Prof. AbuZeid posses a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, and M.SC. & Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. He’s a registered Professional Engineer, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
He has over 35 years of experience working as CEDARE Regional Water Director where he is currently employed, as well as North African Ministers Council on Water Technical Secretariat Officer in Charge, Arab Water Council Director of Technical Programs, Egyptian Water Partnership Secretary General, Global Water Partnership-East Africa (GWP-EA) Former Chairman, Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development Former Vice-Chair, Member of the Arab League’s Council of Water Ministers’ Advisory Committee, Union for the Mediterranean Water Experts’ Group, Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the UN-Water SDG 6 Integrated Monitoring Initiative (IMI).
He was the Team leader of the Nile Basin Decision Support System Conceptual Design, 1st , 2nd & 3rd Arab State of the Water Reports, Nile Basin 2012 State of the Water Report, the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer 2012 State of the Water Report, the Alexandria 2030 Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Strategic Plan, and the 2030 Egypt Wastewater Reuse Strategic Vision and Strategy. He developed Egypt’s 2050 Water Resources Policy Options, and participated in the development of the Integrated Model for Egypt Water Resources Management, the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer Regional Strategy shared by Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Chad, and the 2030 San Diego Water Resources Plan.
His other experience includes irrigation, groundwater management, non-renewable groundwater sustainability, water indicators, Green & Blue Water assessment, virtual water and water footprints, Water, Energy, Food Nexus, water-related environmental & climate change impacts, multi-criteria analysis, decision support systems, technical & legal aspects of transboundary water management, water demand management, optimal water use, water institutional reforms, and Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).