Prof. Alon Tal

Public Policy
מדיניות ציבורית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Alon Tal
Phone: 03-6409524
Fax: 03-6407382
Office: Naftali - Social Sciences, 053

Recent Research Interests

  • Demography: Environmental and social impacts of high population densities in Israel; Carrying capacity of Israel and region; effect of crowding on behavior; incentives for combatting high fertility rates and poverty.
  • Environmental policy: the effect of environmental taxes on pollution in China; regulation of pharmaceuticals and EDC in wastewater.
  • Environmental law:  Biodiversity protection and legislation; new regulatory strategies for addressing offshore gas and oil exploration and production;
  • Environmental History – Israel’s forestry policies; Israel’s nature conservation efforts; Environmental activism;
  • Climate Change Policy – Municipal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; Evaluation of Israeli implementation of Paris Agreement;
  • Transboundary Environmental Cooperation – Design and implementation of peace parks; cooperative approaches to integrated Jordanian/ Palestinian/ Israeli water supply; Cost-effective wastewater treatment strategies.
  • Desertification and public policy – Grazing standards and forest fires; biodiversity protection and afforestation in the drylands; evaluating the impact of global programs and policies to combat land degradation.
  • Environmental education – Evaluation of informal environmental education programs; introducing biodiversity into educational curricula through the TiME initiative.
  • Water Management: Stream restoration; Lake Kinneret watershed management,
  • Sustainable agriculture: Impacts of wastewater irrigation; food security programs and international aid. 

Curriculum Vitae



  • B.A. in Political Science and Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1980
  • Ll.B. in Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1986
  • M.Sc. Harvard School of Public Health, in Environmental Health Policy, 1987
  • Sc.D. Harvard School of Public in Environmental Health Policy, 1989

Academic Appointments

  • 2016-present   Professor, Chair Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv, University,
  • 2015-2016       Visiting Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University.
  • 2016, 2011, 2007Visiting Professor, Otago University School of Law, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 2015                Visiting Professor, School of Environment, Natural Resources Renmin University,Beijing China,
  • 2011, 2013-14 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, Department of Biology.
  • 2005-2016       Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology. , Head of Environmental Studies Graduate Track, (2008-2011).
  • 1996-2005       Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Kibbutz Ketura, Founding Director of programfor Middle Eastern and international university students.
  • 1989-1997       Harvard University, School Of Public Heath, Boston MA. Adjunct Lecturer
  • 1990-2003       Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Lecturer


Relevant Employment and Appointments

  • 2004-2016       KKL-JNF International Board, Chair of Land Development Committee;
  • 1997-2003       Chair, Life and Environment, Umbrella Organization for Israeli Environmental NGOs.
  • 1995-2016       Board Member, Ecopeace
  • 1991-1998       Adam Teva V'din, Israel Union Environmental Defense, Tel Aviv, Israel, founding director,
  • 1990                Legal Staff, Yael Solel law offices, Eilat, Israel.
  • 1987-1989       Research Associate, Harvard School Of Public Health
  • 1987                Director, Camp Tel Yehudah-Bet, Barryville, NY|.
  • 1985-1986       Assistant, Office of Attorney General, Jerusalem Israel
  • 1983-1985       Legal Aid, Environmental Protection Service, Israel Ministry of the Interior. 

Awards, and Fellowships

  • 2016    Haiken Prize, Best Original Israeli Book on Geostrategic Topics (The Land is Full).
  • 2011 Oxford University, Kennedy Leigh Fellowship (declined)
  • 2011  Prize, best article in the field of international water management by the International  Journal of River Basin Management Competition.
  • 2008  Israel Ministry of Environment, Life Achievement Award for Contribution to  Environmental Protection in Israel, Sixtieth Independence Anniversary.
  • 2006 Haim Shiva Award for Outstanding Academic Research, Ben Gurion Fund.
  • 2006 Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Award for Young Leadership, 2006.
  • 1999 Jewish National Fund (KKL) Lewis Award for Forestry Research, 1999.
  • 1997 Henry Ford European Conservation Award.
  • 1989 Harvard University, Willensky Award for Outstanding Research among Graduate  Students in Health Policy. 
  • 1987-1989 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Network for Environmental Management, Four Time Fellowship Recipient.
  • 1987-1989 Monsanto Agricultural Company, Graduate Student Award for Conducting Policy Research.
  • 1980    Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma.

