Beirut, 18 May 2003 (United Nations Information Service)--Mohammed
Al-Eryani, Water Management Issues Team Leader at the United
Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
was appointed yesterday as Minister of Water and Environment of
his native country, Yemen, in the new government formed by Mr.
Before joining ESCWA in 1999 as Water Resources Expert, Al-Eryani
was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Sana’a University from
1995 to 1999 and Deputy Minister for Scientific Research at the
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Yemen from
1990 to 1995.
Al-Eryani was the co-founder of Gayth Aquatech, Ltd.; a water and
environment consulting, training and technology firm established
in 1997, the clients of which included private sector and
government institutions as well as international organizations
such as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United
Nations (FAO), the International Centre for Agricultural Research
in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the United Nations Development Program
(UNDP), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the
World Bank (WB) and the World Health Organization of the United
Nations (WHO). He was also the co-founder and Director of Dar
El-Yemen Hydro-consultants; a professional consulting firm
established in 1985.
During his 22-year professional experience, Al-Eryani attended a
series of national, regional and international conferences where
he presented specialized papers in Hydrology and Water Resources.
A holder of a Ph D in Civil Engineering (Hydrology and Water
Resources) from Utah State University, United States, (1984), Al-Eryani
obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology from Kuwait University
(1976) and a Masters of Sciences in Hydrology from the University
of Arizona, United States, (1979).
Mr. Al-Eryani is married and has five children.