Bassel Daher is a Research Associate at the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department of Texas A&M University (since 2014) and a Fellow at the Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy at The Bush School of Government and Public Service. He served as Project Coordinator at Texas A&M’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (2015-2018).
Daher’s research focuses on developing tools to catalyze evidence-based multi-stakeholder dialogue around trade-offs associated with technological, policy, and social interventions to address interconnected water, energy, and food (WEF) security challenges. He is particularity interested in bridging natural and social sciences methods, with the goal of unlocking new potential for addressing these interconnected challenges. He focuses on doing so guided by circular economy principles, and in the context of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Daher has more than 30 contributions (journal articles, book chapters, UN reports and policy briefs) relating to the interconnected water-energy-food securities and nexus assessment tools. His professional experience includes diverse themes, multiple types of stakeholders, and jobs and internships in Lebanon, Qatar, Poland, France, and the USA (Indiana and Texas). Daher holds a B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut (2010), an MSE in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University (2012), and a PhD in Water Management and Hydrological Sciences from Texas A&M University (2019).