Mr. Ziad Khayat serves as First Economic Affairs Officer in the Water Resources Section in the Sustainable
Development Policies Division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in
Beirut. His work focuses on implementing regional initiatives and efforts to support Arab States in the areas of shared
water resources management, the water-energy-food security nexus, and the water-related SDGs. Prior to joining
ESCWA he worked for Dar Al-Handasah and UNDP. He holds degrees in Hydrogeology from the UBC in Canada and
the American University of Beirut.