Minister of the Environment,
Mr. Shalom Simchon.
Prof. Ilan Chet
Prof. Menachem Luria.
Prof. Dan Yakir .
Noone (Executive Director IGBP):
Doing Earth system science: putting
together the big picture
Served in the parallel halls
chemistry and properties
Chair: Y. Rudich ( WIS )
Borrmann (MPI): In-situ,
real-time mass spectrometric measurements of the chemical aerosol composition
of traffic emissions
2. Y. Dubowski ( Technion)
Interaction of gas-phase ozone with unsaturated organic films: a new look
at an old system
3. Y. Erel (HUJI)– Characterization of atmospheric
dust particles - implications for air quality criteria
4. I. Schechter ( Technion):
5. Y. Derimian
role of black carbon and dust in aerosol absorption
on soils of wastewater irrigation and wastewater purification by products
Chair: Y. Chen
(HUJI) 1. B. Marschner,
E. Juschke, J. Tarchitzky,
and Y. Chen: Enrichment loss of organic matter
in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewaters.
2. B. Chefetz and T. Ilani:
Sorption of pesticides to dissolved organic
matter originated from treated wastewater and its effect on pesticides
M. Ben-Hur & D. Russo (Volcani): The effect of the use of effluent
for irrigation on the rainfall-runoff-erosion relationship and on the
soil and runoff quality.
4. Y. Chen, O. Lerner, U. Shani, and J. Tarchitzky (HUJI): Hydraulic conductivity and soil hydrophobicity: Effects of irrigation with reclaimed wastewater.
5. D. Minz (Volcani),
T. Oved, A. Shaviv, T. Farkash, E. Jurkevitch, R. Halabi and L. Kautsky: Short and long
term microbiological effects of wastewater irrigation.
6. A. Shaviv
( Technion): Nitrogen
transformations in effluent irrigated soils: experiments and modeling.
changes in the Dead
Chair: Y. Yechieli & I. Gavrieli (IGS)
1. N. Lensky (GSI): The
Dead Sea: Present trends and mass and energy balances.
2. Y. Enzel (HUJI): Dead Sea levels and Late Holocene climates in the
3. Y. Avni (GSI): Response
of the geomorphic system to the drop in the Dead Sea level- present processes
and future forecasts.
4. J. Laronne: Formation
of micro-canyons resulting from the receding Dead Sea.
5. M. Abelson (GSI): The Dead
Sea shrinkage and formation of thousand collapse-sinkholes.
education: theory and practice
Tal ( Technion)
C. Gayford ( UK ): The
use of participatory methods to enable teachers to evaluate environmental
aspects of science education
2. N. Orion ( WIS ): The development of environmental insight among school
3. N. Avriel-Avni: Urban
ecosystem as a framework for environmental education: my place in the
web of life
4. T. Tal & Y. Kedmy
making capability of non-science majors engaged in environmental controversies.
5. O. Asraf-Ben
Zvi (BGU): The Development of System Thinking
Skills in the Context of Earth System
6. U. Zoller
(HU): Tandem Action Research & Teaching in STES Education for Sustainability
to Eitan Shpitzer )
M. Peleg (HUJI) 1. R. Van Grieken ( Univ. of Antwerp ) : At the interface of environmental and cultural heritage
research for atmospheric particles.
2. C. Perrino (CNR Rome). The application of natural radioactivity continuous
measurements for the interpretation of the urban air quality.
3. M. Luria
(HUJI): Chemical composition of fine particles over Central
4. G. Kallos (Univ. of Athens):
Anthropogenic and Natural Sources of PM in the Mediterranean : New Considerations.
5. H. Almog
: Small particles (PM10, PM2.5) in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan area.
and Bellow Ground Ecological Complex in Desert Ecosystems
Steinberger (BIU) 1.
J. Thies (Cornell): Linking
above- and below-ground ecosystem processes in the context of global change
2. S.R. Zaragoza
( Mexico ): Population changes
of protozoan groups in an arid soil system transiting from wet to dry
3. M. Shachak (BGU): Global
Changes and the Role of Organisms as Ecosystem Engineers
4. M. Sternberg (TAU):
home the best place to decompose?
5 . B.Boeken(BGU): " Drought,
resilience and response diversity of a semi-arid annual plant community".
The responses of Lake Kinneret and its hydrological
system to anthropogenic and climate stresses
Chair: A. Sukenik ( ILI )
1. D. Adams (SUNY Plattsburgh): Theoretical
and practical aspects of greenhouse gases at the sediment-water interface
in lakes and water reservoirs
2. A. Gasith: Benthic
biological processes and responses to water level fluctuations.
3. T. Zohary: Recent
trends in phytoplankton populations in Lake Kinneret .
4. B. Luz: Isotopic
methodologies to estimate aquatic production”
5. D. Markel:
Short term hydrological variations in the watershed area of Lake Kinneret .
