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Ehab holds a PhD in engineering from the University of Iowa and has more than 20 years of experience researching coastal wetland hydrology, sediment transport and computer modeling of coastal wetland systems. His work in predictive modeling has contributed heavily to Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. At the Baton Rouge-based independent research organization The Water Institute, Ehab’s working with a team of researchers and engineers on large-scale projects to divert water and sediment from the Mississippi River to create new land along the marshes of southeast Louisiana. Their team is also exploring how 3D modeling of coastal systems can help Louisiana win its ongoing battle against erosion.
Watch Ehab Meselhe’s 2018 TEDxLSU talk below to learn why collaboration between different industries is the key to finding solutions for our coastal issues.