, Shai, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

The study of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment

The integration of hydrology, geochemistry, and environmental microbiology to predict the transport of reactive substances under complex aquatic environments

The study of the interaction between hydrodynamic conditions and biogeochemical processes in streams and wetlands

Bernstein, Anat, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Groundwater contamination by organic pollutants

Degradation processes of organic pollutants

Compound-specific isotope analysis, Ofer, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Vadose zone and groundwater hydrology 

Quantitative assessment of water infiltration and groundwater recharge 

Contaminant transport 

Water flow and contaminant transport through the vadose zone 

Groundwater recharge 

Arid land hydrology 

Development of monitoring technologies for deep vadose zone, Osnat, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

The role of antimicrobials in biofilm formation

The diversity of soil bacteria and their role in the ecosystem

The use of molecular and experimental methods to study the processes and patterns of microbial ecology and evolution, Amit, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Issues related to water, effluent, and soil qualities as well as their impact on the environment

The search for practices to improve water and environmental quality related to contamination by different sources (i.e. aquaculture, wastewater, and saline water).

Ecological Sanitation (ECOSAN), aimed at developing and improving means for efficient use and reuse of natural resources

Recycling of water and nutrients through the reuse of marginal waters by green solutions

Image result for scott hansen bguHansen, Scott, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Mathematical and computational modelling of subsurface solute transport, and in particular on how this is impacted by unresolved heterogeneity

Development of closure models to average away unresolved heterogeneity, to calibrate predictive models using macroscopic observables, and to develop error envelopes for hydrogeological predictions

Transport behavior of reacting solutes in heterogeneous flow fields

Analysis of the effect of model (as opposed to measurement) error on predictive accuracy,

Stochastic (especially random walk) methods,

Multiphase systems and scientific computing

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Emerging methods for sustainable groundwater management.
Spatial distribution of gas transport mechanisms at the Earth-atmosphere boundary.
Digital Water – open-source, low-cost sensors for quantifying environmental processes.

Image result for scott hansen bguNejidat, Ali, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Microbial ecology and the role of microorganisms in safeguarding environmental quality

Availability of water and water quality

Prevention of contamination of available water resources

Design of recycling schemes for wastewater reuse

Ecophysiology and molecular genetics of the chemolithotrophic nitrifying bacteria

Bacteria involved in the biodegradation of the environmentally hazardous halo-organics for the remediation of polluted sites, Noam, Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Contaminant hydrology

Processes at the Earth-atmosphere

Fracture flow

Colloidal transport

Mechanisms controlling colloid-facilitated transport in the subsurface, under a variety of environmental conditions

The processes occurring within fractures in the upper vadose zone under arid conditions and their relation to groundwater salinization and Eath-atmosphere gas exchange

Unsaturated-zone conditions, where processes at the air-fluid-solid interface play an important role

Processes occurring at the interface between fluids, phases and the fluid-matrix, as well as the transition between scales


Professors Emeriti and Retired, Eilon (Emeritus), Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Quantitative assessment of groundwater flow systems

Sources of recharge in complex arid basins with puzzling geology and scarce hydrological information

Mixing Cell Model (MCMtr) approach utilizing hydrochemistry and environmental isotopes coupled with a non-steady flow model

The role of water reservoirs and shallow groundwater on top-soil salinization in the Jezreel Valley

The effects of forestation over sand-dune terrain on local groundwater reservoirs

The dynamics of flow and pollutant transport in a fractured chalk aquitard (low permeable yet fractured formation) in the vicinity of the Ramat Hovav Industrial Park, Gideon (Emeritus), Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Optimal treatment and reclamation of low quality waters in arid and semi-arid regions

Field work on various treatment and reclamation system

Management modeling towards optimal treatment and reuse of the reclaimed low quality waters, Shaul (Emeritus), Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Theoretical and numerical models of mechanics and transport phenomena for heterogeneous media

Decision Support Systems for modeling water management

Yakirevich, Alex (Emeritus), Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology

Experimental and theoretical investigation of water flow, solute and heat transfer in porous and fractured media

Formulation of mathematical models for multiphase and multicomponent flow and transport in the vadose zone and groundwater system

Simulation of saltwater-intrusion problems

Simulation of overland flow, solutes transport in runoff and streams

Estimating mass-transfer parameters from laboratory- or field-measured water and solute distribution data