Founder and Director General of Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH)

Steering Board member of the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)

Board of Council  member of Asia Water Council (AWC)

Dr. Nidal Salim, a Palestinian citizen living in Geneva, Switzerland, was born in 1968. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Applied Geophysics from Damascus University (1993), his master’s degree in Groundwater Hydrology from UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands (1998), and his doctoral degree in the Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Water Cycle from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2006).

In 2007, Nidal Salim founded the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH). GIWEH was formed in recognition of the need for a new, broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to water, in order to respond to the recent tremendous increase in threats to environmental safety.

Before forming GIWEH, Nidal was involved in collaborations with different research institutes, universities, and international organizations—such as the Middle East Peace Process, Water Working Group, EXACT, World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), and many others. Prior to joining the University of Geneva in September 2002, he worked as a Director General at the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), which involved many separate hydrological projects at local and regional scales. Nidal has an extensive bibliography of publications and participates actively in international conferences and workshops.

Projects
Nepal Water Knowledge Hub
As a signatory of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals, Nepal is dedicated to improving access to water and sanitation and achieving SDG 6 (Ensure the availability and sustainable management of
Water Map
Water Map Water Map is a set of interactive maps that are used to identify and highlight the water resources available in the Canton of Geneva. These maps will be the result of citizens
World Water Forum
GIWEH continually and actively participates in the World Water Forum; as the worlds largest water-related event, the WWF is held every three years and organized by the World Water Council. Its
OECD
GIWEH has been a member of OECD Water Governance Initiative since its inception in March 2013. This network consists of 120+ delegates who gather twice a year and are committed to integrating
Asia Water Council
GIWEH became a member of The Asia Water Council (AWC) in August 2015, and is already heavily involved in its work. AWC is a global water organization, comprised of international organizations,
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Water for Rural Development in Tunisia
WHY LAUNCHING THIS PROJECT ? As predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Middle East and North Africa will be the regions the most affected by climate change in the
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Flagship Project
GIWEHs Flagship Project is an umbrella project enhancing water sustainability by offering both a management tool (proper guidelines and a platform for research, knowledge exchange, and capacity
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Steering Board
  Didier Barthe was born in Bordeaux, France. He is Swiss-married, with two children.
Didier Barthe
President
  Adrien Oleszkiewiczs passion for other cultures and nature led him to obtain a masters degree in Sociology
Adrien Oleszkiewicz
Secretary
  Karima Quaisse Perini has over six years of research experience in microbiology and eco-toxicology.
Karima Quaisse Perini
Treasurer
  Nino Abuladze is currently the Investment Project Manager and Project Manager of Kocks Consult Gmbh at the United Water Supply
Nino Abuladze
Executive Committee Member
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