs in the water sector at the United Nations, contributed to international projects in more than 20 countries, and established the first Center for Education for Sustainable Development in North Africa, which was recognized. United Nations University.
In 2012, he established the first center in the Middle East for sustainable development and research on water desalination using solar energy for the purpose of modern agriculture at the American University in Cairo, and implemented projects in Egypt with 20 million euros of European funding. Through his “Educamp” program to develop the Egyptian government’s schools through scientific research, higher education and basic education in Egypt.
In 2017, the German Ministry of Education and Research and the German Federal Foreign Office appointed Dr.
He prepared a strategy for Egypt in the field of water and energy management for food production based on Egypt’s limited water resources, desalination opportunities, and crop and fish production. Water desalination, and supervised a research team to develop a Rhine River flood simulation system to protect citizens and installations.
He also co-founded a master’s program on “Sustainable Management…Water and Energy” at the University of Aachen, Germany, and another master’s program on “Sustainable Development” at the American University in Cairo…and has authored 21 international books. Notes on Water Resources Management, Sustainable Development, Environment and Development He organized education, contributed to writing books and scientific notes in the field of water resources management and sustainable development, published research papers and research papers in four scientific conferences and participated in 10 international competitions. groups.
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