Omar obtained a PhD in Environmental Management from Stuttgart University, Germany in 2003 and a Master of Science in Water and Environmental Resources Management form IHE-Delft, the Netherland in 1999. Omar is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Canada; a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified LEED AP. Dr. Ouda is UNDP’s Senior Consultant based in the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia and World Bank STC Consultant. He is an associate professor and has 24 years of professional and academic experience. Omar completed more than 60 studies tackled water and waste challenges in Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, UAE, and Palestine. He published more than 70 scientific papers in high ranked international journals and conferences. Majority of his recent publications handled solid waste management and water management in the Middle East.