Souad Naji Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi environmentalist & academic researcher in various engineering disciplines, in addition to having established and assisted in the establishment of multiple research and academic institutions in Iraq. She is the first Arab to receive the Nuclear Free Future Award, and has published over 50 scientific papers on topics ranging from water desalination to nuclear waste management, and depleted uranium contamination.
Associate professor in Environmental Engineering
Member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists in the USA
Board member of the Iraqi Engineering Society
Member of the Iraqi Water Resource Society
Member of the Iraqi Academicians Society
Member of the Iraqi Engineering Union
Member of editing committee of Al-Handasa Scientific Journal from 1996 to 2002
Chief editor of the Reconstruction Magazine in the University of Baghdad from 1996 to 2000
Al-Azzawi is a leader and prominent figure in the field of environmental engineering in the Middle East, having received several national and international awards for her many contributions to the field:
The Geophysics Award from the Colorado School of Mines (USA) in 1988.
The Van Tyle Award from the Colorado School of Mines (USA) in 1989.
The Scientific Staff Award from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education for three consecutive years – 2000, 2001, and 2002.
The Iraqi National Award for Distinguished Patents in 2001.
The Nuclear-Free Future Award in the Category of Education, Munich, October 2003