Iman Alharsha is a full time PhD student in the Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter. Her PhD studies are supported by the Libya Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Her PhD working title is “Alternative drainage systems investigation for sustainable urban water management in Sirte, Libya”. Her study investigates the influence of decentralized water management options on the conventional centralized wastewater and stormwater management infrastructure in developing countries and will propose alternative sustainable designs for Sirte, Libya which is used as a case study. She graduated from the University of Sirte, Libya, with a BEng in Civil Engineering and obtained her MSc in Resources Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) formerly known as the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. For her MSc thesis, she studied efficiency and sustainability aspects of water supplied by the Man-Made River Authority for Libyan agriculture. Iman did training on the efficiency of perl-irrigation pipes using warm, saline water at KIT, Germany, in April 2009. After her MSc studies, she worked as an engineer in the Engineering, Planning and studies section in the Man-Made River Authority while working as assistant lecture in the Department of Civil Engineering ,Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sirte, Libya.