About Firas Aljanabi.

Coordinator of the Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre

Dr. Firas Aljanabi — Centre Coordinator

Dr. Firas Aljanabi is currently serving as the coordinator of the Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre. With a long-standing affiliation with TU Dresden in Germany, he has held the position of senior lecturer for several years, accumulating extensive expertise in project management within the international landscape. Prior to this, Dr. Aljanabi served as an expert and scientific officer at the United Nations in Switzerland, while also holding a significant role as a department head at the Ministry of Environment in Iraq. Dr. Aljanabi's academic background includes a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Water Resources Management, which he obtained in 2014. He also holds an M.Sc. in Hydro Science and Engineering from TU Dresden, Germany, achieved in 2009, and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Babylon University, Iraq, acquired in 2002. His diverse educational journey has equipped him with a well-rounded understanding of various disciplines related to water, climate change, and engineering. Dr. Aljanabi's comprehensive experience and academic accomplishments position him as a respected professional in the field of global water and climate adaptation.

  • Dec 22 – Present Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre (ABCD-Centre) Coordinator
  • Oct 10 – Dec 2021  Senior Scientific Coordinator  at TUD Technological University of Dresden
  • May 19 – (One month) Hydrological Expert Consultant at World Meteorological Organization
  • Jan 16 – May 19  Director, Environment. and Data Centre Babylon Governorate, Iraq
  • May 15 – Jan 16  Project Officer World Meteorological Organization
  • Jan 14 – May 15 Chief, Environmental and Data Centre in Babylon Governorate Ministry of Environment, Iraq
  • Jan 10 – Oct 10 Associate Programme Assistant at World Meteorological Organization
  1. Doctor in philosophy (Ph.D) . in Climate Change and Water Resources Management (2014) at TU Dresden, Germany
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Hydro  Science and Engineering (2009) at TU Dresden, Germany.
  3. Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Civil Engineering (2002) from Babylon University, Iraq
  1. Flood Predictability of One-Way and Two-Way WRF Nesting Coupled Hydrometeorological Flow Simulations in a Transboundary Chenab River Basin, Pakistan, Ehtesham Ahmed , Naeem Saddique, Firas AlJanabi , Klemens Barfus , Malik Rizwan Asghar, Abid Sarwar and Peter Krebs, Remote Sensing, Volume 15, Issue 2, 457. January 2023. Link here.
  2. Comparison of flow simulations with sub-daily and daily GPM IMERG products over a transboundary Chenab River catchment, Ehtesham Ahmed; Firas Al Janabi; Wenyu Yang; Akhtar Ali; Naeem Saddique; Peter Krebs, Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (3): 1204–1224.Link here.
  3.  Assessment of TOPKAPI-X applicability for flood events simulation in two small catchments in Saxony, Firas Al Janabi, Nurlan Ongdas, Christian Bernhofer, Julian David Reyes Silva, Jakob Benisch and Peter Krebs, MDPI Hydrology Journal, July 2021. Link here.
  4. Comparison of flow simulations in an ungauged catchment (Chenab River, Pakistan) using sub-daily and daily GPM IMERG based Early, Late, and Final precipitation products, Ehtesham Ahmed; Firas Al Janabi; Wenyu Yang; Akhtar Ali; Naeem Saddique; Peter Krebs. Submitted Springer Journals Editorial Office Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, March 2021.Link here.
  5.  Hydrologic Assessment of TRMM and GPM-Based Precipitation Products in Transboundary River Catchment (Chenab River, Pakistan), by Ehtesham Ahmed, Firas Al Janabi, Jin Zhang, Wenyu Yang, Naeem Saddique and Peter Krebs, MDPI Water Journal, Vol 12, issue 7, July 2020.Link here.
  6.  Urban Floods: Linking the Overloading of a Storm Water Sewer System to Precipitation Parameter, by Ivan Vorobevskii, Firas Al Janabi, Fabian Schneebeck, Jose Bellera and Peter Krebs, MDPI Hydrology, Special Issues Extreme Precipitation and Floods under a Changing Climate 2020.Link here.
