Dr. Dawoud is a professor at National Water Research Center in Egypt (on Leave) and He is working at present as a Director for Water Resources Department at Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), UAE. Dr. Dawoud has more than 25 years of strategic leadership in water resources management, transboundary water, sustainable development, operational and policy-based lending, and project management, spanning 35 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. As a director of Water Resources Department at EAD, he led the preparation and execution of the department’s key projects and strategies since 2003. He has an established global network and provide consultancy services for international partners on water resources and sustainable development, including the World Bank, CERADE, UN Environment, ICARDA, ESCWA, UNESCO, United Nations, AfDB, ICBA, bilateral agencies such as GIZ, JICA, and NASA, and non-governmental organizations. He is internationally known for his work and research on promoting marginal water use, transboundary water, water diplomacy, water governance, wastewater reuse and innovative technology on desalination, and empowerment of youth in science. He is leading a research program for the last 10 years with Wageningen University, IHE Delft in Netherlands and Massey University in New Zeeland for promoting innovations in water and agriculture in arid regions. He has published 8 books and 10 book chapters and over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences He got the 2009 Abu Dhabi Excellence Award and 2011 HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Award. In 2011 he was awarded by the National Academies-USA as one of best four young Arab water scientists.