Avi Ostfeld, PhD

Professor
Technion- I.I.T.

Dr. Avi Ostfeld is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Ostfeld was a Senior Engineer and Project Manager at TAHAL – Consulting Engineers Ltd. in Tel – Aviv from 1997 to 2000; a Research Associate at the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, from 1996 to 1997; and a Research Associate at the Technion Water Research Institute from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Ostfeld published 102 manuscripts in refereed professional journals and 115 papers in conference proceedings; is the Editor of four books; the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division of ASCE which is the leading journal worldwide in water resources systems analysis in general, and in water distribution systems optimization in particular, an Editor for the IWA Journal of Water Science and Technology, and Associate Editor for Water Resources Research, Urban Water, and Engineering Optimization. Dr. Ostfeld serves also as the director of the advisory board of Peak Dynamics (Energy Management in Water Systems), member of the advisory board of Visenti (Improving Infrastructure Management); is chairing the Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WDSA) EWRI-ASCE standing committee; and as of February 2013 member of the national interdisciplinary appointed Israeli professional committee on water security.

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