Hillel at the College of Staten Island will be hosting Dr. David Katz, who will be lecturing on “Desalination as a Hydro-Political Game Changer,”  a discussion of how desalination increases water supply and affects the policies and politics around trans-boundary waters in the Middle East and beyond.  The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1 in Building 2N, Room 107 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. He will use the case of Israel and Jordan in order to demonstrate how relations between the two countries over water have dramatically changed since the adoption of desalination in the region.

Dean Alfred Levine will introduce Prof. Katz that day. Please join us for this very compelling and contemporary discussion.

Prof. David Katz (PhD, University of Michigan, 2008) is a Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa. Prof. Katz specializes in environmental and resource policy and economics, with an emphasis on water resource management. Recent research has covered the relationship between economic growth and resource consumption, economic valuation of natural resources, incentives for conservation, and the policy and politics of trans-boundary waters. In addition, Prof. Katz has conducted research on international trade and the environment, green building, and energy conservation.