E. Feitelson (HUJI) 1.
M. Ben-Gal and D. Shmueli: Stakeholder Frames in Environmental Disputes:
Application of Framing Typology to the 2. P. Lev-on and M. Lev-on (LEVON Group, LLC): Kishon
Processes for Avoiding and Resolving Environmental Conflicts:
3. A. Wolf: Conflict
and Cooperation over Shared Waters
4. I. Fischhendler: Escaping
the "Polluter Pays" Trap: Financing Wastewater Treatment on
the Tijuana-San Diego Border.
V. Brachya: Impediments
to environmental conflict resolution by planning authorities in Israel.
Grand Poster Event - The big tent near Ebner (Sponsored by Ministry of
First drink (beer or soft) and refreshment
free to registered participants. Cash bar, food stands, music Student
Including school The
Youth Forum for Environmental Education
exhibition and contest and prize awarding ceramony
At Wix Auditorium
suport by Donors for the
Youth Forum for Environmental Education – 2005 Pratt Foundation
Facing the Six Grand
in Terrestrial Biosphere Research
effects of aerosols
M. Jacobson (Stanford): The effects of particulate black carbon/organic
matter and diesel/gasoline vehicles on climate/air pollution
2. U. Dayan (HUJI) -
influence of atmospheric circulation types on PM10 and Visibility in Israel .
3. C. Erlick (HUJI)- The
Influence of Absorbing Aerosols on Clouds and the Climate
4. Y. Kaufman (NASA) - Natural
and anthropogenic aerosol - global distribution and effect on cloudiness.
5. I. Koren (NASA):
Aerosol effects on cloud structure
– propagation from microphysics to dynamics.
Dayan (TAU) 1 .
D . Simberloff
( ) Tennessee : Interactions among global changes: Biological invasions
and the other Big 3.
2. D. Saltz:
Are desert ungulates
sensitive to global warming? Predicting the future
dynamics of reintroduced Asiatic wild ass under environmental stochasticity.
3. M. Goren:
Impact of climate change on fish biodiversity in the Jordan River
4. S. Kark:
Do urbanization and biotic invasions generate biotic homogenization or
biodiversity hotspots in Israel ?
5. Y. Carmel ( Technion): A
comparison of two approaches for identifying key areas for biodiversity
paleoclimate based on sea-land-atmosphere correlations
M. Bar-Matthews (IGS)
1. K. C-
( Germany ):
Mediterranean sea surface
temperatures and delta 18O in the late Quaternary
2. Y. Rosental
( Rutgers ): Paleo -ENSO:
clues from the past and a look to the future
3. M. Bar-Matthews (IGS): Speleothems
throughout the world, what do they tell us about climate and the timing
of climate change?
4. A. Landais
(HUJI): Phasing between temperature
and methane and the link with ice sheet size
5. A. Almogi-Labin
sea-land connection in the Mediterranean region.
water and wastewater purification
Dozoretz ( Technion)
Flemming, FB Chemie - Biofilm Centre, (Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg ): Biofouling and anti-fouling
2. O. Lev, (HUJI): Indicators for
the efficacy of drinking water treatments.
3. Y. Kashi
( Technion): Vibrio
cholerae is transported to water bodies by adult, flying
4. A. Ben-David, Y. Oren, V. Freger
of organic substances by RO and NF composite membranes: mechanism and
5. M. Sheintuch
( Technion): Process
development of catalytic water denitrification: from atomic scale computations to lab scale
dynamics and prediction
Chair: H. Gildor ( WIS ) & Nili Harnik (TAU)
Ghil ( Ecole Normale Superieure): The
Nile River records revisited: How good were Joseph's predictions?
2. P. Alpet
(TAU): Recent climatic trends
over the Mediterranean and future projections-GLOWA Jordan River Project
3. N. Paldor (HUJI):
Recent observations and theoretical advances regarding the zonal phase
speed of planetary waves
4. M. Cane ( Columbia Univ. ): Drought
In The American West During The Past Millennium
5. Y. Feliks
oscillations in the mid-latitude baroclinic
atmosphere induced by an oceanic thermal front
6. Y. Kushnir ( Columbia ): The global
hydrological cycle response to El Nino and its influence on the Atlantic
change and ecosystems
Chair: Y. Carmel ( Technion)
D.Schimel (NCAR): Patterns
of carbon exchange in terrestrial ecosystems: model-data fusion for quantifying
2. J. Kigel (HUJI): Productivity and diversity
along a climatic gradient: testing effects of precipitation reduction
3. R. Nathan (HUJI): Forecasting
changes in the distribution and abundance of plants in response to climate
4. J. Gruenzweig
(HUJI): Terrestrial ecosystems
in a high-CO2 atmosphere.
