Manzoor Qadir is lead scientist of the Water & Human Development Programme (WHD), which tackles three inter-connected and closely linked challenges: ensuring water-health security; safeguarding and sustaining water availability; and, securing food supply for all.
Manzoor has been a Senior Scientist at ICARDA and IWMI for more than a decade, designing and managing applied research projects that improve livelihoods through water recycling and reuse, improving water quality and productivity, and combatting land degradation. Since 2012, he has also led a collaborative effort between UNU-INWEH, ICARDA and IWMI to address safe use of wastewater, while serving as a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-INWEH. Manzoor has previously served as Visiting Professor at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany and as Associate Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He is a fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and serves on the editorial boards of three leading research journals.