Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering with honors, Middle-East Technology University, Ankara, Turkey, 1979. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Middle-East Technology University, Ankara, Turkey, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Texas, 1987.
Design engineer City of Ankara, 1980-1981. Research associate University Texas, Austin, 1985-1986. Staff engineer Lower Colorado River Authority, 1986-1988.
Specialist State Planning Organization, Turkey, 1988-1990. Regional director GAP Regional Administration Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, 1990-1991, president, Chief Executive Officer Ankara, 1991—2003. Consultant, co-founder IRRISCO, Texas, 1987—1988, New Mexico, 1987—1988.
Part-time lecturer Dicle University, Sanliurfa, 1989—1991. Founder Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation, 2004. Distinguished visiting professor Water Resources Institute, Kent State University, Ohio, since 2004.
Consultant in field; lecturer in field.
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Turkish Chamber Civil Engineers, Center Irrigation Technology, World Association Soil and Water Conservation, Soil and Water Conservation Society of America, Canada Water Resources Association, American Water Resources Association, American Geophysical Union, International Water Resources Association (secretary-general, board member), International Hydropower Association, World Water Council (treasurer, board member).
Married Rayiha Kemaloglu, November 26, 2000. Children: Alkim G., Erinç K., Doga O.