Avner Vengosh

vengosh@duke.edu
NSOE; EOS

 

Location 1

Research Location
Ethiopia

Research Objective
To study water quality and health in the rift valley of Ethiopia.

Collaborating Institution
University of Addis Ababa

Funding Source/Sponsor
Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), PFIRST

Students Involved
Brittany Merola

 

Location 2

Research Location
Israel & Jordan

Research Objective
To study radioactivity of fossil groundwater in the Middle East.

Collaborating Institution
Al Baqa’ University (Jordan), Al Quds University, West Bank (Palestine), Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

Funding Source/Sponsor
US-AID [Middle East Research Cooperation – (MERC)]

Students Involved
No

 

Location 3

Research Location
Morocco

Research Objective
To study salinity and radioactivity of water sources in Morocco.

Collaborating Institution
University of Ibn Zohr

Funding Source/Sponsor
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Science for Peace

Students Involved
Nathaniel Warner (PhD)

 

Location 4

Research Location
New Zealand

Research Objective
1: To study the bioaccumulation of trace metals in Maori population.

2: To conduct baseline studies of potential environmental effects of fracking in New Zealand.

Collaborating Institution
University of Auckland

Funding Source/Sponsor
Duke Global Health Institute

Students Involved
Brittany Merola

 

Location 5

Research Location
Vietnam

Research Objective
To study and measure arsenic and fluoride contamination in groundwater.

Collaborating Institution
Vietnam National University

Funding Source/Sponsor
Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)

Students Involved
Brittany Merola

 

Websites
http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/water/ethiopia
http://duke.edu/web/sfpmorocco/Home.html
http://fds.duke.edu/db/Nicholas/eos/faculty/vengosh
https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/vengosh

 

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