Dr. Ragy Darwish

Since his graduation, Dr. Darwish has worked extensively with issues related to “Resources and Environmental Economics”, focusing mainly on “water” and “wastewater reuse” optimal allocation policies, utilization and practices. During his teaching assignments, he has repeatedly taught courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in the areas of: Resources and Environmental Economics; Project Analysis and Appraisal; Project Planning and Management, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Operation Research. With respect to research, reach-out community programs and his consultancy services with international agencies, his work and output re-emphasized his interest on those areas. In his research, Dr. Darwish worked with topics related to; Policy Development and Assessments, Economic Pricing and Costing of Public and Environmental Goods, Projects Analysis and Appraisal. Dr. Darwish has more than 25 peer refereed articles, abstracted and books’ chapters, and more than 40 produced technical reports and training manuals. He is a certified Trainer of Trainers (TOTs), by IFAD-GIZ. He has extensively engaged in developing and delivering numerous workshops and trainings to various stakeholders at various responsibility/capacity levels, from top management to end-users and grass-roots.

Currently, Dr. Darwish works as an economic consultant and trainer with AWC and ACWUA. After receiving his PH. D., he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Resources Economics at Texas Tech University, USA. Then, Dr. Darwish joined the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, as Assistant, then Associate Professor (Served as the Chairperson of Ag. Economic Department). He then joined Hariri Canadian University HCU (currently Rafik Hariri University), Lebanon as an Associate Professor and the Chairman of the Financial Studies Department (FSD). Dr. Darwish was the Acting Dean of the School of Business, in addition to chairing the FSD. During his services at both AUB and HCU, he was the Major Advisor and a Committee Members for more than 45; 25 graduate students Theses. He also served as the Principle Coordinator and Investigator for numerous research projects funded by International Agencies.


PhD, Agricultural Economics        Texas Tech University, Texas,

MS, Agricultural Economics         Colorado State University,

MS, Irrigation Economics              International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Studies Bari, Italy,

BS, Agricultural Sciences               University of Alexandria, Faculty of Agriculture, Egypt,