Jihad Mahamid
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Jihad Mahamid

Secretary General

Ministry of Water & Irrigation, Jordan

Mr. Al Mahamid holds a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology / Integrated Water Resources Management – Groundwater  Mathematical Modeling using GIS and Remote Sensing from Freiberg university/Germany. He has more than 28 years of national, regional and international experience in integrated water resources management with focusing on using a technical modern tools to manage water resources in proper way such as water modeling (groundwater  and surface water),  GIS application and remote sensing.

He started working at the Water Authority of Jordan in 1992 as a hydrogeologist which includes preparing hydrogeological maps, cross sections, Pumping Tests Analysis, field measurements,  water sampling …etc.  During the period 1998-2002, he  joined the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. He was responsible to develop  and calibrate the surface and groundwater modeling on the wellfield level and basin level.  More than 20 technical reports on  groundwater and surface water modeling have been implemented  for wellfields and water basins in Jordan.  Also, he was responsible to do the specific technical reports to asses and evaluate the potentiality of  water resources taking in consideration increasing demand as well as climate change effects. 

He joined the League of Arab States - Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) as water expert during the period 2006-20012. He was the Manager of Integrated Water Resources Management Program. Also, he was the main expert and trainer for  groundwater resources assessment and  modeling in the Arab Regions. He was responsible  to implement and evaluate water quality assessment and preparing groundwater Vulnerability maps using  DRASTIC and other approaches.  In addition, he was developer and trainer for the tool  of WEAP-MODFLOW Linkage between surface and groundwater  resources in the Arab Regions.

He was the Director of GIS and Mathematical Modeling Directorate at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation  in Jordan during the period 2013-2016. Also, he was Secretary General Assistant for Technical Affairs and Director of Monitoring and Water Resources Studies during the period 2016-2020 as well as Minster’s consultant for water resources  and water basins in Jordan.   He is doing now as Secretary General for Ministry of Water and Irrigation. He has experienced in working and collaborating with international funding agencies including BGR, GIZ, USAID, WHO, UNESCO, EU, UNDP, FAO…etc. 

Mr. Al Mahamid, has a good experience in using GIS software and other related software to water resources management such as MODFLOW-GMS, PMWIN, ASM, VM (Visual MODFLOW), PMPATH, MT3D, WMS, SMS,   SMADA, SWAT, WEAP, WEAP-MODFLOW Linkage …etc.