Usman Khalid Awan

Usman Khalid Awan
Groundwater Hydrologist

Awan is a groundwater hydrologist with ICARDA’s Water, Land Management and Ecosystems Research Program. He has led research projects in major river basins, including the Amu Darya and Syr Darya river basins in Central Asia, the Indus in Pakistan, and the Nile in Egypt. He has also worked on water resources management issues in the Murray Darling river basin in Australia, often used as a model basin management system because of its innovative approach to allocating water resources sustainably across multiple sectors. 

Dr. Awan is an expert in research project design, fundraising, and project management for multi-partner, multi-country water scarcity initiatives. He possesses advanced computer modeling, GIS, and remote sensing skills for water resources management. Before joining ICARDA, he was a groundwater hydrologist at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka.