Date of Birth
1 - 1 - 1952
- September 1986 PhD, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A. Topic: Grain Silos design
Doctor's Degree in Agronomic Science Agronomic and Veterinary Science Institute - Agricultural Engineering (IAV Hassan II) Rabat
- September 78- June 79 Professional Master Degree from Institute for Advanced Studies in Construction (CHEC) Paris France.
- September 75 - June 77 Master's degree in Agricultural Engineering (in Infrastructure/Irrigation) from the National School of Agricultural Engineering, Water and Forestry, (ENGREF) Paris. France
- September 71 -June 75 Bachelor's degree in General Agronomy from the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Science Institute.- Rabat - Morocco
Started in 1978 as faculty member at Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, and left for 3 years to France and USA for professional and then Ph D training. Professor at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, recently renamed as Department of Water, Environment and Infrastructure. In charge of training and advising of Master and PhD level student s
Member of National and International Associations
Honorary President of of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR) since 2002
Vice President of National Association of Land Reclamation, Irrigation, Drainage and Environment (ANAFIDE)
Former Chair of Scientific Advisory Council of CIHEAM (2012-2014)
Experience and domains of activities
Double background as agricultural and civil engineer and developed a carrier in rural infrastructure, Water mobilization and distribution structures both for irrigation and drinking purposes, land reclamation. I am involved in research and development at IAV Hassan II in the Department of Water, Environment and water Infrastructure. I carried out studies on rural infrastructure evaluation, and improvement in the areas of roads, grain storage and irrigation, rural development and conservation of resources on integrated and sustainable basis. Work on projects designs, appraisals, Evaluations, Mid-Term Reviews, Supervisions, Training, Attend and/or organize and contribute in regional and international meetings and workshops on agricultural/civil engineering disciplines, rural development, elaboration of methodologies, etc 38 years carrier to undertake various activities covering different areas: Assessments of Infrastructure Performances and impact, food security development and rehabilitation of irrigation water mobilization and conveying, rural roads, water structures, grain elevators and food security, livestock building. In permanent contact with field realities, with integrated development of rural areas, water management issues, environment protection as well as with professionals, various experts and scientific authorities Countries where consultation work was undertaken: Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Togo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Congo Brazzaville, Vietnam, and Laos, Senegal, Turkey, Cabo Verde. Projects in which I was involved infrastructure for water supply, sanitation, irrigation, rural roads, grain storage on farm and at central level, etc.
-Author and editor of two books in Arabic and French on "traditional storage structures, appropriate, alternative and modern" 1995. Preface by Mr. A. Meziane, then Minister of Agriculture and Enhancement.
-Editor of the newsletter r?eseau post-harvest AUPELF UREF 1990-1992
-Publisher volume II.1 on "Buildings and breeding facilities" Treaty (Handbook) Rural Engineering comprises six volumes. The Treaty is prepared by the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering and published by the American Association of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE)
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Best Paper Award of the Moroccan journal of civil engineering. February 1998. Awarded by Mr. Minister of Higher Education, Staff Training and Scientific Research and Mr. Le Public Laboratory Testing and Director of Studies.
Certificate of Appreciation, In recognition of Outstanding Service for Editing "CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering" award by the American Society of Agricultural Engineering "ASAE" in Toronto, July 1999.