Dr. Theib Oweis is water resources planning and management scientist with over 40 years of experience in research, development, and capacity building. His expertise is in the management of water for agriculture, specifically water-scarce dry environments.
His current research interests focus on water-use efficiency, water productivity, supplemental irrigation, water harvesting, and optimization of water use in agriculture to cope with climate change. He has authored over 200 journal articles, books and book chapters, and conference proceedings on these topics. Since joining ICARDA in 1991, he has advocated for water productivity and water-saving practices in agriculture.
He has also served as professor of irrigation and drainage engineering at the University of Jordan, distinguished guest professor at the Tottori University in Japan, and is founder of Dar-Arai Irrigation and Water Consulting in Jordan.
Dr. Oweis is a member of several scientific associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Jordan Engineers Association. He is a recipient of a number of awards and honors for his contributions to the field. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and irrigation engineering from Utah State University.