AUB’s application to join the World Water Council (WWC) was recently approved by the WWC Board of Governors. Dean Mohtar and Dr. Mutasem Fadel (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, AUB) will be representing AUB at the council.
AUB reaffirmed its keen interest in becoming a participant in the global debate on water security and contributing to the collective work of the World Water Council (WWC) and its members by becoming a member of this prestigious international organization. The WWC is a leader in hydro-politics, the development of new projects on water security, and the World Water Forum. AUB’s diverse faculty includes considerable water-related experience and will contribute their research and teaching expertise to the dialogue and diplomacy of the WWC as it works to build a platform for bridging science and policy, using its considerable experience in working across disciplines such as agriculture, engineering, public health, policy, and business to address the multifaceted issue of global water security.
AUB will participate in the upcoming 8th General Assembly of the WWC (Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018, Marseille, France), at which the Board of Governors will be elected. Dean Mohtar served as a WWC Governor between 2012 and 2015, where he represented Qatar National Food Security program as a member of the WWC International Steering Committee for the 8th World Water Forum (March 18-23, 2018, Brasilia).