Dr. Mohammed Qtaishat
University of Jordan
BiographyDr. Mohammed Rasool Qtaishat, received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada. Also he received both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. His research work during the postgraduate degrees was mainly on desalination and membrane distillation. Dr. Qtaishat has 4 international patents to his name, which are mainly focusing on desalination membranes development. Furthermore, he has more than 25 published Journal papers with an i-10 index and H-index of 14 and 13, respectively and a total citation of 1525. In addition he has contributed to many books published by an elite publisher including the UNESCO encyclopedia of life sciences. Dr. Qtaishat contribution was not limited to the scientific contribution, one of his major objectives is technology development and researching in more applicable and solutions of water, energy and environmental fields, he was the first prize winner of the technology venture challenge of Canada in 2008, moreover, his patented membrane technology was classified as one of the 10 breakthroughs that could change the next 50 years according to the American magazine STEM which is specialist in scientific and technological development. Recently and Most importantly, Dr. Qtaishat is part of a regional project to commercialize membrane distillation for large-scale desalination industry and his patents is the core of this project with currently assets and investments of around $10 million.
Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan BasinJordan and Palestine face extreme water scarcity and potential food insecurity. These conditions threaten human security and the natural environment. This paper compares the water allocation and management experience of Jordan and Palestine using the lens of economic and resource decoupling to highlight trends and opportunities to circumvent limits on natural water resources. The subject of this research is the extent to which good practices — effective allocation and management of water resources, water ecosystem, and economic, social and environmental decoupling — can be transferred between both countries, as well as to other economies that share similar environmental endowments.