Water Resources Engineering

Department Facilities

Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering Department was established on the 1st of November 2006.

The department awards B.Sc. in the field of dams and water resources engineering after four academic years.

The updated and new department name Water Resources Engineering Department studying plan consists of theoretical subjects as well as practical subjects by using scientific laboratories and computer applications.

After completion of the third year, the students take practical training in the field of water resources projects. The students at the fourth year carry out a project in the field of water resources engineering in partial fulfillment of their regular course-work. The Department accepts about 55 students per a year.

Head Of Department

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I had earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Building and Construction Engineering /water resource engineering from Technology University /Baghdad/Iraq in 2004, a Master of Science in Hydraulic engineering from Baghdad University in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science in Water Resource Engineering from Baghdad University in 1986.

I had been involved with the academic community since 1992 and  have more than 25 years teaching in public ,local and international  private universities. Have more than 6 years working as site engineer in different fields.

Acting as Chair of Dam and Water Resources Engineering,


The department program combines hydraulics, fluid mechanics, hydrology, and water resources, with elements from environmental engineering, meteorology, remote sensing and systems analysis, and related disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, computer science engineering, and geology.


Water Resources Engineering program aspires to be a center of excellence in the field of Water Resources in Kurdistan and competitive in the world. The graduate program in Water Resources Engineering at Salahaddin University prepares students for careers in hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources, by providing a strong theoretical and applied foundation, and a broad-based academic background, necessary for positions in engineering design, research, and academia.

Academic Staff

Academic Program


Students in Water Resources Department have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences practically in the subjects they are taught through a sophisticated number of laboratories as mentioned below.

⇨ Sanitary and Environment lab

Sanitary Laboratory is one of the most important laboratories in Water Resources Department, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil. This Laboratory is used by the third-year students in “Water Supply and Sewerage” Subject. This Laboratory has a very important rule for the Water Resource Engineers. Most of water or wastewater characteristics or physical and chemical properties can be tested. In addition, postgraduate students, academic staff, and researchers from outside carry out their work in this Laboratory. Furthermore, the Sanitary and Environmental Laboratory participates with the Engineering Consulting Bureau works.


⇨Hydraulic and Fluid Lab 

The lab is run together with the Fluid Mechanics theory course. This introductory class covers the dynamics of fluid movement, the forces they generate, and methods for analysis. The experiments aim are programed to achieve various objectives, including determining the forces produced during fluid flow over a solid object, applying the control volume approach, illustrating momentum and energy equations, measuring viscosity, and establishing engineering correlations. complex flow phenomena such as separations and transition to turbulence are demonstrated. Students have access to experimental setups such as flow through a tube, flow over a flat plate, wind tunnel, smoke tunnel, and viscometer. The laboratory exercises involve the use of U-tube manometers, digital manometers, a hot-wire anemometer system, and data acquisition. The lab is closely aligned with the lectures to ensure that the experiments complement the content covered in the classroom.

In general, students and researchers in this department also use civil laboratories because of the similarities of their laboratory’s experiments.

⇨Soil Lab

The laboratory operates in conjunction with the soil mechanics theory course and this lab used by second and third semester for undergraduate students. Also used by post graduates and researchers.

⇨Concrete Lab

Concrete Technology Laboratory is one of the laboratories in the Water Resources Engineering Department. The lab is used by under graduate students for construction material tests. In addition, the laboratory is utilized by postgraduate students, faculty members, and external researchers

⇨Surveying Lab

Surveying laboratories is a part of the Department laboratories.

This lab helps the students to handle practical problems on surveying and levelling in field, which is an important process that must be carried out before starting and during the construction of any major engineering project

⇨Computer and Programming Lab 


Provided below are some resources that fourth year students can use for their final year project:

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