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Hydrology and Water Quality - Microbiology and Water Quality

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

24 months
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5118 USD/year
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About

The aim of this program is to introduce students to cutting-edge research and graduate education in water sciences, aimed at improving human life in drylands through technologies and policies for the sustainable use of water resources. The Hydrology and Water Quality - Microbiology and Water Quality program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Overview

This specialization centers on understanding the impact of microorganisms on water quality in both engineered systems (drinking water networks, wastewater treatment) and in natural surface and subsurface water systems.  The Hydrology and Water Quality - Microbiology and Water Quality program is offered by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Research topics

Research topics include microbial nutrient cycling, both in the saturated (groundwater and aquifers) and unsaturated  zones associated with the deep percolation and migration of dissolved pollutants originating from fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides with emphasis on nitrogen, the impact of floods on microbial activities in streams, and the abundance and diversity of microorganisms in ephemeral desert streams. 

Additional topics include the biodegradation of inorganic and organic pollutants in different water bodies, as well as the unique research subject of biological graywater treatment and its impact on the environment. 

Research on the biogeochemistry of streams and the impact of microorganisms on water quality is carried out at both the field and large-lab scales (flume). 

An additional research subject within this specialization is the effect of treated effluent re-use on the survival of microbial pathogens in wastewater effluent reservoirs, as well as in irrigation water. 

The isotopic bio-geochemistry of pollutant biodegradation by microorganisms in water bodies is now emerging as a cutting-edge new research subject in this specialization.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Impact of microorganisms
  • Water quality
  • Microbial nutrient cycling
  • The impact of floods on microbial activities
  • The abundance and diversity of microorganisms in ephemeral desert streams

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A B.Sc. degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution.
  • A TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or the equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam is required. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their B.Sc. degree in a program taught in English.
  • Applicants are expected to contact by e-mail one or more potential supervisors with whom they would like to work on their thesis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5118 USD per year during 24 months.

17.328 NIS

Funding

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