Rabi H. Mohtar

Professor Rabi H. Mohtar (Google Scholar) (Research Gate)

Mohtar is a faculty member of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and of the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University. Mohtar’s research addresses global resource challenges: developing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science to policy, characterizing soil-water medium using thermodynamic modeling, and non-traditional water applications for sustainable integrated water management. Mohtar pioneered the development of a conceptual and modeling framework for the Water–Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus to better understand their interrelationships and explore their implications, particularly for future food and water security. He uses a quantitative framework to assess sustainable resource allocation tradeoffs, aiming to provide effective tools to empower dialogue between policy makers and scientists. Mohtar has developed programs for the evaluation of environmental impacts of land use and water management; developed innovative soil and groundwater remediation technologies, and applied numerical methods to biological engineering system, characterizing the soil water medium at the pedon, field, and watershed scales. He has designed and evaluated international sustainable water management programs to address population growth and water shortage conditions in arid climates. His research has resulted in improved methods for environmental and natural resources engineering, many of which have been adopted by professionals and agencies internationally. Mohtar has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, refereed conference proceedings, books, and book chapters. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of American University of Beirut (2014), where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (2018-2021). Among the numerous awards and recognitions he has received are the Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture (2015) of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the Kishida International Award (2010) of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, where he was elected Fellow in 2018. Mohtar served World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils on Water Security and on Climate Change (2009-2014). He is a member of the Board of Governors of World Water Council (since 2012).

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