Dr. Almanaseer holds a PhD in Civil Engineering – Water Resources, from North Carolina State University. He works for the Civil Engineering Department at Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan. He has over twenty years of academic, research and professional experience in water resources engineering and management. His academic experience is proven in designing and teaching fundamental and advanced courses in water and environment including water resource engineering, hydraulics, surface water and groundwater hydrology and modeling, rainwater harvesting, environmental engineering, wastewater engineering, and environmental impact assessment. He is proficient in developing and calibrating lumped and distributed hydrologic models dealing with climate-surface water-groundwater interactions. Also, he is skillful in developing research proposals and terms of references for projects related to water and environment, and climate change. Specific focus includes hydrologic impacts of decentralized wastewater treatment and re-use.
He worked for several international agencies and managed several research and development projects in water resources engineering and management, with the focus on utilizing non-conventional water resources as alternative strategy toward solving water resources problems in Jordan and the region.
Dr. Almanaseer is co-founder and manager of the Competence Facility for Decentralized Wastewater Management, established at Al-Balqa Applied University – Jordan in collaboration with Helmholtz Environmental Research Center – Germany and in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation, as part of SMART project “Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies” and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).
Finally, in addition to teaching and research, Dr. Almanaseer is working for IHE Delft Partnership Program for Water and Development – The Netherlands as a Regional Committee Member for the Middle East. His duties are to promote the programme and to follow up on their projects in the Middle East.