Manzoor Qadir is an environmental scientist with focus on policy, institutional and biophysical aspects of water recycling and safe reuse, water quality and environmental health, water and food security, and sustainable natural resources management under changing climate. He has implemented multidisciplinary projects and directed research teams in different parts of world, particularly in Central Asia and Middle East and North Africa regions. He led teams of eminent professionals to contribute to international and regional initiatives such as the Comprehensive Global Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, and the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development. In addition to supervising a number of post-doctoral fellows, postgraduate students, and interns, he has undertaken several international and regional capacity development initiatives such as organizing knowledge bridging workshops and training courses for young researchers; and regional workshops as part of UN-Water project, which brought together 143 participants from 71 UN member states from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Before joining UNU-INWEH in Canada, Manzoor previously held professional positions as Senior Scientist jointly appointed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Visiting Professor at the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany; and Associate Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He authored over 120 publications as peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, conference papers, edited proceedings of workshops, monographs, and policy briefs. He is a fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals.