Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa
Andrea Ghermandi received his Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development in 2008 from the School for Advanced Studies in Venice Foundation (Italy). He also holds two Master degrees in Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering respectively from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and University of Trento (Italy). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and the academic head of the Global Green MBA program at the Graduate School of Management of the University of Haifa. His research focuses on the multi-disciplinary analysis and evaluation of sustainable environmental management practices. Among his main research interests are the technical and economic evaluation of sustainable technologies for water treatment, reuse and desalination such as constructed wetlands and solar desalination, the economic valuation of freshwater and coastal ecosystem goods and services, and the development of techniques for transferring and mapping ecosystem service values.