Professor of Environmental Quality
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, Avner, Daniella Hirschfeld, David Vinson, Gary Dwyer, Hadas Raanan, Omar Rimawi, Abdallah Al-Zoubi, et al. “High naturally occurring radioactivity in fossil groundwater from the Middle East.” Environmental Science & Technology 43, no. 6 (March 2009): 1769–75. https://doi.org/10.1021/es802969r. Full Text
Raanan, H., A. Vengosh, A. Paytan, A. Nishri, and Z. Kabala. “Quantifying saline groundwater flow into a freshwater lake using the Ra isotope quartet: A case study from the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), Israel.” Limnology and Oceanography 54, no. 1 (January 1, 2009): 119–31. https://doi.org/10.4319/lo.2009.54.1.0119. Full Text
Vinson, D. S., T. R. Campbell, and A. Vengosh. “Radon transfer from groundwater used in showers to indoor air.” Applied Geochemistry 23, no. 9 (September 1, 2008): 2676–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.05.021. Full Text
Kloppmann, Wolfram, Avner Vengosh, Catherine Guerrot, Romain Millot, and Irena Pankratov. “Isotope and ion selectivity in reverse osmosis desalination: geochemical tracers for man-made freshwater.” Environmental Science & Technology 42, no. 13 (July 2008): 4723–31. https://doi.org/10.1021/es7028894. Full Text
Bouchaou, L., J. L. Michelot, A. Vengosh, Y. Hsissou, M. Qurtobi, C. B. Gaye, T. D. Bullen, and G. M. Zuppi. “Application of multiple isotopic and geochemical tracers for investigation of recharge, salinization, and residence time of water in the Souss-Massa aquifer, southwest of Morocco.” Journal of Hydrology 352, no. 3–4 (May 15, 2008): 267–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.01.022. Full Text
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.