Media Recognition

  • 2010 Selected by The Marker, Israel’s National Economic Magazine, “100 Influential Israelis” list.
  • 2010 Selected “Top Ten Israeli Environmentalists”, Israel 21C.
  • 2007 HaAretz, Israeli Daily Newspaper, Recognized as “Leading Israeli Environmentalist”.

Authored Books

1. Tal, Alon Pollution in a Promised Land – An Environmental History of Israel, Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 2002. (546 pages).

2. Tal, Alon Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches that Moved the World, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2006. (255 pages)

3. Tal, Alon The Environment in Israel: Natural Resources, Crises, Campaigns and Policy from the Advent of Zionism until Twenty-first Century, (in Hebrew) B'nei Brak, HaKibbutz HaMeuhad Press,2006. (620 pages)

4. Bar-Ilan, Yael, Pearlmutter, David, Tal, Alon, Building Green: Policy Mechanisms for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Israel, The Technion, Center for Urban and Regional Studies Press, 2010. (187 pages)

5. Tal, Alon, All the Trees of the Forest, Israel’s Woodlands from the Bible to the Present, New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 2013 (328 pages).

Hebrew edition: B’nei Brak, Hotzaat HaKibbutz Hameuchad, 2014.

6.Tal, Alon, The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel, accepted for publication, New

Haven, Yale University Press, 2016.

Hebrew Edition - Hotzaat HaKibbutz Hameuchad, December, 2017.


Selected Reviews for The Environment in Israel:

Dov Hanin, HaAretz – Literature Supplement, January 17, 2007.

Shmuel Hayn, “The Environmental Chronicles” Ynet


Selected Reviews for Pollution in a Promised Land:

Gerstenfeld, ManfredPollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel (review) Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies - Volume 24, Number 2, Winter 2006, pp. 198-200.

Morton I. Teicher, “Israel’s Environmental Wrongs”, Jerusalem Post, October 2, 2002, reprinted in National Jewish Post and other syndicated American Jewish newspapers.

Jonathan Drew“Israeli Environmentalist Returns for Triangle Talks” Durham Morning Herald, August, 8, 2002.

Zafrir Rinat, HaAretz “The Environmental Price of Zionism Threatens Zionism Itself” Haaretz, Newspaper, Sfarim  (Hebrew and English feature) May 6, 2003, p. 7.

Richard C. Foltz “Book Review, Pollution in a Promised Land”, Environmental History, vol. 8 no. 3

Paul Kay, “Making the Desert Bloom” Alternatives Journal, Spring, 2003, Vol. 9 No. 2 

Noga Morag-Levine, “Book Review, Alon Tal: Pollution in a Promised Land” Ariel, The Israel Review of Arts and Literature, vol. 115, 2003, p. 81.

Stephen S. Anderson Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel - Books of Note. Environment,  July-August, 2003 


Selected Reviews for All the Trees of the Forest:

B. D. Orr, "All the Trees of the Forest," Choice Reviews of the American Library

Association, April, 2014.

Sharon Udasin, "An Extraordinary Story," The Jerusalem Post, Books Section, January 16,


Sue Fishkoff, "He Can See Israel's Forest for the Trees – and the planet," The J, January 9,


Michael Cohen, "Telling the Story of Israel's Trees," The Forward, February 4, 2014.

Zafrir Rinat, “Not Withstanding the Hostilities, How to Bring Israeli Arabs Closer to Israeli Forests?” Haaretz, February 2, 2015.


Selected Reviews for The Land is Full

Ruth Schuster, “Stop Encouraging Big Families: Israel Is Full, Demography Expert Warns, Haaretz, Aug 22, 2016.

Daniel Orenstein, “Is the Land of Israel Really Full? Read and Decide, Times of Israel, September 19, 2016.

Editorship of Collective Volumes

1. Tal, A. and Adleman, A. Editors, 2002, Environmental and Policy, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.

2. Tal, A., Abed- Rabbo, A. Editors, 2010, Water Wisdom, a New Menu for Palestinian and Israeli Cooperation in Water Management, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press.

3. Miller, C. Orenstein, D. Tal, A. Editors, 2012, Between Ruin to Restoration, An Environmental History of Israel, University of Pittsburgh Press.


Selected Reviews of Water Wisdom

Haim Watzman, “Palestinians and Israelis talk water”, Nature 4666, August 112, 2010, p. 820.

Dan Tamir, “Water Wisdom, a New Menu for Palestinian and Israeli Cooperation in Water Management” Environmental History, Oxford Journals, 16 (3) 556-557.

Selected for inclusion in the Global Foresight Books project, 2011.


Selected Review for Between Ruin and Restoration

Zafrir Rinat, "How Israel Internalized the Importance of Nature Preservation", HaAretz, April 28, 2013.

Peter Collier, "Between Ruin and Restoration", Environment and History, 19(3) August, 2013.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

1.   Rosenthal (Tal), A. 1985. Measuring Noise: Towards an Optimal Judicial PolicyIsrael Law Review,  20, (1): 4-98.

2.  Rogers, P. and Rosenthal (Tal), A. 1988. The Imperatives of Nonpoint Source Water Pollution PolicyJournal of the Water Pollution Control Association, 60 (11):1912-1921.

3.  Rosenthal (Tal), A. 1988. USDA's Dubious Commitment to Water QualityEnvironmental Forum, 5: 18-22.

4.  Rosenthal (Tal) A. 1990. State Agricultural Pollution Regulation, A Quantitative AssessmentWater Environment and Technology,. 2,(8): 50-58.

5.  Rosenthal (Tal), A. Gray G., and Graham, J.1992. Legislating Acceptable Risk From Exposure to Toxic ChemicalsEcology Law Quarterly, 19 (2): 269- 362.  Reprinted in An Environmental Law Anthology, Fischman et. al., Ed. Cincinnati, Anderson, 1996.

6.  Tal, A. 1992. On Protected Societal Values and the Criminality of Environmental Offenses, Ha Praklit, Journal of the Israel Bar Association,. 40 (3): 413-420.

7.  Tal, A. 1995. Citizen Suits to Improve Sewage Treatment, The Limitations and Potential of Legal Actions Against Polluting MunicipalitiesEcology and Environment, 2: 151-155.

8.  Tal, A. 1997. A Failure to Engage: Public Interest Activism and Environmental Health Risk AssessmentEnvironmental Forum, 14 (1): 13-21.

9.  Tal, A.  1997. An Imperiled Promised Land, The Antecedents of Israel's Environmental Crises and Prospects for ChangeJournal of Developing Societies, 13 (1):116-134.

10.  Tal, A. 1997. Assessing the Environmental Movement's Attitudes Towards Risk AssessmentEnvironmental Science and Technology, 30 (10): .470-476.

11.  Tal, A. 1998. Enforceable Standards to Abate Agricultural Pollution: The Potential of Regulatory Policies in the Israeli ContextTel Aviv University Studies in Law, 14: 223-286.

12.  Tal, A. 1998. Beyond the Rhetoric of Statistical Murder, Toward a Rational and Compassionate Environmentalist Perspective about the Ethics of Risk AssessmentEcosystem Health, 4 (3):70-176.

13.  Tal, A. 2000. Quantification of Economic Benefits of Non-Complying Polluters: Potential for Integration of the BEN Model into the Israeli Penalty Framework, Ecology and Environment, vol. 7: 3-16.

14.  Marom-Albeck, O., Tal, A. 2000. Towards a More Effective Model of Public Interest Environmental Citizen SuitsIsrael Law Review,34 (3): 373-424.

15.  Tal, A. 2002. Air Pollution from Transportation, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, peer reviewed monograph in policy publication series, 1-49. 

16.  Talitman, D. Tal, A. Brenner, S. 2004. The Devil is in the Details: Increasing International Law’s Influence on Domestic Environmental Performance--the Case of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea,  New York University Environmental Law Journal, 11 (2) 414-478.

17.  Tal, A. 2004. Naturally Quiet, Towards a Legislative Strategy for Regulating Air Space Above National Parks in New ZealandOtago Law Review, 10 (4):515-552.

