Born: 1960, USA.
Ph.D.: 1989, Harvard University, Associate Professor, 2004.
Environmental policy; Environmental law; Environmental History, Climate Change Policy, Transboundary Environmental Cooperation, Desertification and public policy; Environmental education; Water Management; Sustainable agriculture
(a) Evaluation of Environmental Enforcement Efforts;
(b) Evaluation of environmental education in Israeli public schools;
(c) Water management, Nature Preservation and international law in the Middle East;
(d) Local policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; Global Warming and Public Awareness;
(e) Evaluation of drip irrigation initiatives in Africa
(f) Desalination and public policy in Israel;
(g) Evaluation of performance of reservoirs for wastewater recycling;
(h) Assessing biodiversity impacts of settlements in the drylands
Environmental law, Environmental policy, Climate Change and public Policy, Water management in the Middle East, Desertification and Public Policy.
Alon Tal, Alfred Abed Rabbo, (Editors) Water Wisdom,Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, (at press).
Alon Tal Speaking of Earth: Environmental Visions and Speeches, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2006. (255 pages).
Alon Tal The Environment in Israel: Natural Resources, Crises, Campaigns and Policy from the Advent of Zionism until Twenty-first Century, (in Hebrew) B'nei Brak, HaKibbutz HaMeuhad Press,2006. (620 pages).
Alon Tal Pollution in a Promised Land – An Environmental History of Israel, Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 2002. (546 pages).
Alon Tal and Amir Adleman (Editors) Environmental and Policy, 2002 Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem, 2002
Tal, A. 2009. The Logic and Logistics of Grazing Regulations, Journal of Land Degradation and Development, volume 20 (at press).
Wachs, L., Tal, A. Herd No More: Livestock Husbandry Policies and the Environment in Israel, accepted for publication in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.
Tal, A, “Water and Power in the Middle East”, accepted for publication in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs.
Nsheiwat, Z., Kozer, E., Berkovich, M., Tal, A. A Comparison of Lead Exposures in Industrial “Hot Spots” in Jordan and Israel, accepted for publication inJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry.
Abramson, A., Tal, A., el-Khateeb, N. Assi, A., Becker, N., Asaf, L,. Adar, E.
Stream Restoration as a Basis For Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation – A Comparative Analysis of Two Transboundary Rivers, accepted for publication in Journal of River Basin Management
Tal, Alon “Water Management in Israel: The Conspicuous Absence of Water Markets” in Water Markets, Water Economics and Financing at press.
Tal, Alon, “What’s Jewish about Jewish Environmentalism?”Judaism and the Environment, Creighton University Press, at press.
Tal, Alon, “Restoration of Desertified Ecosystems”, Encyclopedia of Soil Science, at press.
Tal, Alon (2009) “Tried and True: Reducing Green House Gas Emissions in New Zealand through Conventional Environmental Legislative Modalities” Otago University Law Journal. vol. 12, 1-47.
Gonen, Sagy, , Maya Negev, Yaakov Garb, Alan Salzberg and Alon Tal, (2008) “Environmental Literacy: Trends in Environmental Education in Israel”, Studies in Natural Resources and Environmental Management vol. 6. 64-78.
Gonen, Sagy, , Maya Negev, Yaakov Garb, Alan Salzberg and Alon Tal, (2008) “Results of a National Survey in the Israeli Education System”, Studies in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, vol. 6, 79-102.
Alon Tal, "Enduring Technological Optimism: Zionism's Environmental Ethic and its Influence on Israel's Environmental History", The Journal of Environmental History, vol. 13, 275-305, 2008.
Alon Tal, “Space Matters: Historic Drivers and Turning Points in Israel's Open Space Protection Policy” Journal of Israel Studies, vol. 13(1) 119-151, 2008.
Alon Tal, The Logic and Logistics of Grazing Regulations, accepted to the Journal of Land Degradation and Development, Spring, 2008.
Alon Tal, “Rethinking the Eradication of Malaria in Israel” (Book Review) Accepted for publication in the Bulletin for the History of Medicine, 2008.
Maya Negev, Gonen Sagui, Yaakov Garb, , Alan Salzberg, Alon Tal, “Evaluating the Environmental Literacy of Israeli Elementary and High School Students” The Journal of Environmental Education. . 39 (2) 2, 2008.
Alon Tal, "Natural Flow: Questions and Answers Regarding the Suitability of Israel's Water Law to a New Environmental Reality", in Legal Research, (Bar Ilan University Law Review) vol. 23 (2) 317-370, 2007.
Uri Yermiyahu, Alon Tal, Alon Ben-Gal, Asher Bar-Tal, Jorje. Tarchisky, Ori. Lahav, “Rethinking Desalinated Water Quality and Agriculture”, Science vol. 318, 920-921, 2007.
Alon, Tal, “Losing Diplomatic Ground: Israel’s Declining International Commitment to Combat Desertification”, The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, vol. 1 (3) 121-130, 2007.
Alon Tal, “ Degraded Commitments, Reviving International Efforts to Combat Desertification” Brown Journal of International Affairs, 13(2) 187-197 2007.
Alon Ben-Gal, Alon Noemi Tel-Tsur, Alon Tal "The Sustainability of Arid Agriculture: Trends and Challenges", Annals of the Arid Zone 45(2) 1-31, 2006.