R. Avissar ( Duke Univ. ): Effects of land use changes on
regional and global climate.
Protection and Remediation
Chair: E. Graber/B.
Berkowitz ( WIS ) 1. A. Guadagnini, M. Riva and
X. Sanchez-Vila (Univ. Milan ): Analysis of time-related
well capture zones using statisticalmethods.
(HUJI): Salinization and Contamination Processes
in the Coastal Aquifer.
3. D. Ronen
(BGU): The coastal plain aquifer - past, present and...Future?
4. A. Vengosh
(BGU): An isotopic approach for elucidating
the sources of nitrate and chloride contamination in the Mediterranean
coastal aquifer of Israel
5. S. Assouline
and U. Shavit (ARO): Effects of management policies,
including artificial recharge, on the salinization process in the Coastal Aquifer
Diesel vehicle emission in Israel : present and
Chair: E. Sher (BGU)
M., Tartakovsky, L., , Y., Aleinikov Baybikov,
V., Veinblat, M., and Zvirin,
Y., ( Technion): Estimation of air pollution
from airport tractors.
2. Moshel, A. (Ministry of Env.): The
Ministry of the Environment 's efforts in reducing
air pollution from mobile sources.
3. Persiko-Karakash, H. and Sher, E. (BUG): Evaluation of Various Strategies for Continuous Regeneration of
Particulate Filters in Heavy Vehicles.
4. Flor, A., (Ministry of Transportation) :
Future Diesel Vehicle technologies and Ministry of Transport's Requirements.
5.Katoshevski, D., (BGU): Coupling
between Grouping and Evaporation of Fuel Droplets in Internal Combustion
6. Vinogradov, J., Sher, E. (BGU) : Cold plasma technology for NO removal from diesel exhaust gas. x
Open to the public
at Ebner Auditorium: "Global Dimming". The super charged BBC
documentary about climate change and little known Israeli contribution
discussion, Open to public and Media:
Global Change: Relevance and public awareness.
J. Schwartz (Harvard): Air
Pollution and Human Health: What have we learned? Where are we going? (Sponsored
by Air Water Products Inc. )
Meteorological aspects of air pollution
Chair: U. Dayan (HUJI) 1. D. Lamb ( ) Pennsylvania : Cycles and Trends in the Atmospheric Deposition of
Sulfate and Nitrate .
2. B. Bornstein: Mesoscale
meteorological modeling for urban air quality: applications with application
to Israel , California , Huston and NY City.
3. Y. Mahrer:
On the Merging of Chemical and Meteorological Models for a Better Assessment
of the Air Quality in Israel .
4. M. Diamond ( Univ. of Toronto ): Urban contaminant dynamics: processes
and impacts .
5. Y. Mamane ( Technion): Contribution
of natural and anthropogenic sources to fine and coarse particle fractions
in the East Mediterranean .
change and microbial communities
Chair: Y. Hadar (HUJI)
(Stanford): Response of soil bacteria to multifactorial
2. A. Oren (HUJI): Long-term
and short-term changes in the microbial communities in the Dead Sea .
aspects of coral health and disease
4 . D. Minz, S.J. Green, E. Inbar, P. Bucki, M. Offek and Y. Hadar (HUJI): How
does compost affect the microbial community in the rhizosphere?
E. Jurkevitch, A. Behar,
B. Yuval (HUJI): The Mediterranean
fruit fly (. Ceratitis capitata) harbors a
dynamic and diverse gut bacterial population of active diazotrophs
Z. Dubinsky (BIU)
1. Max M. Tilzer ( Univ. of Constance ): Nutrient versus Energy
Limitation in the Sea: The
Red Sea and the Southern Ocean as extreme case-studies.
2. J. Erez (HUJI): Biomineralization
in the oceans and the effects of increasing atmospheric CO 2.
3. I. Berman Frank (BIU): Programmed
Death of phytoplankton blooms at Sea: implications for Carbon
4. D. Chernov (HUJI): Elevated sea surface temperatures
instigate a dichotomy of cellular responses in hermatipic
corals-a pathway for survival or on the edge of extinction?
5. B. Lazar (HUJI): The consequences
of mariculture on the ecosystem of the Northern
Gulf of Eilat
Porsim Kanaf-The Raptor Adoption Project.
by the Electric Com.)
D Weihs ( Technion) 1.
E. Elad (IEC): Introduction
2. O. Bahat
(Scientific Director, Raptors Adoption Project): Raptor adoption project
– 10 years of industrial- conservationist cooperation.
3. U. Motro
studies of Griffon Vultures ( Gyps ) in fulvus Israel .
4. Y. Leshem
(TAU): Griffon vultures and raptors as a tool in promoting education,
conservation, and public awareness.
5. Z. Segev
(Israel Electric Corp.): protection of middle voltage poles against electrocution
of large birds.
