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Forum Friday with Ehab Meselhe of The Water Institute

Forum Friday is an opportunity to network with and learn from other young professionals in the Baton Rouge area, while enjoying a delicious meal and hearing from a featured leader in our community. This month for our Forum Friday luncheon, we welcome guest speaker Ehab Meselhe, Vice President of Engineering at The Water Institute! Read more about him below.

When: May 18, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Juban's Restaurant
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70808
United States
Contact: Caroline Mladenka & Brooke Hathaway

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Join us for our May Forum Friday event on Friday, May 18 at Juban's! Hear Ehab Meselhe talk about how The Water Institute aims to fix coastal issues not just in Louisiana, but all around the world. Tickets cost $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. 


***To ensure a proper headcount, registration will close on Wednesday, May 16. Be sure to register and reserve your spot!***



Speaker Bio

Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D., P.E., has more than 20 years of experience researching coastal wetland hydrology, sediment transport, and computer modeling of coastal wetland, estuarine, and riverine systems. His multi-layered background includes work as an educator, researcher, and practitioner with extensive experience working with academic institutions, government agencies, and the private sector. He has been heavily involved in large-scale coastal ecosystem restoration programs in south Louisiana and the Florida Everglades.

As the Institute’s former Director of Natural Systems, Dr. Meselhe served as Louisiana’s technical lead for the Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study and helped build the numerical models that provided a foundation for Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. Dr. Meselhe is heavily involved in the numerical modeling being used by Louisiana to help refine the design of sediment diversions at Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton along the Mississippi River.

Prior to joining The Water Institute of the Gulf, Dr. Meselhe directed the Institute of Coastal Ecology and Engineering at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he also served as distinguished professor for the Department of Civil Engineering. During his tenure at UL Lafayette, he established and sustained an externally funded research program from federal and state agencies. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the sates of Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. He also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier), and the Journal of Hydraulic Research (International Association of Hydraulic Research).

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