Emeritus Professor at the National Water Research Center
Prof. Eid is Emeritus Professor at the National Water Research Center. He is a Civil Engineer, graduated from Cairo University in 1965, received M. SC. degree in 1973 and Ph.D. in land drainage in 1985. He received post graduate training at Padova University, Padova, Italy in 1972 and was a post doctorate research fellow at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, in 1987/88. His expertise is in land drainage, drainage water reuse and water resources management. He had experience of work in more than 15 countries around the world.
Prof. Eid served the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) of Egypt since his graduation in different positions. He became the Director of the Drainage Research Institute in (1992-1997) and the Chairman of the Egyptian Drainage Authority in (1997-1998). He was advisor to the minister in developing the West Delta PPP Irrigation Mega Project (2006-2011).
Outside the MWRI Prof. Eid joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1976-1982 as drainage specialist and served the World Bank as the Drainage Advisor (1998-2005). He served as the Secretary General of the Arab Water Council (2009- 2012) and became the Secretary General of the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers in 2012/13.
Prof. Eid is a member of the Council of Water and Irrigation Research of the Academy of Science and Technology of Egypt and coordinator of the Think Tank of the National Water Research Center. He published more than 80 scientific papers and co-authored several books in irrigation, drainage and water resources management. He received the State Award for Engineering Science in 1987 and the first class State Medal of Excellence in June 1995.