Hani Sewilam is both the founding director of the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability at AUC and the director of UNESCO Chair in Hydrological Changes and Water Resources Management at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is a professor of water resources and sustainable development. He coordinated capacity building programs of the United Nations Water between 2009 and 2011. On Twitter: @HaniSewilam.

Writing in the Cairo Review