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Bassel Daher

Daher, Bassel
Bassel Daher
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Energy Institute
Undergraduate Education
B.E., American University of Beirut, Civil Engineering, 2010
Graduate Education
M.S.E, Purdue University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2012
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Water Management & Hydrological Sciences, 2019
2019 Research Excellence Award, Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M
Best Paper Award, International Conference for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York, USA
Montgomery Award, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA

Research Interests

Dr. Daher builds on systems thinking to develop analytics that catalyze an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder dialogue around trade-offs associated with technological, policy, and social interventions to address the interconnected water, energy, and food security challenges. He also focuses on water-energy-food governance, improving convergence between academic and stakeholder groups, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Recent Publications

Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Mohtar, R. H., & Portney, K. (2020). Toward understanding the convergence of researcher and stakeholder perspectives related to water-energy-food (WEF) challenges: The case of San Antonio, Texas. Environmental Science & Policy, 104, 20–35. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.020

Schull, V.Z., Daher, B., Gitau, M.W., Mehan, S., and Flanagan, D.C. (2020). Analyzing FEW nexus modeling tools for water resources decision-making and management applications.Food and Bioproducts Processing, 119, 108-124. doi: 10.1016/j.fbp.2019.10.011.

Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Portney, K. E., & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Toward creating an environment of cooperation between water, energy, and food stakeholders in San Antonio. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2913-2926. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.395

Mohtar, R. H., & Daher, B. (2019). Lessons learned: Creating an interdisciplinary team and using a nexus approach to address a resource hotspot. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 105-110. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.406

Daher, B., Lee, S., Kaushik, V., Blake, J., Shafiezadeh, H., Askariyeh, M., Zamaripa, S., Mohtar, R.H. (2018). Towards bridging the water gap in Texas: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach. Science of the Total Environment; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.398

Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Pistikopoulos, E.N., Portney, K.E., Kaiser, R., and Saad, W. (2018). Developing socio-techno-econo-political (STEP) solutions for addressing resource nexus hotspots. Sustainability 2018, 10, 512; doi: 10.3390/su10020512

Daher, B., Lee, S., Mohtar, R.H., Asaka, J.O., and VanDeveer, S.D. (2018). Security, climate change, and the resource nexus. Chapter 4 in Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Editors Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, Stacy D. VanDeveer. Routledge, UK and NY, 26 pages. ISBN: 978-1-138-67549-0

Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Davidson, S., Cross, K., Karlberg, L., Darmendrail, D., Ganter, C.J., Kelman, J., Sadoff, C., Nahon, C., Fonseca, G., Comby, J., Lavarde, P., Abicalil, T., Aldaco-Manner, L., Schweitzer, M. (2018). Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs. IWRA Policy Brief No. 2

Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Lee, S., & Assi, A. A. (2017). Modeling the Water‐Energy‐Food Nexus: A 7‐Question Guideline. In Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Principles and Practices (Vol. 229, pp. 57-66). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Daher, B., Saad, W., Pierce, S. A., Hülsmann, S., & Mohtar, R. H. (2017). Trade-offs and Decision Support Tools for FEW Nexus-Oriented Management. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports. doi:10.1007/s40518-017-0075-3