100 Water Heroes: Dr. Ayman Rabi

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Executive Director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group

Dr. Ayman Rabi is the Executive Director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group (PHG), an NGO that is “working to improve access to water and sanitation services, and to monitor pollution and climate change in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

PHG was founded in 1987 with the goal to protect and conserve water and environmental resources, and is now the largest NGO in Palestine. In addition to their water conservation efforts, PHG aims to ensure widespread access to clean, safe water and WASH facilities. Because of the ever-worsening water crisis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as neglected water-related infrastructure, PHG proceeded by “carrying out development work and promoting the more effective and efficient use and reuse of existing water resources.”

Prior to his involvement with PHG, Ayman obtained an MSc and PhD in Water Resources Engineering, as well as an MBA in Business Administration. Ayman has over 25 years of experience in water and environmental-related fields. He has contributed to numerous local and international research endeavours surrounding water and the environment.

Ayman is one of our #100WaterHeroes for his leadership of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, and for his contributions to water and environment-related research.