  7. Reducing Vulnerability to Extreme Hydro-Meteorological Hazards in Mozambique [after Cyclone IDAI], WMO mission report, 2019.Link here.
  8. Disaggregation of the Daily Rainfall Dataset into SubDaily Resolution in the Temperate Oceanic Climate Region. Mohammad Bakhshi, Firas Al Janabi, In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Marine and Environmental Sciences Vol:13, No:1, 2019.Link here.
  9. Assessment of TOPographic Kinematic APproximation and Integration model TOPKAPIeX applicability for flood events simulation in two small sub-catchments in Saxony, Firas Aljanabi and Christian Bernhofer, In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2019).Link here.
  10. Chinese Water Systems: Volume 2: Managing Water Resources for Urban Catchments: Chaohu, Chapter 3 WP-A: Urban Water Resources Management Peter Krebs, Firas Al Janabi, Björn Helm, Honghao Li, Benjamin Wagner, Christian Koch. Springer 2018.Link here.
  11. Disaggregation techniques for radar precipitation data and rain gauge precipitation data for the Wernersbach catchment in Germany. Firas Al Janabi and Christian Bernhofer: In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2018).Link here.
  12. Improving precipitation estimates from weather radar using rain gauges precipitation data quality control and correction techniques for Wernersbach sub-catchment in Germany. Firas Al Janabi and Christian Bernhofer: In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2018). Link here
  13. On the monitoring and prediction of flash floods in small and medium-sized catchments – the EXTRUSO project. Stefan Wiemann, Anette Eltner, Hannes Sardemann, Diana Spieler, Thomas Singer, Thi Thanh Luong, Firas Al Janabi, Niels Schütze, Lars Bernard, Christian Bernhofer, and Hans-Gerd Maas: In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna (2017).Link here.
  14. Comparative estimation and assessment of initial soil moisture conditions for Flash Flood warning in Saxony. Thanh Thi Luong, Rico Kronenberg, Christian Bernhofer, Firas AlJanabi, and Niels Schütze, In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna (2017). Link here.
  15. Temporal disaggregation of daily precipitation for hydrological modeling under data scarcity conditions by using data from neighboring station as a reference for Chaohu, China. Al Janabi, Firas; Bista, Anukampa; Helm, Bjoern; Krebs, Peter; Bernhofer, Christian, In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Volume 19 – EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna (2017). Link here.
  16. Impact of climate change on the stormwater system in Al Hillah City-Iraq, Al-Janabi, Firas Hameed: ISBN 978-3- 86780-417-2, Tharandter Klimaprotokolle 2014.Link here.
    17. Impacts of Climate Change on Storm water System in Al Hillah City – IRAQ, the 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, 2015.Link here.
  17. Urban flood management in a changing climate – WMO Library, Firas AlJanabi, 2015.Link here.
  18. Selecting Measures and Designing Strategies for Integrated Flood Management, WMO Library, Firas Al Janabi, 2015.Link here.
  19. Towards Nexus Approach: Case Studies on Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste, Water, Soil and Waste Nexus, United Nations University FLORES, 2014.
  20. Rainfall Space-Time Organization and Orographic Control on Flash Flood Response: The Weisseritz Event of August 13, 2002, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Volume 18, Issue 2 (February 2013).Link here.
  21. Comparison of the three stochastic weather generators (GEM6, ClimGen, and LARS-WG) for a dry climate in Babylon region /IRAQ, the International Conference Climate Change and Regional Response REGKLAM 2013 in Dresden.Link here.
  22. Advancing a nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil, and waste: Climate Change and Storm Water Management in Al Hillah / IRAQ Nexus Approach,  Joint paper for the United Nations University FLORES, 2013. Page 131. Link here

Water Security, Climate Change Adaptation, Integrated Water Resources Management.