18.   Tal, A., Linkov, I..2004. The Role of Comparative Risk Assessment in Addressing Environmental Security in the Middle EastRisk Analysis, 24 ( 5): 1243-1248.

19.  Bellesi, F., Lehrer, D. and Tal, A. 2005. Comparative Advantage, The Impact of ISO 14001 Environmental Certification on ExportsEnvironmental Science and Technology, 39 (7): 1943-1953.

20.  Tal, A. 2005. Policy Options for Improving the Longevity and Effectiveness of Catalytic Converters in Israel, peer reviewed monograph, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies series on environmental policy 1-60.

21.  Kerret, D., Tal, A. 2005. Greenwash or Green Gain? Predicting the Success and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Environmental Voluntary AgreementsPennsylvania State University Journal of Environmental Law, 14: 31-84.

22.  Tal, A. 2006. Seeking Sustainability: Israel's Evolving Water Management StrategyScience, 313:1081-1084.

23.  Ben-Gal, A. Tel-Tsur, N. Tal, A. 2006. The Sustainability of Arid Agriculture: Trends and ChallengesAnnals of the Arid Zone 45(2): 1-31.

24.  Tal, A. 2007. Degraded Commitments, Reviving International Efforts To Combat DesertificationBrown Journal of International Affairs, 13(2): 187-197.

25.  Tal. A. 2007 Natural Flow: Questions and Answers Regarding the Suitability of  Israel's Water Law to a New Environmental RealityLegal Research, (Bar Ilan University Law Review) 23 (2): 317-370.

26.  Tal, A. 2007. To Make a Desert Bloom – The Israeli Agriculture Adventure and the Quest for SustainabilityAgricultural History, 81 (2): 228-258.

27.  Tal, A. and Cohen, J. 2007. Adding 'Top Down' to 'Bottom Up': A New Role for Environmental Legislation in Combating DesertificationHarvard Journal of Environmental Law, 31(1): 163-219.

28.  Tal, A. 2007. Losing Diplomatic Ground:  Israel’s Declining International Commitment to Combat DesertificationThe Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 1 (3) 121-130.

29.  Yermiyahu, U. Tal, A. Ben-Gal, A. Bar-Tal, A. Tarchisky, J. Lahav, O 2007. Rethinking Desalinated Water Quality and AgricultureScience 318: 920-921.

30.  Negev, M. Sagy, G.  Garb, Y., Salzberg, A., Tal, A. 2008. Evaluating the Environmental Literacy of Israeli Elementary and High School StudentsThe Journal of Environmental Education 39 (2): 3-20.

31.  Tal, A. 2008. Space Matters: Historic Drivers and Turning Points in Israel's Open Space Protection PolicyJournal of Israel Studies,13(1): 119-151.

32.  Tal, A. 2008. Enduring Technological Optimism:  Zionism's Environmental Ethic and its Influence on Israel's Environmental HistoryThe Journal of Environmental History 13: 275-305.

33.  Sagy, G., Negev, M., Garb, Y., Salzberg A. and Tal, A. 2008. Environmental Literacy:  Trends in Environmental Education in IsraelStudies in Natural Resources and Environmental Management 6: 64-78.

34.  Sagy, G., Negev, M., Garb, Y., Salzberg A. and Tal, A. 2008. Results of a National Survey in the Israeli Education SystemStudies in Natural Resources and Environmental Management,. 6: 79-102.

35.  Tal, A. 2009. Tried and True: Reducing Green House Gas Emissions in New Zealand through Conventional Environmental Legislative ModalitiesOtago University Law Journal. 12: 1-47.

36.  Tal, A. 2009. The Logic and Logistics of Grazing RegulationsJournal of Land Degradation and Development, 20: 455–467.

37.  Wachs, L., Tal, A. 2009. Herd No More: Livestock Husbandry Policies and the Environment in IsraelJournal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22: (5) 401-422.

38.  Tal, A, 2009. What’s Jewish About Jewish Environmentalism?,  Studies in Jewish Civilization, 20(1)161-182.

39.  Negev, M. Garb, Y. Biller, B. Sagy, G. and Alon Tal, 2010. Environmental Problems, Causes, and Solutions: An Open QuestionThe Journal of Environmental Education, 41(2): 101–115.

