Avner Vengosh

Avner Vengosh

Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences

External address: 
308 Research Drive, A-207 LSRC, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0230
Phone: 
(919) 681-8050

My research aims to link environmental geochemistry and isotope hydrology in order to trace the sources and mechanisms of water contamination and relationships with human health. Current research includes global changes of the chemical and isotopic compositions of water resources due to human intervention and contamination, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment, and the impact of gas drilling and hydro-fracking on the quality of shallow groundwater.

Education

  • Ph.D., Australian National University (Australia) 1990
  • M.S., Hebrew University 1986
  • B.S., Hebrew University 1984

Weinthal, E., A. Vengosh, A. Marei, A. Gutierrez, and W. Kloppmann. “Authors' reply.” Ground Water 45, no. 6 (November 1, 2007): 662–63. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00376_2.x. Full Text

Weinthal, E., A. Vengosh, A. Marei, A. Gutierrez, and W. Kloppmann. “The water crisis in the Gaza strip: Prospects for resolution.” Ground Water 45, no. 6 (November 1, 2007): 661-U1. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00376.x. Full Text

Vengosh, A., S. Hening, J. Ganor, B. Mayer, C. E. Weyhenmeyer, T. D. Bullen, and A. Paytan. “New isotopic evidence for the origin of groundwater from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer in the Negev, Israel.” Applied Geochemistry 22, no. 5 (May 1, 2007): 1052–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.01.005. Full Text

Farber, E., A. Vengosh, I. Gavrieli, A. Marie, T. D. Bullen, B. Mayer, A. Polak, and U. Shavit. “The geochemistry of groundwater resources in the Jordan Valley: The impact of the Rift Valley brines.” Applied Geochemistry 22, no. 3 (March 1, 2007): 494–514. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.12.002. Full Text

Vengosh, A. “Rooting out radioactive groundwater.” Geotimes 51, no. 5 (May 1, 2006): 18–21.

Farber, E., A. Vengosh, I. Gavrieli, A. Marie, T. D. Bullen, B. Mayer, R. Holtzman, M. Segal, and U. Shavit. “Management scenarios for the Jordan River salinity crisis.” Applied Geochemistry 20, no. 11 (November 1, 2005): 2138–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2005.07.007. Full Text

Weinthal, E., A. Vengosh, A. Marei, and W. Kloppmann. “The water crisis in the gaza strip: prospects for resolution..” Ground Water 43, no. 5 (September 2005): 653–60. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.00064.x. Full Text

Holtzman, Ran, Uri Shavit, Michal Segal-Rozenhaimer, Ittai Gavrieli, Amer Marei, Efrat Farber, and Avner Vengosh. “Quantifying ground water inputs along the Lower Jordan River..” Journal of Environmental Quality 34, no. 3 (May 2005): 897–906. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2004.0244. Full Text

Kass, A., I. Gavrieli, Y. Yechieli, A. Vengosh, and A. Starinsky. “The impact of freshwater and wastewater irrigation on the chemistry of shallow groundwater: A case study from the Israeli Coastal Aquifer.” Journal of Hydrology 300, no. 1–4 (January 10, 2005): 314–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2004.06.013. Full Text

Vengosh, A., W. Kloppmann, A. Marei, Y. Livshitz, A. Gutierrez, M. Banna, C. Guerrot, I. Pankratov, and H. Raanan. “Sources of salinity and boron in the Gaza strip: Natural contaminant flow in the southern Mediterranean coastal aquifer.” Water Resources Research 41, no. 1 (January 1, 2005): 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1029/2004WR003344. Full Text

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