Bassel Daher, Ph.D.


65 published knowledge products

including 28 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 book chapters, 8 policy briefs, 5 conference proceedings, 10 reports, and 4 edited special issues

Google Scholar (2000+ citations, h-index=20, i-10 index= 26)

Journal Articles
  1. Egieya, J.M., Parker, Y., Hofmann, V.S., Daher, B., Gorgens, J., Goosen, N.J. (2024).  Predictive simulation of the water-energy-food nexus for the City of Cape Town. Sci Total Environ. 2024 Jul 15;934:173289. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.173289. Epub 2024 May 18. PMID: 38763198.

  2. Ertuğrul, Ö., Daher, B., Özgünaltay, Ertuğrul G., Mohtar, R. (2024).  From Agricultural Waste to Energy: Assessing the Bioenergy Potential of South-Central Texas. Energies. 17(4):802. 

  3. Torres, C., Gitau, M., Lara-Borrero, J., Paredes-Cuervo, D., & Daher, B. (2023). Urban Few Nexus Model for the Otun River Watershed.

  4. Al-Saidi, M., Daher, B., Elagib, N.A. (2023) Editorial: (10 years) Water-Energy-Food nexus: Towards knowledge synthesis, action prioritization and revitalization of security debates. Front. Water 4:1125534. doi: 10.3389/frwa.2022.1125534

  5. Mohtar, R. H., Aoun, M., Daher, B., Laspidou, C. S., Kim, H., & Sharma, V. K. (2023). Editorial: Water-energy-food-health solutions and innovations for low-carbon, climate-resilient drylands. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11.

  6. Daher, B., Bachour, R., Yanni, S. F., Koo-Oshima, S., & Mohtar, R. H. (2022). Food security under compound shocks: Can Lebanon produce its own Mediterranean food basket? Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6.

  7. Daher, B., Hamie, S., Pappas, K. and Roth, J. (2022). Examining Lebanon’s Resilience Through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Lens. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 6:748343. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.748343

  8. Mohtar, R. H., Sharma, V. K., Daher, B., Laspidou, C., Kim, H., Pistikopoulos, E. N., Nuwayhid, I., Lawford, R., Rhouma, A., & Najm, M. A. (2022). Opportunities and challenges for establishing a Resource Nexus Community of Science and Practice. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10.

  9. Daher, B., Hassan, R., ElMahdi, A., Molden, D., Stephan, R. M., Quesada, M. G., Assi, R., Bond, H., & Girma Wolde, S. (2021). Reflecting on water challenges of the past, present and Future: An intergenerational perspective. Water International, 46(7-8), 1236–1242.

  10. Straw, C. M., McCullough, B. P., Segars, C., Daher, B., & Patterson, M. S. (2021). Reimagining sustainable community sports fields of the future: A framework for convergent science-stakeholder decision-making. Circular Economy and Sustainability.

  11. Daher, B., Hamie, S., Pappas, K., Nahidul Karim, M., & Thomas, T. (2021). Toward resilient water-energy-food systems under shocks: Understanding the impact of migration, pandemics, and natural disasters. Sustainability, 13(16), 9402.

  12. Nahidul Karim, M. and Daher, B. (2021). Evaluating the potential of a Water-energy-food Nexus approach toward the sustainable development of Bangladesh. Water, 13(3), 366. doi:10.3390/w13030366

  13. Lee, S., Assi, A. T., Daher, B., Mengoub, F. E., & Mohtar, R. H. (2020). A Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach for conducting trade-off analysis: Morocco’s phosphate industry in the Khouribga region. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24(10), 4727-4741. doi:10.5194/hess-24-4727-2020

  14. Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Mohtar, R. H., & Portney, K. (2020). Toward understanding the convergence of researcher and stakeholder perspectives related to water-energy-food (WEF) challenges: The case of San Antonio, Texas. Environmental Science & Policy, 104, 20–35. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.020

