I am a Technical Expert NV5 Geosptial passionate about hydrology, remote sensing, airborne surveys of thermal infrared and lidar. I have a proven record of project management, team leadership, research, and conflict management.

I hold a Ph.D. in Water Resources Sciences from Oregon State University, Corvallis (2014) where I studied the thermal regime of mountain streams in Eastern Oregon. My focus was stream temperature response to environmental changes in the Pacific Northwest (climate change, riparian vegetation, and restoration) under the supervision of Dr. Roy Haggerty and Dr. Steven Wondzell and funded by the Fulbright Foundation (2009-2011) and the US Forest Service (2011-2014). I had very successful collaboration with Oregon Water Enhancement Board (OWEB), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the local watershed councils, and several research groups (Dr. John Selker's of OSU and Pat McDowell of UO, The Freshwater Trust, and The Nature Conservancy). I also hold a certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation from the same program. Throughout my PhD, I studied and practiced conflict management around water resources (quality and quantity) that was also funded by the Fulbright Foundation and supervised by Dr. Aaron Wolf. I graduated (M.Sc.) from Ben Gurion University, Sde Boker in 2007 studying pollution transport in transboundary watersheds. I was supervised by Prof. Alon Tal, Dr. Lior Asaf, and Prof. Eilon Adar, funded by USAID-MERC (2005-2007). I studied N and P transport at the Alexander watershed (shared between Israel and the Palestinian West Bank). For my undergraduate coursework, I completed both a B.A.degree in Environmental Sciences (Chemistry-focused) and B.Sc.Ed. in Science & Technology Education at the Technion, Haifa.

Throughout pursuing my studies, I was the environmental coordinator on the Technion campus, worked as a nature guide at the Nature and Parks Authority at Afek Nature Reserve, Vice-manager of Shemen Oil Museum, supervised high school students for their final projects in biology and ecology, and other amazing jobs mostly related to education and environmental management and research. Between 2003 and 2004, I studied at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES). After my studies, AIES hired me as a research assistant and technician in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In 2007, I worked for the Israeli Ministry for Environmental Protection as the Coordinator for Industrial Air Quality at the headquarter in Jerusalem.

Contact me on: mousa.diabat@gmail.com