Amer Kanan


Research project coordinator


Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine


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  • 2010:   PhD Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson University, USA. Thesis: Occurrence and Formation of Disinfection By-Products in Indoor Swimming Pools Water
  • 2005:   MSc Environmental Studies, AL-Quds University, Palestine. Thesis: The Occurrence of Trihalomethanes in Drinking and Recreational water in Tulkarm, Palestine.
  • 2003:   Training course in special techniques for water sampling and analysis, The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ),Germany.
  • 1994:   Special Course in Ecotourism, Al-Mawred. Palestine.
  • 1994:   Training Course in Environmental Education and Management, Royal Society for the Protection of Nature,Jordan.
  • 1985:   Bachelor of Science in Biology and Medical Technology, College of Science and    Technology, Abu Dies, Palestine.
  • 1980:   Tawjeehi, Scientific stream, Anabta Secondary School, Palestine.

Employment and Jobs:

  • 1985-1997: Biology and Chemistry high school teacher and lab instructor, Arab Institute, Abu Deis, Palestine.
  • 1994-1996:Editor and Translator (part time job), Alqudsnewspaper, Palestine.
  • 1994-1997: Environmental Education (part time job), Children for the Protection ofNature in Palestine, TalithaKumi School, Palestine.
  • 1997-2002: Environmental Education and awareness, Wilde Life Society, Palestine.
  • 2002-2006: Researchproject coordinator, Environment and Earth Sciences Department, Al-Quds University, Palestine.
  • 2005: Faculty member, Environment and Earth Science Department, College of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University. Palestine.


  • Directing Committee Member of Children for the Protection of Nature in Palestine.
  • Wildlife Society-Palestine Board, Deputy Chairman
  • Participating in proposal writing.
  • Editing and participating in different scientific reports.
  • Preparation of progress reports including financial reports.
  • Participating on many national, regional and international workshops and conferences.

Teaching activities

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environment Pollution and Prevention
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Environmental Education and Awareness
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Project Management and Report Writing - Graduate Course.
  • Environment and Pollution Science - Graduate Course.

Selected publications

  • Marei, A.; Kanan, A.; Nasser, A. 2006.The Occurrences and formation potential of Trihalomethanes in drinking water in Tulkarem district, Palestine, 2006 Coastal Environment and Water Quality; Proceeding of the AIH 25thAnniversary Meeting & International Conference (Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality) - Refereed Proceeding, Section 1:29-39. Water Resources Publication, LLC, Colorado USA).
  • Kanan, A.;Karanfil, T.2011. Formation of disinfection by-products in indoor swimming pool water: The contribution from filling water natural organic matter and swimmer body fluids. Water Research, 45 (2): 926-932.
  • Computer skills:Good Skills in different computer software and internet skills.
  • Proposal and report writing:Good experience in research proposal writing and inprogress report preparing.