Development Committee

Mahmoud Rahil

Mahmoud Rahil, Associate Professor

Personal information:

Date and place of birth:              1975 / Al-Faraa Camp – Jenin – Palestine

Social status:                               Married

Nationality:                                  Palestinian

 

Permanent address:                  Al-faraa Camp, Jenin – Palestine

 

For contact:                                Voice: 0599-097842

E-mail: mrahail@yahoo.com

 

Educational background:

 

  • Ph.D. in Wastewater Reuse and Management – Faculty of Agriculture– Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece (2002-2006).
  • M.Sc. in Land and Water Resources Management – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari – Italy. (1998-2000).
  • B.Sc. in Plant Production and Protection – Faculty of Agriculture – An-Najah National university – Palestine (1994-1998).

Ph.D. and M.Sc. Theses:

  • Ph.D. thesis: Irrigation with treated municipal wastewater. Experimental measurements, simulations and impacts on soil, plants and environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece.
  • M.Sc. thesis: Supplementary irrigation using treated sewage effluent on bread wheat, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari – Italy.

Professional experience:

  • Associate professor, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology, Department of Environment and Sustainable Agriculture, Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie, 2011-presnt.
  • Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology, Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie, 2014-2015
  • Assistant professor, Kadoorie Agricultural Research Center, Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie, 2009-2011.
  • Head Division of college’s affairs, Ministry of Higher Education, Ramallah, 2007 to 2009.
  • Part-time lectural and researcher at Institute of Environmental and Water Studies – Beirzit University, 2007-2008.
  • Site Engineer in the Palestinian Hydrology Group – Nablus – Palestine (2002).
  • Part-time lecturer at the Agriculture Program – Al-Quds Open University – Jenin – Palestine (2001).

Research publications:

Rahil M., Mousa S., Abu Safieh D. (2019). Impact of saline water irrigation plus potassium sulphate application on growth and yield potential of pepper plants. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 53(4):441-446.

Istaitih, Y.H., and Rahil, M.H. (2018). Water Management Practices Based on Crop Oriented Approach for Facing Water Scarcity in Palestine. American Journal of Water Resource. Vol. 6, No. 5, 207-211

Dweik, F., Rahil, M., and Salama, S. (2017). Evaluation and assessment of water budget in the eastern aquifer basin of the West Bank, Palestine. Int. J. Global Environmental Issues, Vol. 16, Nos. 1/2/3, 2017.

Rahil, M., Qanadillo, A (2015). Effects of Fertilization Patterns Using Mineral and Organic Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Cucumber under Greenhouse. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 6(4): 244-253, 2015.

Rahil, M., Qanadillo, A. (2015). Effects of Different Irrigation Regimes on Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Cucumber Crop. Agriculture water Management, (148) 10-15.

Rahil M. and Jabi F. (2015). Effects of Supplementary Irrigation Plus Humic Acid Application on Olive Production. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 4(3): 273-280, 2015.

Rahil, M., Hajjeh, H., Qanadillo, A.. (2013). Effect of Saline Water Application through Different Irrigation Intervals on Tomato Yield and Soil Properties. Open Journal of Soil Science, 2013, 3, 143-147

Salman M., Abd-Almonem Hawamda, A., Amarni, A., Rahil, M., Hajjeh, H., Natsheh, B., Ruba Abuamsha, R., 2011. Evaluation of the Incidence and Severity of Olive Leaf Spot Caused by Spilocaea oleagina on Olive Trees in Palestine. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2011, 2, 457-460.

Antonopoulos, V., Rahil, M., Karamouzis, D., and Papamichail, D., 2007. Effects of soil water and salinity stress on sunflower plants water uptake under field conditions. Geotechnical Scientific Issues, vol 19-Issue I No 1/2008, pp 16 to 26.

Rahil, M., and Antonopoulos V., 2007. Simulating soil water flow and nitrogen dynamics in a sunflower field irrigated with reclaimed wastewater. Agriculture Water Management, 10, 183-196.

Conferences

محمود رحيل، حجاج حجة (2011). دراسة مسحية: واقع الخدمة المقدمة لشجرة الزيتون وأثرها على الإنتاج في محافظات شمال ووسط الضفة الغربية- فلسطين، المؤتمر الدولي الاول للزيتون في فلسطين: الواقع والتحديات، جامعة فلسطين التقنية-خضوري، 8-10/2/2011

Rahil, M., Antonopoulos, V., Karamouzis, D., 2008. Water and Nitrogen Dynamics in a Corn Field Irrigated with Treated Wastewater. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering & Industry Exhibition, AGENG2008, Greece.

Al-Khatib, I., Rahil, M., Abu Aziz, B., Hamarshah, M., Maha A. Abu Raddahah M., and AL-khayyat  S., 2008. Facts and Realties of Wastewater Disposal and Rainfed Cisterns in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering & Industry Exhibition, Crete, Greece, 23-25 June 2008.