40.  Tal, A. Aharon,Y. Yuhas-Peled, H. 2010. The Relative Advantages of Criminal versus Administrative Environmental Enforcement Actions in IsraelJournal of Environmental Monitoring,  12: 813–821.

41.  Nsheiwat, Z.,  Kozer, E.,  Berkovich, M., Tal, A. 2010. Comparison of Lead Exposures in Industrial “Hot Spots” in Jordan and IsraelJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry 92(4) 669-682.

42.  Abramson, A., Tal, A., el-Khateeb, N. Assi, A., Becker, N., Asaf, L,. Adar, E. 2010. Stream Restoration as a Basis For Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation – A Comparative Analysis of Two Transboundary Rivers, Journal of River Basin Management 8(1) 39 - 53.

43.  Justo-Hanani, R., Dayan,  T. Tal. A.,2010. The Role of Regulatory Decision-Making on Non-Indigenous Species IntroductionsBiological Invasions 12(8) 2815-2824.

44.  Maimon, A., Tal, A., Friedler, E., Gross, A. 2010. Safe on-site reuse of greywater for irrigation – a critical review of current guidelinesEnvironmental Science and Technology, 44 (9) 3213–3220.

45.  Tal, A. Al khateeb, N., Nagouker, N., Ackerman, H., Diabat, M., Nassar, A., Angel A., Abu Sadah, M.,  Hershkovitz, Y.,  Gasith, A., Assi, A.,  Halawani, D.,   Abramson, A,.  Laronne, J., Asaf, L. 2010. Israeli / Palestinian Transboundary Stream Restoration and Management: Lessons for the future, Journal of River Basin Management. 8(2) 185-205.

46.  Teschner, N. Garb, Y., Tal, A., 2010. The Environment in Successive Regional Development Plans for Israel's Periphery, International Planning Studies, 15(2) 79-97.

47.  Tal, A. Al khateeb, N., Nagouker, N.,  Ackerman, H., Diabat, M., Nassar, A., Angel A., Abu Sadah, M.,  Hershkovitz, Y.,  Gasith, A., Assi, A.,  Halawani, D.,   Abramson, A,.  Laronne, J., Asaf, L., 2010. Chemical and Biological Monitoring in Ephemeral and Intermittent Streams, Lessons Learned from a Study of Two Transboundary Palestinian-Israeli WatershedsJournal of River Basin Management 8(2) 185-205.

48.  Tal, A.2010. Thirsting for Pragmatism: A Constructive Alternative to Amnesty International’s Report on Palestinian Access to WaterIsrael Journal of Foreign Affairs 4(2)59-73.

49.  Tal, A., Gordon, J. 2010. Carbon Cautious: Israel’s Afforestation Experience and Approach to SequestrationSmall-scale Forestry, 9(4) 409-420.

50.  Tal, A. 2011. The Desalination Debate – Lessons Learned Thus FarEnvironment 53(5) 35-49.

51.  Teschner, N., Garb, Y, Tal, A.,2012 Environmental Aspects of Planning Development for the NegevEcology and Environment  3(1) 73-77.

52.  Tal, A., 2012 Israel’s New Bible of Forestry and the Pursuit of Sustainable Dryland AfforestationGeography Research Forum 33 81-95.

53 .  Kfir O, Tal, A. Gross, A. Adar, E. 2012. Assessing the effectiveness of waste water reuse reservoirs in Israel: Results of a National SurveyResources, Conservation and Recycling 68 76-87.

54.   Groner, E., Orenstein, D. Lihod, O. Muotu, W., Arnon, O., Tal, A. 2012. The Effect of Single Family Homesteads in the Negev on BiodiversityEcology and Environment, 3(4) 320-330 (In Hebrew).

55.   Tal, A., Katz, D., 2012. Rehabilitating Israel’s Streams and RiversJournal of River Basin Management. 10:4, 317-330.

56.   Friedlander, L., Tal, A. Lazarovich, 2013. Drip Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Towards a strategy for successful technology transferAgricultural Water Management,126, 125-132.

