Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
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.
- Ph.D., Australian National University (Australia) 1990
- M.S., Hebrew University (Israel) 1986
- B.S., Hebrew University (Israel) 1984
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
Weinthal, E., Y. Parag, A. Vengosh, A. Muti, and W. Kloppmann. “The EU Drinking Water Directive: The Boron standard and scientific uncertainty.” European Environment 15, no. 1 (January 1, 2005): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.369. Full Text
Segal-Rozenhaimer, Michal, Uri Shavit, Avner Vengosh, Ittai Gavrieli, Efrat Farber, Ran Holtzman, Bernhard Mayer, and Avi Shaviv. “Sources and transformations of nitrogen compounds along the Lower Jordan River.” Journal of Environmental Quality 33, no. 4 (July 2004): 1440–51. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2004.1440. Full Text