Stanford Woods Environmental Forum featuring Dr. Harzem El-Naser
H.E. Dr. Hazem El-Naser
Minister of Water and Irrigation
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Water Security in the Middle East
Dr. Naser holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree from University of Jordan and a PhD in Water Resources Management from Technical University of Munich and Würzburg University. Between 1991 and 1996, Dr. Naser earned a higher diploma from Harvard University in Water and Environmental Economics. In 2001, Dr. Naser was appointed Minister of Water and Irrigation and in 2003, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Water and Irrigation until 2005. Between 2005 and 2007, Dr. Naser worked as a water and irrigation consultant for several major international development agencies working on development projects in Palestine and Iraq. Dr. Naser has more than 60 publications in international journals on water and the environment and agriculture infrastructure. Dr. Naser also holds several honorary distinctions from Jordan and France. Recently, in 2009, he published a book “Management of Scarce Water Resources: A Middle Eastern Experience” by Witpress, UK.