Dr Basel Awni Natsheh

Dr Basel Awni Natsheh 1


I am an agriculture engineer. I had my B.Sc. degree from Hebron University of Soil and Irrigation. I obtained my M.Sc. of agricultural Science Land and Water Resources Management) Irrigated Agriculture, The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, CIHEAM, Bari, Italy. I got my PhD of Agricultural Science – Land and Water resources Management, Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 2010. Now, I am working as a lecturer and researcher in Palestine technical university – Kadoorie, (PTUK) since 2010. I had associate professor since 2017.

I am expert in Land and water resources management. I have extensive working experience in the water and environment sector including water, land and project management, my focus is mainly on Sustainable Agriculture Development, including Water salinity and water reuse, hydroponic and Aquaponic agriculture, soilless agriculture.

Academic Qualification

  • Associate Professor: May 2017. Environment and Sustainable Agriculture Department.
  • PhD of Agricultural Science (Soil Science). Land and Water resources Management, Ein Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT.(2006-2009).
  • Master of Agricultural Science. Land and Water Resources Management. Irrigated Agriculture, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, CIHEAM, ITALY.(2003-2004).
  • Diploma of Specialized Post-Graduate Studies. Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, ITALY. (2002-2003).
  • B.S.C. Soil and irrigation, Agriculture faculty in Hebron University, Hebron, PALESTINE. (1997-2002).
  • Certificate of General Secondary Education. 1996-1997.

Professional Position

  • Associate Professor: May 2017. Environment and Sustainable Agriculture Department.
  • Head of Environment and Sustainable Agriculture Department: 16 Feb. 2014 – 16 Aug. 2018. Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK).
  • Assistant Prof.: April 2010, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK).
  • Lecturer: Agriculture in Palestine, Principles of Plant Production, introduction to environment (Ecology), Food Security, Principles of Soil and irrigation, Soil relationship with water and plant, Field training in soil and irrigation, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Pollution, Master degree:Land conservation and management.
  • B.Sc. Graduation Projects: soil & soilless culture, Hydroponic and Aquaponics, organic agriculture, water reuse.
  • Researcher: Land and water resources management research including water reuse, water treatment, land reclamation & rehabilitation, soil treatment, experimental design, Field applications in soil and irrigation.
  • Director:  May 2009 – April 2010.

National Council for Development (NC4D).

  • Researcher: August 2007–May 2008.

Soil and Water Research Department, Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt.

  • Researcher: May 2003–October 2006.

Land and Water Resources Management: Irrigated Agriculture Department, The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, CIHEAM, Bari, Italy.

  • Projects coordinator:  March 2001–January 2002.

 The Center for Agricultural Services (TCAS).

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