Dr Furat Al-Faraj

Lecturer

Dr Furat Al-Faraj has more than thirty years of experience working in academia, and as a consultant in international consulting firms and the United Nations Agencies (FAO and UNDP). Extensive experience managing project from initiation to completion. Highly skilled in tracking details, communicating deadlines, and following‐up with internal and external partners to ensure on‐time completion within budget. Consistently receive outstanding feedback from clients and managers.

Proven ability to design and deliver training courses on integrated water resources management, dam safety and emergency preparedness and response plane, sustainable environment, research skills and professional practices, Environmental management principles and practices and environmental project management.

Programme leader of the Master by Research (MRes) in Environmental Management at the School of Engineering, University of Bolton. Have a proven track record of publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Water, Water Policy, Environmental Processes, Journal of Water and Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. Reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals.

His current research interests are of integrated water resources management, environmental project management, sustainable environment, UN-SDGs, SUDs, rainfall-runoff modelling, and dam safety and emergency preparedness and response plan.

Fellow-Institute of Water (United Kingdom), member-European Water Resources Association, Member-Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), and member-Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

PUBLICATIONS
Najla Al Ahmadi, Furat Al-Faraj and Nassir S. Alamri. Suitability Assessment of Groundwater for Irrigation in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia: A Case study of Combined Influence of Landfills and Salt water intrusion. Journal of BioScience and Applied Research, Vol.5, No. 2, P.176–191.

Furat Al-Faraj and Miklas Scholz. Technical Support Framework for Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. 2019, Vol.18, No.3, 707-718.

Youssef Ahmed, Furat Al-Faraj, Miklas Scholz and Akram Soliman. Assessment of Upstream Human Intervention Coupled with Climate Change Impact for a Transboundary River Flow Regime: Nile River Basin. Water Resources Management (2019) 33:2485–2500.

Asma Filimban, Furat Al-Faraj and Henry Oti. A Comparative Case Study: Towards Sustainable Management of E-Waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Journal of BioScience and Applied Research, Vol.5, No. 3, P.325–339.

M. Delkash, Furat. A. M. Al-Faraj & M. Scholz. 2018. Impacts of Anthropogenic Land Use Changes on Nutrient Concentrations in Surface Water bodies. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water. doi: 10.1002/clen.201800051

Al-Isawi, R. H. K., Scholz M. and Al-Faraj, F.A.M. Assessment of diesel-contaminated domestic wastewater treated by constructed wetlands for Irrigation of Chillies Grown in a Greenhouse. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. This article published online on 27 Sept 2016 with open access at Springerlink.com. doi: 10.1007/s11356- 016-7706-x.

Nanekely, M.A.A., Scholz, M. & Al-Faraj, F. Strategic Framework for Sustainable Management of Drainage Systems in Semi-arid Cities: An Iraqi Case Study. Water 2016, 8(9), 406; doi: 10.3390/w8090406.

Uzomah, V., Scholz, M. & Al-Faraj, F.A.M. Potential Tree Species for Use in Urban Areas in Temperate and Oceanic Climates. Heliyon. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2016.e00154. Published online on 22 Sept 2016.

Al-Faraj, F.A.M & Tigkas, D. Impacts of multi-year droughts and upstream human- induced activities on the development of a semi-arid transboundary basin. Water Resources Management 2016, Vol.30, issue 14. doi: 10.1007/s11269-016-1473-9.

Al-Faraj, F., Tigkas, D., & Scholz, M. Irrigation efficiency improvement for sustainable agriculture in changing climate: A transboundary watershed between Iraq and Iran. Environmental Processes. doi: 10.1007/s40710-016-0148-0. Published online on 8 March 2016.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2016). Impact of basin-wide dry climatic conditions and non- climatic drivers: An isolation approach. Journal of water and Climate Change. Doi: 10.2166/wcc.2016.130.

Al-Faraj, F.A.M. (2016). Assessment of the collective impact of upstream anthropogenic interventions and prolonged droughts on downstream basin’s development in arid and semi-arid Areas: The case study of Diyala transboundary basin. The International Water Conference 2016 (IWC2016)) on Water Resources in Arid Areas: The Way Forward. 13-16 March 2016, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman-Muscat.

Al-Faraj, F.A.M. (2016). A presentation at the workshop of the University of Basra entitled” What Next, Water Crisis”. Basra, Iraq. 11 January 2016.

Al-Faraj, F.A.M & Al-Dabbagh, B.N.S. (2015). Assessment of collective impact of upstream watershed development and basin-wide successive droughts on downstream flow regime: The Lesser Zab transboundary basin. Journal of Hydrology, 530, 419-430. doi.10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.074.

Al-Faraj, F., Scholz, M., Tigkas, D., & Boni, M. (2015). Drought indices supporting drought management in transboundary watersheds subject to climate alterations. Water Policy, 17(5), 865886.doi: 10.2166/wp.2014.237.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2015). Impact of upstream anthropogenic river regulation on downstream water availability in transboundary river watersheds. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 31(1). doi: 10.1080/07900627.2014.924395.

Al-Faraj, F., Tigkas, D., & Scholz, M. (2015). Sensitivity of irrigation requirements to improvement in irrigation system performance efficiency. Example of transboundary watershed. The 9th World Congress of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Istanbul, Turkey between 10 and 13 June 2015.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2015). Impact of Upstream Man-made Interventions on the Sustainable Management of Downstream Natural Wetland Systems. The 5th World Sustainability Forum in Basel, Switzerland. 7-9 September 2015.

Al-Faraj, F., Tigkas, D., & Scholz, M. (2015). Sensitivity of irrigation requirements to improvement in irrigation system performance efficiency. Example of transboundary watershed. The 9th World Congress of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Istanbul, Turkey between 10 and 13 June 2015.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2015). Impact of Upstream Man-made Interventions on the Sustainable Management of Downstream Natural Wetland Systems. The 5th World Sustainability Forum in Basel, Switzerland. 7-9 September 2015.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2015). Impact of anthropogenic activities on salinity of the Shatt El-Arab: A transboundary river basin case study. The 5th World Sustainability Forum in Basel, Switzerland. 7-9 September 2015.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2014). Assessment of temporal hydrologic anomalies coupled with drought impact for a transboundary river flow regime: The Diyala watershed case study. Journal of Hydrology, 517, 64-73.

Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2014). Incorporation of the flow duration curve method within digital filtering algorithms to estimate the base flow contribution to total runoff. Water Resources Management, 28, 5477-5489. doi: 10.1007/s11269-014-0816-7.

Al-Faraj, F., Scholz, M., & Tigkas, D. (2014). Sensitivity of surface runoff to drought and climate change: application for shared river basins. Water, 6(10), 3033-3048.

Delkash, M., Al-Faraj, F., & Scholz, M. (2014). Comparing the export coefficient approach with the soil and water assessment tool to predict phosphorous pollution: the Kan Watershed case study. Water, Air, Soil Pollution, 225, 1-17.

Al-Faraj, F.A.M. (2014). A presentation at the workshop of the UNDP-USDoS entitled “Strengthening Iraq’s Capacity for Sustainable Management of Water Resources”. Amman, Jordan. 22-23 September 2014.

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