Biography

Dr Hussam Hussein is member of the Water Security Research Centre and of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA since 2012, he is currently a Visitng Fellow and External Research Associate of the School of International Development, and is a Research Associate at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon since 2017. Hussam has working experience from the European Parliament, the Italian Embassy in Amman, the NGO Friends of the Earth Middle East, the London Middle East Institute, and from the World Bank, Washington DC. At the World Bank, Hussam was responsible for the Starting a Business indicator of the Doing Business report 2012 and 2013. After his studies in international relations at the University of Trieste (Gorizia), at SOAS, and at the College of Europe, Hussam has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. His PhD thesis focused on water scarcity discourses and transboundary water governance in the case of Jordan.  

Key Research Interests

Water security, Jordan River Basin, climate change, water scarcity discourses, Middle East, trans-boundary water management, conflict and cooperation over water, business regulations and private sector development, EU institutions and policies.

Supervisors

Mark Zeitoun, Adriana Sinclair, and Simon Curtis. 

All Publications

Hussein, H.

(2018)

Tomatoes, tribes, bananas, and businessmen: An analysis of the shadow state and of the politics of water in Jordan,

in Environmental Science & Policy

84

pp. 170-176

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Mohammad, A. H., Jung, H. C., Odeh, T., Bhuiyan, C., Hussein, H.

(2018)

Understanding the impact of droughts in the Yarmouk Basin, Jordan: monitoring droughts through meteorological and hydrological drought indices,

in Arabian Journal of Geosciences

11

(5)

article no. 103

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2018)

The Guarani Aquifer System, highly present but not high profile: A hydropolitical analysis of transboundary groundwater governance,

in Environmental Science & Policy

83

pp. 54-62

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hussein, H.

(2018)

Jordan-Israel Tensions Threaten to Derail Water-Sharing Project,

in Istituto Affari Internazionali

18

(01)

pp. 1-5

Full Text

(Comment/debate)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2018)

Yarmouk, Jordan, and Disi basins: Examining the impact of the discourse of water scarcity in Jordan on transboundary water governance,

in Mediterranean Politics

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hussein, H., Grandi, M.

(2017)

Dynamic political contexts and power asymmetries: the cases of the Blue Nile and the Yarmouk Rivers,

in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics

17

(6)

pp. 795–814

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2017)

A critique of water scarcity discourses in educational policy and textbooks in Jordan,

in The Journal of Environmental Education

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hussein, H.

(2017)

Water Scarcity in Jordan: Roots of the Issue and Policy Recommendations,

in Youth and the Mediterranean: Exploring New Approaches to Dialogue and Cooperation.

Istituto Affari Internazionali

pp. 40-55

ISBN 978-88-9368-051-6

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(Chapter)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2017)

Politics of the Dead Sea Canal: a historical review of the evolving discourses, interests, and plans,

in Water International

42

(5)

pp. 527-542

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(Article)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2017)

Book review: Land and hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin: challenges and new investments,

in International Journal of Water Resources Development

33

(4)

pp. 680-682

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2017)

Whose ‘reality’? Discourses and hydropolitics along the Yarmouk River,

in Contemporary Levant

2

(2)

pp. 103-115

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(Article)

(Published)


Hussein, H.

(2016)

Hydropolitical dynamics and groundwater governance in the case of the Guarani Aquifer,

in Hydropolitical dynamics and groundwater governance in the case of the Guarani Aquifer System.

SCELG University of Strathclyde

pp. 37-39

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(Published)


Hussein, H., Grandi, M.

(2015)

Contexts Matter: A Hydropolitical Analysis of Blue Nile and Yarmouk River Basins,

in Social Water Studies in the Arab Region : State of the Art and Perspectives.

Zerbe Druck & Werbung

pp. 159-177

ISBN 3-936602-74-3

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(Chapter)

(Published)


Administrative Posts

Recent publication:

- H. Hussein (2017), "A critique of water scarcity discourses in educational policy and textbooks in Jordan", The Journal of Environmental Education, DOI: 10.1080/00958964.2017.1373620 

- H. Hussein (2017), Whose ‘reality’? Discourses and hydropolitics along the Yarmouk River”, Contemporary Levant

- H. Hussein (2017), “Politics of the Dead Sea Canal: a Historical Review of the Evolving Discourses, Interests, and Plans”, Water International

- H. Hussein and M. Grandi (2017),Dynamic political contexts and power asymmetries: the cases of the Blue Nile and the Yarmouk Rivers”, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics

- H. Hussein (2017), Book review of the edited book by Emil Sandström, Anders Jägerskog, and Terje Oestigaard, “Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin. Challenges and new investments”, International Journal of Water Resources Development

- H. Hussein (2015) "The Water Scarcity Discourse in Jordan" in: Stefan L. Smith, Adam Allentuck, Louise Martin, Joe Roe, Matthew Jones, Tobias Richter, Gary Rollefson, Hussam Hussein, Catherine Longford, Kyra Reynolds, Bernd Mller-Neuhof, Robert Bewley, David Kennedy & Rebecca Banks (2015) Long-term Landscape, Environment and Climate Change Studies, from the Past through to Predictive Models for Future Developments, Bulletin for the Council for British Research in the Levant, 10:1, 65-82

- H. Hussein and M. Grandi (2015) "Contexts Matter: A Hydropolitical Analysis of Blue Nile and Yarmouk River Basins", in: Fayyad, et al “Social Water Studies in the Arab Region”, SLE, 2015

- H. Hussein (2016), “Hydropolitical dynamics and groundwater governance in the case of the Guarani Aquifer System”, in SCELG Working Paper 4/2016, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

- H. Hussein (2017), “Water scarcity in Jordan: roots of the issue and policy recommendations”, IAI Working Papers, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy (accepted February 2017)

- Et al., H. Hussein (2011), “Doing Business Report 2012”, IFC- World Bank Group

- Et al., H. Hussein (2012), “Doing Business Report 2013”, IFC- World Bank Group

- H. Hussein et al. (2012), “Doing Business in the Arab World Report 2012”, IFC- World Bank Group

- H. Hussein et al. (2013), “Doing Business in the Arab World Report 2013”, IFC- World Bank Group