Mohammed Sbaih


Lecturer in Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences


Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine


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Personal Information

  • Name: Mohammed A.A. Sbaih
  • Marital status: Married 
  • Nationality: Palestinian
  • Place of Birth: Al-kheder
  • Date of Birth: 18.11.1977
  • Position: Teacher.
  • Employer: Al-Quds University.   


  • 1996 – 1997: Hope Flowers Secondary School, Al-kheder, Bethlehem, Tawjeahi graduated in the scientific part.
  • 1997 – 2002: Al-Quds, University, Jerusalem, Palestine: B.Sc, Applied Earth & Environment sciences.
  • 2006 – 2009: Al-Quds, University, Jerusalem, Palestine: M.Sc Environmental studies  - "Groundwater"


2004–2012: Al-Quds, University, Jerusalem, Palestine

  • Research Assistant in the laboratory of Applied Earth & Environment Sciences.
  • G.I.S professional using spatial analysis applications.
  • Geo-electrical applications for environmental sciences and groundwater.


  • Certificate in "irrigation water management and scientific writing" (NCARTT) & USDA, 10 – 14 December 2006, Amman, Jordan.
  • Certificate in "Autodesk Map 5", at GSE Authorized system centre, Bethlehem, May 2005.
  • Certificate in "ArcGIS 9.0, Internet mapping – introduction to ArcIMS, Introduction to programming ArcObjects with VBA, at GSE, Bethlehem, May 2005."
  • Certificate in "Geographic information system (GIS)", at GES Bethlehem, May 2005.
  • Certificate in "Introduction to ArcGIS I & II v 9.0", at GES Palestine, ESRI Redland USA, May 2005.
  • Certificate in "Getting to grants proposal writing ", TAMKEEN, Bethlehem 14 – 17 March 2004.


  • Groundwater modeling using Modflow and MT
  • Hydrological monitoring and hydrological data analysis.
  • Excellent with Microsoft office (Word, Power Point, Excel ….etc).
  • 3D Modeling of topography and countering by Surfer software. 
  • Arc view GIS professional and groundwater modeling (Processing Mudflow) software.
  • Excellent skills with ArcGIS.9 for data managements and interpretation.
  • Very good Experience of Aquachem software (Hydrochemical modeling).
  • Geoelectrical survey, VES sounding, profiling and modeling for groundwater exploration
  • Lithstratigriphic correlations using Winfence and Winlog software.

Seminars & Courses

  • Training course " Applied Groundwater Modeling" 8-30 June 2012. UNISCO-IHE. Delft. Netherlends.
  • Training course in GIS application in public health, Al-Quds University. 2009
  • Training course in Integrated Water Resources Management, February 2006. Birzeit University, Palestine.      
  • GIS training course in hydrologeology and Environmental Geology, 4 – 10 .June 2005, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
  • Training course on advance applications of Geographic Information System, Bethlehem, West Bank, 10.Jan. 2005 – 10 .May 2005.
  • Postgraduate Training Course in Groundwater Tracing Techniques 25 Sept 2003 Technical University. Graz. Austria.

Teaching activities

  • General Geology.
  • Hydrology.
  • Hydrogeology.
  • Groundwater modeling.
  • Rocks and minerals.
  • The nature and environment of Palestine.
  • Introduction to environmental sciences.
  • Computer application in Environmental science.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Environmental field geology.

Selected publications


  • Amer Marei, Saed Khayat, Lamia Hadiddoun, Tieh Andreas, Mohammed Sbaih. (2011) flushing of total organic carbon (TOC) in Jericho Sub-basin springs and the formation of THMs in Jricho Drinking water. Birzeit Water Drops, Birzeit University, Palestine.
  • Amer Marei, Ziad Mimi, Mohammad Sbaih, Stephan Weise, 2011. Hydrogeological assessments of major springs in Wadi Al-Bathan – West Bank, Palestine. The internationatl journal of Environmental Studies, Vol 68  No. 4. ISSN 0020-7233. Routludge Taylor & Francis group.
  • A. Marei, S.Khayat, S.Weise, S.Ghannam, M.Sbaih, S. Geyer. (2010)Estimating groundwater recharge using the chloride mass-balance method in the West Bank, Palestine. Hydrol.Sci.J.55(5), 780-791.
  • Sbaih M, Marie A, 2009. Geophysical and Hydrogeological Investigation of the Plio – Pleistocene Aquifer System and Potential artificial recharge sites, Jericho area, June 26-29 2007, Dead Sea, Jordan. 
  • Sbeih M, Marie A 2007. Geophysical and Hydrogeological assessment of Jericho Plie - Pleistocene aquifer, Amman, Jordan. MARD international conference.  
  • Marei A , Weise S, Lange T, Al-Jundy M, Sbaih M, 2006. Source of Salinity of the Plio-Plistocene aquifer system in Jericho, Jordan Valley/Palestine, Integrated water resource management and challenges of the sustainable development, Marrakech, May 23-25 2006, Morocco.


  • Abu Sada. M, Sbaih. M, Thawaba. S, Abu Laban M, Abu Sada. J, Zetawi, J. 2009. Geographgic Information Systems for undergraduted students. ISPN 978-9950-364-004.Al Quds University & Birzeit University.
  • Thawaba. S, Abu Sada. J, Zetawi. J, Sbaih, M. Applied geographic information system. Grad level course. 2010. Tempus program – (JEP – 33087 – 2005).