Alon Tal, To Make a Desert Bloom – The Israeli Agriculture Adventure and the Quest for Sustainability" Agricultural History, vol. 81 (2) 228-258, 2007.
Alon Tal, "International Water Law and Implications For Cooperative Israeli-Palestinian Transboundary Water Management", Security and Transboundary Water Management,(C. Lipchin, E. Pallant, Ed.) Springer, 2007.
Alon Tal, Jessica Cohen, "Adding 'Top Down' to 'Bottom Up': A New Role for Environmental Legislation in Combating Desertification”,Harvard Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 31(1) , 2007 163-219.
Alon Tal, "The Natural History of the Bible: An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures", Book Review, The Journal of Environmental History, vol. 11,630-632, July, 2006.
Alon Tal, "Seeking Sustainability: Israel's Evolving Water Management Strategy", Science, vol. 313, August 25, 2006, p. 1081-1084.
Dorit Kerret, Alon Tal, "Greenwash or Green Gain? Predicting the Success and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Environmental Voluntary Agreements, Pennsylvania State University Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 14, p. 31-84, 2005.
Florencia Bellesi, David Lehrer and Alon Tal, “Comparative Advantage, The Impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Certification on Exports,” Environmental Science and Technology, April,14, 2005
Alon Tal, “Policy Options for Improving the Longevity and Effectiveness of Catalytic Converters in Israel,” monograph, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2005.
Clive Lipchin, Alon Tal, “Sustainable Development Indicators for Measuring Israel’s Quality of Life” Sustainable Development Indicators in Israel, I (Feitelson, Ed.) Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem, 2004.
Alon Tal, “Naturally Quiet, Towards a Legislative Strategy for Regulating Air Space Above National Parks in New Zealand, Otago Law Review, vol. 10, 2004, p. 515-552.
Alon Tal, Igor Linkov, “The Role of Comparative Risk Assessment in Addressing Environmental Security in the Middle East,” Risk Analysis 2004.
Alon Tal, “Towards a More Coherent Regional Environment Agenda in the Middle East: Exploring The Role of Comparative Risk Assessment, “Developments in Comparative Risk Assessment, (Ed. I. Linkov) Kluwer, 2004, p. 125-133.
Talitman, Dorit, Alon Tal and Shmuel Brenner. The Devil is in the Details: Increasing International Law’s Influence on Domestic Environmental Performance--the Case of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea. 11 New York University Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 11, 2003, p. 414-478.
Alon Tal, Yaara Aharon, Hadar Yuhas, Effectiveness of Environmental Enforcement: Administrative versus Criminal Enforcement, submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Jerusalem, February, 2009.
Alon Tal, Improving Water Management and Policy in Israel, Written testimony submitted to the Official National Panel of Inquiry Regarding Israel’s Water Situation, January 14, 2009.
Legal Strategies For Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand, (Tal, A. Ed.) University Of Otago, Law Faculty, February, 2008.
Alon Tal, Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi, Draft Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the Governments of the State of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, Friends of the Earth Middle East, November, 2007.
Alon Tal, , Yaakov Garb, Gonen Sagui, Maya Negev, Alan Salzburg, Environmental Literacy in the Educational System of Israel, Israel, An Empirical Assessment of 6th and 12th Grade Public School Children. Submitted to the Knesset Education Committee, July 17, 2007.
Alon Tal National Report of Israel, 2003-2005, Submitted to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), August, 2006.
Alon Tal, “The Dead Sea” in The Lonely Planet Jordan, 2008.
Alon Tal, “An Agenda for Israel’s Minister of Environment”, Shma May, 2008.
Alon Tal, ”A Sixty Year Environmental Learning Curve” Tikun Magazine, May/June, 2008.
Alon Tal, “Damage to the Dead Sea, Developers Won’t Wait”, Y-net, June 24, 2008.
Alon Tal, “Combating Desertification – The Forgotten Environmental Commitment”, Israel Environmental Bulletin, Spring, 2007.
Alon Tal,, “The Environment’, The Lonely Planet, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, 2007.
Alon Tal, “Hot Times in the Holy Land: Israel and Global Warming”, Zeek Journal, April 2007
Alon Tal, "Stopping Desertification", HaAretz, December 26, 2006.
Alon Tal, "Nature… for a Price" Jerusalem Report, July 10, 2006.
Alon Tal, "Closing in Nature" HaAretz, July 10, 2006.
Alon Tal, "The Greening of the Jewish National Fund", Tikkun Magazine, June, 2005.
Alon Tal, "A Fund of Goodwill" Jerusalem Report, March, 2005.
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Alon Tal's CV 2013
Desertification & Legislation
Israeli Transboundary Water Legislation
Enduring Technological Optimisim: ZIONISM'S
Losing Diplomatic Ground
To Make a Desert Bloom
Tried and True
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Hot Times in the Holy Land The Effects of Global Climate Change on Israel Professor Alon Tal ZEEK.mht
Building Israel's Hydrological Future, Haaretz, May, 09
Power and Water in the Middle East
Rahat Environmental Project - July 16, 2009
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The Sustainability of Arid Agriculture --Trends and Challenges
This land was made for you and me, Haaretz, July 26, 2009
Timna Interim Site Evaluation
TRANSBOUNDARY STREAM RESTORATION IN ISRAEL
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