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The Zuckerberg Institute
for Water Research (ZIWR)

The Scientific Advisory Board and Executive Committee

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meets once a year to receive a report on the past activities of the Institute and advise on future courses of action. 
*The Executive Committee - a subcommittee of the Scientific Advisory Board - meets more often to discuss immediate decisions, and carry out actions agreed by the Board.
The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are:

  • Mr. Roy Zuckerberg
    Honorary Chairman of the Board 

  • Prof. Peter Fritz
    Chairman of the Board
    Past director of UFZ, Center for Environmental Research, Germany
  • Prof. Noam Weisbrod*

    Director, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev​​

  • Prof. Eilon Adar*

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  • Past Director, 2002-2015, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research

  • Prof. Uriel Safriel*
    Professor of Biology
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Boris Zaltzman*
    Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research 
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  • Prof. Dan Blumberg

    Deputy, Vice-President and Dean for Research and DevelopmentHead of the Earth and Planetary Image FacilityBen-Gurion University of the Negev 

  • Prof. Menachem Elimelech
    Roberto C. Goizueta Professor
    Director, Environmental Engineering Program,
    Yale University, USA
  • Dr. Boris Liberman

    CTO and Vice President at IDE Technologies Ltd.


  • Prof. Shlomo Neuman
    Regents' Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources
    University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

  • Prof. Barbara Sherwood Lollar

    Professor in Earth Sciences

    University of Toronto​

  • Canada Research Chair Tier I,