Prof. Nagwa El-Ashmawy, Professor of Survey Engineering (Remote Sensing Specialist), National Water Research Center, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.
El-Ashmawy graduated in Faculty of Engineering- Cairo University in 1993, Civil Engineering. Since then, she has worked as a Civil Engineer in the Survey Research Institute-National Water Research Center. Nagwa got her M.Sc. in Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in 1998 from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. She became an assistant researcher in 2000, and in 2003, she got another M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from ITC, The Netherlands. In 2005, she got a Ph.D. in Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.
From 2006 to 2010, Dr. El-Ashmawy worked as senior facilitator for regional training in the Regional Center of Training and Water Studies, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. She, also, was responsible for setting the curriculum of the GIS and Remote Sensing Training Courses and shared as trainer in some of these courses. Additionally, she was the Egyptian director of the German project, “Management Training in Water Sector in Egypt”, and obtained a diploma in Executive Management from the AUC in 2010.
She worked in a second Ph.D. in Remote Sensing in Ryerson University (Toronto Metropolitan University, Now), Toronto, Canada, and got the degree in 2015. Dr. El-Ashmawy was promoted as associate Professor in Survey Engineering in the National Water Research Center, in 2014, and got the professor degree in the same specialization in 2022.
El-Ashmawy worked in more than 30 projects in civil engineering and surveying including national projects such as the establishment of the National Gravity Network in Egypt, and Developing the New Valley Project (Toshka).
She published more than 20 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. Her research expertise includes GIS, Satellite Image Processing, Geomatics, LiDAR, and Application of Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management. Also, she shared in issuing books about the specifications of the surveying works and mapping in Egypt. Furthermore, she volunteered as reviewer in several international journals.
El-Ashmawy is a member of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), and a member of the Egyptian Committee of Survey and Mapping.