Rahil, M., 2008. Soil Nitrogen Transformation and Plant Uptake under Nitrogen Fertilizer and Treated Wastewater Application. National Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Water Demand Management in Palestine, Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Berzeit University, 2-3 April, 2008

Rahil, M. 2007. Simulation of Water and Nitrogen Balance in a Corn Field Irrigated with Treated Wastewater. International Conference, Energy and Environmental Protection in Sustainable Development, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine. 8-9 May, 2007.

Rahil, M., Antonopoulos, V., Karamouzis, D., and Papamichail D., 2006. Modeling soil water dynamics in a sunflower field irrigated with treated wastewater through drip irrigation system. Proceedings, Protection and Restoration of the Environment VIII, Chania, Grete, Article 237, pp 8.

Research project:

Project title Donor period status
Boosting innovation in education and research on precision agriculture in Palestine ERASMUS+ 2019-2021 On-going
Innovation in water education program: enhancing water security and socioeconomic development at eastern Mediterranean under climate change. ERASMUS+ 2019-2021 On-going
Introducing feasible and sustainable hydro-agriculture systems to benefit poor people in urban Palestinian areas Netherlands 2018-2019 Finished
Treatment of Olive Mill Waste Water (OMWW) and Potential Use in Agriculture Netherlands 2018-2019 Finished
Preparation of Irrigation Training Center at Palestine Technical University GIZ 2018-2019 Finished
Evaluation and assessment of groundwater in the eastern aquifer basin of Palestine Netherlands 2014-2016 Finished

MSc. Defense committee member:

Thesis title University Department Date
Bioremediation of olive mill wastewater (zibar using Phanerochaete chrysosporium and potential use in agriculture Palestine Technical University Kadoorie Biotechnology 2019
Evaluation of pearl millet ecotypes under saline conditions An-Najah National University Water Studies Institute 2018
Evaluation and assessment of different barley cultivars irrigated with simulated wastewater An-Najah National University Water Studies Institute 2016
Effect of treated wastewater on alfalfa and common vetch plants An-Najah National University Water Studies Institute 2014
Evaluation of Agricultural Water Management Options in the lower Jordan Valley-Palestine using WEAP An-Najah National University Water Studies Institute 2012

Honors and awards:

Name of honors Institution place date
Award for research excellence Palestine Technical University Kadoorie Tulkarm 2019
Award for research excellence Palestine Technical University Kadoorie Tulkarm 2018
Award for research excellence Palestine Technical University Kadoorie Tulkarm 2017
Ph.D scholarship IKY Greece 2002-2006
MSc scholarship CIHEAM Bari Morocco 1999/2000
MSc scholarship CIHEAM Bari Italy 1998/1999

Training course:

  • Training course on Entrepreneurship, gender and governance, An-Najah National University, Palestine, 12 – 16, January, 2020.
  • Training course in Vocational education Policies and Management in Korea, KOICA, Seoul, Korea, 24-2-2009- 14-3-2009.
  • Training course in leaderships for Integrated Water Resources Management, Amman – Jordan – 11-14 December, 2006.

Workshops and activities:

  • Head of scientific committee, the Fourth international conference on olive in Palestine, Palestine Technical University-Kadoori, Tulkarm, 19-20  November, 2019.
  • Member of scientific committee, the second international conference on olive in Palestine, Palestine Technical University-Kadoori, Tulkarm, 25-26  November, 2013.
  • Conference chairman, water crisis and agricultural development in Palestine, Palestine Technical University, Kadoorie, Tulkarem, May, 2012.
  • Member of organizing committee, scientific conference for agricultural research, An-Najah National University, Nablus, March, 2012.
  • Member of scientific and organizing committee, the first international conference on olive in Palestine: status and challenges, Palestine Technical University-Kadoori, Tulkarm, 8-10  February 2011
  • Head committee for Preparation of Bachelor degree program on Environment and Sustainable Agriculture at Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie in 2010.
  • Participation in the Preparation of Bachelor degree program on Horticulture and Agricultural extension at Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie in 2011.
  • Participation in the Preparation of Diploma degree program on Technology of Protected Agriculture at Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie in 2010.
  • Member of scientific committee, the first agricultural conference in Palestine, “Agricultural education and training: reality and challenges”, Arroub agricultural school, Hebron, 28-7-2009.
  • Member of Scientific committee, National Symposium on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Water Demand Management in Palestine, Environmental and Water Studies Institute, Berzeit University, 2-3 April, 2008.
  • Participation to the seminar “Sustainable Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region”. 22 – 28 April, 2001, Agronomic Institute off IAV Hasan II – Agadir – Morocco.

Courses taught:

  • Design of Irrigation Systems.
  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Fertilizers and Soil Fertility
  • Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agriculture in Palestine
  • Wastewater Reuse and Management
  • Soil-Water-Plant Relations (advanced course)
  • Integrated water resources management (advanced course)

Languages:

  • Arabic: the mother tongue
  • English: very good speaking, writing and reading
  • Greek: very good speaking, writing and reading

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