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Prof Dr. Ragab Ragab | Water Resources Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Ragab Ragab, UK Centre for Ecology and HydrologyUnited Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab is a distinguished figure in hydrology and agriculture, with over three decades of expertise. Currently a Fellow at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, he served as Principal Research Scientist for many years. With a PhD from Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium, his accolades include multiple ICID Awards of Excellence and recognition in prestigious biographical publications. As President of ICID, he forged crucial partnerships and led groundbreaking research projects worldwide. Notably, he spearheaded initiatives like “Water 4 Crops” and “SWUP-MED,” addressing water scarcity and sustainable agriculture. His dedication to scientific advancement and international collaboration epitomizes excellence in the field. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ†


Publication Profile



In 1982, Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab attained his Ph.D. from the Rural Engineering Department at Katholieke University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium, marking a pivotal milestone in his academic journey. ๐ŸŽ“ This accomplishment laid the foundation for his illustrious career in environmental science and hydrology, providing him with the expertise and knowledge that would shape his future contributions to the field. The rigorous academic pursuit at KUL equipped him with the necessary tools to tackle complex challenges in water management and agricultural sustainability, setting him on a path towards becoming a leading authority in his field. ๐ŸŒฑ



Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab’s career spans decades of influential contributions to environmental science and academia. Since 2019, he has held the prestigious position of Fellow at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) in Oxfordshire, UK, showcasing his enduring dedication to research and innovation. Prior to this, Ragab served as a Principal Research Scientist at the same institution for an impressive 30 years, reaching a level comparable to that of a UK Professor. Concurrently, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Alexandria University since 2006, nurturing future generations of scientists. His international impact includes stints as Visiting and Associate Professor at institutions in Sweden and Egypt, respectively. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”ฌ


Achievement Awards

Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab’s outstanding achievements have been recognized globally, underscoring his profound impact on environmental science and hydrology. ๐Ÿ† His accolades include prestigious awards such as the Egypt State Recognition and Merit Award in 1987, acknowledging his scientific prowess. Ragab’s contributions were further celebrated in esteemed publications like “The Marquis Who’s Who in the World” and “The Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.” ๐Ÿ“˜ Additionally, his dedication to advancing irrigation and drainage earned him multiple ICID Awards of Excellence, highlighting his pivotal role in ensuring global food security. ๐ŸŒ The culmination of his efforts was marked by his presidency at ICID, solidifying his legacy as a leader in the field. ๐ŸŒŸ


Research Focus

Prof. Ragab Ragab’s research focuses primarily on agricultural water management, irrigation, and drainage systems. ๐ŸŒพ His work delves into the optimization of water resources for crop production, addressing challenges such as water scarcity and efficient irrigation techniques. He also contributes significantly to the field of biosaline agriculture, exploring innovative methods to adapt to climate change and ensure food security in saline environments. Through his publications and editorial contributions, Prof. Ragab advocates for sustainable practices and technological advancements in agriculture, paving the way for resilient farming systems worldwide. ๐Ÿšœ His expertise and dedication underscore his commitment to addressing pressing agricultural challenges in an ever-changing world.


Publication Top Notesย 

  1. Research on the status of the irrigation and drainage network in Iran based on the viewpoint of water users and experts using SWOT analysis by Sarai Tabrizi, M., Afshani, M., Teimoori, M., Ragab, R. (2024) ๐ŸŒฑ [Cited by: 0]
  2. Estimating ETO and scheduling crop irrigation using Blaneyโ€“Criddle equation when only air-temperature data are available and solving the issue of missing meteorological data in Egypt by Abdelraouf, R.E., El-Shawadfy, M.A., Bakry, A.B., Ragab, R., Belopukhov, S.L. (2024) ๐ŸŒพ [Cited by: 0]
  3. Misconceptions and misunderstandings in agricultural water management: Time for revisiting, reflection and rethinking by Ragab, R. (2024) ๐Ÿ’ง [Cited by: 0]
  4. Innovation and research in agriculture water management to achieve sustainable development goals by Ragab, R. (2023) ๐ŸŒ [Cited by: 0]
  5. Micro irrigation in the era of technology: Innovation and digital transformation by Ragab, R., Depre, N. (2023) ๐Ÿ’ก [Cited by: 0]
  6. SALTMED model as a tool for water, crop, field, and N-fertilizers management by Ragab, R. (2023) ๐Ÿ“š [Cited by: 1]
  7. Using saline water in biosaline agriculture for food security by Choukr-Allah, R., Ragab, R. (2023) ๐ŸŒพ [Cited by: 0]
  8. Biosaline Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation for Food Security by Choukr-Allah, R., Ragab, R. (2023) ๐ŸŒฟ [Cited by: 1]
  9. Preface by Choukr-Allah, R., Ragab, R. (2023) ๐Ÿ“˜ [Cited by: 0]
  10. Water productivity of barley crop under laser land leveling technique and minimum tillage by Mansour, N.E., El-Sayed, A., Sabra, D.M., Abdelraouf, R.E., Ragab, R. (2023) ๐Ÿ’ง [Cited by: 0]



Ragab Ragab | Water Resources Award | Best Researcher Award

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