  15. Schull, V.Z., Daher, B., Gitau, M.W., Mehan, S., and Flanagan, D.C. (2020). Analyzing FEW nexus modeling tools for water resources decision-making and management applications. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 119, 108-124. doi: 10.1016/j.fbp.2019.10.011

  16. Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Portney, K. E., & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Towards creating an environment of cooperation between water, energy, and food stakeholders in San Antonio. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2913-2926. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.395

  17. Mohtar, R. H. and Daher, B. (2019). Lessons learned: Creating an interdisciplinary team and using a nexus approach to address a resource hotspot. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 105-110. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.406

  18. Degirmencioglu, A., Mohtar, R., Daher, B., Ertugrul, G., Ertugul, O. (2019). Assessing the Sustainability of Crop Production in the Gediz Basin, Turkey: a Water, Energy, and Food Nexus Approach. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. Vol 28-No. 4/2019 pg 2511-2522

  19. Daher, B., Lee, S., Kaushik, V., Blake, J., Shafiezadeh, H., Askariyeh, M., Zamaripa, S., Mohtar, R.H. (2019). Towards bridging the water gap in Texas: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach. Science of the Total Environment;

  20. Mohtar, R.H., Shafiezadeh, H., Blake, J., Daher, B. (2019). Economic, Social, and Environmental Evaluation of Energy Development in the Eagle Ford Shale Play. Science of the Total Environment. 646 (2019) 1601-1614. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.202

  21. Dargin, J., Daher, B., & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Complexity versus simplicity in water energy food nexus (WEF) assessment tools. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1566-1575. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.080

  22. Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Pistikopoulos, E.N., Portney, K.E., Kaiser, R., and Saad, W. (2018). Developing socio-techno-econo-political (STEP) solutions for addressing resource nexus hotspots. Sustainability 2018, 10, 512; doi: 10.3390/su10020512

  23. Stephan, R. M., Mohtar, R. H., Daher, B., Irujo, A. E., Hillers, A., Ganter, J. C., Karlberg, L., Martin, L., Nairizi, S., Rodriguez, D. J., & Sarni, W. (2018). Water–energy–food nexus: a platform for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Water International, doi: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1446581

  24. Daher, B., Saad, W., Pierce, S. A., Hülsmann, S., & Mohtar, R. H. (2017). Trade-offs and Decision Support Tools for FEW Nexus-Oriented Management. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports. 4 (3), 153-159 doi:10.1007/s40518-017-0075-3

  25. Mohtar, R. H., & Daher, B. (2017). Beyond zero-sum game allocations: expanding resources potentials through reduced interdependencies and increased resource nexus synergies. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 18, 84–89.

  26. Portney, K. E., Vedlitz, A., Sansom, G., Berke, P., Daher, B. (2017). Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: the Conceptual and Methodological Foundations for the San Antonio Region Case Study. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 4:3, 160-167 doi:10.1007/s40518-017-0077-1

  27. Mohtar, R.H. and Daher, B. (2016). Water-Energy-Food Nexus Framework for facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue, Water International, doi: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1149759

  28. Daher, B. and Mohtar R.H. (2015). Water–energy–food (WEF) Nexus Tool 2.0: guiding integrative resource planning and decision-making, Water International, doi:10.1080/02508060.2015.1074148

Book Chapters
  1. Pappas, K., Daher, B., Hamie, C.S., Roth, J., Barjaktarevic, M. (2022). National and International Funding for Financing Sustainable Development Goal 6: Case of Jordan. In: Leal Filho, W., Abubakar, I.R., da Silva, I., Pretorius, R., Tarabieh, K. (eds) SDGs in Africa and the Middle East Region . Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives. Springer, Cham.

  2. Schmidt, G., Fournier, M., Saito, A., Daher, B., & Mohtar, R. H. (2022). Chapter 22: The relevance and challenges in communicating the nexus. In F. Brouwer (Ed.), Handbook on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (Collection. Geography, Planning and Tourism 2022, pp. 398–412). Elgar Online.

