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Greenbaum, Noam

Noam Greenbaum (University of Haifa) – Environment; Social Science

Noam Greenbaum is an associate professor in Geomorphology and hydrology at the department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, the University of Haifa, Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1996 where he also spent his 2-year post-doc. Since then, his main area of research is past and present floods, dambreak floods, floods risk assessment and damage in Israel and worldwide (United States, Namibia, Spain). Another major area of research is past and present earthquakes in Israel in the framework of the state preparedness for earthquakes.      As a consultant he was involved in the geological feasibility study (1989-1992 and 1996-2001) of locating a safe site for a Nuclear Power Plant in the Negev for the Israel Electric Corporation. He was also consulting the Dead Sea Works on floods and risk assessment. Another research area is forest fires and their effects on soils as well as industrial fires and their environmental effects. At present, he is involved in several local and international projects dealing with floods and sediments.

He is the author of more than 65 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.