Ahmed Abukhater

د. أحمد أبو خاطر‎
Dr. Ahmed Abukhater
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BornRafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine
ResidenceNew York City, United States
Nationality American Palestinian
EducationPh.D. in Community and Regional Planning, Dual Master’s Degree, Urban and Regional Planning, and Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)
Alma materMIT, University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urban and Regional Planning)
OccupationGlobal Director, Professor, powerlifting, businessman, author, geographer, Environmental Scientist, Urban and Regional Planner, Architect
Known forAuthor, speaker, and the first athlete to represent Palestine at the World Powerlifting Championships and world record for bench press
Notable workWater as a Catalyst for Peace: Transboundary Water Management and Conflict Resolution [book], Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge).
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight165 - 220 lb (75 - 100kg) Open and elite men's division


Ahmed Abukhater (Arabic: أحمد أبو خاطر‎‎) can be an architect, environmental scientist, and an metropolitan and local planner by trade. He’s the 1st athlete to represent Palestine in the Globe Association of Bench Pressers and Deceased lifters (WABDL) Globe Powerlifting Championships in NEVADA, Nevada in 2006. In November, 2007, Abukhater represented Palestine again in the WABDL World Tournament, in Anaheim, California, where he received his division and arranged a fresh Palestinian world record. He arranged a fresh record for the condition of Illinois in 2004, and keeps many nationwide and international information in powerlifting. The 10-year-old WABDL, among a small number of international lifting organizations, recognized his lift like a national record for Palestine. “I believe it had been a groundbreaking encounter,” stated Gus Rethwisch, the creator and president from the 4,200-member group. “He’s no activist. He’s not really political. He’s simply passionate,” Rethwisch stated.

International records

Open and top notch men's department -198 lbs pounds class Squat: 630 pounds Bench Press: 610 pounds Deadlift: 705 lbs

Professional career

Abukhater happens to be doing work for Boeing in Digital Aviation. Previously, he offered as senior movie director of GIS at Trimble Navigation Ltd, global movie director of product administration at Pitney Bowes Software program, Esri’s global sector manager for preparing and community advancement and movie director of Locations in California and a GIS supervisor and instructor in the University of Tx at Austin.He's keynote speaker in several areas including GIS solutions and strategic advertising in Arranging and Community Advancement, Urban and Regional Arranging, environmental technology and sustainable advancement, and trans-boundary drinking water resources administration and Conflict Quality. His expertise is targeted around the geopolitical and hydropolitical areas of drinking water assets in the framework from the Arab-Israeli discord, the transboundary administration of drinking water assets, and multinational environmental guidelines in the centre East.

Early life

Given birth to in the Palestinian town of Rafah, Ahmed Abukhater was raised in an environment of environmental inequity. Being truly a native Palestinian from your Gaza Remove and raised through the Palestinian Intifada (uprising), he acknowledged the worthiness of drinking water as the sustainer of existence and peace.Abukhater keeps a Ph.D. in community and local planning from your University of Tx at Austin having a focus on drinking water resources administration and conflict quality and mediation (option dispute quality) and a master's level in metropolitan and regional preparing from the University or college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's level in architectural executive.


Through education and professional experience, he established specialization in fields which range from Setting up Analysis and Geographic Information System (Esri), Geospatial analysis and multi-criteria evaluation (MCE), groundwater modeling, Environmental Science and Lasting Development, to Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Abukhater provides authored numerous magazines, served on regulating and advisory planks, and received over 20 honours for his function. His recent reserve entitled Water being a Catalyst for Tranquility - Transboundary Drinking water Management and Issue Resolution is normally a reserve that represents a drinking water negotiation framework and an exposé of how collateral can be connected into the procedure for worldwide treaty negotiation and governance.


Drinking water being a Catalyst for Peacefulness: Transboundary Drinking water Management and Turmoil Resolution [reserve], Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge). Interview: Operational Area Cleverness is crucial, Geospatial World Mag. Interview: Pitney Bowes, Autodesk, TomTom Group on GIS, Facilities and BIM Tasks, Directions Mag. Interview: Pitney Bowes Refocuses for the Operational Cleverness of Area, Informed Infrastructure Mag - Vector1 Mass media. Interview: Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Relationship – Bridging the Distance…Meeting the task, Geoinformatics Magazine. For the Cusp of Drinking water Battle: a diagnostic accounts from the volatile geopolitics of the center East, Peacefulness and Conflict Research Journal, 17(2). Collateral in the Context of Bilateral, International Drinking water Allocation Treaties in Arid Locations - A Transformative and Interdisciplinary Method of Conflict Resolution, College or university of Tx at Austin, (Publication Amount: 3417449). Through the Eye from the Indigenous Inhabitants: Innovative and In depth Methods to Mediation and ADR in the centre East, Peacefulness Conflict & Advancement Journal, June, concern 14. Rethinking preparing theory and practice: a glimmer of light for potential customers of integrated likely to fight complex metropolitan realities, Journal of Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Urban Administration, 2(11), pp. 64–79. Publication Review: A Post-capitalist Politics, by: J.K. Gibson-Graham, Journal of Urban Research, 46(2). Simply add data: how software program interoperability could expedite advancement, Engage Gov Today. Smarter Arranging with Location Cleverness, Engage Gov Today. Location-enabled Wise Preparing and Community Advancement, Informed facilities (Vector1 Press). Creating and Enabling a Smarter Business with Location Cleverness, Informed facilities (Vector1 Press). Derecho storms increase important queries about crisis preparedness and response, Engage Gov Today. Economic Gardening: The continuing future of Economic Advancement Through GIS, Engage Today. Using Area Cleverness to produce and Enable a Smarter Business, Engage Today. Harnessing the energy of YOUR COMPUTER DATA Through Enterprise Area Cleverness, Engage Today. GIS-Based Community Risk Evaluation- Equipment for wildfire prediction and mitigation, ArcUser, Esri, Springtime 2011. Arranging 2.0: A Collaborative System for Actionable Cleverness, Next City Publication. GIS for Arranging and Community Advancement: Resolving Global Difficulties, Directions Magazine. Producing Smart Development Smarter with GeoDesign, Directions Publication. Fostering citizen involvement, GIS Advancement, Neogeography & Participatory GIS: Capacity to people, Vol.14 Concern 2. Effective Development Administration - Demonstrating the MCE features of GIS, ArcUser, Esri, Springtime 2008. Collateral of Drinking water Assets Allocation in the International Legislation, AMIN. De-mystifying the Discord: Collateral to Deter Hydro-hostility in the centre East, AMIN. Drinking water for Serenity, Media Screens Network. Tale of Champaign’s Downtown: Arranging a Go back to a Glorious Recent, UpWords, Fall, Vol.7.