57.   Tal, A.,Zchout, S., Oshri, L., Greenspoon, I., Akov, S., 2013. Israel’s environmental movement: strategic challengesEnvironmental Politics, 22(5), 779-791.

58.   Trilnick, I., Tal, A., 2013. Should we blame the rich for clogging our landfills?, Waste Management & Research 20(10) 1-6.

59.   Tal, A., 2013. Shifting Sands, Land and Water Management in the Middle East, Harvard International Review, 35(2) 37-41.

61.  Trilnick, I., Tal, A., 2014. What Drives Municipal Solid Waste Policy Making? An Empirical Assessment of the Effectiveness of Tipping Fees and Other Factors in IsraelThe Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 40(4) 2014, 364-374.

62.  Tal, A., 2014. Israel's Environment, 2013, Characterizing Present Challenges in Environmental EducationEcology and Environment, October, 2014, 189-192.

63.  Tal, A., 2015. The Implications of Environmental Trading Mechanisms on a Future Zero Net Land Degradation ProtocolJournal of Arid Environments 112, 25-32.

64.  Sagy, G., Tal, A., 2015. ‘Greening the Curriculum: Current Trends in Environmental Education in Israel’s Public SchoolsJournal of Israel Studies, 20 (1) 57-85

65.  Futran, V., Tal, A., Arnon, S., 2015. Why Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)  Challenge Traditional Risk Assessment and How to RespondJournal of  Hazardous Materials 9 589-611.

66.  Michaels, L. , Tal, A , 2015. Convergence and conflict with the 'national interest': Why Israel abandoned its climate policyEnergy Policy 87, 480-485.

67.  Tal, A. 2016, Rethinking the Sustainability of Israel’s Irrigation Practices in the DryalndsWater Research 90, 387-394.

68.  Tal, A.  2016, Has Technology Trumped Adaptive Management? A Review of  Israel’s Idiosyncratic Hydrological HistoryGlobal Environment,  9 (2016): 484–515.

69.  Tal, A.  2016, The Recycling QuandaryEcology and Environment 7  (4) 74-76.

70. Tal, A. 2016 British Planting, An Unrealized Promise, Merchavim, Winter, 2016, 159-188.

71.  Dotan; P., Arnon, S.,  Godinger, T., Odeh, W.,  Groisman, L.,  Al-Khateeb, N., Abed Rabbo, Tal, A., 2016. Occurrence and Fate of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater Treatment Plants in Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, Chemosphere 155 86-

72.  Filkobski, I. , Tal, A., Rofeh, Y., 2016, Community gardens in Israel: characteristics and perceived functions, accepted for publication, Journal of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening,  17(1) 148-157.

73.  Leon-Zchout, S., Tal, A, 2016, Conflict Versus Consensus Strategic Orientations Among Environmental NGOs: An Empirical EvaluationVOLUNTAS, International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 27(3) DOI 10.1007/s11266-016-9723-2.

74.  Dotan, P., Tal, A., Arnon, S.,  2017, A simple model for estimating the concentrations of natural estrogens in raw wastewater, Science of the Total Environment 575, 588–594.

75 Tal, A. 2017, Will We Always Have Paris? Israel's Tepid Climate Change StrategyIsrael Journal of Foreign Affairs, 10 (3) 405-421.

76. Tal, A., 2017, Will Demography Defeat River Restoration? The Case of the Jordan River?, The Journal of Water Research. 111, 404-419.

77. Wu, J., Tal, A., 2017, From Pollution Charge to Environmental Protection Tax: A Comparative Analysis of the Potential and Limitations of China’s New Environmental Policy Initiative, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 1-14. 

78. Gordon-Kirsch, N., Tal, A., Arnon, S., Odeh, W., Godinger, T.,  Abed- Rabbo, A., Al Khateeb, N., 2017. A Model for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Regarding Endocrine Disrupting Compound Removal: A Case Study in the Palestinian West BankInternational Journal of Water and Wastewater Treatment, 3(3) 1-5.

