Nisreen Lahham

Senior Researcher and Regional Project Manager
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


Nisreen Lahham is a Senior Researcher and a Regional Project Manager at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Currently she manages the ReWater MENA project, a multi-partner project addressing the challenges of upscaling and expanding wastewater reuse in the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition, she coordinates the CGIAR GENDER Platform project on COVID-19 and Egypt’s water crisis: generating evidence for gender-transformative innovations. Lahham has more than 15 years of experience in research for development and practice working on environment, agriculture and water with development agencies, NGOs and governmental institutions. She is a leading futurist, having founded the Future Studies Forum for Africa and the Middle East and working with a trans-disciplinary approach on projects about the futures of water and food security, as well as urban planning, in which she holds a PhD.