Program

 
 

Flash-Floods in the arid environment

 

Convener: Sivan Isaacson, Dead Sea and Arava Center, and Elli Groner, Dead Sea And Arava Center


Flash floods in semi-arid, arid and hyper-arid regions have their own characteristics such as, infrequency, short duration, high variability in space and time and unpredictability. Flow events and flash floods in arid regions impact varying aspects such as ecology, agriculture, infrastructure, property and may even threaten lives, the need to understand floods mechanisms in those areas is of great importance. This session will cover diverse topics related to flash floods in arid regions such as: remote sensing, paleohydrology, sediment transportation and more.


 
 

Speakers

 
 
 
 
Prof. Aaron Yair
 
The Department of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Eran Halfi
 
Dead Sea and Arava Science Center; Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Rachel Armoza-Zvuloni
 
Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Rami Zituni
 
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Sivan Isaacson
 
Desert Floods Research Center, Dead Sea and Arava Science Center