6. D. Weihs
( Technion): Vulture
flight energy budget as a basis for ecological considerations.
Brimlecombe, (Chief Editor Atm.
Environ): " Air pollution history
with some interest in the Ancient Mediterranean”
Gas Phase Atmospheric Chemistry
Chair: Y. Mamane ( Technion) 1. U. Platt ( Univ. of Heidelberg ) : Special
distribution of halogen oxides in the Dead Sea Basin .
2. Y. Rudich
( WIS ): 3. A. Interaction
of Saharan dust particles with organic compounds and HNO3
Gertler ( ): Univ.
of Nevada Sources
of atmospheric pollutants leading to declining water clarity in high altitude.
4. M. Peleg (HUJI): Model
simulation of BrO chemistry at the Dead Sea , Israel
5. D. Pedersen (HUJI) Observations
of nitrate radicals in a semi-arid atmosphere.
Environmental Remote Sensing in drylands
Chair: A. Karnieli (BGU)
Asner. (Global Ecol. CIW, Stanford): 21st
century approaches to the global land degradation monitoring problem
2. B. Su. (ITC, Enschede,
The Netherlands ): Multiscale
Observations of land-atmosphere exchanges of water, energy and carbon
dioxide in a semi-arid heterogeneous environment 3. M.
Shoshany ( Technion):
Generalizing patch dynamics
along climatic gradients
Determinants of shrub-grass
ratio in the desert fringe: spatial modeling approach
5. A. Karnieli (BGU): Spatial
and temporal analysis of vegetation degradation in Mongolia .
changes in the marine environment - with eyes to the future
Spanier / M. Fine (HU)
O. Hoegh-Guldberg ( Univ. of Queensland ): Climate
change and coral reefs - the burning issues
Rosenberg (TAU): Bacterial
bleaching of corals.
3. A. Shemesh ( WIS ): Long term trends in the isotopic composition of
4. Amit Huppert (TAU): A
potential bias in sea surface temperature reconstruction using corals.
5. Y. Artzy-Randrup & L. Stone (TAU): Regulating
processes and stability of open marine systems.
energy and the Environment
Chair: J. Karni ( WIS )
2. Dan Zaslavsky: Did the cave man leave the atone age because
he ran out of stone or should we revert to the use renewable energy?
1. Mark Z. Jacobson: Global windpower and its
potential effects on the hydrogen economy
3. J. Koch, U. Dayan, M. Yanai, R. Aboudi: Trends
in emissions of greenhouse gases in Israel as compared to developed
4. J. Karni: Emerging methods of solar energy utilization
5. D. Freeman:
"Renewable Energy as an Alternative to Oil
20:00-22:00 at San Martin
1.6.05 Susmann Building
Legal Section, Living With Environmental
Change: Challenges in Environmental Sciences
Moderator, Dr. Richard Laster
Trends in Environmental Law 9:00 - 10:30
Chair: Professor Marcia Gelpe and Ruth Rothenberg
Professor Dan Tarlock, Professor, Kent College of Law, Chicago, USA:
Is a Substantive Environmental Law Possible?
Michael Jeffery, QC, - Macquarie University, Australia:
Governance Issues in the Context of Domestic and International Environmental
Law: An Australian Perspective
Environmental Law and Distributive
Justice in the 21st Century
Dr. Michael Graber
Role of MEAS in the21st Century
The Legal Regulation of Environmental
Risk in the EU and the United States: Innovation, Bureaucracy, and Democracy
at a Crossroads
Water Law 11:00 – 12:30
Chair: Dr. Robbie Sabel, and Ms. Rachel Adam
Professor Joseph Dellepenna, Professor Villanova University (Pennsylvania,
The Berlin Rules on Water
Resources: The New Paradigm of International Water Law
Dr. Iyad Hussein, Senior Water Resources Engineer (Amman, Jordan)
Drought Management: Jordan
The Honourable Justice Dennis Cowdroy – Chief Justice, Land and
Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Courts for the 21st Century Environment
Valentina Nelin, Adv.
IS ISRAELI LAW SUITABLE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BUILDING?
Dr. Fadia Daibes-Murad, Is Palestinian-Israeli
Cooperation on Shared Water Resources Needed? Possible? A Palestinian
Nuclear Power 13:30 – 15:30
Chair: Dr. Avner Cohen, Senior Research Scholar,
Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
Dr. Richard Laster,
Finding the Achilles Heel in Worker Compensation
Cases Against Nuclear Research Facilities
Professor Marcia Gelpe, Netanya College of Law, Environmental Regulation,
Property Rights, and Freedom of Occupation in Israel
Dr. Boaz Shnoor, Hebrew University,
Environmental Law: From Public
to Private Enforcement
16:00-18:00 – Workshop: Instruction in
Environmental Law Led by Professor Marcia Gelpe