Dar Al-Handasah Consultants, Egypt
34/36 Geziret Al-Arab Street, Mohandessin Giza 12411, P.O. Box: 895, Cairo 11511, Egypt.

E-mail: Mahmoud.Bakr@dargroup.com

Professor of Geo-hydrology at the National Water Research Center, Egypt. He is also “Associate/Senior Groundwater Engineer” at Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners). He has a wide experience in both research and industry. His research work includes modeling of coupled subsurface processes of flow, heat, and land subsidence. He has also developed several methods for stochastic analysis and uncertainty propagation for unconditional and conditional simulations of coupled subsurface processes. Mahmoud has developed and contributed to the development of several land subsidence models in the Netherlands, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), and Jakarta (Indonesia). He has recently started research efforts to measure, characterize, and model land subsidence related to groundwater management in the Nile Delta. He is also involved in several mega construction projects for which he designs groundwater control systems.


  • Bakr, M. (2015) Influence of Groundwater Management on Land Subsidence in Deltas, A Case Study of Jakarta (Indonesia), Water Resources Management, 29(5), 1541-1555, doi:10.1007/s11269-014-0893-7, 2015.
  • Bakr, M., N. van Oostrom, and W. Sommer. Efficiency of and Interference among Multiple Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Systems; a Dutch Case study, 60, pp 53–62, Journal of Renewable Energy, 2013.
  • Muntendam-Bos , A. G., R. P. Noorlandt, M. I. Bakr, G. de Lange, P. A. Fokker, Unraveling Shallow Causes of Subsidence. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L10403, doi:10.1029/2009GL037190, 2009.
  • Bakr, M. I., and A. Butler, Nonstationary stochastic analysis in well capture zone design using first-order Taylor approximation, Water Resources Research, 41, W01004, doi:10.1029/2004WR003648, 2005
  • Bakr, M. I., and A. Butler, Worth of head data in well capture zone design using stochastic inverse modelling, Journal of Hydrology, 290(3-4), doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.12.004, 2004.
  • Bakr, M. I., C. B. M. te Stroet, and A. Meijerink, Stochastic groundwater quality management: Role of spatial variability and conditioning, Water Resources Research, 39(4), 1078, doi:10.1029/ 2002WR001745, 2003.