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Dr. Nadir Elagib CNRD chair “Natural Resources Management”, Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Georg Forster Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Phone: +49 221 8275-2075


Academic Background

BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Bahrain (UOB), Bahrain: 1992

MSc by courses – Distinction, Civil Engineering, UOB: 1995 Thesis: Study of hydrological variations, drought and desertification in Sudan

PhD, Civil Engineering and Construction,University of Paisley, Scotland, UK: 2002 Thesis: The effect of climate change on evapotranspiration inSudan

Professional Experience

Instructor, Mathematics Department, University of Bahrain:Feb 1992 – Jan 1995
Demonstrator, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, UOB: Jul 1995 – Aug 1998
Assistant Professor,Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST): Nov 2003 – 2009
Head of Department of Hydraulic Structures, SUST: Dec 2003 to May 2006 Coordinator and Rapporteur, College Research´Council, SUST: Jun 2004 – Jul 2005
Dean of College of Water Science & Technology and Founding Dean of the College of Water Engineering & Technology, SUST: Jul 2005 – Jul 2006
Member of University Deans Council, SUST: Jul 2005 – Jul 2006
Member of University Academic Committee, SUST: Jul 2005 – Jul 2006
Member of University Promotion Committee, SUST: Jul 2005 – Jul 2006
Member of University Senate, SUST: Jul 2005 – Jul 2006
Chairman, Committee for developing the BSc academic programmes (Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering), SUST: 2006
Acting Dean,CollegeofWaterEngineering and Technology, SUST: 26 Nov – 30 Dec 2006
Chairman, Assessment and Accreditation Committee,College of Water & Environmental Engineering, SUST: 4 – 23  Apr 2007
Chairman, Self-Assessment and Academic Advice Office,College of Water& Environmental Engineering, SUST: 20 Apr – 5 Jun 2008
Acting Dean,CollegeofWater& Environmental Engineering, SUST: 27 Apr – 3 May 2008
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Eng’g & Architecture, UOB: 1 Sep 2010 – 31 Aug 2011
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany: 1 Nov – 30 Apr 2013 (Research Title: Crop yield modelling and forecasting for early warning in Sahelian Sudan) 
Senior Researcher, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Technische Hochschule Köln (University of Applied Sciences), Germany. Duties: Research and lecturing: April 2015 to date
Visiting Professor: Chairholder in “Natural Resources Management in the Context of Global Change”: Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD), ITT, CUAS, Germany: 1 May 2013 – 31 Dec 2014

Research Areas

Focusing on the following areas related to arid and extremely arid environments:

  • Contemporary hydrological and climate change and variability (analysis; perception; impacts; relevant adaptation options).
  • Drought, aridity and desertification (hydrological and climatic indicators; risk to agricultural yield; early warning; management).
  • Interactions between land-use and land-cover changes (e.g. deforestation/reforestation, dam construction, irrigation, urbanization) and hydrological and climatic regimes.
  • Inter-comparison of energy and water balance models output data (e.g. solar radiation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, etc).
  • Farmers’ perception of climatic conditions and agricultural productivity and their adaptation measures.
  • Analysis of indicators of growing/greening season and irrigation performance and efficiency.
  • Realization of beneficial and harmful implications of water conservation programmes (e.g. water harvesting).



Arabic: Mother tongue English: Fluent German: Basic Knowledge

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