Abdi Mehvar is a research fellow at the Water, Coasts, and Ocean team at SEI Headquarters. His main field of expertise is climate resilience in coastal areas with an emphasize on quantitative assessment of climate change impacts on coastal ecosystem services. His current projects involve investigation of diverse hydrological hazard impacts on coastal infrastructures.
Abdi has years of professional experience in leading and carrying out collaborative and multi-disciplinary research projects (e.g., EnviroRisk; CRisP; Risc-Kit; NICH-BGD-155) in the Netherlands and South-East Asia. His earlier research has covered resilience of infrastructure systems, economic valuation of coastal ecosystem services, and numerical modelling of coastal processes. Prior to join SEI, Abdi worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and led the project entitled Resilient Infrastructures. As a research consultant, he was involved in a project in Iran quantifying the monetary value of coastal ecosystem services.
Abdi holds a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the University of Twente, and a Master’s degree with the same specialization from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. In his PhD study, he developed and further applied a novel practical framework called “QuantiCEL” to quantify climate change-driven environmental losses and risks in coastal areas. To date, Abdi has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and delivered many project reports and presentations at international conferences.
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