(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Mohamed Mustafa Abbas Mokhtar

Beneficiary country: 
Abbas Mokhtar Mohamed Mustafa Sudan Né(e) le 8 June 1968 dans Omdurman, Sudan,
Country of study: 
Switzerland and Ethiopia
Last degree obtained: 

University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan: PhD in Transboundary Water.

Scholarly work and publications: 

Future Sustainability Challenge in the Water Sector. Paper submitted to the 7th Nile 2002 conference, March 15-19, 1999, awarded Best Poster Paper.

Environmental Aspects and Social Impacts of Water Resources (Case Study). Paper submitted to the 8th Nile 2002 conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 26-30, 2000.

Consequences of Nile Flood in Sudan. Paper submitted and discussed at the International Workshop on Development of Flood Plain and Wetlands (IWFW 2000), Beijing, China. September 5-8, 2000.

The Role of Water Harvesting Techniques for Water Uses. Paper submitted to the 9th Nile 2002 conference, Nairobi, Kenya , October 7-9, 2002.

Operation of Automatic Irrigation System. Paper submitted to the Science and technology of the Water Resources Conferences, Supreme Council of Resources, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic October 18-21, 2003.

Towards Hydropolitical Cooperation in the Nile Basin: Win-Win Projects between Sudan and Ethiopia to transform conflicts. Paper presented and published in the World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-26, 2006.

The Future of Hydropower in SUDAN. Paper presented in the 4th Conference on Scientific Research Outlook and Technology Development in the Arab World, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, December 11-14, 2006.

Sudan Water Policy Legislation. Paper presented in the Efficient 2011 Conference in the Dead Sea organized by Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, International Water Association (IWA), and USAID, Jordan, March 29 - April 2, 2011.

Management of Lake Tana and Wetlands in the Blue Nile Basin. Paper submitted and presented in the Summer School on Integrated Water Resources Management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 19-24, 2011. 

Model-Based Optimization of the Blue Nile River Basin. Paper submitted and presented as a Poster Paper in the World Water Week 2012, Stockholm, Sweden, August 26-31, 2012.

Integrated Water Resources Management Policies in Sudan. Paper submitted and published in the India Water Week 2013, under the theme Efficient Management of Multipurpose and Multi-stakeholder Water Projects, New Delhi, India, April 08-12, 2013.

Proposed Strategy for Utilization of the Nile Water between the Nile Basin Countries. Paper presented and published in the World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, September 01-06, 2013.

Eastern Nile Water Resources Modelling: Impacts of Climate Change on Hydropower Production. Paper presented in the 4th Nile Basin Development Forum, organized by Nile Basin Initiatives, Nairobi, Kenya, October 6-7, 2014.

Efficient Management of Water Resources in Sudan. Paper presented in the China International Efficient Use of Water Resources Forum, Ningxia, China, May 28-30, 2015.


What the fellow says:

"This research helped me to enhance my professional capacity in the field of waterconflict prevention, and enabled me to become a member of the Sudanese Engineering Council and the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) in the United Kingdom. It will, I hope, help me to pursue my PhD research."