Youssef Wehbe / Program Officer of UAEREP, NCM, UAE.

Dr. Youssef Wehbe is a Program Officer for the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science. His main role consists of project management and oversight by spearheading the monitoring and evaluation mechanism for awarded projects. His tasks also include managing research output in terms of publications, intellectual property and data archives, in addition to screening proposal submissions and supporting the program’s overall science mission and roadmap. Youssef holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Notre Dame University, a Master’s degree in Water and Environmental Engineering and a PhD degree in Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering from Khalifa University.

Dr. Wehbe has led and contributed to a number of studies and peer-reviewed research on water resources in the region, including machine learning-based calibration of satellite remote sensing products for improved rainfall monitoring, coupling land-atmosphere numerical prediction models, and mapping macroscale groundwater recharge and migration paths.