Purdue looking at the Doha skyline
Bassel T. Daher completed his MSc in Engineering at ABE two years ago at Purdue. He is currently a researcher at Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar. Bassel continues to pursue his passion: global and public policy issues related to natural resource management and environmental sustainability. While at Purdue, Bassel served as a GEP Ambassador and was the student team leader of the Lebanon Global Design Team which delivered water harvesting designs for a Beirut suburb. Bassel’s research focused on developing a framework for integrative planning for national resources, based on which he built a tool which allows scientists and policy makers to create and assess scenarios that define different national resource strategies. These scenarios consist of defining national food, energy, and water portfolios in order to assess different water, land, financial, energy requirements as well as carbon emissions for those options. Daher recently co-published in the Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering titled “Water, energy, and food: The Ultimate Nexus”. He was also recently invited to contribute with his study as a young scientist to the UN Global Sustainable Development Report.