Amer Marei


PhD in Hydrology and hydrochemistry


Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Room 228, Al-Quds University, P.O. Box 20002, Jerusalem, Palestine.


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PhD in Hydrology and hydrochemistry from the Applied Geology Westfaelische Wilhelms University Muenster, Germany, 1992. Founder of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at Al-Quds University. Established the Water & Environmental Research Lab at Al-Quds University and he is the director. Member of DAAD - selection Committee in Palestine, Research and teaching in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology and hydrochemistry

Research interests

  • hydrogeology, hydrology, and hydrochemistry
  • Stable Isotopes in Groundwater
  • Water Salinity
  • Artificial Recharge.
  • Environmental Education

Teaching activities

Undergraduate courses

  • Hydrology - Hydrogeology
  • Environment and field geology.
  • Geochemistry
  • The nature and the environment of Palestine.
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences.

Graduate Courses

  • Water Pollution
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Special Topics

Selected publications

  • Hydrogeological and Discharge Response to the Climatic Variability of Major Springs system of Wadi Al Bathan Semi-Arid Region/West bank Balestine (Abstract) . Marei. A , Mimi. Z, Khayat. S, Sbaih. M. 8th IAHS Scientific Assembly and 37 th IAH Congress 6-12 , 2009 Hayderabad/India
  • Vengosh A., Hirschfeld D., Vinson D., Dwyer G., Raanan H., Rimawi O., Al-Zoulbi A., Akkawai E., Marei A., Haquin G., Zaarur S., Ganor J, High Naturally Occuring Radioactivity in Fossil Groundwater from the Middle East... Environ. Sci. Technol, 43 (2009) 1769-1775.
  • Marei, A; Khayat. S . and Gayyada , Precession water use in irrigation of Tomato in Jericho Area. Jordan Valley / Palestine.( EWRA Seventh International Conference, Limasol Cyprus , 25-27 June 2009)
  • Marei.A, Al-Eisawi.D, Flora and Vegetation Analysis of Jericho Area Jaffal.R, (First International Congress Documenting, Analyzing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East 20-25 October 2008, Aqaba/Jordan)
  • Marei A ,Water Health crisis in Palestine, December 2006 Bridges Magazine -Israeli-Palestinian Puplic Health Magazine- WHO 2, 6 (2006)4-8.
  • A. Marei, Weise. S, Al Jundy M and M Subeih, Sources of Salinity in the Pleistocene aquifer system in Jericho/Jordan Valley. (International Conference Proceeding - Integrated Water Resources Management and Challenges of the Sustainable Development. 23-25.04.2006 74)
  • Marei A; Kanan, A; Nasser, A.,(The Occurrences and formation potential of Trihalomethanes in drinking water in Tulkarem district, Palestine, 2006 Coastal Environment and Water Quality; Proceeding of the AIH 25 the Anniversary Meeting & International Conference (Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality) - Refereed Proceeding, Section 1, page 29-39. Water Resources Publication, LLC, Colorado USA).
  • Marei, A ,Environmental Education, Chapter 2 in the Book of National Education( Al Quds Open University, 2006. Amman Jordan).
  • Weintal, E; Vengosh, A; Marei, A; Gutierrez, A; Kloppman, W The Water Crisis in the Gaza Strip: Prospects for Resolution.. Groundwater, Vol. 43, No.5, pages: 653-660.
  • Vengosh, A; Kloppman, W; Marei, A; Livshitz, Y; Gutierrez,A; Banna, M; Guerrot, C; Panktatov, I and Raanan, H, Sources of Salinity and boron in the Gaza Strip: Natural contaminant flow in the southern Mediterranean coastal aquifer.( Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, W01013, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003344, 2005)
  • Faber, E; Vengosh, A; Gavrieli, I; Marei, A; Bullen, T; Mayer, B; Holtzman; R, Segal, M; Shavit, U , Management scenario for the Jordan River salinity crisis.. Applied Geochemistry 20, (2005) 2138-2153.
  • Holtzman, R; Shavit, U; Sagal, M; Gavrieli, I; Marei, A; Faber; E; Vengosh, Quantifying ground water inputs along the Lower Jordan River. Journal of Environmental Quality 34 (2005) 897-906.
  • Faber, E; Vengosh, A; Gavrieli, I; Marei, A; Bullen, T; Mayer, B; Holtzman, R; Sagal, M; Shavit, U. Geochemica et ,The origin and mechanisms of salinization of the lower Jordan River. Cosmochimica Acta, 68, 9 (2004) 1989-2006
  • One Resource, Two Visions: The prospects for Israeli-Palestinian water cooperation.
  • E.Weintal and A Marei (International Water Resources Association), Water International. Vol. 27, No. 4 page 460----467 December 2002
  • Z, Mimi. Marei, A ,Privatization of Sanitation and Desalination Projects in Palestine. Water International, 27, 2 (2002).
  • Marei.A, Vengosh A, Sources of Salinity in Groundwater of Jericho area, Jordan Valley. Journal of Groundwater 39, 2(2001) 250-258.