Dr. Nidal SALIM
Dr. Nidal SALIM Director General GIWEH – Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health – Geneva Elected Board of Governance for Asia Water Council (AWC), two mandates Elected Steering Board Member at Swiss Water Partnership (SWP), three mandates Vice-Chair Knowledge Base and Dissemination committee at Asia Water Council Citizen Forum Committee Member ( Responsible of Civil Society) of the 8th World Water Forum Before forming GIWEH, Dr. Salim collaborated with different research institutes, universities and international organizations such as the Middle East Peace Process/Water Working Group/EXACT, the World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and many others. Prior to joining the University of Geneva in September 2002, he worked as a director at the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), which involved many separate hydrological projects at the local and regional levels. Nidal has an extensive bibliography of publications and participates actively in international conferences and workshops. A Palestinian citizen living in Geneva, Nidal obtained his undergraduate degree from Damascus University (1993) in applied geophysics, his master’s degree in Groundwater Hydrology, from UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands (1998); and a doctorate in the Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the water cycle from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2006).