Karim Bergaoui is working as Climate and Water Modeling Scientist at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture ICBA, Dubai since 2010. He is focused on enhancing the simulation of the water cycle, including groundwater resources, surface runoff, evapotranspiration and water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa region by assimilating remote-sensing data in numerical models. He specializes in quantifying and predicting water cycle and environmental consequences of earth system variability and change on water resources and crop production. This includes seasonal forecasting and climate change projections. He holds an M.Sc. in Ocean-Atmosphere-Biosphere from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, and a civil meteorological engineering degree from The National School of Meteorology (Météo-France), Toulouse, France. He has authored and co-authored more than five publications in peer-reviewed journals and many research reports.