The lecture “Climate Change and Sustainability within the Water, Food and Energy Security Nexus in the Middle East” was organized by the Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies. It took place at the University of Oslo on June 8, 2018. Watch the video podcast here.
A seminar with Dr. Nadim Farajalla, American University of Beirut.
The talk will address in general terms climate change and its impact in the Middle Eastand the role of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus mainly from a water-centric perspective. Sustainable development goals will be weaved into the discussion of the various aspects of the WEF nexus.
About the lecturer
Dr. Farajalla’s started out his academic studies in irrigation engineering attaining an MS from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, USA and then an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA. Dr. Farajalla has worked extensively in the private sector in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Currently, he is director of the Climate Change and the Environment Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. His current research focuses on the impact of climate change on human settlements and activities, through extreme events of flooding and droughts; the nexus of water-energy-food and climate change with focus on adaptation and resilience; and recovery of devastated land due to anthropogenic activities such as wars, farming, quarrying, etc.