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Nadim Farajalla

American University of Beirut, Lebanon





Dr. Farajalla’s started out his academic studies in irrigation engineering attaining an MS from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, USA and then an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA.

Dr. Farajalla worked in the private sector first as a senior scientist at Stone Environmental, Inc., Montpelier, Vermont, USA and then at Dar al-Handasah (Shair and partners), Beirut, Lebanon as a Senior Environmental Engineer on projects which focused on water resources and associated infrastructure; environmental impact studies and management plans, hydrological studies and erosion assessment and mitigation.

Currently he an associate professor of environmental hydrology at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut and is Faculty Research Director of the Climate Change and the Environment in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute. His current research focuses on the impact of climate change on human settlements and activities, through extreme events of water supply, flooding, and droughts; the nexus of water, food security and climate change with focus on adaptation and resilience; and recovery of devastated land due to anthropogenic activities: wars, farming, quarrying, etc.

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