Dr. Hussein A. Amery is Professor and Department Head (Director) at the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at the Colorado School of Mines. His academic expertise are in analyzing threats to water and food security, with a focus on the Arab Gulf states, and in water conflict and cooperation along international rivers such as the Litani, Jordan, Nile, Tigris and Euphrates. Some of his publications are on threats to Arab food security, threats to water security in the Gulf states, and on Islamic perspectives on water resource management. In his most recent book on Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States (Cambridge University Press, 2015), he assesses the national security implications to Arab Gulf states’ dependence on water supply from desalination plants. His earlier book is called Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace (Texas University Press; co-edited).
His academic contributions were recognized by his selection as Fellow by the International Water Association. Dr. Amery had been a consultant to U.S. government agencies, International Development and Research Center (Canada), and to American water engineering firms.