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Prof. Jauad ElKharraz

Head of Research / General Secretary, MEDRC Water Research

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Summary

Has more than 16 years of international experience (Spain, France & Oman) in Water management issues, mainly Water Information Systems, Remote Sensing applied to environment, drought monitoring, desalination technologies, water-energy-food nexus and environmental issues. He has been collaborating closely with Euro-Mediterranean ministries of water, and also other water actors in the MENA region. Dr. El Kharraz is launching and managing several research projects with focus on environmental challenges in Oman and the GCC-MENA region.

 

Professional and Working experience

  • Head of Research, The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), Oman
  • Expert Evaluator, Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Program on Water (PADUCO)
  • Projects Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector, France
  • Information & Data Manager, Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector, France
  • Co-Author of the UNESCO Science Report 2015 (Arab World Chapter), France
  • Evaluator and Reviewer of Projects proposals, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Kuwait
  • Founding Curator of Nice Hub for Global Shapers, World Economic Forum, France
  • French National MC Member & Leader of Networking WG [TN1301 FR] to COST Action TN1301, COST: Intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Brussels
  • Expert Evaluator, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels
  • Task Force & Founding Member, Islamic World Academy of Young Scientists (IWAYS), ISESCO, Rabat (Morocco)
  • New Leader for Tomorrow, Crans MONTANA Forum, Switzerland
  • General Secretary (& co-founder), Arab World Association of Young Scientists (ArabWAYS CIC) London, UK
  • Member & Water panel co-leader, WANA Institute, Jordan
  • Senior Consultant, SUD-CONVERGENCES (Project on Water Training Center in Saudi Arabia), France
  • Researcher & Senior Researcher, Global Change Unit, University of Valencia, Spain

Education & Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Physics from the Earth Sciences department, University of Valencia, Spain
  • MSc Degree in Physics from the Earth Sciences department, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Diploma in Enterprises Management & Strategy from SKEMA European Business School, France
  • Certificate in Water and Sanitation, by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) -TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment” (CAS-TWAS CEWE)
  • Diploma in European external aid projects and the logical framework Benchmarking, Welcome Europe, Brussels, Belgium