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Harnessing the power of satellites to feed the Middle East
Episode 328th February 2021 • Professors at Work • AUB Communications
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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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