🌿🔍 Glimpses of Hiba 🔍🌿
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🌿🔍 Glimpses of Hiba 🔍🌿


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Education

PhD Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering of International Cooperation and Mathematics
2022- Present
Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment, and Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Brescia​, Italy.
Research Interest: Sustainable Water Resource Management in Large River Basins under Climate Change Scenarios.

M.Sc. Forest Science.
2019-2021
Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.
Master Thesis: "Spatio-temporal land use and land cover change analysis: a case study of the Al Kabeer Al Shemaly River Basin in Syria.
GPA:109/110

• A diploma in environmental management.
2016
Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM), TU Dresden, Germany.
Final Research: “Flood vulnerability assessment applying GIS and RS methods”.
GPA: 1.3 (German scale).

• M.Sc. Civil Environmental Engineering.
2012-2015
Department of Civil Environmental Engineering, Tishreen University, Syria
Master Thesis: “A contribution to the evaluation of energy consumption at Lattakian WWTPs.”.
Graduation Grade: 83/100.

B.Sc. Civil Environmental Engineering.
2006-2011
Department of Civil Environmental Engineering, Tishreen University, Syria.
Master Thesis: “Designing of WWTPs according to ATV”.
Graduation Grade: 77.02/100

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Awards and Scholarships

2022
Italian PON Research and Innovation 2014-2020 scholarships on green research topics.
2019-2021
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to take part in "The Master’s Degree in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)”. A joint master’s degree allowed me to study at three universities in two countries. UdL and UVa in Spain, and UNIPD in Italy.
2016
Final paper award for an outstanding study entitled "Flood vulnerability assessment applying GIS and RS methods," submitted as part of a fellowship for taking part in the UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries, TU Dresden, 12 January–13 July 2016
2016
A Fellowship to participate in the 39th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental
Management for Developing and Emerging Countries.
2011
Shield of Excellence, Syrian Engineering Syndicate.
2010
Shield of Excellence, Tishreen University, 2010.

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Professional Experience

7 years of experience working in the field of "Environmental Engineering", with
efficiency at multitasking and working under pressure to accomplish overall objectives.

2018-2019
University Lecturer (part-time).

Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia.
Course: Aerial Photography.


07/2012-08/2019
Environmental Engineer.

Department of Chemical Safety, Studies Division.
Directorate of Environment, Latakia, Syria.
Ministry of Local Administration and Environment.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Led the monitoring and evaluation processes to assess the application of environmentally sound engineering methodologies and procedures in Latakia.
  2. Collaborated with cross-functional teams to build a database of environmental issues in Latakia through The National Environmental Observatory (NEO).
  3. Conducted in-depth research and analysis, producing final reports and recommendations to mitigate land degradation through The Inventory of Coastal Area Land Degradation Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Techniques (ICALD).
  4. Utilized data-driven insights to assess water quality of 16 Tishreen Dam Lake using satellite images supported by field work, analyze trends, and prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Oversaw monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the effectiveness of implemented wastewater treatment plants, ensuring compliance with environmental standards and regulations.
  6. Led campaigns with governmental agencies and local NGOs to raise awareness about the environmental situation in Latakia and co-create innovative programmes that align with our mission and objectives.
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Cooperative Projects

GIS and RS Analyst: 2017-2019
Inventory of Coastal Area Land Degradation Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Techniques (ICALD).
A team of 25 members from the general organization of remote sensing (GORS), Ministry of Local Administration and Environment (MoLAE), and the General Commission of Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR) to conduct research related to land degradation in the coastal zone.


GIS and RS Officer: 2013-2016
National Environmental Observatory (NEO)
A team of 13 members from the general organization of remote sensing (GORS), Ministry of Local Administration and Environment (MoLAE) to build a database of environmental infrastructure in Latakia and conduct the needed analysis.


Social commitment and engagement:
• Coordinating the annual environmental market with NGOs and entrepreneurs.
• Raising awareness about the environmental rights and duties guaranteed by Syrian legislation, a workshop done with the Syrian Student Union.
• Coordinating the annual workshop on renewable energies: pros and cons.

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Leadership

Founder:

The Syrian Youth Parliament of Water (SYPW) | 2022.
Syrian Youth Parliament for Water | World Youth Parliament for Water
Youth network acting for water around the world
  1. Defining a clear vision and mission.
  2. Developing a strategic roadmap that aligns with the mission, outlining objectives and paths to achieve them

Coordinator:

Mediterranean Youth Task Force (MYTF): The youth branch of the Silva Mediterranea Secretariat under FAO’s umbrella| 2023.
About MYTF
About MYTF
  1. Oversaw the conceptualization of MYTF’s identity at its first-year establishment.
  2. Led the execution of MYTF’s "youth-led agroforestry” event at the World Food Forum in Rome in 2023.
  3. Established strategic partnerships with several agencies, fostering collaborative efforts to advance youth roles in the forest sector.

Research Associate:

Save the Tigris Campaign| 2022.
  1. Conducted research on rainwater harvesting in Syria as part of the rainwater harvesting project.
  2. Assisted in the dissemination of project results through white papers, reports, and conferences.
  3. Built relationships with stakeholders in the Mesopotamia region, including government entities, NGOs, international agencies, and local communities, fostering collaborations to advance sustainable water initiatives.

Communication Officer:

COY17| 21 Sep. -04 Nov. 2022.
Climate Changers – COY17

As part of: the communication working group to promote for COY17 that is coorganized by YLE (Youth Love Egypt Foundation); The Volunteering Coordinator Unit & Co-host for COY17 (Conference of Youth 17), and YOUNGO.

• Arabic Translator

OneWater (aka. Water Science Policy) | 07/2021-Present

https://watersciencepolicy.com/user/hiba

• Project Support Officer

Erasmus Mundus Association | 07/2021 -10/2021.

Inter-Connected Fostering Positive Intergroup Contact and Youth Leadership through Intercultural Competence
https://www.em-a.eu/inter-connected


• Project Support Officer

Erasmus Mundus Association | 09/2020 - 06/2021

EMA Diversity & Inclusion Series
https://www.em-a.eu/project-diversity-inclusion