About this Speaker
Dr. Jauad El Kharraz is head of Research at the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) where he manages its research programs dealing with sustainable desalination technologies and he is co-founder & Secretary-General of Arab World Association of Young Scientist. He has more than 20 years of international experience (Spain, France, Oman & MENA region), he published and contributed to hundreds of conferences in more than 50 countries, journals, and reports in the fields in water management issues, remote Sensing applied to environment, desalination, water-energy-food nexus, and scientific research. He has been information and project manager at the Euro-Mediterranean Water Information System (EMWIS) in France for 11 years and a half. Expert Evaluator of the European Commission DG Research & Innovation and PRIMA program (chair of evaluation of water projects), apart from chairing the evaluation of Jordanian-Palestinian MEDRC scholarships and the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Program on Water (PADUCO), among other programs.. Alumni of the Global Young Academy (GYA). He was nominated in 2011 by the French Ministry of High Education & Research as a representative at the Intergovernmental framework for EU Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST Action TN1301) in Brussels, where he led its Networking Working Group. He was one of 40 scientists worldwide selected to attend the “World Economic Forum ‘Summer Davos’ for New Champions” in 2012. He joined the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic by July 2014 and he became the founding curator (creator) of Nice’ hub (France). He co-authored the last UNESCO science report (Arab countries chapter). Dr. Jauad contributed to numerous projects funded by the European Commission, ESA, USAID, and other regional programs (FP5-FP7, H2020, ENPI NGO, ENPI CBC-Med, LIFE, SMAP...).He got MSc & Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Valencia, Spain. He also got a Diploma in Enterprises Management & Strategy from SKEMA European Business School, France.