Prof. Pedro Alvarez
George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering , RICE, USA
Research Interests: Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology, bioremediation, fate and transport of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, water treatment and reuse, and antibiotic resistance control.
Prof. Lisa Alvarez Cohen
Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering, Berkeley, USA
Research Interests: Biotransformation and fate of environmental water contaminants, environmental microbiology and ecology, bioremediation, biological wastewater nutrient removal, and application of molecular and isotopic techniques for studying environmental microbial communities.
Dr. Shmuel Assouline
Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Research Interests: Soil physics, irrigation, surface hydrology, improvement of water use efficiency and water resources management.
Prof. Thomas Clasen
Rose Salamone Gangarosa Professor of Sanitation & Safe Water, Emory University, USA
Research Interests: Health impact evaluations of water, sanitation and household air pollution interventions in low-income countries.
Prof. Yoram Cohen
Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Director, Water Technology Research Center
Research Interests: Water treatment and desalination, membrane separations, environmental impact assessment, toxicity modeling, machine learning and nanoinformatics.
Prof. Menachem Elimelech
Roberto Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering , Yale, USA
Research Interests: Membrane-based technologies at the water-energy nexus, materials for next-generation desalination and water purification membranes, and environmental applications of nanomaterials.
Prof. Haim Gvirtzman
Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Research Interests: Hydrogeology at the Sea of Galilee; geofluids of the Dead Sea; Judea and Samaria karstic aquifer; interfaces In coastal aquifers; salinization processes at the Sea of Galilee; groundwater contamination & remediation; modeling of perched springs
Prof. George Hornberger
Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering, Vanderbilt, USA
Research Interests: Adaptation to drought; how cities evolve water conservation practices; transition dynamics in integrated urban water systems; the links between community water supply and human health within an environmental justice context.
Prof. Ori Lahav
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Israel
Research Interests: Aquatic chemistry; Water and wastewater treatment; focus on physical-chemical process development; Desalination; Aquacultural engineering
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth
Chair for Urban Water Management, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Research Interests: Biofilm reactors, gravity driven membrane filtration, environmental biotechnology, urban water management
Prof. Yoram Oren
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Research Interests: Electrochemical and surface phenomena associated with water treatment processes.
Prof. Hans Paerl
Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences
Research Interests: Microbially-mediated nutrient cycling and primary production dynamics; environmental controls and management of harmful algal blooms; assessing effects of human and climatic alterations of water quality and sustainability of inland, estuarine and coastal marine waters.
Prof. Joan Rose
Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research Michigan State University, USA
Research Interests: Promoting new tools for environmental surveillance of waterborne pathogens thorough various exposure pathways to be used in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA); examination of indoor exposure pathways using advanced microbial diagnostics for bacteria, protozoa and viruses; new nanopore technology to monitor pathogens in the environment and droplet digital multiplexing PCR.
Prof. John Selker
Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering , Oregon State University, USA
Research Interests: Hydrologic Instrumentation, vadose Zone Hydrology, groundwater hydrology, stochastic hydrology, contaminant transport.
Prof. Orit Sivan
Geological & Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Research Interests: Explore anaerobic microbial respiration processes across different types of interfaces, including the sediment-water interface and the fresh-saline groundwater interface in coastal aquifers, using a quantitative geochemical approach