Dr. Fouad Jaber, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Texas A&M University, visited FAFS (October 19) and delivered the lecture: One Water: Managing water quantity and quality in a dynamic world.
Dr. Jaber presented research-informed strategies within the “One Water” concept to address water shortages and pollution resulting from increased population, urbanization and climate change; explaining that the world faces increased population, urbanization, climate change, and dwindling surface and ground water resources, making improved water use efficiency and reduced pollution and energy consumption essential to a sustainable future. The industry has managed drinking water, natural resources, stormwater and wastewater, individually, each as a separate entity. Current and projected water shortages require a new approach: one that incorporates research-informed strategies to address pollution prevention at the source, water reuse, and conservation to meet the demands of food production, urban water needs, and ecological water demands.
Dr. Jaber presented various completed and on-going field and modeling studies that address different aspects of water management. This included green infrastructure implementation, rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse, stream restoration and sedimentation reduction, watershed-scale pollution assessment, and flood management.
Check Dr. Fouad Jaber's presentation here.
About Dr. Fouad Jaber:
Dr. Fouad Jaber is an associate professor and integrated water resources management extension specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jaber holds a bachelor’s in agriculture and a master’s in irrigation from AUB. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with emphasis in Natural and Environmental Resources Engineering from Purdue University.
Dr. Jaber has published more than 20 refereed journal articles and over 100 conference proceedings papers, extension publications, and governmental reports. His research and extension programs relate to stormwater management, stream restoration and non-point-source pollution management from the urban environment since 2002 with funding exceeding two million dollars. Dr. Jaber is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.