Professor of W/WW Treatment Technologies,
National Research Centre; and Head of Research & development (R & D) at the Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater
Prof. Dr. Rifaat ABDEL WAHAAB is responsible for Research & Development (R & D) at the Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), Cairo, Egypt since 2009.
Prior to his appointment at HCWW, he has been served as Project Team Leader of Canadian project funded by CIDA “Egypt Environmental Initiative Fund (EEIF) for 7 years, focuses on urban and rural sanitation, industrial pollution control, environmental management and strategy, green environmental business; and climate changes initiatives & adaptation.
Dr. Rifaat is one of the leading environmental & water experts in Egypt, with more than 25 years’ experience combining both academic and practice applications. He has managed and intensively involved in many of donors funded projects (National and International) in water technology, desalination, and sanitation, reuse, and sludge & industry wastewater. He has chaired international conferences on Water Supply & Sanitation; desalination and managed & delivered many capacity development training workshops/seminars.
As an academic Professor at the National research Center in Cairo, Dr. Rifaat has supervised more than 50 PhD & MSc degrees & published over 100 refereed research papers & reports in leading International journals. He is a reviewer for number of scientific journals. He has awarded the country prestigious prize in environment and development; acknowledges his contribution in diverse areas of water & sanitation, industrial wastewater management and sustainable environmental initiatives.
Dr. Rifaat has received the BSc., MSc. degrees in “Environmental Sciences”; and PhD. degree in “Hazardous Wastewater Management” 1991 through a collaborative British Council project between the NRC/University of Wales, UK.