Hussein Amery
Published August 12, 2015
Updated April 17, 2021

Hussein A. Amery is a professor and director of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division (HASS) at Colorado School of Mines. His research is centered on water and food security in the Middle East, with a focus on the Arab Gulf states. Amery also specializes in Islamic perspectives on water management, and in transboundary water politics especially along the Litani, Jordan, Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Amery co-edited a book on the hydropolitics along the Jordan River basin, and has published numerous papers on themes such as the potential for water war, Islamic perspectives on the natural environment, water management in Lebanon, and on conflict resolution along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. His most recent book is Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States (2015).

Expertise: Water and food security, human and environmental security, transboundary water conflicts, hydropolitics

Location: Golden, Colo.


Phone: (303) 273 3339

Twitter: @Amery_Mines

Heard on NPR Source of the Week: Dr. Amery Discusses The Relationship Between The Energy Industry and Water Security In Arab Gulf States

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