Dr. Mushtaque Ahmed is the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR) and Associate Professor of the Department of Soils, Water, and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) of Oman. He joined SQU in 1996. He obtained a PhD in Water Resources (major) and Soil Physics (minor) from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1988 and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu in 1984. He is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and a member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. Before joining SQU he worked for CSIRO in Australia and the NSW state government.