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About Kamal Alsharif

I am a water scientist interested in interdisciplinary water resources policy and watershed management, sustainable domestic water policy, water scarcity and hydropolitics, urban water management, and establishing environmental benchmarks by using Data Envelopment Analysis. I study water on different spatial and temporal scales. More specifically, storm water management, lawn irrigation policy, non-point sources pollution and social indicators, decision support systems, policy evaluation effectiveness, and climate change/natural hazardous impact on water.


Present Associate Professor, University of South Florida


2018 Connor Park Project and Educational Component. Submitted to Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund Proposal
Tampa Estuary Program
2011 RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site:Water Awareness Research and Education
National Science Foundation
2010 Water Management in Arid Areas: AWest BankWater Management Challenge
College of Arts and Science. University of South Florida
2001 Educational Sessions for Rural Living: New Landowners and Realtors
Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Education funds
2001 Make A Splash Festival
Department of Natural Resources
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Graduate Committee, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, USF
2018 - Present Undergraduate Committee, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, USF
2016 - Present Awards Committee Chair, Middle East Specialty Group with AAG
2014 - 2017 Member, Water Institute Advisory Group, USF
2014 - 2015 Tenure and Promotion Committee, School Geosciences
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 - Editor’s Choice Papers- ‘The importance of traditional ecological knowledge in agroecological systems in Peru” published last 2017 in Int. J. of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management
  • 2011 - Who'sWho in America 2011
  • 1999 - Minnesota Project Wet Facilitator of the Year Award from the DNR
  • 1999 - Outstanding TeamWork Award from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
  • 1996 - Multi-Cluster TeamWork Award and Dean and Director’s Distinguished Team Award from Minnesota Extension Service


  • GEO 7980 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • EVR 6216 - Water Quality Policy/Management
  • EVR 4027 - Wetland Environments
  • EVR 2861 - Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • EVR 2002 - Environmental Science
  • EVR 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Science


2004 Ph.D., University of Minnesota
1996 M.S., Minnesota State University
1992 B.S., St. Cloud State University

Contact Information

Office: NES 311
Phone: (813) 974-4883


Articles (23)

Book Chapters (2)