79. Dotan, P. Yeshayahu, M. Odeh, W. Nna Gordon- Kirsch, N. Groisman, L., Al-Khateeb,  N, Abed Rabbo, A., Tal,  A., Arnon, S., 2017, Endocrine disrupting compounds in streams in Israel and the Palestinian West Bank: Implications for transboundary basin management, Environmental Management  204, 355-364.

80. Tal, A. A History of Israel’s Biodiversity, World Environmental History, 2017

81. Tal, A.,  2017, Overcoming Jevons Paradox: Improving The Sustainability of Israel’s Transportation PoliciesJournal of Environment, Pollution and Climate Change 1: 139. 

82. Shanas, U., Gavish, Y., Bernheim, M., Mittler, S., Olek, Y., Tal, A., 2017, Human cultures and resulting cascading ecological effects across the political border of Israel and JordanCanadian Journal of Zoology. Accepted for publication.

83. Tal, A.,2018,  Making Conventional Agriculture Environmentally Friendly: Moving beyond the Glorification of Organic Agriculture and the Demonization of Conventional AgricultureSustainability, 2018, 10(4), 1078.

84. Kerret, D., Tal, A., 2018, Transforming an Environmentally Pernicious Holiday into an Environmentally Healthy Festival: An intervention study of L’ag B’Omer, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, accepted for publication, March, 2018.

85. Carmi N., Tal.A., 2018, The perceived relationship between population growth and current ecological problems using repertory grid techniqueHuman and Ecological Risk Assessment

86. Perry, E. Tal, A. 2018, International Efforts to Regulate Noise and Flickering from Wind Turbines and Recommendations for IsraelEcology and Environment, 9 (3) 14-21. (Hebrew)

87. Tal, A., 2018, Addressing Desalination’s Carbon Footprint: The Israeli ExperienceWater, 10, 197-210.

88. Tal, A. 2019, The implications of climate change driven depletion of Lake Kinneret water levels: the compelling case for climate change-triggered precipitation impact on Lake Kinneret's low water levels, The Science of the Total Environment, 664, 1045-1061.

89. Miarov, O.,Tal, A., Avisar, D. 2019, A critical evaluation of comparative regulatory strategies for monitoring pharmaceuticals in recycled wastewaterEnvironmental Management .

90. Klimašauskaitė, A., Tal, A. 2019, Faces of power in Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Case studies of Eilat and Aqaba, Ocean and Coastal Management.

91. Tal, A., 2019, Climate change's impact on Lake Kinneret: Letting the data tell the story, The Science of the Total Environment 685 1272-1255.

92. Karnielli, A., Shtein, A., Panov, N., Weisbrod, N., and Tal, A., 2019, Was Drought Really the Trigger Behind the Syrian Civil War in 2011?Water 11(8) 1564-1575.

93.Tsairi, Y., Tal, A., Katz, D. 2019, Travel Reimbursement among Public Service Workers: Implications and the costs of Increased Utilization of Private Vehicles and Willingness of Workers to Improve the Situation, Traffic and Transportation, 129, 26-29.

94. Tal, A. 2019, Lake Kinneret and Climate Change (Letter to the Editor), Science of the Total Environment, 664, 175-176.

95. Peleg-Mizrachi, M., Tal, A., 2020, Caveats in Environmental Justice, Consumption and Ecological Footprints: The Relationship and Policy Implications of Socioeconomic Rank and Sustainable Consumption PatternsSustainability 12, 231.

96. Tal, A., 2020, Not Just Tolerated—A Global Leader: Lessons Learned from Israel's Experience in the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Israel Studies, 25 (1) 122-148.

97. Tal, A., Kerret, D. 2020, Positive psychology as a strategy for promoting sustainable population policies, Heliyon, 6 eO3696.

98. Tal, A. 2020, Unkept Promises: Israel’s Implementation of Its International Climate Change CommitmentsIsrael Journal of Foreign Affairs, Spring, 2020.

99. Tsairi, Y. Tal, A., 2020, The Contribution of Urban Population Density to Corona Incidence in Israel, Ecology and Environment 20(1). 

100. Tal, A., Billig, M. 2020, The Impact of Visits to Dryland Forests on Environmental Outlook: Results from a 11 National Survey, Forests 11 872.