  3. Daher, B. and Mohtar, R.H. (2021). Water-Energy-Food Sustainable Development Goals in Morocco. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  4. Daher, B. and Zelinka, D. (2021). Water-Energy-Food Interconnections: Methods, tools, And Cross-sectoral decision making. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 1-12. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70061-8_113-1

  5. Zelinka, D. and Daher, B. (2021). Modeling the sustainable development nexus as a complex-coupled system. Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High-Performance Computing, 31-59. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-5788-4.ch002

  6. Pappas, K., Hamie, C. S., Daher, B. (2020). Water, energy, food resource challenges in migration: Role of informal institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 1-13. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_79

  7. Daher, B., Lee, S., Mohtar, R.H., Asaka, J.O., and VanDeveer, S.D. (2017). Security, climate change, and the resource nexus. Chapter 4 in Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Editors Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, Stacy D. VanDeveer. Routledge, UK and NY, 26 pages. ISBN: 978-1-138-67549-0 7.28

  8. Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Lee, S., & Assi, A. A. (2017). Modeling the Water‐Energy‐Food Nexus: A 7-Question Guideline. In Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Principles and Practices (Salam et al., Editors) Vol. 229, pp. 57-66. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  9. Mohtar R.H., Assi A.T., Daher B. (2017). Current Water for Food Situational Analysis in the Arab Region and Expected Changes Due to Dynamic Externalities. In: Amer K., Adeel Z., Böer B., Saleh W. (Eds) The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region. Water Security in a New World. Springer, Cham (pps. 193-208). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-48408-2_10 7.30

  10. Mohtar, R.H., Daher, B. (2012). Water, Energy, and Food: The Ultimate Nexus. In Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering Second Edition, Dennis R. Heldman, Carmen I. Moraru (Eds.) (pp. 1-15) Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1081/E-EAFE2-120048376

Policy Briefs
  1. Al-Zu’bi, M.; Daher, B.; Brouziyne, Y.; Laamrani, H.; Melhem, D.; Greatrix, E.; Ruckstuhl, S.; McCartney, M.; Anarbekov, O.; Sanchez Ramirez, J. C.; Nicol, A. (2023). Building resilience in fragile and conflict-affected agrifood systems through a water-energy-food nexus approach. Cairo, Egypt: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Initiative on Fragility to Resilience in Central and West Asia and North Africa. 8p.

  2. Bachour, R., Yanni, S., Daher, B., Khattar, R. , Olliek, A., Sleiman, H., Mohtar, R. (2020). Evaluating farmer priorities and readiness to adopt new water, energy, and agricultural solutions in Lebanon. FAO Policy Brief; September 2020.

  3. Bachour, R., Yanni, S., Daher, B., Khattar, R. , Olliek, A., Sleiman, H., Mohtar, R. (2020). Addressing Food Security Challenges in Lebanon: A Water-Energy-Food-Health Nexus Approach. FAO Policy Brief; September 2020.

  4. Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Davidson, S., Cross, K., Karlberg, L., Darmendrail, D., Ganter, C.J., Kelman, J., Sadoff, C., Nahon, C., Fonseca, G., Comby, J., Lavarde, P., Abicalil, T., Aldaco-Manner, L., Schweitzer, M. (2018). Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs. IWRA Policy Brief No. 2; July 2018

  5. Daher, B. (2017). Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Bridging Science and Policy Making. IWRA Policy Briefing Water International, 6, January 2017

  6. Mohtar, R. H. and Daher, B. (2015). Policy Briefs for the Water, Energy and Food Nexus in the Arab Region, prepared for GIZ ACCWaM Regional Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Sector. In cooperation with the League of Arab States and the Arabian Gulf University organized an inception workshop. March 4-5, 2015, Cairo, Egypt. Arabic Language

  7. Mohtar, R.H. and Daher, B. (2014). A Platform for Trade-off Analysis and Resource Allocation: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Tool and its Application to Qatar’s Food Security [part of the ‘Valuing Vital Resources in the Gulf’ Series], Chatham House 7.35

  8. Roberts, A., Assi, A., Daher, B., and Li, M. (2013). Agriculture in a Water Scarce World, Student Papers in Public Policy: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 7

