Hisham Osman, Ph.D.

HishamDr. Hisham Osman is a hydrologist in IISD’s Water Program, where he conducts scientific research on a wide range of water resources issues, such as the impact of climate change on freshwater systems, watershed dynamics, integrated watershed management, and relevant policies. He has over seven years of experience in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management, and mathematical modelling.

Hisham specializes in water resources management, and developing and applying modelling tools for hydrological and hydraulics assessments. Hisham has been involved in a wide range of technical and research projects on water and agriculture in Canada, Africa (Sudan, Nigeria, and Mauritania), Europe (United Kingdom and Ireland) and Pakistan. He has extensive experience in both the academic research side of engineering as well as implementing hydrological engineering and design practices.

When Hisham is not “swamped” (pun intended) at work, he enjoys playing with his 11 month-old son, reading, and watching and playing soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it!).

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