101. Wolfson, A., Ayalon, O., Tal, A. (2020) A Strategic Analysis of Electricity Generation Alternatives: A Perspective from the Future, Journal of Environmental Science and Public Health 4 (3) 244-257.

102. Peri, E., Tal, A. (2020) A Sustainable Way Forward for Wind Power: Assessing turbines’ environmental impacts using a holistic GIS analysis, Applied Energy (279) 115829.

103. Peri, E., Becker, N., Tal, A., 2020, What really undermines public acceptance of wind turbines? A choice experiment analysis in Israel, Land Use Policy (99) 105113.

104. Tal, A. 2020, A Plan that Changed Consciousness, The Influence of Adam Mazor and the 2020 Plan, Planning 17(2) 73-77.

105. Tal, A. Roth, M., 2020. Transboundary Energy Initiatives in the Middle East: a Feasibility Assessment, Energy Law Journal (accepted for publication, fall 2020).

106. Gould, R., Tal, A. 2020, Returning Population to the Sustainable Development Discourse: Israel as a Case Study, Acta Universitatis Carolinae, 20 (1) 11-43. 

107. Peri, E., Tal, A., 2021, Is setback distance the best criteria for siting wind turbines under crowded conditions? An empirical analysis, Energy Policy, 155, 112346.

108. Peleg-Mizrahi, M, Tal, A. 2021, Environment, Politics, Religion and Economy: Analysis of Levels of Support for Environmental-Economic Policy Measures for Recovery from the Corona Crisis, by Socio-Economic Decile, Religion Levels and Political Position, Research Papers in Administration and Public Policy, Paper number 13, Haifa University

109. Peleg-Mizrahi, M, Tal, A. 2021, Consumption, Crisis, Sustainability and Policy: Social Aspects of Consumption and Environment during the Corona", Israeli Sociology, special issue Society Meets a Plague

110. Peleg-Mizrachi, M., Tal, A., 2021, The Impact of the Corona Crisis on the Environmental Behaviors of Different Socioeconomic GroupsEnvironmental Research Letters, 16 064086109. 

111. Tal, A. 2022, Israel’s Response to the Global Climate Crisis, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 15:3, 409-414

112. Peleg-Mizrachi, M., Tal, A., 2022, Regulation for Promoting Sustainable, Fair and Circular Fashion, Sustainability, 14, 502

113. Roth, Michael and Alon Tal. 2022, The ecological tradeoffs of desalination in land-constrained countries seeking to mitigate climate change, Desalination 529, 115607

114. Tal, A. 2022, Defining National Goals to Reduce Emissions in the Framework of the Climate Law – A Pathology of Vagueness and Anemia, Ecology and Environment 13(3)

115 Peleg-Mizrachi, M., Tal, A., 2022, Sustainable Fashion, Rationale and Policies Encyclopedia, 2 (2) 1154-1167 (Ed. Seung-Hee Lee and Raffaele Barretta)

116. Kramer, I., Tsairi, Y., Roth, M., Tal, A., Mau, Y. 2022, Population Growth to Greatly Increase Israel’s Reliance on Desalinated Water, npj Clean Water

117. Tal, A., Tsairi, Y., 2022, The Effects of Population Density on Public Health in Israel: Present; Desirable and Anticipated; Israel Journal of Sociology 24 (1)199 -225

118. Tsairi, Y.,Tal, A. Katz. D., 2023, Policy dissonance when wearing the “employer hat”: The practice of governmental vehicle reimbursement among public sector employees, Case Studies on Transport Policy 12 100997.

119. Tal, A. 2024, The Demands of Dubai: Is Israel Prepared to Meet the New Global Road Map for Climate Action? Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, June, 1-22.

120. Tal, A., Cohen, G., 2024, A Sustainable Restoration Plan for Gaza, International Journal of Conflict Management ISSN: 2957-7144, 5, (2) 1 – 9.

121. Tal, A. 2024, A Charismatic Hyena: Insights for Human Wildlife Interaction in Shared Urban Environments, Case Studies in the Environment 8(1) 2302549.

122. Tal, A. An Airport; A Valley – and the Many Meanings of Chronic Indecision, Journal of Israel Studies (Under Review).

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