Slim Zekri

Dr., Associate Professor and Head of the Department

  • 318 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Research interests

Dr Slim Zekri is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Natural Resource Economics at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics and Quantitative Methods from the University of Cordoba, Spain. He is Associate Editor of the journal of Water Economics and Policy.  Dr. Zekri has worked as a consultant for a range of national and international agencies on natural resource economics, policy and governance, agriculture, and water economics in the Middle East and North Africa. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the FAO’s Globally Interesting Agricultural Heritage Systems. His main research interests are Water Economics and Environmental Economics. In 2017 he was awarded the Research and Innovation Award in Water Science from the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture & Science in the Scientific Publications Category.

Education/Academic qualification

Agricultural Economics & Quantitative Methods, PhD, University of Córdoba

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Research Output 1992 2019

  • 318 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 3 Chapter
1 Citation (Scopus)
coastal aquifer
1 Citation (Scopus)
coastal aquifer
climate change
5 Citations (Scopus)

An Artificial Intelligence Approach for the Stochastic Management of Coastal Aquifers

Triki, C., Zekri, S., Al-Maktoumi, A. & Fallahnia, M., Aug 11 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Water Resources Management. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coastal aquifer
artificial intelligence
Decision trees
Artificial intelligence
6 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility of adopting smart water meters in aquifer management: An integrated hydro-economic analysis

Zekri, S., Madani, K., Bazargan-Lari, M. R., Kotagama, H. & Kalbus, E., Feb 1 2017, In : Agricultural Water Management. 181, p. 85-93 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

meters (equipment)
groundwater extraction
economic analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Demand function estimate for residential water in Oman

Kotagama, H., Zekri, S., Al Harthi, R. & Boughanmi, H., Oct 7 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Water Resources Development. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

price elasticity