Episode 3

Harnessing the power of satellites to feed the Middle East

Published on: 28th February, 2021

Dr Hadi Jaafar, Associate Professor of Irrigation Engineering and Water Management at AUB's Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, has developed innovative technologies -- including a free phone app -- that farmers and governments in the Middle East use to manage their water supplies and food production. Within hours of the Beirut port explosion on August 4, 2020, he used satellite imagery to identify the extent and nature of the damage across Beirut and its suburbs, accelerating relief and rescue efforts.  

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Professors at Work
Rami G. Khouri interviews AUB scholars about how their research findings clarify our world's mechanics and mysteries.