Professor Fekri Hassan (b. 1943, Cairo, Egypt) is Emeritus Petrie Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is currently Director of the Cultural Heritage Management Program, the French University in Egypt. Professor Hassan holds a B. Sc. (1963) in Geology and Chemistry, and M.Sc. in Geology (1966) from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He obtained a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA (1973). Before joining University College London as a distinguished professor, he taught at Washington State University (1975-1994), where he became a professor in 1983. He is currently senior advisor to the Egyptian National Center for Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) and programme coordinator for Cultural Heritage Management, the French University in Egypt. He served as Vice-President of WAC, World Archaeology Congress (1998-2002), and is consultant to UNESCO. former President of the International Water History Association (IWHA), and is now in charge, as Editor-in-Chief, of the UNESCO seven volume book series on History of Water and Civilization. His work focuses on cultural heritage management, geoarchaeology, palaeoclimate , and human response to climate change.