Islam Sabry Al Zayed

Islam Sabry Al Zayed
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Introduction
Dr. Al Zayed is an experienced civil engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in Flash Flood mitigation, Water harvesting, Irrigation Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. He has a strong engineering professional with a M.Sc degree in IWRM and a PhD focused on Hydrology and Water Resources Management from Germany.
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
National Water Research Center
Position
  • Researcher
February 2018 - November 2019
UN Environment
Position
  • Lead Author for the Water Chapter of Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Youth for Africa
Description
  • Lead Author, UN Environment Global Environment Outlook 6 Youth Publication (Water) https://www.unenvironment.org/
May 2015 - July 2018
Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • Believing that achieving clean water supply and improving water use efficiency are crucial elements of development and poverty alleviation in Egypt
Education
July 2011 - June 2015
University of Leipzig
Field of study
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
September 2008 - February 2010
Technische Hochschule Köln
Field of study
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
September 2001 - May 2006
Benha University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (25)
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Despite the long-lasting and widespread drought in the Sahel, flood events did punctuate in the past. The concern about floods remains dwarf on the international research and policy agenda compared to droughts. In this paper, we elucidate that floods in the Sahel are now becoming more frequent, widespread, and more devastating. We analyzed gridded...
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This investigation attempts to understand the eco‐hydrology of, and accordingly suggest an option to manage floodwater for agriculture in, the understudied and data‐sparse ephemeral Baraka River Basin within the hyper‐arid region of Sudan. Reference is made to the major feature of the basin, that is, the Toker Delta spate irrigation scheme. A point...
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The whole Mediterranean is suffering today because of climate changes, with projections of more severe impacts predicted for the coming decades. Egypt, on the southeastern flank of the Mediterranean Sea, is facing many challenges for water and food security, further exacerbated by the arid climate conditions. The Nile River represents the largest f...
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IsDB‐TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Skills Building in Sustainability Science Fellowship focus areas: SustainableAgriculture, Education, Education for Sustainable Development, ClimateChange, Energy, SustainableCities, Responsible Growth, WasteManagement, PopulationGrowth, GreenChemistry, Biodiversity, Plastic pollution and Micro- plast...
Experiment Findings
The work was done by Survey Research Institute (SRI) of the National Water Research Center (NWRC)
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In the Nile Delta region of Egypt, measurements of Actual Evapotranspiration (ETa) and Potential Evapotranspiration (ETp) are difficult, expensive and labor-intensive. The current paper aimed at finding the superior method for estimating the ETa and ETa/ETp in the Nile Delta governorates by comparing different methods. Three different methods were...
Technical Report
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Africa’s sustainability future is bright. In that future, green jobs abound so much that youth unemployment is dealt a decisive blow. But for this future to materialise, young people, policymakers, private sector players, local communities, and Africans as a whole must roll up their sleeves and work very hard at ensuring replenishment and not deple...
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Key Messages: Arid and semi-arid regions represent around 67 per cent of Africa’s surface area. As such, it is critical for African youth to play a central role in restoring freshwater ecosystems since this will endow them with more blue economy opportunities. African youth should be on the forefront of championing water use efficiency in househol...
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Monitoring of crop water consumption, also known as actual evapotranspiration (ETa), is crucial for the prudent use of limited freshwater resources. Remote-sensing-based algorithms have become a popular approach for providing spatio-temporal information on ETa. Satellite-based ETa products are widely available. However, identifying an adequate prod...
Poster
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Assessing Different Scenarios of Hydropower Operation for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Egypt’s water resources are under threat and could have a severe water crisis unless its finite resources are managed in a sustainable manner. Climate Change (CC) is an additional threat that puts more pressure on already stressed water resources and its impacts are already visible. In Egypt, high intensity rainstorms with a short duration events h...
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Egypt’s water resources are under threat and could have a severe water crisis unless its finite resources are managed in a sustainable manner. Climate Change (CC) is an additional threat that puts more pressure on already stressed water resources and its impacts are already visible. In Egypt, high intensity rainstorms with a short duration events h...
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This study proposes a novel monitoring tool based on Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) data to examine the status of water distribution and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) under changing water policies in large-scale and complex irrigation schemes. The aim is to improve our understanding of the water-food nexus in such schemes. With a special reference to...
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In the present paper Authors discuss results from the first phase of a project carried out in the framework of the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation between the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt (ASRT) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). As in ancient times, today heavy rainfall, often resulting in flash floods,...
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Er Roseires Dam plays a key role in controlling the Blue Nile flow in Sudan. This study explores the influence of the dam on the hydrological regimes, which in turn have implications for the ecosystem. The Range of Variability Approach (RVA) - based on a set of 32 indicators - was applied over the period 1965 to 2014 to establish a safe range of ri...
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Understanding the spatio-temporal variation of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) over irrigated agricultural areas helps to manage water. Many remote sensing (RS) methods have been developed recently to estimate ETa. Nevertheless, selecting the suitable method is still a challenge. The objective of this research is to evaluate four RS methods for est...
Thesis
Policy makers adopt irrigated agriculture for food security, since irrigation doubles crop production. Therefore, the development of large irrigation systems has a long history in many places worldwide. Although large-scale irrigation schemes play an important role in improving food security, many schemes, especially in Africa, do not yield the exp...
Conference Paper
Dams have essential implications on the hydrological cycle as they affect many aspects of the ecosystems and human activities. Therefore, accurate information on changes of water bodies is vital to the management of water resource and the assessment of regional environmental changes. High Aswan Dam on the River Nile plays an important role for supp...
Conference Paper
Er Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile plays an important role for supplying Sudan with water and hydro-electric power. Heightening of the dam started in 2010 and was completed in 2012. Assessment of the consequent hydrological changes is therefore important. Based on the widely accepted value of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for wate...
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Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is suffering from water shortages. Although Sinai has limited rainfall, flashfloods are responsible for huge losses of lives and infrastructure. The objective is to evaluate the water harvesting potential in, the semi-arid, water scarce and flashflood prone, 3600 km Wadi Watier, South Sinai, Egypt. The analysis is based on t...
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Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is suffering from water shortages. Although Sinai has limited rainfall, flashfloods are responsible for huge losses of lives and infrastructure. The objective is to evaluate the water harvesting potential in, the semi-arid, water scarce and flashflood prone, 3600 km Wadi Watier, South Sinai, 2 Egypt. The analysis is based on...

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Question
Dear researchers,
There is a need to use Remote Sensing images for retrieving Land Surface Temperature  (LST) of my study area during the period 1960 to 2000. AVHRR data would be the right choice. However, I could not find the data access website for this product.
Could you please provide me a link to download the AVHRR Land surface temperature data?
Thanks in advance.

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Executive Summary There are more young people in Africa than anywhere else in the world. This has endowed the continent with the potential for unparalleled energy, dynamism, and innovation. Unfortunately, this priceless asset of a predominantly youthful population can easily be undermined by lingering youth unemployment across the continent. This GEO for Youth Africa: A Wealth of Green Opportunities publication explores the economic opportunities that can be found in Africa’s vast natural resources. The first aspiration of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is, ‘a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development’. Africa must therefore shift towards an inclusive green economy that will replenish the environment and deliver jobs to youth. The time is ripe for new development models that can drive growth in income and employment for youth, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Such models must be championed by young people. They want an Africa where the indignity of unemployment is consigned to the past. In this envisioned Africa, the green economy will trigger a multiplicity of new economic opportunities for youth across the continent.
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Prepare the technical studies to propose the setback shoreline of the Rea Sea.