Emad K. Al-Karablieh: Professor at the Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management at the University of Jordan, Jordan. He was a former Director of Water and Environmental Research and Study Center (WERSC) at the University of Jordan and Head of Dept. of Agr. Econ.& Agribusiness Management. His academic interests include Natural Resource Economics, Project Appraisal, Financial Analysis, Water Economics, Environmental economics, Risk analysis and economics of Integrated Water Resource Management. His professional consultations cover financial analysis, investment appraisal environmental economics of natural resources, water and technology adoption. He published more than 50 articles appeared in peer reviewed international and regional journal such as Agricultural Water Management, Water Resource Management, Water, Agricultural Systems, Journal of Arid Environment, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Water Policy. Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
He is a coauthor of the Arab Water Report-Towards Water Security in the Arab Region, Issues of cost effectiveness prepared for UNDP in 2011. Also he is a coauthor of the peer reviewed RTF book Water Resources in Jordan (Evolving polices for development, the environment and conflict resolution), Edited by Munther J. Haddadin and published by Resources for The Future (RTF), Washington DC, and a contributor in the book Liquid Asset An Economic Approach for Water Management and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East and Beyond written by Franklin M. Fisher, the Professor of Microeconomics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published by Resources for The Future.
He has been recruited in many international funded research projects as a team leader or as researcher such as USAID-ISSP project, IFAD-dHRS project, GLOWA JR III, Meditate, GLOWA Jordan River II, SMART II and Harvard Middle East Water Project, UNDP-climate change project. He has worked with many international agencies such UNOEP, USAID, UNDP, World Bank, AFD, ICARDA, IFPRI, GTZ, IFAD and FAO. For five years, he served as team leader of the socio-economic component of ICARDA Badia Benchmark of water harvesting project.
He participate as a financial analyst in a conducting many water supply, and wastewater investment appraisal in Jordan and Yemen and other countries. In addition he participates, as a lecturer (trainer), in several training courses in finance organized by ESCWA, NENARACA, CARDNE, and NCARE, in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Tunis, Egypt, Libya and Morocco. The fields of training were environmental economics, water economics, agricultural finance, financial analysis, investment appraisal and agricultural policy. He has excellent computer programming skills, with primary expertise in mathematical programming and economic modeling, production theory and risk analysis.