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educator , Hydrogeologist

Elias Mechael Salameh, Syrian hydrogeologist, educator. Achievements include discovery of first meteoric impact site in the Middle East in Waqf as Swwan. Decorated Order of Merit 1st class (Germany), Order of Merit, University Jordan; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst research grantee, 1977, 79, 85, Alex von Humboldt research grantee, 1983.


Salameh, Elias Mechael was born on April 22, 1945 in Yabroud, Syria. Arrived in Jordan, 1947. Son of Mechael and Adel Yousef (Jabali) Salameh.


Master of Science in Geology, Technology University, Munich, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Munich, 1974. Master of Science in Geophysics, University Munich, 1975.


Assistant professor University Jordan, Amman, 1975-1980, associate professor, 1980-1985, head department geology, 1982-1983, 93-94, director water research and study center, 1983-1992, professor hydrology and hydrochemistry, since 1985. Chairman water and irrigation sector Higher Council of Science and Technology, 1990-1991. Consultant water project Harvard University, 1992-1995, World Bank, 1993, 98, 02, Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, National Water Strategy Jordan, 1993-1997.

Board directors Center Strategic and Hebraic Studies, Center Consultation, Studies and Extension Services University Jordan, 1985-1988, Academy Music and Fine Arts, Moab University. Chairman founding committee German-Jordanian University, Amman, 2004-2005.


  • Achievements include discovery of first meteoric impact site in the Middle East in Waqf as Swwan.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Water Resources of Jordan and Their Future Potentials, 1993, Water Quality Degradation in Jordan, 1997, Curative Waters in Jordan, 1997, Discovery of Wagfassuwwan Impact, 2006. Co-author: Water for the Future, United States National Academy of Sciences. Editor: (science journal) Hydrogeologie & Umwelt, 1990—2006, Jour Royal Society for Conservation of Nature Reem, 1992-2003, Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica, 1997—2007, Hydrogeology Journal International Association Hydrogeologists, 2000-2006, (conference proceedings) Water Resources of the Arab Countries and Their Strategic Importance, 1990, (case studies) Water Pollution in Jordan, 1991.


Board directors United Nations Educational, Paris, 1995-1998. Member United States National Research Council Committee on Sustainable Water Supply in the Middle East, Washington, 1996-1999. Member International Association Hydrology, Jordan Environmental Association, Jordan Geologist Association.


  • Other Interests



Married Qamar Victor Hamati, June 23, 1978. Children: Diala, Fares, Fadi.

Mechael Salameh

Adel Yousef (Jabali) Salameh

Qamar Victor Hamati

Diala Salameh

Fares Salameh

Fadi Salameh