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David Katz

Expert on the Environment and Israel

Travels from Ramat HaSharon

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability or contact the speaker directly.


Environmental and Sustainability Issues, Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Positively Israel


David Katz is a faculty member at the University of Haifa's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, where he teaches courses in environmental and resource economics, water management, and economic and political geography.  He also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Tel Aviv University's Recanati School of Management and Porter School for Environmental Studies, where he teaches courses on economics of the environment and natural resources and on corporate environmental strategy.
David also has worked for years with leading regional NGOs, including Friends of the Earth Middle East, a regional environmental NGO, focused on joint Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian cooperation in addressing trans-boundary resource problems, as well as Zalul, an organization focusing on aquatic and marine environmental issues, and the Israeli Coalition for Green Building. In the past, David worked for the Thailand Environment Institute in Bangkok and has undertaken research projects for several national and international organizations including the United Nations, USAID, and ASEAN.  He is the author of numerous academic articles and reports published both in professional journals and popular international and Middle Eastern media outlets.  In addition, he periodically serves as a guide and educator on JNF-sponsored tours in Israel .
David earned a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Michigan and holds Masters Degrees in Economics from the University of Michigan and in International Studies and Middle East Studies from the University of Washington.

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