Fawzi Karajeh, PhD
Senior Water Resources and Irrigation Officer
FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa
Holding a PhD in Water Resources Management/Soil Physics from the University of California at Davis, Fawzi Karajeh is a Senior Water Resources and Irrigation Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Prior to joining FAO, he was a Principal Water Resources and Irrigation Management Scientist at the CGIAR’s International Center for Agriculture Research in Dray Areas (ICARDA), and the Regional Coordinator for the Nile Valley and sub- Saharan Africa region for 5 years. From 2001 to 2008, he was the Chief of the Water Recycling and Desalination Branch of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). From 1999 to 2001, he was Senior Marginal-Quality Water Scientist at ICARDA.
Fawzi has served in developed and developing countries with focus on water resources planning and management, including non-conventional water resources (water recycling and desalination). His work also involved the treatment and safe use of recycled water for irrigation, groundwater, hydro-salinity modeling, field irrigation and salinity management projects, food-water-energy Nexus, and climate change impact on water resources and agriculture in the Near East and North Africa region. Fawzi has authored and co-authored over 85 publications and received eight recognition and professional Awards.