Professor at the department of irrigation and Hydraulics, faculty of Engineering, Cairo University

Dr. Bekhit holds a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering and obtained his Master’s degree in hydraulics at Cairo University. He then completed his PhD in 2004 from the hydrologic sciences program, University of Nevada Reno, working on developing a stochastic numerical model of contaminant transport in the presence of colloids to evaluate impacts of physical and geochemical heterogeneities and their correlations on contaminant transport

Dr. Bekhit has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and consultant on environmental projects related to water resources in general and surface and subsurface hydrology in particular. Dr. Bekhit obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Nevada, Reno, USA, in the field of contaminant hydrogeology. Dr. Bekhit has many papers published in the field of groundwater and contaminant hydrogeology. His major research interest is in numerical simulation of hydrologic systems including the development and application of numerical models that allow for better understanding the system and allow for decision making within an uncertain environment. He is currently an Associate Professor at Cairo University Faculty of Engineering, where he is teaching several courses including groundwater hydrology, contaminant transport, water resources engineering and water resource systems. Dr. Bekhit is currently the coordinator of Water Engineering and Environment (WEE) Bachelor program at Cairo University (the first civil engineering Bachelor degree with a specialization in water and environmental management in Egypt). He is also the executive coordinator of the Shared Water Resources Diploma of Cairo University, a 1-year diploma specialized in shared water resources management hosting candidates from the Nile Basin Countries.