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The Department of Environmental Economics and Management

The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001
Fax: 08-9466267

Department Head:
Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Tel: 08-9489376

Head of the teaching program:
Dr. Ohad Raveh, Tel: 08-9489373

Meital Kappach, Tel: 08-9489230

Date: 22.5.2022

Speaker: Vered Blass, Head of Innovations in Industrial Ecology Lab, The Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Tel Aviv University

Bio: Vered holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is positioned at the interface of industrial ecology and management sciences, focusing on decision making and the measurement of economic and environmental performance of products, infrastructure, services, and new technologies using a diverse set of tools and analysis methods. Her research agenda spans topics ranging from handling electronic waste, switching to new business models and technologies that bring to decoupling of economic growth from environmental impacts, to assessing energy alternatives for transportation. Dr. Blass engages with colleagues and institutions at different levels in the industry, government, NGO’s and the academic community both in Israel and abroad to promote her research and professional agendas. She is playing an active role in initiating and promoting joint projects in the different research groups in which she takes part.  Dr. Blass's projects have been recognized and funded by different institutions, e.g. the Marie Curie IRG program, Israeli Energy and Water Ministry, Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry, European Commission FP7 program, and the ISF.

Subject: What’s beyond my water bill? The environmental impacts of the drinking water system in Israel - Implications for adopting life cycle thinking

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss the environmental impacts associated with the provision of tap water in Israel. We will first review the notion of life cycle thinking related to products and services with emphasis on water consumption and its associated impacts.
We will then present the life cycle assessment (LCA) results of the Israeli water supply system for years 2012 and 2015 in order to evaluate and understand the sources of the largest impacts in the system and derive conclusions related to countries and regions with similar climate using similar water production technologies. We will also discuss what else can be done with such data and how we can further evaluate the larger consequences for industry and households in Israel.  

The online meeting will be held on:  Sunday,May 22nd  , 2022 at 13:15.
Join Zoom Meeting https://huji.zoom.us/j/82766077793?pwd=bFFpYUFjMUVtNDlpTFp6SjBPVllEQT09 

Meeting ID: 827 6607 7793 Passcode: 315927









Department Seminar Program 2021-2022