Conference Proceedings
  1. Daher, B. and Mitchell, A. (2017). Understanding the Science-Policy Gap: Proposing a Formal Delegation Principal-Agent Model. World Water Congress. Conference Proceedings

  2. Mohtar, R., Chedid, R., Daher, B., Lee, S., Portney, K. E., and McCarl, B. (2016). Water Security in Lebanon: A Holistic Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach, Water Security in Lebanon, Conference Proceeding, Beirut

  3. Mohtar, R. H., Assi, A. T. and Daher, B. (2015). Bridging the Water and Food Gap: The Role of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, UNUFLORES Working Paper Series 5, Edited by Hiroshan Hettiarachchi. Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)

  4. Mohtar, R, Daher, B., Mekki, I., Chaibi, T., Chebbi, R.Z., Al Salaymeh, A. (2014). The water, energy and food (WEF) nexus project: A basis for strategic planning for natural resources sustainability-Challenges for application in the MENA region. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 16, EGU2014-15330, 2014, EGU General Assembly 2014

  5. Daher, B., Emily Siage, S., Jammal, J. (2010). Civil and Infrastructural Upgrade of an Informal Setting in Sabra Area. The Ninth Annual Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student Conference at the American University of Beirut

  1. FAO (2024). The role of innovation and digitalization in the sustainable use of natural resources to accelerate the implementation of climate-resilient and low-emission pathways in agrifood systems – ERC/24/2. 

  2. UNDRR (2024). White Paper – A Systems Approach for Disaster Risk
    Reduction: Exploring the Nexus of Energy, Food, and Human Mobility in the Northern Countries of Central America

  3. Bachour, R., Yanni, S., Daher, B., Jaafar, H., Ajour, S. & Mohtar, R. (2024) Water–energy–food–health nexus in Lebanon – Case study. SOLAW21 Technical background report. Rome, FAO.

  4. Abadi, A. & Blodgétt, L. & Daher, B. (2023). Union for the Mediterranean Water and Youth Engagement Strategy 2023-2028, Barcelona, UfM.

  5. Powers, A., Lateef, A., Daher, B. (2022). SDSN USA Zero Hunger Pathways Project Submission for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA.

  6. Saleh, B., Aldaco-Manner, L., Daher, B. (2021). Water and Youth Opportunities in the Mediterranean. Barcelona, UfM. 

  7. UNESCO, UN-Water (2020). United Nations World Water Development Report 2020: Water and Climate Change. Chapter 11: Water Governance and Resilience to Climate Change, Paris, UNESCO

  8. Rosen, R.A., Daher, B., Mohtar, R.H. (2018). Water-Energy-Food Nexus Stakeholder Information Sharing Engagement Workshop. The Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX (ISBN-13: 978-0-9986645-3-8)

  9. Ferroukhi, R., Nagpal, D., Lopez-Peña, A., Hodges, T., Mohtar, R. H., Daher, B., Mohtar, S., Keulertz, M. (2015). Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus. International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  10. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) (2015). Global Sustainable Development Report, 2015 edition. Contributor. 30 June 2015, New York.

Guest Editor – Special Issues
  1. Ben Hassen, T., Daher, B., Burkart, S., El Bilali, H. (2023). Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Times of Crises [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Food Policy and Economics and Frontiers in Nutrition. Frotntiers.

  2. Jaber, F., Farajalla, N., Jaafar, H., Daher, B., Mohtar, R.H. (Eds.) (2022). Urban Drainage Systems [Special Issue]. Water. MDPI.

  3. Al-Saidi, M., Daher, B., Elagib, N. (Eds.) (2022) Water-Energy-Food Nexus: towards knowledge synthesis, action prioritization and revitalization of security debates [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Water. Frontiers.

  4. Mohtar R., Aoun, M., Daher, B., Laspidou, C. (Eds.) (2022). Water-Energy-Food-Health Solutions & Innovations for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Drylands [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Environmental Science. Frontiers.