Manzoor Qadir is an environmental scientist with focus on policy, institutional and biophysical aspects of unconventional water resources, water recycling and safe reuse, water quality and environmental health, and water and land management under changing climate. He has implemented multidisciplinary projects and directed research teams in different regions, particularly Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa regions. In addition to supervising post-doctoral fellows, postgraduate students, and interns, he has undertaken several international and regional capacity development initiatives such as organizing knowledge bridging workshops and training courses for young researchers. Manzoor has contributed to international and regional initiatives and assessments such as the Comprehensive Global Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, and the Global Wastewater Initiative. He has authored and co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications. He is a fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and serves on the Editorial Boards of four international journals.
Before joining UNU-INWEH in Canada, Manzoor previously held professional positions as Senior Scientist jointly appointed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Visiting Professor at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany; and Associate Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.