H.E. Dr. Hussein I. El-Atfy
Member of Executive Council and Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council (AWC)
Dr. Hussein El-Atfy, Civil Engineer and holder of Ph.D. in Water Resources Management, is Former Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (2011), Honorary Vice-President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Former Secretary-General of the Egyptian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) for 15 years, and presently Member of Executive Council and Secretary-General of the Arab Water Council (AWC).
On the national scale, Dr. Hussein El-Atfy contributed to the development and implementation of the Egyptian National Water Resources Plan up to year 2017, as well as the 2050 long-term plan based on the so-called "Facing the Challenge" strategy that follows an integrated water resources approach.
On the Arab Scale In collaboration with the League of Arab States, he assisted in formulating the 2010-2030 Strategy for Arab Water Security that was approved in 2011 during his mandate as Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation and endorsed in 2012 by the Council of Arab Water Ministers.
On the regional and international scales, Dr. El-Atfy has successfully contributed to the establishment of several non-governmental regional organizations including the Egyptian Water Partnership, Egyptian Young Professional Forum, the Arab Water Council, the Nile Basin Initiative and the African Ministers Council on Water
Throughout his professional career, Dr. El-Atfy was awarded a number of Recognition Awards and prizes from national and international organizations for his distinguished contributions in the water sector.