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Hani Sewilam

Dr.-Ing. at RWTH Aachen University

About Me

Hani Sewilam is currently the Academic Director of the Department of Engineering Hydrology and the Managing Director of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is a professor of water resources and sustainable development at the American University in Cairo. Hydrology, water management, Water-Energy-Food nexus, desalination and sustainable development are his main areas of specializations. Throughout his career, he has developed several initiatives and ensured their sustainability. Over the last 5 years, Sewilam co-founded a MSc program in “Sustainable Management – Water and Energy” at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and founded another M.Sc. program in “Sustainable Development” at the American University in Cairo. He has contributed significantly to the establishment of the UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the RWTH Aachen. Sewilam is the founder of the first Center for Sustainable Development in Egypt. In Germany, his research team focuses on flood risk management and the development of innovative capacity building programme for water professionals. However, dealing with water scarcity through desalination, modern agriculture, rainfall harvesting and effective water management is the focus of his other team in Egypt. Another focus of his research is implementing the concept of Water-Energy-Food nexus and investigating the impact on the SDGs. Sewilam has been raising funds and implementing research and development projects since 2002 with universities and institutions from at least 15 Euro-Mediterranean countries.

Courses and Programs taught by Hani Sewilam