Memories and Reflections

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783265744
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a series of personal recollections concerning the life and work of a leading American–Israeli environmental and agricultural scientist, whose wide-ranging personal and professional experiences span eight decades and some 40 countries around the world. It recalls a family's journey in 1932 from California to Palestine, and the events that led to his taking part in the establishment of the first modern settlement in the highlands of the Negev Desert (later joined by ex-Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion), and helping to innovate and apply efficient methods of soil and water management in irrigated and rain-fed farming. Over the years, Daniel Hillel has taught hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students at major universities in Israel and the US, authored over 200 original research papers and ten definitive textbooks that have been translated and published in several languages, initiated and edited eight multi-author books (including the Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment), and served on advisory and research missions (sponsored by UN's FAO, IAEA, USAID, Canada's IDRC, and Germany's ZEF) to some 40 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Australasia, and was environment and irrigation advisor to the World Bank. He has helped initiate and conduct research at NASA/Goddard Institute and Columbia University on the potential impacts of climate change on regional and global food production. Dr Hillel's life-long goal is to enhance the application of science toward the efficient and environmentally sound development of human, biotic, land, and water resources. For his multiple contributions to the science and the practice of enhanced and sustainable food production, Dr Hillel was awarded the World Food Prize in 2012. Contents: A Family OdysseyChildhood in TurmoilMy GrandpaAgricultural High SchoolEducation in the U.S.Back in IsraelEstablishing a Settlement in the Negev HighlandsEcological Research in the DesertDavid Ben-Gurion Visits and Joins Sdeh BoqerDoctoral Research and Assignment in Southeast AsiaPostdoctoral Research in the U.S.From California to Israel and the Six-Day WarChanges in IsraelFirst Working Assignment in JapanSabbatical in WisconsinThe Yom Kippur War and Military Reserve DutySabbaticals in Europe and the U.S.International AssignmentsClimate Change IssuesOutreach PublicationsCulmination Readership: General public interested in the biography of Dr Daniel Hillel. Key Features:Frank exposition of the author's life experiencesReaders may learn and gain insight into the way an active scientist can develop an interest and involvement in cooperative research and action regarding human management or mismanagement of the environmentKeywords:Environment;Agricultural Research;Soil Science;Hydrology;Water Use Efficiency

Water Interactions with Energy Environment Food and Agriculture Volume II

Author: Maria Concepcion Donoso
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848261969
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Water Interactions with Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The theme discusses water's importance to energy generation, the environment, food, and agriculture. It begins with an analysis of the interrelations between water and the environment. Consideration is given to the relationship between water and human health. Water's dynamic role in the food production process; Ecosystem Character; Water Quality and Environment; Climate Change and Water Resources; Water Resources For Agricultural and Food Production; Water Balance in Agriculture Areas; Water Contamination from Rural Production Systems; Water Interactions with Human Development ;Economic Development; and Cultural Development are considered. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, Managers, and Decision makers and NGOs

Environmental Technologies and Trends

Author: Ravi K. Jain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364259235X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This manuscript was made possible by the exceptional support provided by INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees) Toulouse, the University of New Mexico and the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering. The authors, as listed in this book, took the time to prepare excellent manuscripts focusing on scientific and technical areas relevant to emerging environmental issues. These manuscripts were rigorously reviewed and refereed by scientists and engineers before inclusion in this book. An introductory chapter was prepared to summarize and integrate technical issues covered and the last chapter was written to present policy perspectives. The editors are most grateful to the contributors, sponsor organizations, and many colleagues who were kind enough to assist us in making this manuscript possible. Background information about the editors, principal authors and other contributor:s to this manuscript follows. Editors Professor Dr. Ravi K. Jain Associate Dean for Research and International Engineering College of Engineering University of Cincinnati Mail Location 0018 Cincinnati OH 45221-0018 U.S.A.