Rabi Mohtar

Rabi Mohtar is Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB) and Professor, in the Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.

He founded A&M’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative and AUB’s Water-Energy-Food-Heath Nexus Renewable Resources Initiative. Mohtar’s over $17M in funded research addresses global resource challenges on topics including: development of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science and policy, characterization of the soil-water medium using thermodynamic modeling; efficacy of non-traditional water, and applications for sustainable integrated water management such as implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and building a global WEF Nexus Community of Practice.

Mohtar is a Governor of the World Water Council, Executive Board member of IWRA, Distinguished Alumnus of AUB, Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center, and Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


Participating in: Session 1 - Renewables-based energy-water approaches as enablers for development



Back to the Bios page